For The Wild: An Anthology of The Anthropocene/100
Four years and one hundred episodes later…Today we celebrate listening, storytelling, loyalty, each other, and the love song that is For The Wild.
We’ve been combing through the archives and crafting this very special episode for the community that has rallied around us these past few years. Today’s episode highlights some of the many conversations we keep present in heart and mind.
Join us this week as we revisit dialogue between Ayana and Peter Wohlleben, Stephen Jenkinson, Chief Caleen Sisk, Ron Finley, Lyla June, Kurt Russo, Jacinda Mack, Terry Tempest Williams, Reverend M. Kalani Souza, brontë velez, Stephen Harrod Buhner, Angelo Baca, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Dune Lankard, Andrew Harvey, Derrick Jensen, Eriel Deranger, George Monbiot, Paul Watson, Nalini Nadkarni, Janine Benyus, Rue Mapp, Winona LaDuke, Nnimmo Bassey, Jacqui Patterson, Faith Gemmill, and Princess Lucaj. Plus, Ayana shares her own reflections and the personal history that birthed this production into life.
Consider this a Thank You to the community that has supported this work in a myriad of ways, to our guests for sharing and inspiring us, and to the group of tenacious beings that have tended to For The Wild along this journey. Upon reflecting on how we got here, we have been reminded of how important it is to work in collective structures, to find your family and hold them close. Our guests constantly remind us that this work is not possible to be done alone, that each and every one of us has something to contribute. Despite the odds, For The Wild has resisted what this world is trying to strip away from us: creativity, loyalty, joy, and commitment.
I can’t help but think that perhaps many of us arrived here, and stayed here, for the same reasons, that we were feeling alone and wondered if anyone else could hear what we were hearing? Each week this show reminds us that we are not alone, that there are others across this planet that deeply care about the things we care about, who hold immeasurable bodies of knowledge, and who are singing out in resilient song.
We can’t say, and we don’t pretend to know, just what this podcast has done for our listeners – but we promise to keep going, to continue to put alternative narratives and ways of knowing into the minds of whoever may tune in. We are so excited to keep learning and growing organically in conversation, by way of experience, and in close observation.
Ayana put it best, this podcast is an ode to sticking it out – we are devoted to bringing the message and uplifting our co-conspirators in this movement. Consider this an affirmation of deep commitment and life itself.
Music by Lyla June
Theme Music: Like a River by Kate Wolf