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Top 10 Most Downloaded Podcasts of 2021

Have you been listening to Tractor Time podcast? It’s a chance to have Acres U.S.A. in your ears! For the past several years we’ve recorded in-depth interviews with some of the sharpest minds in eco-agriculture.

We decided we’d look at which ones our listeners loved – and downloaded – the most this year. Without further ado, here is our top 10 list of Most Downloaded Podcasts of 2021!

10 – Mark Bittman on ‘Animal, Vegetable, Junk’ (#55) 

Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman, author of Animal, Vegetable, Junk.

For 30-plus years, Mark Bittman has been, hands-down, the most influential food writer in America. He worked as a star food columnist at the New York Times. He’s written 16 best-selling books and cookbooks, including How to Cook EverythingHow to Cook Everything Vegetarian and The Minimalist Cooks at Home. His latest book is Animal, Vegetable, Junk, which you can find at the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore. Listen to Mark’s interview here.

9 – Joe Lewis: Talking Plants, Smart Insects and a New Farm Language (#60)

author W. Joe Lewis
Dr. Joe W. Lewis, author of A New Farm Language.

Although entomologist Dr. Joe Lewis has published papers in many academic and scientific journals, he’s just published his first book for Acres U.S.A. It’s call A New Farm Language: How a Sharecropper’s Son Discovered a World of Talking Plants, Smart Insects, and Natural Solutions, and it explores the fascinating world of plant-insect communication and what that has to teach us about a more ecological agriculture. Listen to Joe’s interview here.

8 – Gero Leson: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and Regenerative Supply Chains (#53)

Gero Leson
Gero Leson, author of Honor Thy Label.

Gero Leson, the head of Special Operations at Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, has a new book out called Honor Thy Label: Dr. Bronner’s Unconventional Journey to a Clean, Green, and Ethical Supply Chain, which can be found at theh Acres U.S.A. Bookstore. Gero is not officially a member of the Bronner family, but he has been instrumental in helping the company realize its ambitious vision for a company that’s both environmentally and socially responsible Listen to Gero’s interview here.

7 – Gary Paul Nabhan on ‘Jesus for Farmers and Fishers’ (#59)

Gary Paul Nabhan
Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Jesus for Farmers and Fishers.

On this episode we welcome Gary Paul Nabhan. An agricultural ecologist, an ethnobotanist, a MacArthus “genius grant” winner, a professor and an Ecumenical Franciscan Brother, Nabhan is a true polymath. He’s also the author of an almost countless number of books, including his most recent book, Jesus for Farmers and Fishers: Justice for All Those Marginalized by Our Food System, which you can find at the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore. Listen to Gary’s interview here.

6 – Carey Gillam on the Monsanto Lawsuits (#56)

Carey Gillam
Carey Gillam, investigative journalist, author of Whitewash and The Monsanto Papers.

Investigative journalist Carey Gillam talks about her latest book, The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice, available at the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore. Listen to Carrie’s interview here.

5 – Doug Bierend: The Fungi Underground (#54)

Doug Bierend
Doug Bierend, author of In Search of Mycotopia.

Doug Bierend is the author of a new book called In Search of MycotopiaCitizen Science, Fungi Fanatics, and the Untapped Potential of Mushrooms, which you can find at the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore. Listen to Doug’s interview here.

4 – Chris Smaje on Our Peasant Farmer Future (#49)

Chris Smaje
Chris Smaje, author of A Small Farm Future.

Chris Smaje is the author of A Small Farm Future: Making the Case For a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning, Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth, available at the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore. Listen to our interview with Chris here.

3 – Tom Philpott on Our Perilous Food System (#51)

Tom Philpott
Tom Philpott, author of Perilous Bounty.

Tom Philpott, the food and ag correspondent for Mother Jones, has a new book out called Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It, found at the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore. Listen to Tom’s interview here.

2 – Dr. Vandana Shiva on the Toxic Cartels (#50)

Vandana Shiva
Dr. Vandana Shiva, author of Food, Farming & Health, and Oneness vs. the 1%.

A fearless advocate for peasant farmers throughout the world, Dr. Shiva is one of the most outspoken critics of industrial agriculture and its dire environmental and spiritual consequences. She is the author of several books, including Food, Farming & Health, and Oneness vs. the 1% at the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore. Listen to our interview with Vandana here.

1 – Jesse Frost on No-Till Farming and Creating Living Soil (#57)

Jesse Frost
Jesse Frost, author of The Living Soil Handbook.

Jesse Frost is a no-till farmer based in Kentucky, and was a speaker at the 2021 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show. He hosts a popular podcast called the No-Till Market Garden Podcast. He’s also the author of a new book called The Living Soil Handbook: The No-Till Grower’s Guide to Ecological Market Gardening, available at the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore. Listen to Jesse’s interview here.

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