17 episodes

The Rewilding Podcast explores the philosophy and practice of returning to place-based, regenerative subsistence strategies, inspired by those that existed prior to–or those that exist outside of–the formation of agrarian states.

The Rewilding Podcast w/ Peter Michael Bauer Peter Michael Bauer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

The Rewilding Podcast explores the philosophy and practice of returning to place-based, regenerative subsistence strategies, inspired by those that existed prior to–or those that exist outside of–the formation of agrarian states.

    Episode 17: Patron Prompts #2

    Episode 17: Patron Prompts #2

    Patrons of The Rewilding Podcast get access to new podcasts two weeks early. Also, when folks become a patron, for even just $1, you can ask me a question or throw out a topic for me to talk about from a rewilding perspective. In this episode, I will be answering more questions:

    • Can a wild world meet the needs of 7.5+ billion human beings?

    • Do you know any rules about natural burial—for yourself or relative, esp in oregon?

    • What are your thoughts on personal boundaries especially on the rewilding journey?

    • What are your thoughts on ableism, and the way we can show up for and support differently abled bodies as we rewild, both before collapse, and after?

    • How can rewilding help people with limited physical/mental energy/ability deal with the impending climate crisis, etc?

    Become a patron and ask me something. 
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    • 49 min
    Episode 16: A Conversation w/ John Zerzan

    Episode 16: A Conversation w/ John Zerzan

    Today I’m chatting with John Zerzan, long time anarchist author, speaker and host of Anarchy Radio out of Eugene, Oregon.  John's writing has been instrumental in crafting the rewilding narrative. In this conversation, we jump right into some of the themes and history of primal anarchy, and work our way around various topics. 

    Notes
    • John's Website
    • When We Are Human
    • Oak Journal
    • Future Primitive


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 15: Primal Anarchy Mashup w/ Natasha Tucker

    Episode 15: Primal Anarchy Mashup w/ Natasha Tucker

    This episode is the first half of a conversation between myself and Natasha Tucker from Primal Anarchy Podcast. The second half will be released by them and a link posted here will connect you to it. The last time Natasha and I conversed this much was in my living room after the Rewilding Conference in January of 2020. It was great to catch up and chat about the things we are working on and thinking about at the moment. Take a listen and check out their site:

    Primal Anarchy Podcast
    Natasha Tucker
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    • 45 min
    Episode 14: Patron Prompts #1

    Episode 14: Patron Prompts #1

    I've started a patreon to help fund the podcast. Patrons of the podcast get access to new podcasts two weeks early. Also, when folks become a patron, for even just $1, you can ask me a question or throw out a topic for me to talk about from a rewilding perspective. In this episode, I will be answering the first few Patron Prompts.

    Here are the Questions for Patron Prompt #1:

    From Patron Susan Avery:  "What are your favorite wild edible or medicinal plants?"

    From Patron Nicki Youngsma: "What are criticisms of the megafauna overkill hypothesis and/or competing (and/or complementary) theories for megafaunal extinction? What are ways we can use this information to inform present and future living? How can such information and framing support healthier relationship with land and nonhuman kin that affirms human existence, rather than instills shame?"

    From Patron Ilse Donker: "Do you know something about prehistoric child birth and death rate?"

    From Jermayne Tuckta (not a Patron, but wanted to answer this one): "One method of rewilding includes reintroducing apex predators and other key species back into the area. Presently, wolves have returned back to Oregon and Washington. What other key species can you think of reintroducing? They have already attempted to reintroduce the Sea otter to the Oregon coast, but no success. Is it possible that the environment can no longer sustain the Indigenous species that once inhabited the area?"



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 13: Ethics in Craft w/ Lise Silva Gomes

    Episode 13: Ethics in Craft w/ Lise Silva Gomes

    In this episode I chat with Lise Silva Gomes, an artist who works with fiber, knots, paint and more, who has spent a great deal of time thinking and teaching about community grounded art practice. A huge aspect of rewilding is the practice of ancestral skills–learning to use your hands to create the technologies that we need to live, from the elements of nature that grow and dwell near us. I came to Lise’s work when searching out ethics, etiquette, and boundaries around communities of artists and creatives. Lise is an innovator in this field and has created some amazing resources around this topic that I’m excited to share with you.
    Notes

    • Lise’s Instagram

    • Lise’s Linktree

    • Craft & Practice: Meditations on Creativity & Ethics Zine
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 12: Fighting for Tribal Peoples w/ Stephen Corry

    Episode 12: Fighting for Tribal Peoples w/ Stephen Corry

    “The earth’s biodiversity depends [very directly] on its human diversity.” - Stephen Corry
    In this episode I chat with Stephen Corry, the former director of Survival International, a global organization that supports indigenous peoples in their struggles against colonialism. We talk about why the organization is important, and how it relates directly to rewilding. Stephen discusses the central myths of civilization and the prejudices that it generates in order to justify its destruction of tribal people. In the end our conversation lands on the problematic aspects of conservation, and the challenges that members of Survival International have faced in this work. 
    Please support the podcast by donating to my patreon. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review on apple podcasts and other podcast directories. Thanks for listening. 
    Links:
    Survival International
    https://www.survivalinternational.org/
    Stephen's Book:
    Tribal Peoples for Tomorrow’s World

    Stephen's Twitter:
    @StephenCorrySvl
    • New report details indigenous struggle for land rights
    • Savaging Primitives: Why Jared Diamond’s “The World Until Yesterday” is Completely Wrong
    • Why Steven Pinker, Like Jared Diamond, Is Wrong
    • The Fierce Anthropologist
    • Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott
    • Who was Ötzi?
    • Sahlins resigns from NAS as Chagnon enters
    • The Great Dance; a Hunter’s Story
    • The Big Conservation Lie
    • WWF Funds Guards Who Have Tortured And Killed People
    • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
    • Willamette; The Valley of an 8,000 Year Old Culture

    Photo Credit: Gleilson Miranda / Governo do Acre


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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

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57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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enriching and inspiring

peter is an incredible host - knowledgable, engaging, funny and passionate. each guest shares wonderful insights and information. truly enriching and inspiring. my new favorite podcast!

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