Welcome to Wósdéé podcast. My name is Majerle Lister. This podcast will be focused on discussions I believe are important to Diné people. I can say for certain that there will be a plethora of topics discussed ranging from politics to comic books.
My goal is to discuss and navigate the current topics on and off the Navajo Nation. The name of the podcast comes from the Navajo translation of “come in”. Growing up with my grandparents, I remember clearly the routine of visitors knocking on the door and my grandmother yelling “woshdee”. This initiated a discussion over cookies and coffee.
Reposted from soundcloud but only a few people heard it. This episode is from last year where a bunch of friends of mine come together to tell scary stories. Thanks to those who joined us.
Background music: www.youtube.com/channel/UC_6hQy4elsyHhCOskZo0U5g
Episode 36: Public Health & Ké in Navajo Nation
In this episode I talk to Dr. Teresa Montoya and Dr. Marc Emerson about their recent article, "Confronting Legacies of Structural Racism and Settler-colonialism to understand covid 19 impacts on the Navajo Nation". We discuss public health and critical expansion of the concept. Both articulate the limits of western epistemologies and the potential of including Navajo epistemologies.
(6:20) - What is Public Health?
(19:45) - Lessons from the 1918 Flu
(30:14) - Optimistic Stories and Conclusion
Thank you to Teresa and Marc.
Thumbnail photo of Mural by Ivan Lee
Episode 35: Brian Young and 'Healer of the Water Monster'
In this episode, I talk to Brian Young about his new book, 'Healer of the Water Monster'. I've known Brian since our time at Diné Policy Institute. His new book was released in May of 2021. We talk about the story, themes, and his experience pitching the book to publishers. I highly recommend it.
I've include a link for purchasing the book below:
Brian Young's instagram:
Episode 34: Navajo Organizing in Farmington 1974
In this episode I talk to Rodney Barker, the author of the Broken Circle. His book details the events during the summer of 1974 in Farmington, NM. In 1974, three Navajo men, Herman Dodge Benally, John Earl Harvey, and David Ignacio were murdered by white teens. From April to June, Navajo organizers strategized and implemented actions to oppose the racism in Farmington. In this episode we cover the events from Barker’s perspective and the information he gained from his interviews. Thank you to Rodney Barker for his time. Thank you for listening.
Rodney Barker Website:
Additional Historical Links:
Episode 33: Tré Orona Interview
In this episode, I interview Tré Orona about his new album, Dead Renaissance, which is releasing May 7th, 2021. We discuss the inspirations, Marxism, books, common sense/hegemony, and political conditions that provided the groundwork for the album.
I would like to thank Tré for joining me on the podcast.
The album, 'Dead Renaissance' can be purchased below:
2016 Fuxgiven EP:
Anytime Minutes 1
I remember calling folks with a phone card with a limited amount of minutes but if I waited until 9pm I would have access to unlimited minutes. I'm feeling nostalgic for that so I dedicated a podcast episode to calling my friends asking about their stories based on various topics.
In this episode, I asked artist friends of mine about their funniest or worst live shows. The Navajo Nation music landscape is diverse from House music to crust punk so there are a lot of stories out there.
These are some of their stories. I have listed their music in the bio. Check them out and support them. Thanks to all of them for indulging my ideas and helping them come to life.
Interview: Darin Tom
Song/link: "Comfortably Insane"
Songs: "Casuse AF" & "Still Here"
Songs: "I Remember You" & "Nice Guy"