WILD ROOTS

WILD ROOTS

www.thewanderingnaturalist.com
An honest podcast about the state of our relationship with wild nature. Renouncing harmful anthropocentric ideals, focusing on true essentials for an adequate life as a human being; and recognizing the indispensability of our tremendously divers…


29: WILDLANDS NETWORK: Rebuilding a Natural Coexistence
Jun 25 • 39 min
We speak with Exective Director Katie Davis about Wildlands Network’s mission to restore the wild-ways of North America.About Wildlands Network:Since 1991, Wildlands Network has been committed to reconnecting, restoring and rewilding North America for…
28: Respecting Our Human-Earth Connections with Dr. Darcia Narvaez
May 26 • 25 min
We warmly welcome back Dr. Darcia Narvaez in a discussion on how global capitalism affects our psyche; and on understanding how to satisfy our basic human needs. Darcia’s work shares insights on how to live a truly meaningful life by acknowledging our…
27: THE RIGHT TO ROAM: A Call to Restore a Stolen Inheritance
Apr 25 • 44 min
The right to roam is something many American’s may not be aware of, yet it is a calling that dwells within the human heart. It is an inheritance which has been stolen, but we can get it back. Listen to find out how.Portrait by Cadence Chinle Cook…
26: A CHEMICAL PANDEMIC: The Obesogen Effect
Apr 13 • 41 min
In this episode we speak with Dr. Bruce Blumberg about his revolutionary research on chemicals called “obesogens”. His research reveals startling epigenetic effects of exposure to these hormone-disrupting chemicals in the environment. These chemicals…
25: A GLOBAL TRIBE: Wandering Wildlife, Resilient Skills and An Inseparable Connection
Mar 31 • 12 min
Will humanity come into reality? Will humanity changes it’s ways for good? What will it take? If not this, world-shattering pandemic, then what? A quieted world, concerns for wandering wildlife, wet markets and more… An adaptation from The Wandering…
24: ORIGIN OF THE CORONAVIRUS: Understanding Ecological Niches, Zoonotic Diseases and How Humans Cause Epidemics
Mar 25 • 51 min
Nature is indeed sending us a message. Our response to that message is going to shape humanity. In this Wild Roots episode with renowned science writer/author, David Quammen we talk about the nature of zoonotic diseases, ecology and how human activity…
23: WICKED SOLAR: How Alternative Energy Threatens Already Endangered Wildlife
Mar 9 • 34 min
An estimated 690-megawatt solar power generating facility is about to be built on roughly 7,100 acres of public land. Located within the Mojave Desert, around 33 miles northeast of Las Vegas and directly south of the Moapa River Indian Reservation. What…
22: THE WALL: A Desecration of Ancient Beings and Sacred Lands
Feb 28 • 19 min
Standing with O’odham against the desecration of ancient beings and sacred lands. Witnessing the wall’s construction site leaves me without words. The wall’s destruction to the borderlands is almost immeasurable and definitely unbearable.We hear what…
21: THIS LAND: An Ongoing War Against Wildlife on Public Lands in the West
Feb 4 • 55 min
NOT ON OUR LAND! - Listen to the very end!The book THIS LAND reveals the real “big bad wolves” and the truly devastating costs of livestock grazing on public lands. LINKSWebsite:Christopher KetchamBook: This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism and Corruption…
20: INDIGENOUS SUSTAINABLE WISDOM: A Life-Saving, Life-Nurturing World View
Jan 18 • 41 min
We welcome back Dr. Darcia Narvaez to discuss the importance of indigenous wisdom. More than ever, could the world use a nature-based foundation of wisdom. In this discussion we focus on the differences between traditional and indigenous psychologies;…
REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS: A Recap of Wild Roots 2019
Dec 31, 2019 • 21 min
Here is a recap of Wild Roots 2019. Thank you for being a part of the Wild Roots journey!
19: HUMAN NATURE PROJECTS: Restoring Humanity’s Appreciation of Earth’s Biodiversity
Dec 28, 2019 • 15 min
It is clear that “human nature” has evolved into a pattern of misuse, neglect and destruction of the natural world. Human Nature Projects was developed with a mission to re-prioritize our agenda as human beings. Through connection, curiosity, creativity…
18: VOLUME CONTROL: The Devastating Effects of Noise Pollution On Nature and Human Health
Dec 15, 2019 • 40 min
Those who have the authority to enforce noise ordinances are often unsympathetic or unresponsive, making noise ordinances completely ineffective. Join me in a discussion with renowned writer/author David Owen of the effects of noise exposure on the…
17: A RECOVERING RANCHER: Walking Away From An Unwholesome Industry
Nov 30, 2019 • 40 min
We speak about one woman’s courageous decision to leave behind an unwholesome industry, deeply embedded in American tradition. As well as her decision to write openly about her experiences. Laura Jean Schneider reflects on this harmful industry and how…
16: OUR BROKEN WEB: Life-Threatening Pesticides in Our Environment
Nov 18, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode, we have the great pleasure of speaking with award-winning journalist, Stephen Leahy about the use of neonics, extremely harmful pesticides used in industrialized agriculture. We discuss how the most widely used pesticides pervasively…
15: THE BRAIN ON NATURE: Neuro-Scientific Evidence Reveals Human Brains Struggle in Urban Environments
Oct 13, 2019 • 31 min
Humans are not equipped to recognize urban environments as something that makes sense… Basically even though humans may appear adjusted to urbanization, evolutionarily our brains haven’t caught up with more natural or healthy responses to such prevalent…
14: AKAGERA: An Inspiring Story of Survival, Resiliency and Conservation
Sep 23, 2019 • 30 min
This incredible story of resiliency is one that can be learned from worldwide! Akagera National Park has become one of the most renowned ecological recovery stories. Efforts to restore its natural wonders defied the odds and has placed this park in high…
13: IN NATURE’S DEFENSE: A Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature
Sep 1, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode we speak with the organizing director of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN) as well as members of their executive committee about the importance of and efforts towards establishing rights of nature laws. Join us in…
12: DOWN TO EARTH: The Ground Beneath Us
Aug 20, 2019 • 25 min
There is something very special hidden beneath our feet… A life-giving component of this planet, too often ignored yet crucial to our existence and survival. In this episode we discuss this amazing life-giving source with renewed reverence with…
11: NATURE UNBROKEN: Reconnecting The Wildways
Aug 5, 2019 • 26 min
We speak with Michael Dax, the New Mexico Representative for Defenders of Wildlife in Santa Fe about the Wildlife Corridors Act. Michael was instrumental in helping to pass legislation in the New Mexico Legislature to establish and protect wildlife…
10: POST-GROWTH: Exploring A Purpose-Driven, Not-For-Profit World Economy
Jul 21, 2019 • 41 min
Striving towards a model of economics that serves not only human needs, but Nature as well! Donnie Maclurcan holds a PhD in Social Science and is the facilitator of the Post-Growth Institute. Not only is our current system of economics bad for the…
9: GOOD CREATURES: Animals Offer Humans the Greatest of Lesson of All
Jun 23, 2019 • 38 min
Animals may offer the greatest lesson to be learned by (hu-)man! In this episode of Wild Roots, we learn what observing animals, both wild and domestic can teach us about how to be good creatures. Naturalist and science writer, Sy Montgomery shares with…
8: OUR PRIMAL NEST: The Development of the Moral Human Being
Jun 9, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode we speak with Dr. Darcia Narvaez about the “Evolved Nest” or the evolved developmental niche (EDN) and the importance of nurturing our young as human animals and how this relates to our moral being as well as how we regard the non-human…
7: PRIMITIVE NAVIGATION: Finding Our Own Way
May 26, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode we learn to find our own way with navigation techniques taught by John Huth, a Donner Professor of Science at Harvard. Though his work is focused mainly in the field of experimental particle physics, John Huth shares how he came to study…
6: INTO THE CONGO: A Journey to Reveal and Preserve Congo’s Biodiversity
May 12, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode of WILD ROOTS we journey into the wilds of Congo alongside herpetologist and evolutionary biologist Dr. Eli Greenbaum as we discuss his book “Emerald Labyrinth: A Scientist’s Adventures in the Jungles of the Congo” and the importance of…
5: REVIVING OUR RESILIENCY: Primal Movements and Primal Postures
Apr 28, 2019 • 43 min
You might want to squat for this one!Join us as we flow from one primal posture to the next. We speak with Aaron Hannon, creator of Naturaletics on the benefits of primal movements.You can find Naturaletics on YouTube, Instagram and at…
4: NATURAL DARKNESS: Rediscovering Our Universe
Mar 17, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode of WILD ROOTS we talk with Paul Bogard about his book “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in the Age of Artificial Light”. We discuss how adding more light reduces our awareness of one of our most precious human…
3: ALEXANDRIA AND GRETA: Our New Leaders, Giving Voice To The People
Feb 23, 2019 • 16 min
In this short episode, Soraya speaks a little about the great new voices that have come to the climate justice scene. Alexandria and Greta share their grit with the World. Listen to one of the most remarkable speeches given by the young Swedish climate…
2: REVIVING OUR RESILIENCY: Becoming Post-Carbon and Needing Less
Feb 10, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode of WILD ROOTS we talk with Richard Heinberg about the history of human’s dependence on fossil fuels; focusing on what is truly important as well as another way of measuring our success as a species; ecological economics and the…
1: A BUTTERFLY FOR ALL: A Cure For Climate Change
Jan 27, 2019 • 37 min
WILD ROOTS PODCAST’s first episode features an interview with Dr. Sailesh Rao. Join us as we discuss THE solution to Climate Change and how you can prevent “Year ZERO” by becoming a Climate Healer.In this episode, Dr. Sailesh Rao discusses the research…
WILD ROOTS Trailer
Jan 27, 2019 • 2 min
Wild Roots is an honest podcast about the state of wild nature in the age of the anthropocene. It will be a journey to inspire listeners to reconnect with their wild roots.It will host an on-going discussion about the needs of nature, exploring the…