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Woods & Wilds: The Podcast
Woods & Wilds Podcast
Elizabeth Garland of SlayTheMic partners with Dogwood Alliance's Kimala Luna to bring you magical tales of how the forests save us and why it's dire to save them.
Jan 11, 2021
Allison Maria Rodriguez | Interdisciplinary Artist
This week our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic talk with artist Allison Maria Rodriguez about her artwork and how she creates immersive experiential spaces in order to challenge conventional ways of understanding the world.
Dec 14, 2020
Derick Lugo | Author, Adventurer, Speaker
This week our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic speak with the author of The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, Derick Lugo. Derick not only talks with us about his adventures on the AT and how the origin story of his nickname, but also his love of writing and what led him to write a book in the first place.
Nov 16, 2020
Erniko Brown | Granddaughter, Nonprofit Founder, Commissioner, Community Resiliency Builder
This week our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic speak with Erniko Brown. Erniko is the founder of the nonprofit Organized Uplifting Resources (OURS). Erniko talks with us about her Grandmother, learning and teaching patience within her community, and ways we can stay resiliently loving with our community and with ourselves.
Oct 19, 2020
Mary Heglar | Storyteller, Climate Activist, Author, Co-Creator
For this episode, we speak with Mary Annaïse Heglar, storyteller, climate activist, author, and co-creator of the Hot Take Podcast and newsletter that examines the state of the climate crisis by taking a critical look at the media. For this episode we hear from Mary about her work at the intersection of climate and racial justice, her love of writing, her experience as a Black climate activist, and mourning our losses in a time of a climate emergency.
Sep 21, 2020
Indy Srinath | A Forest As Black As Me
On this week's podcast, we welcome Indy Srinath. Indy is an avid homesteader, forager, educator, herbalist, and food justice activist. She is currently working in LA managing an urban farm on Skid Row. She shares with us her story entitled, "A Forest As Black As Me."
Aug 24, 2020
Amanda Rodriguez | Published author and the director of the award-winning documentary
In Episode 4, we interviewed Dogwood’s own Marketing Director, Amanda Rodriguez. Amanda also happens to be a published author and the director of the award-winning documentary Stories Happen in Forests. Join us as we explore her creative inspirations, the power of story and forests, and the many moving and inspirational interviews she captured for the documentary.
Aug 3, 2020
The Blackalachian | Hiker/ Cyclist, Public Speaker, World Traveler
In this episode of Woods & Wilds: The Podcast, hiker, The Blackalachian "Daniel White", shares his journey on how he spreads Love and Light by connecting with the outdoors. To follow The Blackalachian's journey click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsqMJa5ANHcEdU0Vu8rdC5A
Jul 20, 2020
Ali McGhee | Forest Song Story
In this episode of Woods & Wilds: The Podcast, writer, Ali McGhee shares the story of her forest. Join us for this tale of imagination, creativity, loss, and whimsy all woven together.
Jul 4, 2020
Dr. Thomas Rashad Easley | Hip-Hop Forester & Educator
Woods & Wilds Podcast is intertwining the roots of music and healing power of nature through stories. In the first Episode, Dogwood Alliance's, Kimala Luna and Elizabeth Garland of SlayTheMic sit down to interview Dr. Thomas Rashad Easley. Easley is the assistant dean of community and inclusion at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Dr. Thomas Rashad Easley’s grandparents taught him to love the earth, and hip-hop taught him how to love people and share his truth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu0tt9U8b5I