Six years. Can you believe it? This podcast has been on the air for six years and today I take a few minutes for reflection. How the podcast was originally about writing my own education and then turned to sharing other’s stories. That latter idea continues to be the driving force, but the mission went unacknowledged until recently when I asked myself, rather pointedly, “Why am I still doing this? What is the purpose of the podcast?” To which the answer, “To tell other people’s stories well,” was a quick and clear answer.
With six years and hundreds of episodes on the books, the seventh year is going to see some minor changes A little slower, but a return to those long format candid conversations that take as little or as much time as required to tell the tale of the guest. Along the way, I’m going to engage in some self care, further reflection, and a refresher on my own permaculture education by delving deep into my library, not just to browse and prepare for a particular interview, but to read with education in mind to better prepare for every conversation.
Sharing stories also opens up the direction of the show by offering opportunities for others to learn the skills of podcasting by inviting them to act as guest hosts and record their own interviews, as long as they are related to permaculture. If this is something of interest to you, please let me know.
Whether you’ve been with me since the beginning, listened to only one episode, or enjoyed a particular series, like those on rewilding, thank you for being here and a part of the community. I couldn’t do this without you.
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