In this episode I speak with my friend Bartle about her experiences on walkabouts, leading animal processing camps, running, and much more. Bartle’s life is an inspiration to me and many others. If you’ve ever thought about going on long term minimalist, wilderness living experiences, this will definitely appeal to you. I recorded this one a few months back, and Bartle is about to head out on another walkabout (although she decided recently to wait another year to get more funds to do the really big one she mentioned at the end of the interview). So I figured I’d better get this posted to the world before she takes off again.
Follow Bartle on instagram: @bartleemily
Move Your DNA, by Katie Bowman
Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall
Boulder Outdoor Survival School
In this introductory episode, I talk about my story: who I am, where I came from, and what rewilding means to me. This episode sets the context in which the rest of this podcast will reside.
Rewild or Die by Urban Scout (My moniker)
Press Interviews over the last 13 years
Tom Brown Jr.
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Jon Young’s 8 Sheild’s Mentoring
Wilderness Awareness School
Green Anarchy Magazine
My guest for this episode is Samantha Zipporah. Samantha is devoted to breaking the spells of oppression in reproductive & sexual health through education, healing & liberation. She has over 20 years of experience honing her craft as an educator, guide & caregiver tending to fertility, sex, & cycles spanning the full womb continuum. Sam’s work rises from an ancient lineage of midwives, witches, & wise women. A fierce champion of critical thinking skills, her knowledge is integrative & inclusive of modern medicine & science as well as traditional & ancient healing practices. Sam provides vital education for everyone from professionals to preteens in her books, courses, & live classes. Her online community The Fruit of Knowledge features monthly live workshops & an abundance of resources & dialogue for womb wisdom keepers & seekers.
In this conversation Samantha and I talk about rewilding contraception, and a few of the threads connected to that.
- Peter’s “How to Rewild Yourself” Memes
- Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott
- Sand Talk by Tyson Yonkaporta
- Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici
- IUD Side Effects Facebook Group
- IUD Awareness Website
- Please Bleed: Plants and Practical Magic
- Conscious Contraception Skillshare
- Miscarriage and Abortion Support Course
- Incidence of Post-Vasectomy Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
“Civilization Doesn’t Kill People, People Kill People” – A Resource List for Criticisms of The Dawn of Everything
Look. My time is precious. If you follow my work, you know my process for “how I decide to read a book” is extensive.
I like a lot of what David Graeber wrote. So, I was excited and skeptical about The Dawn of Everything, when it promised to completely dismantle many ideas that are foundational to rewilding, in terms of the origins of civilization and inequality. I was so disappointed with the lack of research, the lack of citation, the cherry picking of information and data, and mostly the pretentious tone, that I gave up on the book 100 pages in. I began to write a review, but I already wasted a couple of hours reading and don’t have the heart to write out a review… especially since so many have already been done. So instead, below is a list of really great reviews and rebuttals to the absurd claims in this book.
Let me say that there were a few points that they make in the book, but these points are already made by the existing people working and writing in this field. There was nothing new in this regard, only that many of these points haven’t reached the general public yet. While it may be good that some of these points are getting out there, they are doing so clouded in lots of other bullshit.
The Ecologist Magazine
All things being equal
WHAT IS POLITICS Youtube Channel:
10.1 What is an “Egalitarian Society”? David Graeber & David Wengrow’s “The Dawn of Everything”
10.2 The Dawn of Everything: How Graeber & Wengrow’s book sets us up to fail at politics
10.3 The Ingredients of Hierarchy: Graeber & Wengrow’s Dawn of Everything, Chapter 3
10.4 What Causes Seasonal Political Structures? Graeber & Wengrow’s The Dawn of Everything Ch. 3
Author Chris Knight
Wrong About (Almost) Everything
Hannes Wingate is an artist, builder, designer, and outdoor survival-skills instructor. He was educated at Central St. Martins College of Art in London. He is known internationally for constructing giant, human sized nests from natural materials found within close range of the build site. He has traveled the world, spending time living with and learning traditional skills from the Sami, Maori, Basque and Native American cultures.
In this conversation Hannes and I discuss his practice as an artist, looking at how he transforms people’s perspectives through his sculptural art, storytelling. We touch on some interweaving philosophies and practices like biomimicry, ancestral skills and how creativity lends itself to state resistance. In the second half, Hannes debriefs my experience at Boulder Outdoor Survival School.
Boulder Outdoor Survival School
In this episode I talk with my friend, Rachael Rice. Rachael is an artist, writer, death worker and certified weirdo who crafts scroll-stopping content for people who want to shape change. Her work centers collapse-informed learnings about grief, death, myth, magic and meaning-making in pale times. A neurodivergent queer witch navigating multiple health diagnoses and broadly coded as a white cis woman, Rachael is of Swedish, Scottish, Irish, French, German and English ancestry living and loving with her partner whose income supports her work on the lands of the Chinook in Portland, Oregon. She works in a dozen kinds of media, plays four instruments, speaks three languages, parents two children, and hollers at one cat, usually not all at once. In this conversation, Rachael and I discuss what it means to be “collapse aware,” what death work is and how it relates to societal collapse, and ways you can engage with it.
Collapse Care w/ Carmen Spagnola
“Curse of Knowledge”
Lotka Volterra Cycle
In this episode of the Rewild Podcast I talk with David Ian Howe about dogs and rewilding. David is a professional archaeologist trying to popularize the science of anthropology, most often through comedic videos. He is known for his interest and expertise in understanding ethnocynology–the study of the ancient relationship between humans and dogs. As rewilding is in part, a critique of domestication, the relationship between humans and dogs is an interesting area of exploration: at what point does mutualistic symbiosis become parasitic, or vice versa and is the human and dog relationship reflective of that? Listen in as David and I discuss this ancient relationship, among a few other topics.
Links to David’s Work
Ashkelon dog cemetery
Prehistoric Dogs as Hunting Weapons: The Advent of Animal Biotechnology by Angela Perri
Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness by Donna Harroway
Wolf In Dog’s Clothing? Black Wolves May Be First ‘Genetically Modified’ Predators
Wolves in the Land of Salmon by Dave Moskowitz
Domestication Gone Wild
Foxy Behavior: how a Russian fox farm uncovered the basis of canine domestication
Wolf Totem Jiang Rong
Wolves and Ravens
Badgers & Coyotes
Did Dog-Human Alliance Drive Out the Neanderthals?
The dark side of oxytocin, much more than just a “love hormone”
This Article Won’t Change Your Mind
Ancient Anxiety and ADHD
Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society
On this episode of the Rewilding Podcast, I converse with Carmen Spagnola about the necessary self and community care that comes with the realization that we are living in a collapse. Carmen works at the intersection of somatics, trauma recovery, attachment, and mysticism. Her approach to collapse – navigating the converging emergencies of large scale cooperation dilemmas – weaves Wendell Berry sensibilities with Octavia Butler realities. Her book The Spirited Kitchen: Recipes and Rituals for the Wheel of the Year, comes out in the fall of 2022.
Carmen’s Social Media
The Spirited Kitchen Book
Utne Reader/Geez Magazine: Preparing for a Beautiful End
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Oil Drum
John Michael Green
Carolyn Baker: Love in a Time of Apocalypse & Conscious Collapsing
The Collapse of Civilization May Have Already Begun
Wilderness First Responder
Believers by Lisa Wells
The “Collapse” of Cooperative Hohokam Irrigation in the Lower Salt River Valley