DiscoverThe Long Time AcademyPart Two: How To Stretch Time
Part Two: How To Stretch Time

Part Two: How To Stretch Time

Update: 2021-11-123


NOTE: this episode contains discussion around death which some people may find difficult.

In Part Two we learn how to stretch time! We journey back to the beginning of life on earth, and forward into the far, far future, we learn from Brian Eno himself about why he invented ambient music, and we discover how coming to terms with our own death can transform the way we live. 

We dive deeper into indigenous thinking, discover how to look at the world like a geologist, and find out why you might be looking the wrong way when you think about the future … clue: it’s below you!

This second episode is a time-travelling adventure through the glittering awesomeness of deep time - so buckle-up, and get ready to experience The Long Time!

Special thanks to the contributors to this episode, Vincent Ialenti, Brian Eno, Alua Arthur, Kimberely Wade Benzoni, Jay Griffiths, Marcia Bjornerud, Tyson Yunkaporta and Stephan Harding.


Jay Griffiths’s latest book How To Rebel, her book Pip Pip: A Sideways Look At Time and all her other brilliant works are available HERE

More about Alua Arthur’s end of life work HERE

Vincent Ialenti’s book, Deep Time Reckoning: How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now is available here

Marcia Bjornerud’s book, Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World is available here

Tyson Yunkaporta’s book, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World is available here

The Deep Time Walk App and Field Kit is available here


The series was created and produced by Lina Prestwood and Ella Saltmarshe

Produced by Ivor Manley and Madeleine Finlay

Executive producers at Headspace Studios are Ash Jones, Leah Sutherland & Morgan Selzer

Original artwork by Mavi Morais (

Design by Loz Ives (

Original music, sound design and mixing by Tristan Cassel-Delavois, Scott Sorenson & Chris Murguia

Track 1/1, Music For Airports (1978) by Brian Eno courtesy of Polydor Records

Audio courtesy of The Deep Time Walk Project (Sound Design by Jo Hutton, directed by Jeremy Mortimer, performed by actors Chipo Chung and Paul Hilton)









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Part Two: How To Stretch Time

Part Two: How To Stretch Time

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