Host Archana Ram explores the foundational nature of knowledge, and asks the questions that matter about our relationship with each other and the natural world. How are lessons passed through generations to help us feel at home? What barriers prevent us from acquiring natural wisdom? How can we adapt in the face of a rapidly changing climate? And so much more. Knowledge acts as a vessel; it must be shared, kept, evolved, and passed on. Please join us at Patagonia Stories.
What can we learn from nature when we pause to look and listen? In this episode, writer and American Sign Language interpreter Justin Maurer shares how being an interpreter for his deaf mom led to forming a punk band, presenting at the Oscars and seeking out one of the quietest places in the world. We also interview Nancy Bockino, a forest ecologist and avalanche professional who is working to restore an entire ecosystem by saving the whitebark pine. At the Archives, Val and Terri explain how Yvon Chouinard’s worn out craghopper shorts became the seed for Patagonia clothing. Tune in for a new episode of Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts.
Watch Silence Isn’t Silent: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/episode-4-silence-isnt-silent/video-124188.html
Read One for the Grove: https://www.patagonia.com/mx/stories/one-for-the-grove/story-124185.html
What can we learn from collaboration in the natural world? In this episode, journalist Kristin Ohlson, author of the new book Sweet in Tooth and Claw, explains how nature is more collaborative than competitive and what those lessons can teach us about building more connected communities. We also interview professional snowboarder and filmmaker Tamo Campos and producer Rhoda Quock about making their film Klabona Keepers to help save the Sacred Headwaters in British Columbia. At the Patagonia Archives, Val and Terri talk about that one time Patagonia made stuffed animals. Tune in for a new episode of Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts.
Read and listen to excerpts of Sweet in Tooth and Claw: https://www.patagonia.com/mx/stories/sweet-in-tooth-and-claw/story-123959.html
Watch clips from Klabona Keepers: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/the-klabona-keepers/story-128589.html
What barriers keep us from experiencing nature? In this episode, we share stories of people who are building access to the outdoors. First, we go on a run with Kiko and Kyra Sweeney in Mazanita, Oregon. As a blind runner, Kyra explains how the sport hasn’t always been accessible to her and why being part of a family of runners has changed that. We also hear from journalist Sofia Arredondo about Raúl Revilla Quiroz, one of the fathers of Mexican rock climbing who made his own gear back in the 1940s and 1950s and helped establish a tight-knit climbing community in the region. At the Patagonia Archives, Terri shares the story of one of her favorite items—a $9 piece of climbing gear that made its way from Yvon Chouinard’s car back in 1966 to our headquarters 40 years later. Tune in for a new episode of Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts.
Read Running the Coast: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/running-the-coast/story-127846.html
Read The Maestro: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/the-maestro/story-125735.html
How can art build a connection to nature? What lessons can we learn through song, images and writing? In this episode, we interview musical duo The Local Honeys about how their home landscape of Kentucky and the coal mining industry have shaped their communities and music. We also talk with Cameron Keller Scott, a fly fishing guide, teacher and poet. His writing dives into the secrets that rivers keep and the contradictions of loving a sport that can impact those precious ecosystems. At the Patagonia Archives, Val and Terri give us a peek at Patagonia's pattern making process (try saying that five times fast). Tune in for a new episode of Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts.
Watch Dying to Make a Living: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/episode-3-dying-to-make-a-living/video-124194.html
Read and listen to Cameron Keller Scott read an excerpt from A River’s Own Name: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/a-rivers-own-name/story-124149.html
How do we establish deeper connections to landscapes and our communities as we prepare for an uncertain future? In this episode, we interview reporter Joel Caldwell about visiting ecosystem restoration camps in California and the people working to rewild degraded landscapes. We also hear from Cheyenne River Sioux member Christopher White Eagle on how he’s reconnecting Native kids to their heritage through traditional buffalo hunts on the plains of South Dakota. Tune in for a new episode of Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts.
Read Restoring Paradise about ecosystem restoration camps: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/restoring-paradise/story-125867.html
Watch The Hunt: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/episode-1-the-hunt/video-126188.html
What lessons are passed down through generations that can help us feel at home, both mentally and physically? In this episode, we explore the power of mentorship through a conversation between queer climbers Lor Sabourin and Madaleine Sorkin. We also travel to the Salish Sea to hear about three generations of women who are fighting against the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion to save the resident orcas and the livelihoods of the coast Salish people. Join us for Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts.
Read Queer Climbing Mentorship: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/queering-climb-mentorship/story-123496.html
Watch We Are the Water: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/episode-6-we-are-the-water/video-123950.html
Small stories from a large company…
Thank you Patagonia for using your strength as an international powerhouse in the outdoor world to bring such wonderful stories to the forefront. We all stand around at the crag and swap stories “that should be told” but have no way to present them. The team has taken the time to polish them up and share to the ones struggling to get that last pitch or dragging the last mile. Keep up the good work.
Great content great production
Yay for inclusion !!!