Join Alexis and Kit, lifelong friends who now live on opposite coasts, as they explore poetry, music, and sound on a journey through the rhythm of nature expressed by the seasons.
In this reflective episode, Alexis and Kit joyfully welcome brighter days, remember springs past amid wildflower meadows and cherry blossoms, and look forward to the shining future. Hiroaki Sato leaves “Hiro’s Corner” to join our co-hosts for an interview about haiku.
Snow Becomes Rain
In this stirring episode, Alexis and Kit return to the garden just as it is re-awakening with early flowers, and eagerly expect the spring thaw. In Hiro’s Corner, a look at the peach blossom and the spring festival it inspired.
In this fortifying episode, Alexis and Kit weather the coldest days of the year by taking part in indoor pleasures, admiring the austere beauty of the winter landscape, and looking forward to spring. Hiro’s Corner takes a deeper look at the seasonal phrase “big cold.”
The Winter Solstice
In this special double-length episode, Alexis and Kit celebrate the long Winter Solstice night with music, recipes, books, and joyful traditions of the holiday season. Together, they look forward to the coming new year: the Year of the Tiger.
This reflective episode features an interview with special guest Lev Parikian, author of the book “Light Rains Sometimes Fall.” Alexis and Kit share Thanksgiving memories and mouthwatering recipes as they welcome in a flamboyantly festive time of year. Hiro’s Corner takes a look at the coats that warm us in winter.
In this chilly (and chilling!) episode, Kit and Alexis journey through the eerie, melancholy season of Halloween and the Day of the Dead; will they escape alive, or will they meet their grim deaths as predicted in their calaveras literarias?! In Hiro’s Corner, a closer look at the seasonal concept of “Winter’s Neighbor,” or departing autumn.
I like the idea of looking at seasons in a new way. I enjoy the variety of readings and voices. The music fits right in! This connects you back to nature. Start with episode 1!
A new perspective
A treasure! This podcast is a great way to learn about new poems and their music selection which accompanied them is lovely! It’s a very organic way to learn about nature and the passage of time. Since listening to this podcast I’ve learned a lot and have started thinking about nature and the seasons in new ways.
Relax and Reconnect with Nature
Take a unique journey into the intricacies of nature and the art it inspires. Alexis and Kit explain the Japanese mini-seasons through carefully curated music and poetry, highlighting the tiny miracles we miss rushing around from day to day. Use this podcast as an audio meditation, taking a break from human anxieties and grounding yourself in the natural world.