By Jennifer Grayson
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Uncivilize is a journalistic exploration of the human rewilding movement—bringing you the stories of pioneers who have “left” our modern industrialized world behind to forge radically alternative lives in the 21st century. Using the long lens of human history (read: evolutionary biology, anthropology, indigenous knowledge and cultural history), each episode examines a future existence that could not only restore balance to an imperiled planet, but reclaim humanity’s original, inborn connection to the natural world. Hosted by Los Angeles-based environmental journalist and award-winning author (UNLATCHED, 2017 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award) Jennifer Grayson. Theme music: Paul Damian Hogan. Photo by April K / CC BY 2.0. www.jennifergrayson.com
||Clean026 The Birth of an Explorer - Alegra Ally||"I would sit in a classroom and I would daydream about me just going and disappearing in a jungle and living with a tribe....These are the most memorable moments of my childhood." -Alegra Ally||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit025 A Year of Autonomous Eating - Rob Greenfield||"People have a hard time wrapping their head around the idea of growing and foraging 100 percent of my food...There are zero exceptions: my salt; my oil; no grocery stores; no restaurants...literally growing and foraging 100 percent of the food." -Rob G||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit024 The Woman and the Little Cabin That Could - Ayana Young||"If there's nowhere to hide, then it allowed me to stand where I love, and fight like hell for that place. For me, the temperate rainforest was what called me..." -Ayana Young||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 The Biophilic Nature of Serenbe - Steve Nygren||"We have come into such an intellectual society that we have forgotten the miracle of where we live. And the miracle of our own being." -Steve Nygren||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 The Everwild Way - Amanda Caloia and Elizabeth Wells||"Society expects us to go down one path. And then if it doesn't feel right or it doesn't feel good, often we don't know that there [are] other resources available." -Elizabeth Wells||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 The Astonishing American History of Cesarean Section - Jacqueline H. Wolf||"How, in the modern era, can we perceive so many human births as running into trouble that we have to perform major abdominal surgery in order to make that birth happen?" -Jacqueline H. Wolf||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 Emulating Our Wild Progenitors: A New Path - Arthur Haines||"What are our evolutionary patterns versus how we are living now? Once you start diving into that question, you learn that virtually everything we do stands in contradiction to what our bodies need for health. And not just our bodies...our emotion, our||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 Wild Beer and The Ale Apothecary - Paul Arney||"One of the reasons that our beer tastes the way it does is because I made a commitment that had nothing to do with the end-result beer I was making; it had to do with...the ideals and the practices that I want to have." -Paul Arney||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 The Freedom of Forest Kindergarten - Erin Kenny||"Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls." -Erin Kenny||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 Re-creating the Village - Rachel Natland and Chris Morasky||"A lot of the things that happened to me as a child would not have happened to me if I was in a community that could have caught me." -Rachel Natland||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 Eating Unprocessed and the Path to Food Sovereignty - Megan Kimble||"At the beginning of my book, when I was trying to figure out where to draw the line--what makes food processed?--I stuck with this intuitive sense, which came from a line from Mr. Rogers...'There is a difference between things people make, and things t||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 Survivalists on Surviving a Natural Disaster - Carmen and Matt Corradino||"You bring up the point of climate change and more expected hurricanes…but where could we possibly escape that? If the climate is changing and the earth is changing at the rate that we expect it to be changing, there’s nowhere that I could feel comp||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 The Milk Moonshot - Lars Bode and Alan Daly||"Let's put it [this] way: We'll never get to the point where formula will be even close to human milk." -Lars Bode||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 The Incontrovertible Nature of Motherhood - Erica Komisar||"We can do many, many things in life; we can even do everything in life. We just can't do it all at the same time." -Erica Komisar||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 GM Foods, Glyphosate and Gut Health - Dr. Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams||“These foods have caused these issues. It’s cause and effect. And I want to get that clear. It’s not like, ‘Gee, we have no idea.’ Actually, we do.” –Dr. Michelle Perro||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 Extreme Simplicity - Christopher Nyerges||"Some people think I’m teaching for the apocalypse...how to get by. You probably could, if you take these classes. But I’m hoping we won’t have an apocalypse. If we change our behavior, and [learn how to] use less and work together better, we won||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 Camping, Land Sharing and Digital Philosophizing - Alyssa Ravasio||"I became obsessed with the internet. I think it’s the most powerful tool humans have ever created. And I’m really passionate about: How are we going to use it? Because I’m of the belief that most technologies are neutral. And therefore, the impac||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 Shelter as a Human Right - Sofia Borges||"Everybody benefits from having a little bit more humanity." -Sofia Borges||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 Aboriginal Skills and the Path to Undistractable Attention - Jim Robertson||“I always go back to square one: Where am I coming from? What is my intention here? My intention is to come from the best place possible, which is coming from my heart, from that pure place; that place that as I choose to see it, we all have...."||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 Motherhood Without a Motherland - Sarah Menkedick||"I had always had this perspective that I’m not from anywhere, I don’t feel a connection to anywhere; I’ve lived in all these different places. And finally, when I was pregnant and I was living in Ohio in a little cabin, I really did feel like for||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 Let Nature Be Thy Medicine - Dr. Michelle Gerber||"What makes a naturopathic doctor is not so much which tools we use, but our principles…[it] amounts to having a different perspective on health and disease [that looks] at the body as a system that’s constantly trying to heal itself." -Dr. Michelle||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 Changing the Culture of Throwaway Living - Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff||“In the last 50 years, our habits have shifted to this culture of convenience, and that makes sense; we’re moving really fast, life has sped up, people are concerned about not having enough time...And one of those conveniences in terms of easy and q||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 The Disappearing Darkness - John Barentine||“We are fundamentally transforming the nighttime environment in the world in a way that is utterly unlike anything that the world has ever seen in the past.” –John Barentine||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 Prairie Mountain Folk School - Greg Hennes||“You can take people who have virtually no experience, and at the end of it you have a building or a chair or a basket or a weaving – there’s a beautiful thing at the end of it which has a story.” –Greg Hennes||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 Honing the Urban Homestead - Erik Knutzen||“The point with what we do is not to be self-sufficient -- I don’t like that word, actually. I think that’s a fool’s errand. We’re in community with each other.” –Erik Knutzen||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 Apprentice of the Wild - Sean Critchfield||“The city has become [the] survival environment, because if you don’t have money in a city, typically you perish. But in the woods, it’s all there; we’ve just forgotten how to listen and how to receive it.” –Sean Critchfield||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love having a female voice in this space. Jennifer is an exceptional interviewer. I've loved the guests she has had so far and her interview style. Can't wait for more!
What a gem of a podcast. I look forward to listening to “Uncivilize” every week~~it leaves me feeling inspired, educated, and connected with my Earth-lovin’ community at large. Jennifer, thanks for your hard work and for being a kindred spirit!
Grayson gets it
THIS WOMAN IS AMAZING! I was an avid listener of the Rewild Yourself! Podcast and, as many know, when Daniel ended his podcast, I needed a new, fresh voice to listen to that tackles similar topics surrounding this lifestyle get back to nature and our ancestral roots. J listened to only one of Jennifer's podcasts and I was hooked immediately. Now, I'm binging. I really appreciate her background, living in LA, and how she attempts to work in this lifestyle in her city life. If you haven't listened to one of her podcasts yet, I urge you to do so. It is a must listen!