By Jennifer Grayson
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Hi! I’m Jennifer Grayson. Journey with me as we peel away the layers of urbanized, industrialized, technologized modern life, to uncover the core of how we were meant to live as human beings. We’ll examine a more meaningful existence that will help us restore balance to our imperiled planet, while reclaiming our original, inborn connection to the natural world. From food and conservation to reimagining urban landscapes and raising children, from self-reliance and simple living to building community, purposeful clean tech and beyond, we’ll look at the true fundamentals of "uncivilizing” urban life today—investigating it all through the long lens of human history (read: evolutionary biology, anthropology, indigenous knowledge and cultural history). Jennifer Grayson is an award-winning environmental journalist and the author of Unlatched, winner of the 2017 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. Theme music is by Paul Damian Hogan. Photo by April K / CC BY 2.0. www.jennifergrayson.com
||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|
I was so excited to discover this new podcast. The guests so far have all been very interesting, and the host is a great mix of intelligent and super relatable. Looking forward to more episodes!
"Uncivilize" is a great addition to iTunes!
....beyond "great"!! This podcast was so well done! Interesting, informative, warm, friendly, and made me want to listen more and learn more! Jennifer has an incredibly natural way of speaking which makes her so very enjoyable to listen to. I am looking forward to many more "Uncivilize" podcasts!
As a huge fan of Grayson’s book, Uncivilize does not disappoint. Great podcast! A must listen for sure.