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We discuss the critical ideas of our time and parlay them into action for the defense and regeneration of natural communities. Key topics include the rediscovery of wild nature, ecological renewal and resistance, and healing from the trauma of individualistic society. We travel deep into ancient forests, align with the struggles and ways of Earth-based people, and rekindle the mysteries of intuition. We join today’s brightest visionaries in this momentous work of reimagining a world where humanity can find its way back into the web of life.

(This podcast was formerly Unlearn & Rewild.)

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We feature 2-3 songs per episode and highlight artists whose work is in alignment with our vision. Please listen to and support our community of musicians!


Favianna Rodriguez on Art & Migration Know No Borders /85

▸  "Obsidiana," "Tzk'at," (2018) & "Reina del Caos" (2016) by Rebeca Lane   ▴bandcamp ▴ soundcloud ▴website

Malik Yakini on A Food Sovereign Future in Detroit /75

▸  Songs by Malik Yakini  ▴ soundcloud

Jurek Lubinski on Protecting Europe's Last Primeval Forest /74

▸  "Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa" by Warsaw Village Band  ▴ soundcloud ▴ spotify
▸  "Marie Lavoe" by David and Rosealean

Jeremy Lent on Depatterning Wetiko /73

▸  "Every Piece" by Solaris

Leah Penniman on Land Based Liberation /72

▸  "Marie Lavoe" by David and Rosealean

Janine Benyus on Redesigning Society Based on Nature /71

▸  "Conflated" by Vide Geiger   soundcloud ▴ spotify
▸  "Garden of Dreams" by Samuela

David Shearer on Last-Ditch Climate Ingenuity /70

▸  "Crossing Over" by Steven Morgan 
▸  "Garden of Dreams" by Samuela 
▸  "Nod Your Head" by Capital A 

Rue Mapp on Nature as the Great Equalizer /69

▸  "Studying Metamorphosis" by Marian Mclaughlin
▸  "Heartland" by Kendra Swanson  ▴ spotify
▸  "Bean" by Harrison Foster

adrienne maree brown on Emergent Strategy /68

▸  "No Words To Say" by June West   ▴ soundcloud
▸  "Raven" by Ariana Saraha  ▴ soundcloud  ▴ spotify

Peter Wohlleben on The Hidden Life of Trees /67

▸  "This is the World" by Eola  ▴ soundcloud  ▴ spotify
▸  "Future Hymns" by Eola  ▴ soundcloud  ▴ spotify
▸  "How Far Am I From Canaan" by Eola   ▴ soundcloud  ▴ spotify

Miriam Horn on Conserving Common Ground in America's Divided Heartland /66

▸  "Be Gone" by Bea Troxel spotify
▸  "Delta" by Bea Troxel  ▴ soundcloud  ▴ spotify
▸  "Buried On The Wind" by Fletcher Tuckerspotify


Ayana Young


Ayana Young is a lover and protector of wild nature. She was studying Ecology at Columbia University when the Occupy Wall Street movement began. Amid the burgeoning resistance in Zuccotti Park, she created the Environmental working group with March Young to help orient the movement to the realities of a suffering planet. From there she moved West to her beloved Cascadian bioregion, starting an organic farm and wild foods cartel on an Oregon mountaintop. In Portland, she had the fortune of learning from the herbalist Cascade Anderson Geller. Ayana is currently studying Restoration of Natural Systems in Victoria, BC, and creating an ecological research center and native plants nursery in the Southern tip of the Cascadian bioregion. She teaches about empowered earth stewardship and leads biodiversity enhancement workshops across North America.