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Thoreau's Leaves: the Thoreau podcast presents atmospheric excursions into the world and work of Henry David Thoreau, one of America's greatest voices. Episodes span Thoreau's celebrated writing, his lesser-known writing, and the journal, his lifelong exercise in mindfulness, whose pages capture his commitment to a nonconformist life in nature and his evolution as a writer. Hosted by M. Allen Cunningham. Produced by Atelier26 Books. Thank you to our monthly supporters! To join them in keeping Thoreau's Leaves in production, follow the support link and pledge 99 cents a month or more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thoreausleaves/support

Thoreau's Leaves: the Thoreau podcast M. Allen Cunningham

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Thoreau's Leaves: the Thoreau podcast presents atmospheric excursions into the world and work of Henry David Thoreau, one of America's greatest voices. Episodes span Thoreau's celebrated writing, his lesser-known writing, and the journal, his lifelong exercise in mindfulness, whose pages capture his commitment to a nonconformist life in nature and his evolution as a writer. Hosted by M. Allen Cunningham. Produced by Atelier26 Books. Thank you to our monthly supporters! To join them in keeping Thoreau's Leaves in production, follow the support link and pledge 99 cents a month or more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thoreausleaves/support

    Questions & Depths

    Questions & Depths

    Even in the deep of winter, "heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." (From Walden, "The Pond in Winter")

    Music: "Pilgrims" by Some Were at Sea; "Reflections" by Pete James Johnson

    (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist.)


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    • 8 min
    Some Lichenous Thoughts Still Adhere to Us

    Some Lichenous Thoughts Still Adhere to Us

    December 29th and 31st, 1853

    Henry walks out amid the worst snowstorm in recent Concord memory, and on New Year's Eve recalls his past drunkenness.

    Snow Bunting sounds by Terje Kolaas: accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/425902

    Music: "Per Paura Che Si Rompa" by Bottega Baltazar; "The Racer" by Tristan Barton

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    • 8 min
    Here I Have Been These 40 Years

    Here I Have Been These 40 Years

    November 20th, 1857
    "The man who is often thinking that it is better to be somewhere else than where he is excommunicates himself."
    Music: "La Chica de los Grandes Ojos Negros" by ANBR (Music used courtesy of the artist through a licensing agreement with Artlist)

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    • 5 min
    Dreams & Mountains

    Dreams & Mountains

    October 29th, 1857

    Sometimes "we cannot tell what we have dreamed from what we have actually experienced."

    Music: "Spring the Promise" by Anna Yarbrough; "Shallow Water" by Sivan Talmor 

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    • 7 min
    Loon Checkers

    Loon Checkers

    An October day in a boat on Walden, and "a pretty game, played on the smooth surface of the pond, a man against a loon." (From Walden, "Brute Neighbors")
    Loon sounds by Andrew Spencer, XC 189383 (accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/189383); and Todd Wilson, XC103421 (accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/103421).
    Music: "Love You" by Yehezkel Raz; "Revelations" by Tristan Barton
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    • 8 min
    Before a Single Green Blade

    Before a Single Green Blade

    March 29, 1853

    Henry does a little digging and discovers "a wonderful piece of chemistry."

    Music: "White Dream" and "Icicles" by Yehezkel Raz

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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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Bulwarky ,

Simply Nourishing

So happy to have found this podcast. Thoreau's writings are rich, but vast, so a guide is welcome company, and M. Allen Cunningham makes a wonderful host. The selections are tenderly, thoughtfully read, and are moving enough on their own - the accompanying sounds and soundtracks accentuate them wonderfully. Looking forward to litsening and re-listening for a long time to come.

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