15 episodes

A quarterly conversation about how we interact with place through art and nature. Hosts: Kateri Morton and Kathy Zadrozny.

Hearth & Heather Kathy & Kateri

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A quarterly conversation about how we interact with place through art and nature. Hosts: Kateri Morton and Kathy Zadrozny.

    Ep 13: A Cluster of Coots

    Ep 13: A Cluster of Coots

    On the late winter Easter Sunday when we recorded this episode, we were feeling the accumulated weight of ongoing trauma. Somehow, acknowledging this led us into a conversation about play, and this episode ended up being a LOT of laughing. We do some digging into our videogame likes, dislikes, and style of play. We ask who is the Patrick Swayze of this era? What is the standard number of dicks in a bag of dicks? What is the American Coot, and why should you care? Tune in for the answers to th...

    • 49 min
    Ep 12: Emotional Jazz Hands

    Ep 12: Emotional Jazz Hands

    We’re bringing just-woke-up bear energy to a conversation about our intentions for the months ahead. As we think about what we want for ourselves this winter, the conversation takes us into vulnerability in play, being [un]comfortable with letting silence play out, the idea of “coolness,” and risk and authenticity in friendship. Can we use play to reach for deeper community, while still honoring our fears around being vulnerable? We also share what’s on the stove in our winter kitchens, and s...

    • 42 min
    Ep 11: When We Talk About Embracing Fall, We Literally Mean Squeezing

    Ep 11: When We Talk About Embracing Fall, We Literally Mean Squeezing

    In the Northern Hemisphere, the leaves are turning, flowers are going to seed, and we’re very excited to be unpacking our cozy-times decor and blankets. Here on H&H, fall is our favorite season, and this episode is a whole snuggling vibe. Both of us did some hard work field-testing various soft products that physically and emotionally support us; we bought the stuffies and squishmallows so we could bring you the hard data. (We do it all for you, dear listeners!) As the year winds down, it...

    • 45 min
    Ep 10: The Radical Softness of Not Improving

    Ep 10: The Radical Softness of Not Improving

    This quarter, we’re both experiencing what it’s like to grow passively - to learn about what springs up when we leave empty space. As we explore the feeling of liminal spaces, we talk about being (recovering) people-pleasers, how we’re learning to be curious about ourselves, some tools we’re using to keep those spaces of possibility open, and the growth that happens accidentally along the way. We also talk a bit about how we met, and some ways that we’ve changed over the years. And of course,...

    • 47 min
    Ep 9: It’s Kind of Like Dirty Dancing

    Ep 9: It’s Kind of Like Dirty Dancing

    We’re still very much in conversation with time this spring. On this episode of Hearth & Heather, we’re looking at time through the lens of our hobbies. We talk about the living nature of the spoken word, and the way that boating on a river can shift a small slice of landscape into a big, slow, and contemplative world. Kathy shares what she’s been experiencing recently in her experiments with art; Kateri gives an update on her #AnnWoodStitchBook 100 Day sewing project. And we talk about t...

    • 46 min
    Hearthside: Vasilisa the Brave

    Hearthside: Vasilisa the Brave

    Small moments of fables, stories, and poems with Kathy and Kateri, sprinkled among our quarterly podcast episodes. In this mini-episode, Kathy tells her variation of the folk tale of Baba Yaga and Vasilisa, mainly based on how her grandmother told it to her, with a few dashes of the feminist re-tellings she read as an adult.This story does not tell a neat tale of bending all things to our will just by trying hard enough. It is more a tale of trusting yourself and knowing that some seemingly i...

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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Wholesome, funny, intriguing

An alternate title for this podcast could be: “Cool, hilarious witches hangout and discuss interesting stuff.” Kathy and Kateri’s discussions are a delightful balance of nature, culture, personal experience, and woo (e.g. tarot, meditation, etc). Oh, and food and cursing, of course. It feels like a discussion with friends that I could jump into at any moment. Each episode brightens my day and sends me off down a whimsical rabbit hole. Highly recommended.

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