ALIVE

ALIVE

You will hear stories about how our lives, all living beings and our living systems are intertwined: big and small, close and far, including us, human beings. Along the way we will discover our contributing human roles to regenerate life on Earth. This show explores the wonders of being Alive! Enjoy current episodes while we prepare Season 2 with lots of storytelling!

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June 17, 2022 14 min

Bill Reed  works with the Regenesis group  which focuses on a living system design process. Bill is an internationally recognized architect and consultant working in sustainability and regeneration. Bill is also a founding member of the US Green Building Council and co-founder of the LEED Green building Rating System.

"Regenerating Life" completes Season 1 of ALIVE.
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Conversations with Marcus Scheffer, principal of 7group, which more than 20 years ago worked on creating the US Green Building Council LEED certification program as a first step towards sustainability. Nowadays 7group promotes regenerative work by “imagining a different way to understand how humans, their built environment and the natural world around us all live and breathe with each other.”

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Conversations with Didi Pershouse who describes the nested relationships between soil health, human health, water cycles and climate resiliency. In other words, she connects soil health to public health. She is an educator, and soil sponge strategist committed to building healthy communities both above and below ground.

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May 5, 2022 13 min

Conversations with naturalists Bill Felker and Douglas Horvath, both from Southwest Ohio, focused on paying attention to surrounding environment and nature’s  sense of wonder. This show explores the wonders of being Alive!

Enjoy current episodes while we prepare Season 2 with lots of storytelling!  Find @credko on Twitter.  See  alivepodcast.net

Thank you,

Cristina Redko, PhD

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Bill Felker’s Poor Will’s Almanack. See http...

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April 21, 2022 14 min

Celebration of the first year of the ALIVE podcast.

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Thank you,

Cristina Redko, PhD

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Chariots of Fire interpreted by Massimo Bosco (copyright free)

Glasschimes  for Freesound.org. CC by 3.0, ross63moose

Martin Mueller and Torgeir Vassvik in beingsalmonbeinghuman.comvillaks.org, and vassv...

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Conversations with entomologist Douglas Tallamy who urges that each one of us take environmental action one yard at a time to create the “Homegrown National Park”.

Enjoy current episodes while we prepare Season 2 with lots of storytelling!  Find @credko on Twitter.  See  alivepodcast.net

Thank you,

Cristina Redko, PhD

Key Sources:

Douglas W. Tallamy. Nature’s Best Hope - A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard. Portl...

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Conversations with Fritjof Capra, PhD is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of  several books that connect conceptual changes in science with broader changes in worldview and values in society. For instance, “a systems view of life” explores the new systemic conception of life at the forefront of science and its application in economics, management, politics, design, medicine, and law. A systems view of life” is also offer...

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Conversations with Fritjof Capra, PhD is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of  several books that connect conceptual changes in science with broader changes in worldview and values in society. For instance, “a systems view of life” explores the new systemic conception of life at the forefront of science and its application in economics, management, politics, design, medicine, and law. A systems view of life” is also offer...

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February 24, 2022 2 min

 I am taking the time today to  wish peace on Earth. To wish the end of all wars, wherever they are. It saddens me to see Russia invading Ukraine. 
 
I just wanted to share that the theme music of Alive was composed last year  by an Ukranian musician. Tim Moor  did that to celebrate the 30 years of independence of Ukraine. 

I hope that we all will take a moment of reflection here: Peace on Earth.

Theme music created by Tim Moor. See ht...

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February 11, 2022 12 min

Conversations with entomologist Douglas Tallamy focused on his latest book, “The Nature of Oaks.” He urges each one of us to contribute to supporting life on Earth by planting keystone native trees.You will also tune into forests from around the world from “Sounds of the Forest.”

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January 28, 2022 5 min


Alive is going through a process of  deep transformation. Some would even say metamorphosis.  For this reason we revisit the Butterfly Story  as narrated on Elisabet Sahtouris website. Elisabet bases Butterfly on the book by Norie Huddle who believes humanity urgently needs a new “myth for our times” to inspire us and give us hope for the future. Metamorphosis of the butterfly makes a good metaphor for the great changes globalizati...

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January 14, 2022 14 min

Episode 8- Sense of Belonging

Conversations with Joel Glanzberg who has vast experience as an applied naturalist to land and community development projects throughout the world. Through assessing, understanding, and communicating the inherent patterns present in natural systems, Joel helps clients identify principles and guidelines for appropriate and healthy development. Joel is skilled in cross-cultural communication and teaching ...

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December 31, 2021 7 min

Episode starts with a Greenlandic Inuit woman singing about Yule  to her father. Yule traditionally starts the night of winter solstice and lasts until January 1. Yule can be traced back to the Norse people who celebrated Yule as a way of connecting with the natural world. Yule is a celebration of the sun, of rebirth and renewal, and the continuation of life. 

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December 17, 2021 12 min

Conversations with Elisabet Sahtouris, scientist, evolution biologist and futurist. Professor Sahtouris is an international sustainability consultant to businesses, government agencies and other organizations. Gaia’s Dance is Elisabet Sahtouris latest book. In this episode she explores Western Science, Vedic Science, and Islamic Science through the keyboard metaphor. She declares that the task of science is choosing the appropriate...

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December 3, 2021 14 min

Conversations with Jacob Job, an ecologist, scientist, science communicator, and field recordist who takes conservation efforts to the next level by engaging the public on issues related to biodiversity, sustainability, land conservation and preservation using natural sounds recordings, education and stewardship. He is a member of the Sound and Light Ecology Team at Colorado State University.

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November 19, 2021 14 min

Conversations with eco-philosopher Martin Lee Mueller who imagines the world as a salmon might see it and considers how this enriches our understanding of humanity in the process. After writing  Being Salmon, Being Human, Martin travels around the world together with Sami joiker and composer Torgeir Vassvik, and other renowned storytellers, to question who we are in relation to the land, the air, and the oceans.These performances s...

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November 4, 2021 11 min

Conversations with Fritjof Capra, PhD is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of  several books that connect conceptual changes in science with broader changes in worldview and values in society. In this episode, Fritjof Capra describes Patterns of Connection his most recently published book. Fritjof also presents a systemic perspective for  the COVID pandemic.

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October 21, 2021 13 min

Conversations with Fritjof Capra, PhD is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of  several books that connect conceptual changes in science with broader changes in worldview and values in society. For instance, “a systems view of life” explores the new systemic conception of life at the forefront of science and its application in economics, management, politics, design, medicine, and law. A systems view of life” is also offer...

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October 7, 2021 14 min

Conversations with Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta, from Deakin University in Australia, who conducts research in Indigenous Knowledge Systems applied to language, cognition, consciousness, governance, and economics. His book Sand Talk is paradigm-shifting because it brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability—and offers a new template for living.

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September 23, 2021 6 min

Intermezzo 16 -  Weaving Life

Intermezzo is a short, light, entre'acte in between the Alive episodes. Joel Glanzberg also participated of Episode 8, Sense of Belonging. He has vast experience as an applied naturalist to land and community development projects throughout the world. Through assessing, understanding, and communicating the inherent patterns present in natural systems, Joel helps clients identify principles and guide...

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