The Ground Shots Podcast

The Ground Shots Podcast
A podcast bridging ideas about how humans relate to the land.
15: The road, death and common ground: Sam Sycamore of the Good Life Revival Podcast
Apr 17 • 125 min
This special extra episode of the podcast features a conversation with Sam Sycamore of the Good Life Revival Podcast. He hails originally from Kentucky, but has also traveled at different times across the U.S., farmed in Indiana, and now currently lives…
14: Aimee Joyaux of Cornmeal Press out of Petersburg, VA on processing our times through radical art making
Apr 14 • 83 min
This episode of the podcast features a conversation with radical visual artist and printmaker Aimee Joyaux who runs Cornmeal Press in Petersburg, Virginia. We recorded this conversation when I visited Aimee in October 2018, before doing a multi-week…
13: Aganaq Kostenborder on weaving with Willow, reconsidering weaving with culturally sensitive plants, getting to know plants over time
Mar 25 • 55 min
This episode of the Ground Shots Podcast features a conversation with Aganaq Kostenborder, a mixed indigenous weaver, craftsperson, seamstress, and artist currently living in Oregon. We talk about her relationship to Willow, rethinking weaving with…
12: Turtle T. Turtlington on mead making, changing culture through fermentation, working with edgy plants, alchemy, alcohol and the poison path.
Mar 7 • 173 min
This longer *bonus* episode of the Ground Shots Podcast features a conversation with Turtle T. Turtlington on all things mead making while we drink several bottles of homemade mead Turtle brewed. Turtle was previously a guest on episode four of the…
11: Woniya Thibeault on connecting to the wild through ancestral skills, farming, hide tanning and cultural sensitivity, Woniya’s book projects and more.
Feb 22 • 69 min
A conversation recorded by the south fork of the Trinity River in Hyampom, California with ancestral skills instructor Woniya Thibeault on connecting to the wild through ancestral skills, the pros and cons of farming, wild tending, having cultural…
10: Adam Stolte and his Goats. Thoughts on modern day pastoralism, domestication, Pacific Northwest plants for goat forage, and more.
Feb 11 • 66 min
Episode Ten is a field recording, part interview, of walking with Adam Stolte and his goat herd, plus the pig Ragnar, this past September in Hood River, Oregon. On our evening walk through Douglas Fir groves, Scotch Broom died back and Hazelnut, we…
#9: Christiana Hedlund on her art and craft practice, the feeling of color, place informed design
Jan 10 • 66 min
A conversation with artist and designer Christiana Hedlund on her relationship to her art practice, color, the importance of craft, her Signal Fire experience, and more.
8: Mario Tarasco, N.D., on navigating accessibility of care in Naturopathic medicine, harm reduction approaches working with addiction, the opiate crisis and more.
Dec 6, 2018 • 71 min
A conversation with Naturopathic doctor and herbalist Mario Tarasco on working with low-income & at-risk populations as a Naturopathic doctor, taking the harm reduction and non-shaming approach to working with addiction, the current opiate crisis in the…
7: Rebecca Beyer on syncretism in Appalachian Folk Herbalism, moral questions surrounding wildcrafting, cultural appropriation and more.
Nov 22, 2018 • 71 min
A conversation with folk herbalist, teacher, witch and forager Rebecca Beyer of Blood and Spicebush, out of Barnardsville, NC on Appalachian folk herbalism, wildcrafting questions, acknowledging all the different folks who contributed to the practices of…
6: Tilke Elkins on Investigating Color with Natural Pigments, Questions Surrounding Pigment Harvest, Defining Wilderness
Oct 23, 2018 • 87 min
A conversation with visual artist Tilke Elkins on the investigation of color through the use of natural pigments, harvesting and processing natural pigments, moral questions surrounding the harvesting of natural pigments, exploring definitions of…
5: Ryan Pierce on the work of Signal Fire, an organization that unites art, activism and the outdoors
Oct 6, 2018 • 66 min
A conversation with artist Ryan Pierce out of Portland, Oregon on the work of the organization Signal Fire, which aims to connect artists and activists to wild spaces through unique programming.
4: Turtle T. Turtlington on the TransCalifornia Trail, the importance of pilgrimage and remembering the late Frank Cook
Sep 14, 2018 • 98 min
We have a conversation with gardener and artist Turtle T. Turtlington on his walk across California on the TransCalifornia Trail, his pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the influence of the late ethnobotanist Frank Cook on Turtle’s work and…
3: Laurie Quesinberry on traditional Appalachian root digging in Laurel Fork, VA, issues around wildcrafting woodland medicinals and more.
Sep 1, 2018 • 58 min
We have a conversation with Laurie Quesinberry, a traditional Appalachian ‘granny root digger’ from Laurel Fork, Virginia about wildcrafting ethics and alternatives, the Black Cohosh catacombs, using leaf medicine of woodland medicinals, herbal ‘wide…
2: Emily Stock on being an herbalist in Moab, medicine making using the stars, Bear’s Ears National Monument and public lands issues in Utah
Aug 12, 2018 • 84 min
Interview with Emily Stock, founder of Sundial Medicinals, an apothecary in Moab, Utah on growing up with a taro reader and herbalist grandmother, using astronomy and astrology in medicine making, Bear’s Ears National Monument and other public lands…
1: Samuel Bautista Lazo on weaving in Oaxaca, colonialism and the importance of making things from the land
Jul 19, 2018 • 60 min
Our interview with Samuel Bautista Lazo, a Zapotec Weaver from the Oaxaca region of Mexico on the power of weaving, the good and bad effects of tourism on Samuel’s village and community, how cochineal affected world politics, the colonial history of…