The Rewilding Podcast

Are you looking at our society racked with disconnection, poor mental and physical health, social injustice, and the wanton destruction of the natural world and asking yourself, “What can I do?” Join experimental anthropologist Peter Michael Bauer as he converses with experts from many converging fields that help us craft cultures of resilience. Weaving together a range of topics from ecology to wilderness survival skills to permaculture, each episode deepens and expands your understanding of how to rewild yourself and your community.

Humans have lived on the planet for nearly 3 million years, and yet the culture of the last 10,000 has caused the sixth largest extinction in the history of life on earth. We are in the midst of a cultural and environmental collapse. The recent project of civilization has failed humanity, and we are in search of new systems modeled after the ones that came before: ones that lasted for millions of years without making a noticeable impact on ecosystems.

The most resilient ways of living are the ones that are adaptive, regenerative, and regional. We are creating transitional models of living together to escape and minimize the fall out and to and thrive in an uncertain future. We are creating a new narrative, backed by contemporary science and research, and millions of years of human stories of living harmoniously in place. We call this rewilding, and it can’t be done alone. It can only be done together…

Welcome to the Rewilding Podcast.