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By Petra van Cronenburg
NatureMatchCuts is the Podcast reconnecting you with nature by exploring marvels of biodiversity and fascinating cultural heritage. Listen to inspiring stories from the intersections of science and nature writing, cultural knowledge and art! Get the awe through an inspiring change of perspective as flora, fauna, and landscapes become actors and storytellers. Always on the last Thursday of the month starting with the 26th of July, 2022. Website & Community at
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Season 01 EP 02 Sitting With A Tree


Season 01 Ep 03 Sitting With Your Body Mates
After "deconstructing" our anthropocentric perspective of a tree and fungi in episode 2,  let's now do it with ourselves! After this episode, you will look at your face with completely new eyes. Caress your cheek, take a selfie: you are never alone! Your skin is like the surface of a planet where little aliens live. They are nice, somewhat cute and keep your pores unclogged. But they could be an endangered species. And that's why species extinction concerns us up close to our skin! The stories: 2:25 Of Mushrooms, Dogs and Soil 13:26 Sitting With Your Body Mates The study I talk about: Original Website, Newsletter (free) & Community (please support my work)  Supporter Community: (supporters get transcriptions of selected podcasts texts!) Music: Intense Dark Action Orchestra by (Justin Williams) DeVern, CC Attribution 3.0 Licence
September 30, 2022
Season 01 EP 02 Sitting With A Tree
Enjoy this more relaxed summer edition to learn to shift your perspective. Walk with me and my beagle Bilbo into the forest, where we will sit with a tree. In the beginning, it could sound strange. But believe me: after this episode, you will be able to look at a tree with different eyes as well as at your next pizza! Changing perspectives works toward all aspects of life. And it's a skill that everybody has. Perhaps you've only forgotten to use it? 00:00 Intro 00:39 Imagine You Are A Pizza 13:20 Sitting With A Tree 30:35 Are We Actually Star Stuff? 40:55 Outro - 42:57 Website, Newsletter (free) & Community (support my work)  Music: Intense Dark Action Orchestra by (Justin Williams) DeVern, CC Attribution 3.0 Licence Snoring & Sniffing: Bilbo von Butterblum
August 25, 2022
Season 01 EP 01 The Mess We Hate And The Beauty Of Brambles
Travel with NatureMatchCuts through times and spaces, and follow me deep into the brambles: Meet a pugnacious Madonna in the bushes and a sensitive Triceratops at breakfast. A beautiful creature fights against a garden of horror and teaches us more laziness. We look at hedges while having our perspective changed by a dog. Reconnect with nature with my scripted podcast between Nature Writing and science. Website, Newsletter (free) & Community (support my work)  00:00 Intro 02:24 Intro Ep 01 03:42 Brambles & Prickles 08:49 The Pugnacious Madonna & Ancient Tree Traditions 20:35 The Dog At The Gate 30:19 A Hungry Triceratops 40:22 The Garden Of Horror 55:33 Outro - 57:33 Music: Intense Dark Action Orchestra by (Justin Williams) DeVern, CC Attribution 3.0 Licence
August 04, 2022
Precuts001: Polyplurimetacrisis – where’s your brake? / Dr Jane Goodall, A Role Model Of My Childhood And How We Come Into Action
Can we engage even with small means for planet earth? Learn about how we can overcome a feeling of helplessness and change from re-action to action. Find the text and all sources and links here. Music: Intense Dark Action Orchestra by DeVern CC Attribution 3.0 Licence Cinematic Piano by Tri-Tachyon  CC Attribution 4.0 Licence from freesound More about Dr Jane Goodall: What It Means To Be Human: Dr Jane Goddall talks with Krista Tippet for On Being (podcast/transcript) Dr Jane Goodall’s Message for Earth Day 2021 (video) Hope is The Legacy We Build Together for a Better World feat. Margaret Atwood on Goodall’s Hopecast. Jane Goodall, how a woman redefined mankind The Jane Goodall Institute Jane Goodall and Margaret Atwood Still Have Hope for the Planet (Harper’s Bazaar) Jane Goodall’s Hopecast
July 06, 2022
NMC Episode 0
Learn all about NatureMatchCuts Podcast - the podcast reconnecting you with nature: About NMC About me Join our community of nature lovers! What is a match cut? When and Where? Music: Intense Dark Action Orchestra by (Justin Williams) DeVern, CC Attribution 3.0 Licence
June 19, 2022