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This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?

This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?
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This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?

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Jeremy Lent on Depatterning Wetiko/73

4/19/2018
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source unknown This week’s interview is with Jeremy Lent, an author whose writings investigate the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current crisis of sustainability. His book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, published last year, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute dedicated to fostering an integrated...

Duration:00:55:08

Leah Penniman on Land Based Liberation/72

4/11/2018
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Molly Costello This week we are honored to host activist, farmer and educator Leah Penniman on For The Wild. Leah lives in steadfast dedication to her mission of weaving the vast and vital threads of honoring heritage, building relationship to land and ending racism and injustice in the food system. Soul Fire Farm in Upstate New York is a hotbed for regeneration, grassroots activism and education based in agroecology and Afro-Ecology, a form of art, movement, practice, and process of...

Duration:01:01:33

Janine Benyus on Redesigning Society Based on Nature /71

4/5/2018
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source unknown The Earth is some 3.8 billion years old. There are systems and structures in place that have withstood the test of time, trials and errors that exist in the deepest time. This week’s podcast guest, Janine Benyus, is a pioneer in the school of thought known as Biomimicry. The only way to survive is to learn from life how to be life. Life has learned how to create soil, clean air, water, cycle nutrients. Life, remarkably, creates conditions to produce more life, so nature is...

Duration:00:52:33

David Shearer on Last-Ditch Climate Ingenuity /70

3/22/2018
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Habitat for rich microbiomes. SEM image of pores in biochar made from rubber trees. Photo: http://www.geos.ed.uk The advent of modern technology within deeply misguided institutions and cultures has accelerated the near-demise of the biosphere. Our guest today argues that coupled with a deep awareness of ecological realities, visionary technology can benefit nature and society, and perhaps even help avert a worst-case climate disaster. Dr. Shearer is co-founder and CEO of Full Circle...

Duration:01:02:32

Rue Mapp on Nature as the Great Equalizer /69

3/15/2018
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Rue Mapp is pioneering a movement of equity and justice in the outdoor recreation and environmental movement. Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature, letting people know that they are welcome in the outdoors to build community and find healing. Outdoor Afro is as much about representation as it is about paradigm shifts. Rue and her team are alchemizing the painful lineages of separation and...

Duration:00:54:34

adrienne maree brown on Emergent Strategy /68

3/8/2018
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Regeneration in Detroit At the heart of Emergent Strategy is moving towards life and learning from the wisdom of nature to drive our social movements. Emergent Strategy asks of us to think about spirituality and transformative justice central to the resilient future we are imagining together. This asks of us to really show up, for ourselves and one another, leaning into conflict across horizontal hostility and vicious critique. adrienne maree brown is the author behind Emergent Strategy:...

Duration:00:49:02

Peter Wohlleben on the Hidden Life of Trees /67

3/1/2018
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Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Peter Wohlleben studies the social life of trees, how they rely on one another and build communities. A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it and each tree performs a specific role in the health and well being of the forest-- our tree elders have so much to teach us about relationship building and community. Peter Wohlleben is a German forest protector and author of the best selling book The Hidden Life of Trees: What They...

Duration:01:10:30

Miriam Horn on Conserving Common Ground in America's Divided Heartland /66

2/23/2018
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Miriam Horn has worked at the Environmental Defense Fund since 2004. She is the author of three books: Rebels in White Gloves, the New York Times bestselling Earth: the Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming, and Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland. Horn was also a producer of a film based on the book which had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and will air globally on Discovery in August 2017. Before joining...

Duration:01:00:00

brontë velez on Embodying the Revolution /65

2/15/2018
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Art by Molly Costello This week’s journey on For The Wild is with the mesmerizing visionary leader brontë velez who poetically guides us through an expansive exploration of critical ecology, radical imagination and decomposition as rebellion. brontë graciously encourages us to examine our relationship to place and space, the decolonization of literacy, the decomposition of violence and the prioritization of Black wellness. brontë is guided by “the many rivers that have come together” to...

Duration:01:16:04

Bill McKibben on Dampening the Blow of a Spiraling Climate /64

2/8/2018
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Brooks Range, Alaska. Photo by Willie the Wanderer Today we join Bill Mckibben from Vermont to discuss the news from the frontline of climate chaos and resistance. We discuss potential scenarios regarding the fate of modern civilizations and the imperative to survive and restore biodiversity. Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone...

Duration:00:31:49

Jacqui Patterson on Eco-Justice in the Age of Disasters /61

12/17/2017
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New Orleans after Katrina Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United. Jacqui Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. Patterson served as a Senior Women’s Rights Policy...

Duration:00:01:04

Stephen Jenkinson on Ancestry and Misanthropy

12/8/2016
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Photo by Aravind Krishnaswarmi As we throw off the mental shackles of the dominant culture and seek sanity and meaning amid the fragments of heritage and conquest, we turn for guidance to a veteran of challenging transitions. Stephen Jenkinson is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. His book Die Wise recently received the Nautilus Book Award. He has a masters degree in theology from Harvard University and a masters degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a...

Duration:00:55:00

Nina Simons on the Holistic Endeavor of Shifting Culture

10/11/2016
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For those of you who have listened to Unlearn & Rewild over the last two years, welcome to the first episode of the show under a new name. We are happy to announce the launch of For the Wild, a broader organization to take on Earth renewal in a tangible sense. As we join in this work, we give thanks for the numerous exceptional teachers who have come into our lives through the diverse networks of biocentrics and Earth defenders, including the Bioneers network. Today we are joined by the...

Duration:02:58:42

Faith Gemmill & Princess Lucaj on an Arctic Untouched by Oil

9/17/2016
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Photo: Ayana Young Today we’re speaking Faith Gemmill, a Pit River/ Wintu and Neets’ aii Gwich’in Athabascan earth defender from Arctic Village, Alaska. She is a campaign organizer for REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands). Faith has worked on behalf of the Gwich’in Nation for over ten years as a representative, public spokesperson and Gwich’in Steering Committee staff to address the potential human health and cultural impacts of proposed oil development in the...

Duration:01:48:48

Peter McCoy on Fungi for Personal and Planetary Healing

8/18/2016
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Photo: Ayana Young Today, the conversation with Radical Mycology’s Peter McCoy probes onward, as we invoke the powers of fungi in Earth healing and the integration of human societies into our delicate and compromised biosphere. We begin with cutting-edge uses of fungi for personalized medicine, which promises sweeping advances in healthcare and natural healing. We surmise the potentials and the limitations of myco-remediation in confronting industrial agriculture, logging, oceanic...

Duration:01:54:56

Peter McCoy on Fungi and the Birth of the Modern Psyche, Part 1

7/20/2016
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Today we welcome back Peter McCoy, who speaks on behalf of the fungi, the most overlooked and misrepresented organisms in the web of life. Peter leads us through the earliest evidence of the fungal “queendom” in the development of culture and human intelligence, and shows how understanding fungal biology and mycelial webs can steer our social experiments. Peter is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the skills needed to work with...

Duration:01:22:44

Jill Stein on the Fertile Grounds for Revolution

4/21/2016
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Photo by Cheryl Dunn, 2011 The first season of this program has explored our ecological predicament from the vantage of activism, science, indigenous knowledge, and eco-psychology, and we have brainstormed and dreamed about how to move towards a regenerative future as an Earth community. The window we must pass through to escape a total unraveling of the climate and biodiversity is so small that we must focus all our creative powers on hitting that target, no matter how radical the changes...

Duration:01:15:54

Diana Beresford-Kroeger on Replanting the Global Forest, Part 2

4/4/2016
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Painting by March Young A delightful meander into the deep knowledge of the forest! How do trees communicate with one another and act for the common good? Why are oceans utterly dependent on healthy forests? How would a regenerative society meet its resource needs? What do children know that their parents have forgotten? Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a one-woman force of regeneration of the biosphere. A botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined "renegade scientist," she brings together...

Duration:01:06:12

Diana Beresford-Kroeger on Replanting the Global Forest, Part 1

3/10/2016
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Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a one-woman force of regeneration of the biosphere! A botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined "renegade scientist," she brings together ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality and alternative medicine to reveal a path toward better stewardship of the natural world. Orphaned in Ireland in her youth, Diana was educated by elders who instructed her in the Brehon knowledge of plants and nature. Told she was the last child of ancient Ireland and told to one day...

Duration:00:57:25

Rosemary Gladstar on Uniting Plant Savers

2/21/2016
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Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadenisis) Come fall in love with plants, not just as teachers and healers, but as powerful partners in land stewardship and renewal. Rosemary Gladstar joins us to discuss her activism in protecting and restoring medicinal plants and their habitats. She is a pioneer in the herbal movement and has been called the 'godmother of American Herbalism'. She began over 35 years ago developing herbal formulas in her shop, Rosemary's Garden in Sonoma County, California. She...

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