Surviving the Long Emergency

Host Francesca Rheannon talks with Matthew Stein about his book, WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency. whentech

My guest Matt Stein’s book, WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS, is a guide to Surviving what he calls the Long Emergency—one created by the convergence of peak oil, climate change, and the depletion of all kinds of resources from overpopulation.
Stein gets down to the granular level, from basic survival skills in a natural disaster, to green building, alternative healing and living locally when global trade has collapsed. He tells us what kinds of bugs to eat for protein when there’s no food around, how to make our own medicines, and how to live off the grid. But WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS isn’t just for survivalists—Matt Stein also has some ideas about policies that can get us off from business as usual and hopefully mitigate some of the worst disasters his book warns us about.

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About Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning independent radio producer. In addition to hosting Writer's Voice, she's a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and its affiliates. Recipient of the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for reporting on substance abuse issues for her news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for 88.5 WFCR public radio in western Massachusetts. She is also finishing a book on Provence (PROVINCE OF THE HEART) and working on a memoir of her father, THE ARGONAUTS.

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