The essence of the work of Kiss the Ground is this deep reverence for life. A conversation about ecology, soil, trees, and all the layers of the biology and living things that contribute to our existence. Interconnection and love of the world. Hosted by Ryland Engelhart www.kisstheground.com
What Kind of Human Being do You Want to Be? With Kevin Powell
A little over a year ago my friend Jessica and I had the opportunity to chat with the incredible speaker and writer, Kevin Powell. Kevin has published 14 books and has written for all sorts of publications, from Newsweek to Washington Post and Rolling Stone. You may have even seen him on one of his many television interview appearances or as a host for different shows on HBO, BET, and MTV.
What’s clear, and you’ll hear it in this interview, is Kevin is an immense raw force. He lives what he speaks and he speaks what he lives. He writes and speaks what he is passionate about and common themes in his writing range from racism, politics, and masculinity, to activism and love. In my chat with him, he poses a question, a question that really got me thinking and a question we should all ask ourselves, what kind of human being do I want to be? Kevin wants to be a man of service. A man of love.
This is my conversation with Kevin Powell, welcome to Kiss the Ground.
Awareness & Compassion With Marianne Williamson
It gives me great honor to welcome our guest today, Marianne Williamson. She is an amazing woman. Best-selling author, starter of a non-profit, political activist, spiritual thought leader, and someone I have admired for many years. And someone I’ve personally know for the last ten years. She has written 14 books, multiple New York Times bestsellers, including her extremely popular title A Return to Love. She is also the founder of Project Angel Food, a non-profit that has delivered over 12 million meals to ill and dying homebound patients. Most recently, Marianne has stepped into the world of politics. She was a candidate for the 33rd district Congresswoman and a candidate for the President of the United States of America.
This is my conversation with Marianne Willamson, welcome to Kiss the Ground.
Spirituality & Ceremony With Mindahi Bastida Muñoz
Mindahi Bastida Muñoz is the Director of the Original Caretakers Program, Center for Earth Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, and General Coordinator of the Otomi-Toltec Regional Council in Mexico, a caretaker of the philosophy and traditions of the Otomi-Toltec peoples, and has been a Ritual Ceremony Officer since 1988.
Mindahi is also the President of the Mexico Council of Sustainable Development, a member of the Steering Committee of the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative. Born in Tultepec (Tool-te-peck), Mexico, he holds a Doctorate of Rural Development. He has written extensively on the relationship between the State and Indigenous Peoples, as well as intercultural education. Here is my conversation with Mindahi Bastida.
The Science of Soil With Graeme Sait
The conversation with Graem Sait today is going to blow your mind. It is a lot. He is an encyclopedia, he is a machine gun of information, and he's going to take us through science and kind of nerdy technical information about how farmers can succeed going down this biological regenerative agricultural direction and hearing all the success stories Graham has had all over the world. He travels to 30 countries a year training agronomist farmers, ministers of agriculture, so you get to hear some of those successes, some of the challenges that farmers face, and then he brings it home back to human nutrition and how the link between soil health, plant health, and human health and the importance of mineralizing our bodies and what key minerals lead to functional health in the body. He speaks between soil and human health, and I think this podcast is really going to light you up. I hope it does, please enjoy the listen.
Gratitude For Our Earth With Charles Eisenstein
Last year, Kiss the Ground celebrated Earth day by having a conversation with Charles Eisenstein. He is a public speaker and author. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement. His ideologies and practices should be used as a model for our society as a whole. I am happy to call Charles a friend, please enjoy my conversation with Charles Eisentein.
Farming for What's Right With John Boyd
Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming John Boyd to the podcast. John has been fighting the good fight for over 30 years now. He is a civil rights activist, a farmer, and the founder of the National Black Farmers Association. Our discussion today involves much more than farming. We learn about his family roots, the obstacles he’s had to overcome as a black farmer, and how the future looks for everything agriculture. Please enjoy my conversation with John Boyd.
Eye Opening & Enlightening!
So much of the “green” movement historically has been couched in terms of sacrifice; the question being “what are you willing to give up to save the planet?” Kiss the Ground as an organization turns that on its head. Current science *proves* the health of the planet’s organisms from micro to macro, are inextricably linked. We are not separate from nature. We can impose our own order, but cannot enact new laws. The Kiss the Ground podcast educates in a way that empowers the listener to make healthier choices in life, for the benefit of every living thing, shifting the question from “what will you sacrifice for the planet” to “what are you willing to settle for?” I can’t recommend this podcast highly enough.
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Ryland and guests doing what’s right for this planet! Thursday’s with kiss the ground!