What can we learn from nature when we pause to look and listen? In this episode, writer and American Sign Language interpreter Justin Maurer shares how being an interpreter for his deaf mom led to forming a punk band, presenting at the Oscars and seeking out one of the quietest places in the world. We also interview Nancy Bockino, a forest ecologist and avalanche professional, who is working to restore an entire ecosystem by saving the whitebark pine. At the Patagonia Archives, longtime Patagonia employees explain how Yvon Chouinard’s worn-out Craghopper Shorts became the seed for Patagonia clothing. Tune in for a new episode of Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more, watch “Silence Isn’t Silent” and read “One for the Grove.”
Collaboration is central to the natural world—in more ways than we might imagine. By studying interactions between plants, animals and insects, we can emulate those connections to build our own systems of community knowledge. Join us for Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts. For more on these stories, read "Sweet in Tooth and Claw" and read "The Klabona Keepers".
The natural world contains wonders and wisdom that should be accessible to everyone. But what barriers prevent us from acquiring that knowledge? In this episode, we speak with Kiko and Kyra Sweeney from the story “Running the Coast” about why their family emphasized running despite disability. Then we turn to a conversation with reporter Sofía Arredondo about the legendary Mexican climber Raúl Revilla Quiroz, and his impact upon the future generations of climbers. These are stories of people who are claiming their access to outdoor spaces and working to make them more accessible for all. Join us for Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts. For more on these stories, read “Running the Coast” and watch “The Maestro.”
We turn to art to experience the universal truths of being human, to express the feelings within us, and to better understand our world. This week, Kentucky musicians The Local Honeys help us understand Appalachian coal country and the miners there who are seeking a new way of living. We’ll also hear Cameron Keller Scott speak about his poem “A River’s Own Name” and how he hopes to deepen people’s experience of the natural world through poetry.
As we prepare for an uncertain future, what do we need to know to establish a deeper connection to the landscape and our communities? In this episode, we hear how Cheyenne River Sioux member Christopher White Eagle reconnected Native kids to their heritage by recruiting them to participate in a traditional buffalo hunt on the plains of South Dakota. We also hear from reporter Joel Caldwell as he visits Ecosystem Restoration Camps in California to learn about the movement of people working to rewild degraded landscapes. Join us for Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts. For more on these stories, read “Restoring Paradise” and watch “The Hunt.”
Which lessons passed down through generations help us feel at home, both mentally and physically, in our natural environments? In this episode, we explore the power of mentorship through our conversation with queer climbers Lor Sabourin and Madaleine Sorkin. We also hear from three generations of women from the Salish Sea who are fighting against the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion to help save Southern Resident orcas. Join us for Patagonia Stories wherever you get your podcasts. For more on these stories, read “Queering Climb Mentorship” and watch “We Are the Water.”
Poet Cameron Keller Scott reads an excerpt from his piece, A River’s Own Name. View a video excerpt of A River’s Own Name at the link below. I. Valley Maker Suppose one day we were to wake up and understand the name of a river. Not the names we’ve given, but the name it asks us to…