PODCAST: Acting against a (self) destructive culture – An interview with Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen is the author of many books which are both wonderful and, at times, difficult to process due to the heavy and unapologetic dose of reality he places at the forefront of all his work.

When I was about 25, a friend suggested I read one of those works: A Language Older Than Words. The book really moved me and ending up leading me to quit my job and escape from city life, temporarily, to a small, rural island. While small town life wasn’t all I had imagined it to be, I do count Derrick’s work as being among some of that which has had a significant impact on my life so far.

Derrick is the author of a number of other works, including: A Culture of Make Believe and Endgame, a book that inspired the production of a documentary called END: CIV. The film examines, similar to that which the book does, “our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations.”

I’ve long wanted to find an opportunity to interview Derrick and was grateful to have had the opportunity to speak with him this past week.

For more on Derrick Jensen’s work, find him online at: derrickjensen.org

PODCAST: Acting against a (self) destructive culture - An interview with Derrick Jensen
Meghan Murphy

Founder & Editor

Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.