20 episodes

Kindred is a podcast about our human relationship with animals and nature; how they inspire us, what we learn from them, and how we can advocate for them.

We explore the history of our disconnect to the natural world, how we can repair and restore our relationship with our fellow keystone species and ecosystems, and implement change in order to heal our planet.

Through conversations with scientists, animal advocates, and others, our hope is to offer a platform where we can listen, develop and create a new awareness. Hosted by Kate Coffin and Jenn Asplundh. www.kindredpodcast.co

Kindred Kate Coffin

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 51 Ratings

Kindred is a podcast about our human relationship with animals and nature; how they inspire us, what we learn from them, and how we can advocate for them.

We explore the history of our disconnect to the natural world, how we can repair and restore our relationship with our fellow keystone species and ecosystems, and implement change in order to heal our planet.

Through conversations with scientists, animal advocates, and others, our hope is to offer a platform where we can listen, develop and create a new awareness. Hosted by Kate Coffin and Jenn Asplundh. www.kindredpodcast.co

    Living In Reciprocity | In Review: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Knowledge, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

    Living In Reciprocity | In Review: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Knowledge, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

    In this week's episode, Kate and Jenn take a deep dive into Robin Wall Kimmerer's book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Knowledge, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.  In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer takes us beyond the science of plants and into the intricate reciprocal relationship we have to plants and plants have to us through her deep understanding and experience of botany and ecology and ancient indigenous knowledge.

    New episodes drop every other Tuesday morning (EST).

    Kindred is hosted by Kate Coffin and Jenn Asplundh.

    Find out more info, show notes, or message us, go to kindredpodcast.co.

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    • 54 min
    Saving Baringo's Giraffes | A Conversation with Rebby Sebei, Manager of the Ruko Wildlife Conservancy

    Saving Baringo's Giraffes | A Conversation with Rebby Sebei, Manager of the Ruko Wildlife Conservancy

    In this week's episode, we speak with Rebby Sebei, conservationist and manager of Ruko Wildlife Conservancy. Rebby talks about her work uniting two warring communities and how through saving the endangered Rothschild's giraffes land and a deeply divided community can be restored and healed. A beautiful story of how giraffes became a sign of peace.

    Kindred is hosted by Kate Coffin and Jenn Asplundh.

    Find out more info, show notes, or message us, go to kindredpodcast.co.

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    • 38 min
    The Power of Language | A Conversation with Writer & Author Justin Coffin & Our Hosts Kate and Jenn

    The Power of Language | A Conversation with Writer & Author Justin Coffin & Our Hosts Kate and Jenn

    In this week's episode, Kate and Jenn have an open discussion with writer and author (and brother) Justin Coffin on the history and power of language. We talk about how language is used in science and media and why we think it's important to understand how it can give or take away agency and power and a deeper understanding of animals and nature. We aren't looking to answer questions or issues, but to open up a dialogue about how we speak in order to better support the natural world.

    Kindred is hosted by Kate Coffin and Jenn Asplundh.

    Find out more info, show notes, or message us, go to kindredpodcast.co.

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    • 47 min
    The Black Mambas & Bush Babies | A Conversation with Jr Ranger Vongani Masingi & Educator Lewyn Maefala

    The Black Mambas & Bush Babies | A Conversation with Jr Ranger Vongani Masingi & Educator Lewyn Maefala

    In this week's episode, we speak with Jr Ranger Vongani Masingi of the Black Mambas, the all-women's anti poaching unit, and Lewyn Maefala, education officer of the Bush Babies, Environmental Education Program. We talk all about what it's like working in the bush and in the local communities in order to combat poaching and at the same time educate these same communities and schools in and around Kruger, South Africa. A joy and honor speaking with these two incredible women about how and why they came to break boundaries and make history in their communities and country

    New episodes drop every other Tuesday morning (EST).

    Kindred is hosted by Kate Coffin and Jenn Asplundh.

    Find out more info, show notes, or message us, go to kindredpodcast.co.

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    • 41 min
    An Earth Day Message from Kate

    An Earth Day Message from Kate

    Kate checks in and shares her Earth Day musings along with some life updates. New full-length episodes will return 10th of May 2022.

    New episodes drop every other Tuesday morning (EST).

    Kindred is hosted by Kate Coffin and Jenn Asplundh.

    Find out more info, show notes, or message us, go to kindredpodcast.co.

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    • 4 min
    A Deeper Bond | A Conversation with Dr. Monique Udell, Director of the Human-Animal Interaction Laboratory

    A Deeper Bond | A Conversation with Dr. Monique Udell, Director of the Human-Animal Interaction Laboratory

    In this week's episode, we speak with Dr. Monique Udell about her research on animal behavior, cognition, and human-animal interaction at Oregon State University.

    Her work focuses on human-animal interactions & bonding, aimed at improving the lives of humans and animals through mutually beneficial interactions. Through her research, we get to access new knowledge in order to deepen the bonds we have with the animals in our lives.

    New episodes drop every other Tuesday morning (EST).

    Kindred is hosted by Kate Coffin and Jenn Asplundh.

    Find out more info, show notes, or message us, go to kindredpodcast.co.

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    Support us at Patreon/kindredpodcast

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

CKSMagnolia ,

Love

The two hosts are superlative humans ❤️ so much love and curiosity - a refreshing wholistic perspective- seeking connection and conscious awareness of our world and all the beings it- rather than division. And discussing solutions- how a different perspective can spur change. An oasis of thoughtful dialogue with heart. Love

DB / AB ,

A New Perspective

Thanks for the insightful podcast, lending both an academic and emotional lens to the world of those that came before us simple humans.

gpcoffin ,

Lots of love

I’m so proud of these girls. I have learned something of value from every episode, but I especially loved the efforts of the wolf lady to listen to both sides of the issue and come up with a naturally harmonious solution.

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