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For The Wild Podcast is a forum where we discuss the critical ideas of our time and parlay them into action for the regeneration of natural communities. Key topics include the rediscovery of wild nature, ecological renewal and resistance, and healing from the trauma of individualistic society. We will travel deep into ancient forests, and enter the minds of Earth-based people, rekindling the mysteries of intuition. We will join today’s brightest visionaries in this momentous work of reimagining a world where humanity can find its way back into the web of life.

For The Wild Podcast is a forum where we discuss the critical ideas of our time and parlay them into action for the regeneration of natural communities. Key topics include the rediscovery of wild nature, ecological renewal and resistance, and healing from the trauma of individualistic society. We will travel deep into ancient forests, and enter the minds of Earth-based people, rekindling the mysteries of intuition. We will join today’s brightest visionaries in this momentous work of reimagining a world where humanity can find its way back into the web of life.

Location:

United States

Description:

For The Wild Podcast is a forum where we discuss the critical ideas of our time and parlay them into action for the regeneration of natural communities. Key topics include the rediscovery of wild nature, ecological renewal and resistance, and healing from the trauma of individualistic society. We will travel deep into ancient forests, and enter the minds of Earth-based people, rekindling the mysteries of intuition. We will join today’s brightest visionaries in this momentous work of reimagining a world where humanity can find its way back into the web of life.

Language:

English


Episodes

HARSHA WALIA on Dismantling Imagined, Militarized, and Colonial Borders /211

12/2/2020
Migration has always existed, but in terms of human migration and climate change, we are poised to experience one of the greatest occurrences of global migration humanity has ever known. The number of migrants is now growing faster than our world’s population, and with this growth, we’ve seen the tremendous human rights violations and acts of depravity enforced by agents of the State across all global borderlands. This has caused many to call for serious inquiry and reform when it comes to...

Duration:02:24:08

Dr. SAMUEL RAMSEY on Bee Population in Peril /210

11/25/2020
In the mid-2000s, estimates in the United States suggested that we were losing up to 40% of honeybee colonies. The phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder was widely covered in the media as the next emerging threat, but then it all but disappeared. Beyond these headlines, we never heard much follow up as to how bee populations were faring. This week we return to the bees with entomologist Dr. Samuel Ramsey. Highlighting the intertwining issues of poor nutrition, pesticides, and parasites, Dr....

Duration:02:09:24

SII-AM HAMILTON on Respect-Based Futures /209

11/18/2020
In this powerful conversation with land defender Sii-am Hamilton, we are invited to discuss futuristic ways forward in recognition that Indigenous communities have been practicing creative resistance against colonialism and capitalism for hundreds of years. We begin by discussing what is currently transpiring on Wet’suwet’en territories and how colonial governments are using the current pandemic (and will use future crises) to roll back regulatory measures and push development full force....

Duration:02:16:51

CORRINA GOULD on Settler Responsibility and Reciprocity /208

11/11/2020
Prior to settler development and extraction, the landscapes and lifeways of Ohlone territory were richly abundant with acorns, grass seeds, wildflowers, elk, salmon, grizzly bears, and berries. In this week’s episode of For The Wild, guest Corrina Gould reminds us that Ohlone territory still holds tremendous abundance and that the land can sustain us in a way that would provide for our wellbeing should we choose to really re-examine what it is we need to survive. But more than a conversation...

Duration:02:26:06

JOANNA MACY on the World As Lover And Self ⌠ENCORE⌡/207

11/4/2020
In this quintessential For The Wild episode, initially released in January of 2015, Ayana speaks to eco-philosopher, author, teacher, and scholar, Joanna Macy. As we find ourselves alive in this time of great turning, where feelings of grief, despair, and gloom are omnipresent - we seek counsel from Joanna on finding emotional courage, building allyship, and practicing gratitude for all which moves us. Joanna begins by reminding us that “the whole late capitalism project would have us...

Duration:02:19:13

ASTRA TAYLOR on Voting, Democracy, and People Power /206

10/28/2020
In past US general elections, about 60% of the eligible population voted, and while this may be the year that changes, it’s been shown that democracy is suffering globally - with total declines not just in participatory voting, but in political rights and civil liberties. This leaves us wondering, do we truly yearn for democracy? Are elections our only avenue for democratic participation? This week we are joined by the indomitable Astra Taylor who reminds us that “elections matter, but they...

Duration:02:42:39

VANESSA CAVANAGH, RACHAEL CAVANAGH, & DEB SWAN on Ancestral Fire Regimes /205

10/21/2020
It’s been almost a year since the 2019 wildfires that hurled across Australia began. We vividly recall harrowing images of burnt orange skies, vast swaths of scorched forest, and our beloved kin searching for shelter amidst one of the most intense wildfires. It’s estimated that nearly 30 million acres caught fire, over 20% of Australia’s forests were burnt, and around one billion animals perished. In this episode, we revisit this event with Vanessa Cavanagh, Deb Swan, and Rachael Cavanagh...

Duration:00:52:42

Dr. NATASHA MYERS on Growing the Planthroposcene /204

10/14/2020
In this episode of For The Wild, we are offered a palpable reminder that we cannot become accustomed to life in the Anthropocene - to do so is to fall peril to the traps of apocalyptic thinking. Instead, this week’s guest, Dr. Natasha Myers cultivates a body of thought and practice that prioritizes and fosters the intertwined relationship between plants and people, aptly referred to as the Planthroposcene. Natasha leads us to a world where magic happens through our active collaboration with...

Duration:04:30:59

Dr. HELEN CALDICOTT on Nuclear Narcissism /203

10/7/2020
This year, the government of Japan announced plans to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean. Till this day, cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima disaster continues and it is estimated that by 2022 the Fukushima site will be at capacity for storing contaminated water. As outrageous as this news is, even more so is how little coverage it received, or outcry it warranted. This week’s episode is dedicated to changing that. We talk to Dr. Helen Caldicott,...

Duration:03:38:52

Dr. JOHN FRANCIS on What Grows In Silence /202

9/30/2020
After bearing witness to the collision of two Standard Oil of California tankers in the San Francisco Bay, Dr. John Francis stopped using motorized vehicles, a commitment that lasted 22 years. Soon after he made this promise, he decided to take a vow of silence, which lasted for 17 years. In this episode of For The Wild, Dr. Francis shares how his journey came to be and the profound impact that silence and slowing down can have on us. In a world polluted by noise, how can we experiment with...

SHANNON SERVICE on Slavery at Sea /201

9/23/2020
The waters surrounding Thailand are among the most barren, overfished regions on the planet. With plundered marine stocks, vessels have begun to stay at sea longer and travel further from Thai shores, often fishing illegally in other territories. Facing a labor shortage, operators have turned to human trafficking networks and forced, bonded, and slave labour to crew their ships. Once at sea, fishermen can often go months, or even years, without setting foot on land. On this week’s episode,...

REBECCA BURGESS on Soil to Soil Fiber Systems /200

9/16/2020
Up until this year, the global fashion industry was responsible for producing 150 billion items of clothing each year - items composed of carcinogenic and mutagenic dyes, items responsible for 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions, and items that require the outsourcing of atrocious working conditions and environmental degradation beyond our purview. However, fast fashion does not have to be our predestined future. This week’s guest, Rebecca Burgess, shares how regional and regenerative slow...

STEPHEN JENKINSON on Closing Time [ENCORE] /199

9/9/2020
This week we’ll be hearing from Stephen Jenkinson whose wisdom on the cycle of life and elderhood offers so much that makes the ancient in us sit up and listen. This episode was first aired in January of 2018. We are living through a time when there are more people, more creatures, more plants, more cultures, dying than ever before. Where we are forced to recognize that growth untethered to consequence is like cancer. The debts of generations past have accrued to us, but not the wisdom. Our...

Duration:01:33:15

Dr. KATE STAFFORD on What the Whales Hear /198

9/2/2020
The bowhead whale can live up to 200 years old, meaning that the bowhead whales of today know and remember a world that sounded, tasted, and felt very different than the one we live in. Perhaps their living memory has yet to normalize marine pollution, anthropogenic sounds, and the underwater effects of globalization and heavy industrialization. In this episode of For The Wild with Dr. Kate Stafford, we listen to the many songs the ocean body sings, asking; how does a warming climate alter...

Duration:04:39:13

GINA RAE LA CERVA on Wild Foods and Our Web of Relations /197

8/26/2020
Foraged and wild foods tell many “quiet and hidden” stories; they can tell us about the web of relations in which we find them, the history of ancestors who tended to them, and the state of our own cravings and desires. In this week’s episode of For The Wild, we are joined by Gina Rae La Cerva, who begins by prompting us to think about the ways in which wild foods are a common heritage that connects us to time and place. Gina reminds us that eating is an act of survival, love, and...

Duration:03:54:19

FAITH GEMMILL & PRINCESS LUCAJ on an Arctic Untouched by Oil [ENCORE] /196

8/19/2020
This week, the U.S. Department of the Interior formally opened up Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, an unprecedented decision that threatens Gwich’in lifeways and sacred lands, while exacerbating both climate and extinction crises. In recognition of this, we are choosing to re-air our critically relevant conversation with Faith Gemmill and Princess Lucaj, originally aired in September of 2016. The fight to protect these life giving ground has been going on for...

Duration:01:02:05

ANAYVETTE MARTINEZ on the Brilliance of the Radical Monarchs /195

8/5/2020
In 2014 Anayvette Martinez sought to radicalize girl scouting to create a brighter, more brilliant world. Inspired by her daughter, and with the help of co-founder, Marilyn Hollinquest, Anayvette curated a curriculum devoted to justice, empowerment, and fierce sisterhood for girl identified youth of color. On this episode of For The Wild, Anayvette shares the inspiration and impact of the Radical Monarchs, who exemplify the difference between service and justice, the importance of bringing...

Duration:03:05:39

JAHAWI BERTOLLI on Remembering Kenya’s Coasts /194

7/29/2020
Kenya’s diverse ecosystems include vast mangroves, estuaries, seagrass beds, coral reefs, and sandy beaches. Yet so often, we only ever think of Kenya as a picturesque representation of what “Africa” looks like in the Western imagination; open savannas, great migrations of territorial creatures, piercing golden sunsets...In this week’s episode, we are joined by Jahawi Bertolli who takes us underwater to learn about the endless worlds that exist beyond Kenya’s shoreline. These coastal...

Duration:03:50:04

ROWEN M WHITE on Seed Rematriation and Fertile Resistance /193

7/22/2020
Across Turtle Island, seeds have long been passed down through the generations — accompanied by ceremony and prayer, reverent seed cultures, and sustainable food growing practices. Through eras of colonization and acculturation, however, we’ve seen the consolidation of seeds into a handful of corporations and the production of a soulless industrial food landscape. This system is failing us and, as centralized infrastructure strains and buckles, we turn to the embrace of our community and the...

Duration:01:15:26

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE on Creative Decolonization in a Global Village ⌠ENCORE⌡/192

7/16/2020
“Keep your nose on the joy trail, share what you can share when you can share it, don’t be afraid to take a bath and take a nap and don’t burn out!” In this heartening encore episode of For The Wild, initially recorded in November of 2015, we speak to all-around inspiration, legendary artist, educator and political activist, Buffy Sainte-Marie on cultivating creativity and global awareness. Music by Buffy Sainte-Marie. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description,...

Duration:04:16:20