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The Earthwise Podcast
13 minutes | Sep 14, 2019
Reaching Into The Matrix
Mike and Paul share their two very different landscapes of nature and virtual in an effort to build some bridges between the two. www.primitiveskills.com
20 minutes | May 23, 2019
A Sami Perspective- Earthliving In Modern Times
A Sami visit the United States for the first time and spends two weeks at a Primitive Skills school in Maine. www.primitiveskills.com
19 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
The Earth Wise Podcast - 2019 Ep. #5 Tracking The Natural Navigator, A Talk With Tristan Gooley
Tristan Gooley, Author of the Natural Navigator, shares with Michael Douglas of the Maine Primitive Skills School.
72 minutes | Mar 2, 2019
The Earthwise Podcast- 2019 ep. #4 Bushcraft, Woodcraft, & Primitive Skills
Guest, Brian Manning of Snow Walker Outdoors shares his views on Bushcraft, Woodcraft, Primitive Skills, and Winter Survival.
64 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
The Earth Wise Podcast-2019 Ep. # 3 Primitive Skills and Permaculture
Guest Jesse Watson of Mid-Maine Permaculture shares with Michael Douglas of Maine Primitive Skills School overlapping areas of appreciation for deep nature literacy and connection to the landscape through the Thanksgiving Address.
25 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
The Earthwise Podcast -2019 ep. #2 Wisdom of Winter
Survival, Primitive Skills, Re-wilding, and Nature Awareness in Winter relies on a degree efficiency and nature literacy. Learn a construct to help organize your adaptability and development in this most difficult time of year.
23 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
The Earthwise Podcast- 2019 ep. #1 Dancing In The Spiders Web
Starting the new year with an update about happenings at the Maine Primitive Skills School and some winter home work for you to continue your growth in self reliance, and deep nature connection.
27 minutes | Apr 27, 2018
The Earthwise Podcast- 2018 ep. # 6 Back to the Land
In this episode Mike describes the process of re-integrating with the landscape through direct experience and interaction based on the tried and true method which is enacted each year at MPSS during the legendary "full-immersion" apprenticeship. From core routines of survival into food foraging and storage, to ultimately mentoring the next generation Mike examines the process he uses to awaken that which we already know, but is kept hidden by or dominant societal framework. Even if you don't plan to embark on this direct path towards nature there are lessons you can apply to your path at your own pace.
22 minutes | Apr 14, 2018
The Earthwise Podcast-2018 ep. # 5 - Green Shoots
Episode 5 of "The Earthwise Podcast" where storytelling is the medium for sharing ancient skills and knowledge. This episode is all about the emergence of spring. Plants are starting to send up their first green shoots of the season as the maple sap ends its last winter flow. Mike shares his experience with dandelion, plantain, burdock, yellow dock, and many other spring edibles. Come along for the journey in this weeks episode.
17 minutes | Mar 25, 2018
The Earthwise Podcast -2018 ep. # 4 At the Starting Blocks
Episode 4 of "The Earthwise Podcast" where storytelling is the medium for sharing skills and knowledge. This is a shorter episode where we talk about the first signs that spring is arriving and what we are thinking about and doing to get ready for spring. There are things that we can do and notice this time of year to be ready for the spring foraging, planting and hunting opportunities. "It's almost like we are at the chalk blocks on the track waiting for the starting gun" - Mike Douglas
41 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
The Earthwise Podcast -2018 ep. #3 Dear Grandchildren
In this the 3rd of three introductory episodes join Mike Douglas around the electronic campfire where he shares stories about winter and the 8 directions model of development in your skills.
34 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
The Earthwise Podcast - 2018 ep. #2 Order of Survival
In this the second of 3 introductory Episodes join Mike Douglas of Maine Primitive Skills School for his insights on the Order of Survival and some pointers about this winter season. Every wonder how you would procure shelter, water, fire and food from your landscape? Then you'll love this episode.
29 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
The Earthwise Podcast - Introduction
The first of 3 introductory episodes of "The Earthwise Podcast" where storytelling is the medium for sharing skills and knowledge. In this episode we hear about the history behind Maine Primitive Skills School and the reason for starting this podcast. Join Mike Douglas, founder of the Maine Primitive Skills School in Augusta, Maine, around his electronic campfire where he will share stories and skills in ancestral knowledge, survival, bushcraft, permaculture, rewilding, and community building. Using ancestral skills combined with modern science & technology we will bring greater nature connection to the world, create mutually beneficial relationships, and manifest bounty for all living things. Episodes will be released every other Tuesday and follow the cycle of the seasons to give you relevant anecdotes to get you outside to deepen the connection you have to your landscape.
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