21 episodes

Broadcasting from the Pacific Northwest, Future Ecologies is an ongoing series of stories about the land around us. We examine the ecological processes that define planet earth: how they affect us, how we’ve affected them, and how we can align with them to create vibrant, biodiverse, and resilient societies.

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Broadcasting from the Pacific Northwest, Future Ecologies is an ongoing series of stories about the land around us. We examine the ecological processes that define planet earth: how they affect us, how we’ve affected them, and how we can align with them to create vibrant, biodiverse, and resilient societies.

    FE2.6 - Podcasters of the World, Relax!

    FE2.6 - Podcasters of the World, Relax!

    A more efficient world is simply cleaner, greener, and more sustainable. Or is it? This month, we’re exploring some of the ways we can reset our long-standing paradigms of labour, productivity, and efficiency. Take a break with us.

    Photo by Alex Goetz

    • 46 min
    TEASER - What Does a Mushroom Hear?

    TEASER - What Does a Mushroom Hear?

    This is an excerpt from episode 5 of our Patreon-exclusive series: “Meet Your Fungal Associates”

    Pay what you can – as little as a $1 per month – to unlock this entire episode, and our whole back catalogue of bonus monthly mini-episodes.

    https://www.patreon.com/futureecologies

    • 1 min
    FE2.5 - The Nature of Sound

    FE2.5 - The Nature of Sound

    The world is full of sound. With the help of Hildegard Westerkamp, Bernie Krause, and Nick Friedman, we untangle some of the amazing ways that we can learn about our planet by listening to it. Join us as we explore the nature of sound through the sounds of nature. Featuring sublime electroacoustic composition, stunning field recordings, and cutting-edge scientific research, it all begins by listening.


    For a full list of music & soundscape credits, citations, and more, head over to https://www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-2-5-the-nature-of-sound

    • 59 min
    FE2.4 - Rematriation

    FE2.4 - Rematriation

    No matter where we call home, the land beneath us has been in a long and constant relationship with people. Some of these people may be our ancestors, some may not. This episode is about how we move forward from a fragmented past; how we build community in our shared spaces; and how a women-led movement can bring collective healing to a deeply storied land. Come with us to Ohlone territory – from Tuyshtak (Mt. Diablo) to the East Bay, and meet the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust.

    Cover photo of Tuyshtak (Mt Diablo) by Hitchster

    • 1 hr 13 min
    REISSUE - FE1.3 - The Loneliest Plants

    REISSUE - FE1.3 - The Loneliest Plants

    Today is the 10th anniversary of the rediscovery of the Franciscan manzanita! To celebrate, we're re-releasing this episode from Season 1.

    What do you do when you find the last individual of a species previously thought to be extinct? The two rarest plants on earth both live in the Presidio of San Francisco, they’re both in the same genus, and there’s only one left of each. Is there a future for these species, and if so, what does it look like? And what can species on the brink tell us about ourselves and the future of our ecosystems?

    • 47 min
    FE2.3 - Communia Omnia

    FE2.3 - Communia Omnia

    Who, or what, is a Naturalist? With the help of author Briony Penn, we trace the intertwined stories of two pivotal characters in the modern environmental movement: Cecil Paul (Wa'xaid) & the late Ian McTaggart-Cowan. These larger-than-life figures inspired a generation to reconnect, intellectually and spiritually, with the natural world. Associate producer Fern Yip investigates what it all means to the youth of today.

    Adam and Fern are your hosts on this episode. Mendel is busy making a series of bonus mini-episodes on the weird and wonderful world of Fungi exclusively for our supporters on Patreon. Support the show, and get access to these episodes for as little as $1/month. https://www.patreon.com/join/futureecologies

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

camassia2 ,

A gem

Thoughtful, thorough, and compelling. Really, really, really well-conducted interviews, beautiful stories, and incredibly evocative music.

AlexRW ,

Favourite podcast

It’s genuinely entertaining and very well produced, but also hugely educational. Even though it tackles heavy topics there’s always a glimmer of optimism.

Time Demon ,

Future Ecologies fills a needed space in environmental podcasting and beyond

Beautifully written and produced thought provoking podcast for the anthropocene.

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