A Podcast That Tells Stories of People, Politics, and Nature
The summer of Covid may be coming to an end, but our hearts, ears, and minds are hardly retreating indoors. We’re listening to For the Wild, a weekly podcast and “anthology of the Anthropocene” that’s keeping us curious and engaged about our place in nature. On the program, host Ayana Young invites figures with critical perspectives to discuss the most pertinent issues relating to ecology renewal and resistance through narratives rooted in social justice and intersectional storytelling. Recent guests include anthropologist and Feasting Wild author Gina Rae La Cerva (who also joined us on Ep. 39 of At a Distance) on the “quiet and hidden” stories of foraged foods; The Nap Ministry founder Tricia Hersey on rest as an act of social resistance; and Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Tribe and founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, on what we can learn about earth healing from indigenous cultures. Many episodes come with a call to action to up your civic engagement—a healthy reminder this election season that voting is only one crucial part of bringing about enduring change.