“Conversation as action (the raw words)”
Jim and Tom sit down with Terry Bisson and Peter Coyote for a long conversation. After briefly explaining the goal of the podcast, Peter discusses his trip to Syria, Lebanon and Cuba. The talk goes in many directions. Terry and Peter discuss the progression of political change in the twentieth century as well as authenticity in a world gone corporate. Along with talk of folk music, radical optimism, the freedom you get by not being a professional, not being afraid of low status, behind the scenes of Spielberg’s E.T., the willingness to look ridiculous, and the internal voice which keeps people from trying, Terry and Peter bring their experiences to “That’s what I believe” on a sunny morning in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Check out Peter Coyote’s old talk show of the similar mindset: Outside the box
Article by Reese Erlich and Peter Coyote on their experience in Syria
Terry Bisson’s short story, They’re Made Out Of Meat