beneath the stream
By Colin Williams and Ian Rowlands
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Welcome to Beneath the Stream, a podcast about the human experience in the non-human world. With each episode we explore a theme which gives us insight into how we interact and respond to the natural world around us. We welcome the occasional guest and embark on diverse discussions encompassing wildlife, landscape, mystery, perception, art, literature, spirit and science. We draw on our own experiences of interactions with the natural world and also bring you podcasts recorded in the field. We hope you enjoy the journey.
||Clean10. Myth and The Woodwose - feat. Thea Smiley||We humans have long made sense of the non-human world around, and beyond us, through storytelling and myth. Folklore has much to say about hairy wild men, and women, and their relationship to us, past and present. Exploring these motifs, stories and the||7 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. Tracks||In this podcast we explore the proscribed routes, the safe paths, the trackways; and how they affect our perception of the land and our experience of the non-human world. What lives beyond the path? Are we an animal making paths of convenience or is the||7 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. Night||Night makes us focus on our human experience of the darkness. Night is a place where the non-human world thrives: both in reality through wild predators whose senses exceed ours, and also in imagination as, for humans, the darkness often harbours our fe||7 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. Wind||In a windswept locale we explore how both we, and the inhabitants the non-human world, respond to the wind. Wind spirits, the voice of the wind, hurricanes, and the sense of ‘aliveness’ that it has all affect us. Why does it makes us feel a certain||2 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. Sounds 1||We explore some of the most evocative sounds in the natural world and examine the power that the acoustics of the non-human world have over us. As we listen in Part 1 to Ian’s choice of sounds, we discuss how we navigate the natural world with sound a||8 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Fear - with guest Robert Lloyd Parry||The non-human world, in it’s many guises, can often be a place where we face our fears. Recorded in Cambridge at Mill Road Cemetery and the 12th century Leper Chapel of St Mary Magdalene, this episode features an interview with Robert Lloyd Parry, an||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. Light||The qualities of light, and how the natural, human and non-human world can be viewed and impacted by light is under discussion in this episode of the podcast. References you might wish to follow up include: Watership Down, Hampshire, UK https://en.wi||4 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. Fire and the human imagination||What is it about fire that draws us to its side? It brings warmth and safety, yet it carries a destructive threat. Recorded on location by the fireside in Suffolk, this episode explores our long relationship with fire and how it links us to our landscap||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. The Ancestors||Recorded on location in Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y Leon in northern Spain: join us, Colin Williams and Ian Rowlands, as we look at how our ancestors approached death, life and spirit, through our exploration of ancient sites and the manner in||26 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. Ritual and Ceremony||The power and diversity of ritual and ceremony: join us, Colin Williams and Ian Rowlands, as we look at how the cycles of the natural, human and non-human world can be viewed and recognised through ritual. Why do humans create rituals? How do they relat||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|