300 episodes

For The Wild Podcast is an anthology of the Anthropocene; focused on land-based protection, co-liberation and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift away from human supremacy, endless growth and consumerism.

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For The Wild Podcast is an anthology of the Anthropocene; focused on land-based protection, co-liberation and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift away from human supremacy, endless growth and consumerism.

    Dr. MAX LIBOIRON on Reorienting Within a World of Plastic

    Dr. MAX LIBOIRON on Reorienting Within a World of Plastic

    This week we are rebroadcasting our interview with Dr. Max Liboiron originally aired in January of 2020. Today, over 310 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year. The ubiquity of plastic cannot be ignored as it has become an inextricable part of our living systems, circulating and making home within our bodies, urban environments, marine life, and waterways. Expanding the dominant discourse on plastics, this episode features Dr. Max Liboiron, an Assistant Professor in Geography at Memorial University, where she directs the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR). Together, Ayana and Dr. Max Liboiron explore the notion of plastic as kin, oil and petrochemical subsidies, the body burden of plasticizers, the historical construction of disposability, and more.




    Music by Y La Bamba and Ani DiFranco.




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    LINDA BLACK ELK on What Endures After Pandemic

    LINDA BLACK ELK on What Endures After Pandemic

    This week we are rebroadcasting our interview with Linda Black Elk originally aired in April of 2020. On this week’s episode, we speak to Linda Black Elk on traditional medicine, community wellness and systemic transformation amidst pandemic. Our conversation begins with hands-on measures we can take to boost our wellbeing and what honorable harvest looks like during times of panic. How can we deepen our actions so that they are no tjust a response to fear, but are rooted in the promise of collective wellbeing? In addition to these questions of right now, Ayana and Linda discuss what will be left in the wake of COVID-19, how will we tend to the wounds of disposability? What systems will endure? What must we dismantle and what will we grow?

    Music by Matti Palonen & Chris Pureka.

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    RICHIE RESEDA on Dismantling Patriarchy [ENCORE]

    RICHIE RESEDA on Dismantling Patriarchy [ENCORE]

    This week we are rebroadcasting our interview with Richie Reseda originally aired in August of 2019.

    “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government, I can not be silent.”–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Those sentiments shared by Dr. King fifty years ago about wars abroad continue to ring true both domestically and globally. Today, we focus on our government’s perpetuation of domestic violence via prisons and jails, and the inherent relationship between patriarchy and mass incarceration with music and freedom producer, Richie Reseda.We must recognize that patriarchy does not have to be the foundation of our society, punishment does not mean justice, and everyone’s growth is severely limited under domination and power. So how do we encourage one another to step away from patriarchal notions and identities and step into relations rooted in responsibility and love? How is our so-called justice system enacting trauma on individuals and families?How do we confront these violent systems through organizing and policy change?Freed from prison in July of 2018, Richie Reseda is a feminist ally, community organizer, recording artist, and founder of the social-impact record label, QuestionCulture. Success Stories,the anti-patriarchy organization he started while incarcerated was chronicled in the CNN documentary “The Feminist on Cell Block Y.” He changesCalifornia prison policy with Initiate Justice, an organization he co-founded in prison.This week’s conversation between Richie and Ayana continues to examine how harmful patriarchy is to us all, why we must let go of our binary criminal/legal understandings, the geography of prisons, and meaningful and revolutionary organizing in prisons. As we explore another facet of our society’s mass violence problem, we are reminded of the dire need to abolish the carceral state and dismantle patriarchy for once and for all.

    Music by Paul Cannon & Lake Mary

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    ROWEN M WHITE on Seed Rematriation and Fertile Resistance [ENCORE]

    ROWEN M WHITE on Seed Rematriation and Fertile Resistance [ENCORE]

    This week we are rebroadcasting our interview with Rowen White originally aired in July of 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 nurturance of seeds at the local and village level. This episode is all about renewal and reanimation, as our guest Rowen White shares her thoughts on Indigenous food sovereignty, seed restoration as rematriation, and what it means to bring seed relatives home. Rowen White is a Seed Keeper and farmer from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and the Educational Director and lead mentor of Sierra Seeds.

    Music by Madelyn Ilana.

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    TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE on the Power of Humility

    TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE on the Power of Humility

    This week we are rebroadcasting our interview with Tiokasin Ghosthorse originally aired in June of 2021. If we need the Earth, does the Earth need us? This week on the podcast we dive deep into the relationship amongst ourselves and the Earth with guest Tiokasin Ghosthorse. We begin our conversation by talking about the savior mentality that can arise when we act to address the many issues that threaten Earth and kin at this moment. Recognizing the trickiness of interrogating this mentality that is often intertwined with emotions of loss, love, and protection, Tiokasin offers that perhaps rather than being guided by solutions and salvation, we acknowledge where we are at in this consciousness and how we can challenge ourselves to give back to the Earth without intrusion. Tiokasin Ghosthorse is a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota and has a long history with Indigenous activism and advocacy. Tiokasin is the Founder, Host, and Executive Producer of “First Voices Radio'' for the last 28 years. In 2016 he received a Nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.




    Music by Harrison Foster, Peia, and Lizabett Russo.




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    GIULIANA FURCI on the Divine Time of Fungal Evolution

    GIULIANA FURCI on the Divine Time of Fungal Evolution

    This week we are rebroadcasting our interview with Giuliana Furci originally aired in June of 2021. So often fungi are pitched as being at the forefront of innovation, whether being used to create vegan leather, pharmaceuticals, or being incorporated into various biotechnology products, but this fixation on innovation can obscure our ancestral relationship to fungi and the wisdom they can share with us about decomposition. This week, we slow down to acknowledge the beauty and power of fungal decomposition with guest Giuliana Furci who shares a lesson in divine time, the transformation of energy, and the necessity of decomposition. Take a moment this week to learn about fungi’s profound interspecies companionship and the simple reality that the world cannot regenerate itself without fungi. Additionally, to learn even more about these topics, look into supporting Fungi Foundation by joining them for their Fungi Foundation Virtual Speaker Event and Fundraiser on June 26th via their profile and webpage. Giuliana Furci is foundress and CEO of the Fungi Foundation, the first international non-profit dedicated to fungi and founded in Chile. She is also the first female mycologist in Chile. For more information about her work visit www.ffungi.org.




    Music by Roma Ransom, Rajna Swaminathan, and Julio Kintu.




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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
945 Ratings

945 Ratings

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Provocative and Profound

This is my favorite podcast and the only one my Soul yearns to soak in on a regular basis. It is both activating and grounding, deep and enlightening. I am so grateful for this space—and the care and attention that goes into creating and maintaining it with so much integrity.

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Beautiful.

I am so moved by the rest episode. Thanks for sharing. ✨

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Revealing

I have found myself thinking, things aren’t the way I think they are, many times listening to this amazing podcast! Highly recommend

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