S4E10 — The More High-Tech Our Lives Become, The More Nature We Need with Richard Louv

July 6, 2022

I speak with Richard Louv on "nature-deficit disorder" — and the tech that could connect children with nature.

This week, I am joined by Richard Louv, best known as the author of Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle, Our Wild Calling, and more, and founder of the Children and Nature Network, to discuss his 2005 bestseller that coined the phrase nature-deficit disorder, how his work sparked an international movement to examine the health benefits of spending time outdoors, why politics should keep its hands off nature, why rewilding cities is crucial to humanity’s future, why he’s not “anti-tech”, despite constantly being labeled as such, and why something special happens when we connect with wild animals.