Fourth episode 2024: “The End of the Megamachine” with Fabian Scheidler – Café com Paulo Freire podcast

For this episode we embark on a learning journey through the book “The End of the Megamachine” with author Fabian Scheidler. Listen below!

This is the fourth spring semester session of the Café com Paulo Freire podcast with Fabian Scheidler, German writer, visual artist, international speaker and author of the book “The End of the Megamachine. A Brief History of a Failing Civilization”!

For this episode we are joined by Fabian Scheidler in the online studio, where we together plunge ourselves into roots of Western civilization and possible ends to the megamachine. “The End of the Megamachine. A Brief History of a Failing Civilization” was first published in German in 2015 and since then been published in several languages. Read more about the book here: and

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Café com Paulo Freire – Learning, Life and Liberation – podcast

Are you teacher in search of more inclusive and democratic ways to engage your students? Armchair digital activist looking for real-world change-making processes and community? Or just curious about the connection between coffee, student-led education, Freire and today’s interconnected emergencies? Then this is the podcast for you!

During the autumn 2021 in connection with the celebration of Paulo Freire’s 100th anniversary CEMUS started an online and Uppsala based Café com Paulo Freire series, inspired by the international concept with the same name and convened by Azril Bacal and Daniel Mossberg. Read more here:

From October 2023 we are back with Café com Paulo Freire as a recorded podcast where you can join us live in studio here in CEMUS Library or online, or listen when you want to!

Azril Bacal is CEMUS affiliate with a lifetime of experience and knowledge Paulo Freire, education, research and activism.

Daniel Mossberg is lead outreach coordinator at CEMUS with a wide range of firsthand experience of student-led education, universities work for and against sustainability and conversations on existential issues, big and small.