Way We Stay Rooted - Teaser

It takes rare talent and enormous heart (not to mention supernatural devotion to research) to look at our planet and find beauty in brokenness as well as promise for a brighter future. Authors Lyndsie Bourgon, Cal Flyn, and David George Haskell are the best kind of environmental writers: there’s no preaching, only passion, discovery, and stories of wild things that make us love this place a little bit more than we did before we met them here. Here are bonus extended interviews with the authors. You can also watch the full episode with their stories and edited interviews on-demand at the link below.

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The Way We Stay Rooted- Lindsey Bourgon Interview

In her book Tree Thieves, Lyndsie Bourgon digs into the unrelenting destruction of one of Earth’s greatest treasures. Borg loves trees — but she loves people, too. She shares with us the depth of her investigation into the ongoing tragedy of redwood timber poaching, but with brilliant nuance and compassion for some of the people who’ve relied on this tradition for their livelihood and their identity.

The Way We Stay Rooted- Interview with Cal Flyn

Cal Flyn’s perspective on the natural world is as hopeful as it is meticulously researched. In conversation, the author paints a lush, eerie picture of what the planet might look like if humans were to leave it alone. Flyn’s exploration of the way the wild things grow when abandoned by people is personal, poetic, and, ultimately, promising.

The Way We Stay Rooted-David George Haskell Interview

David George Haskell takes us on a sonic adventure into the wild sounds of our planet. For him rootedness is about “paying attention to the human senses”. Haskell finds meaning and connection in sensory connection to everything from the table he works at to the smell of the tea he drinks in the morning. His exuberant plea that we pay attention to the “beauty and brokenness” of the living world around us opens our ears and our eyes — and roots us right where we are.

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This Week!

Imagine on Air presents Jody Rosen and his new book, Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle. This live online conversation will be hosted by writer and fellow bike enthusiast Tom Babin. (Thursday, June 16 @ 7pm - 8pm MT. ONLINE).

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