18. SHAMANISM, SERVICE & POWER / Paul Francis

Today I’m interviewing a very special author… Paul Francis is a psychotherapist, shamanic practitioner, teacher, writer, and founder of the Three Ravens College of Therapeutic Shamanism, in North Wales.

Citing shamanic practices as fundamental to our re-connection both with ourselves, and with the living environment, I’m excited to explore how our world views can influence and shape the ways in which we relate with nature.

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17. FROM FACEBOOK TO FORESTS, A TALE OF REWILDING / Kate Pincott

In this episode, I’m delighted to be talking with Kate Pincott, a designer, curator, and co-founder of Nafisi Studio, a British-Persian duo safeguarding traditional handcrafted joinery in Horsham, England.

I first met Kate several years ago in London, while she was working as a product designer at Facebook and curating an international talk series, “This Happened”, which explored the making process within interaction design. 

It’s only very recently when I received a curious email, marked “Into the woods” that our paths crossed again, and I realised her story may resonate with the longing many of us have to rewild ourselves and reconnect with our natural home.

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16. BIO ANTHROPOLOGY, EVOLUTION & FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE NATURAL WORLD / Professor Ben Garrod

Today’s guest, Professor Ben Garrod, is an evolutionary biologist, author, broadcaster and primate conservationist, who has worked alongside Dr Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenborough to ignite a love of the natural world in a wide audience, young and old.

In this episode we explore bio-anthropology, the existence of rituals among non-human primates, our fractured identity with the natural world, and why we need to fall in love with the earth if we are to save it.

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15. PERMACULTURE, SUSTAINABILITY & THE ART OF FRUGAL HEDONISM / David Holmgren

This episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with David Holmgren, an internationally renowned environmental designer, ecological educator and author, best known as one of the co-originators of the permaculture concept with Bill Mollison.

We discuss the science and heritage of the permaculture model, what sustainability really means on the larger scale, and how we can enjoy a richer, more meaningful life through radically changing the way in which we relate to, and draw resources from, the earth.

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12. CLIMATE CRISIS, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE & THE RISE OF EXTINCTION REBELLION / Liam Geary Baulch

In October 2018 in the UK, a small socio-political group called Extinction Rebellion was born.

Since their inception, XR has become a global movement that has not only given citizens a voice and enabled large-scale acts of peaceful civil disobedience, but also contributed to the decision of governments declaring a climate emergency, paving the way for the legislative change needed to tackle this crisis.

This episode, I talk with Liam Geary Baulch, Creative Actions Coordinator at Extinction Rebellion, about why this movement is necessary, what progress has been made, and what vision of the world it hopes to achieve.

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11. STORYTELLING & THE MYTHIC IMAGINATION / Dr Sharon Blackie

For the first episode of the series 2, I talk with Dr. Sharon Blackie, an award-winning writer, psychologist and mythologist, whose work sits at the intersection of psychology, mythology and ecology.

In this captivating conversation, we explore the mythic imagination, the reclaiming of indigenous Western spiritual traditions, and the relevance of our native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, social and environmental problems we face today.

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