Cortes Island’s Manson’s Hall will be host to a live production of “The Great Simplification” podcast this Monday evening for the first time.

“The Great Simplification” is the #1 earth science podcast on Apple podcasts in Canada, the United States and other countries. The podcast has been producing episodes since early 2021. Guests are from a wide range of scientists, leaders, activists and thinkers and conversation topics span “human behavior, monetary/economic systems, energy, ecology, geopolitics and the environment.”

Nate Hagens, the host of the podcast, is “trying to educate and inspire broader society to meet the future halfway on the situation of our economy, our environment, and our society in the next decade or so.”

He holds a masters degree in finance from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont, and uses his learnings to try and “explore the systems science underpinning the human predicament.”

Hagens will give an overview of his perspective on the global situation, and discuss with attendees “how special Cortes Island is” and the opportunity it has for change.

“In the face of what society is facing, and what an amazing opportunity you have with a small sized island with a 1,000 or so population, to change the initial conditions of your future. You’re not like Los Angeles or Toronto in your constraints.”

The show will be at 7 p.m. on Monday evening, Sept. 4.

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