87. Storytelling, Longing And Unleashing The Creative Imagination / Rob Hopkins

In this conversation, I speak with the brilliant Rob Hopkins – cofounder of the Transition Network and Transition Town Totnes, and author of several wonderful books: From What Is to What If? (one of my personal favourites), The Power of Just Doing Stuff, The Transition Handbook, and The Transition Companion.

Voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists in 2012, and named among Nesta and the Observer’s list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals, Rob has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought and A Good Read, and was featured in the French film phenomenon Demain and its sequel Après Demain. An Ashoka Fellow, Rob has spoken at TEDGlobal and three TEDx events, and holds a doctorate degree from the University of Plymouth and two honorary doctorates from the University of the West of England and the University of Namur.

A keen gardener, Rob is a founder of New Lion Brewery in Totnes, and a director of Totnes Community Development Society, the group behind Atmos Totnes, an ambitious, community-led development project. He’s also an artist whose beautiful lino prints you can check out at robhopkins.net, and his podcast, From What If to What Next is really worth a listen if you’re looking for inspiration as to how we can unleash our collective imaginations to create a more resilient world.

Recorded on 28th January 2022.