13 episodes

“Death in The Garden” is a multimedia project that explores the complex intersection of the cycle of life and death, holism, climate change, civilization, ecology, and health from the perspective of two incredibly curious millennials on a journey to make sense of a very nuanced world. In addition to those listed above, our podcast highlights topics like regenerative agriculture, food, psychology, spirituality, politics, society, and our overall relationship with Nature and the ecosystems we are part of.

Death in The Garde‪n‬ Jake Marquez and Maren Morgan

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

“Death in The Garden” is a multimedia project that explores the complex intersection of the cycle of life and death, holism, climate change, civilization, ecology, and health from the perspective of two incredibly curious millennials on a journey to make sense of a very nuanced world. In addition to those listed above, our podcast highlights topics like regenerative agriculture, food, psychology, spirituality, politics, society, and our overall relationship with Nature and the ecosystems we are part of.

    #13 Unpacking Cultural Memes About The World with Jake and Maren

    #13 Unpacking Cultural Memes About The World with Jake and Maren

    On this episode of "Death in The Garden," Jake and Maren talk about the cultural memes and mythologies that permeate every aspect of modern life. Drawing inspiration from Ishmael and The Invisibility of Success by Daniel Quinn, we discuss the narratives and fallacies that have driven our culture to devour planet Earth, and we challenge our audience to confront the mythologies that dominate our world views.
    Check out our website and Instagram for more information about our project! 
    Editing: Jake Marquez
    Music: Daniel Osterstock

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #12 Dr. Greg Stone - The Ocean Renaissance

    #12 Dr. Greg Stone - The Ocean Renaissance

    This week on “Death in The Garden,” Jake and Maren share their interview with Dr. Greg Stone, a renowned oceanographer, deep sea diver, conservationist, author (Ice Island, Soul of the Sea), and host of the podcast “The Sea Has Many Voices.” Greg founded the Ocean Health Index and created the world’s first ocean protected area, the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site the size of California! Currently, he serves as the Chief Ocean Scientist for DeepGreen Resources, a company which specializes in a more sustainable mining modality of collecting polymetallic nodules from the sea floor. In this episode we discuss the urgency around climate change, the importance of a cultural renaissance of our ethics and morals surrounding our relationship with the environment in which we live, and the realities around a renewable future.
    Check out Greg and all of the wonderful, inspiring work he is doing for our oceans, and be sure to watch his Ted Talk.
    Please rate, review, and subscribe if you enjoy this project, and check out our website and Instagram for more information.
    Editing: Jake Marquez
    Music: Daniel Osterstock

    • 1 hr 40 min
    #11 James Connolly - On Science, Education, and Our Modern Mythology

    #11 James Connolly - On Science, Education, and Our Modern Mythology

    This week on “Death in The Garden,” Jake and Maren had a deep conversation with James Connolly, producer of the documentary Sacred Cow (Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf, 2020) and guest host of the podcast “Sustainable Dish” also by Diana Rodgers. We talk about the mythos of civilization, critiques of the commodifying education system, the designed hierarchy of society, the religion of science, our propensity to seek out gurus & unintegrated spirituality, and so many other nuances of the world’s problems. You’ll just have to listen to catch it all— we go deep! We also shit-talk Elon Musk.
    This show will be co-released on the “Sustainable Dish” podcast, so go check them out, too!
    You can find James on Instagram: @primatekitchen @accidentalhost
    Please leave us a rating, review, and subscribe to the show if you are enjoying what we’re doing! Check out our website deathinthegarden.org and our Instagram @deathinthegarden for more.
    Editing: Jake Marquez
    Music: Daniel Osterstock

    • 2 hr 6 min
    #10 Evan Walbridge - Designing Our Lives Closer to Life and Death

    #10 Evan Walbridge - Designing Our Lives Closer to Life and Death

    This week on the “Death in The Garden” podcast, we’re sharing our interview with Evan Walbridge, project coordinator & land steward at White Buffalo Land Trust, an up-and-coming Savory hub in Southern California. We talk about how designing the built world in relation to ecology is one of the greatest changes we can make as a species, the importance of having a continual relationship with the cycles of life and death, and the nuances of regenerative agriculture. You can find him on Instagram @echoes_of_logic and learn more about the amazing things happening at White Buffalo Land Trust at their website: https://www.whitebuffalolandtrust.org/
    Please rate, review, and subscribe! For more information about our project please check out our Instagram @deathinthegarden & deathinthegarden.org
    Editing: Jake Marquez
    Music: Daniel Osterstock

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #9 Connor Jones - A Culture of Permanence & Following Your Innate Sensibilities

    #9 Connor Jones - A Culture of Permanence & Following Your Innate Sensibilities

    This week on the “Death in The Garden” Podcast, we share our interview with Connor Jones, permaculture designer & educator, and owner of the permaculture homestead, East End Eden in Ojai, California. We met up with Connor at the beginning of the summer and were enchanted by his property and equanimity. In this episode we discuss permaculture, the viability of a vegan diet, the emotionality of killing, how to truly not be “anti-science”, and the importance of nuance in the process of shifting cultural paradigms. Please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, and check out our website for more information about our project.
    Editing: Jake Marquez
    Music: Daniel Osterstock

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #8 Growth, Crisis, Breakdown, & Renaissance - The Patterns of Civilization with Jake and Maren

    #8 Growth, Crisis, Breakdown, & Renaissance - The Patterns of Civilization with Jake and Maren

    This week on the podcast, Jake and Maren discuss the recent storming of the US Capitol, Charles Eisenstein’s “Story of Separation” as described in The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible and The Ascent of Humanity, and how we move forward in these uncertain times through the framework of embracing spirituality and interconnectedness. Additionally, we discuss the “Cult of Personality” we are witnessing currently with Trumpism, the pathological “metanarratives” our society functions under, the importance of mythology, and how through shadow integration (individually and collectively) we may be able to move forward toward the world we long for.
    Please rate, review, and subscribe if you appreciate what we are doing!
    Find us on Instagram @deathinthegarden and deathinthegarden.org.
    Editing: Jake Marquez
    Music: Daniel Osterstock

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

kingharvest420 ,

Hope for Humanity!

Quickly becoming one of my favorite podcasts. Jake and Maren are wise beyond their years. Quality guests and thoughtful interviews. This is a must listen if you’re interested in environmentalism and regenerative agriculture.

audreyblue95 ,

Important and Informative

This podcast is incredibly powerful. It provides information of subjects that are constantly labeled one way or another as complex. The guests are brilliant, just an all around great show.

Wknight44 ,

Incredible podcast!!!!

This show is phenomenal! Incredibly informed and reliable information led by wonderful hosts and filled with magnificent guests. Jake and Maren are great at thinking outside of the box and tackling sensitive issues with nuance, respect, and vigor. If you’re looking for your next podcast fix, you just found it.

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