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Thoreau's Leaves: the Thoreau podcast

Thoreau's Leaves: the Thoreau podcast

By M. Allen Cunningham
Thoreau's Leaves: the Thoreau podcast presents atmospheric excursions into the world and work of Henry David Thoreau, one of America's greatest voices. Episodes span Thoreau's celebrated writing, his lesser-known writing, and the journal, his lifelong exercise in mindfulness, whose pages capture his commitment to a nonconformist life in nature and his evolution as a writer. Hosted by M. Allen Cunningham. Produced by Atelier26 Books. Thank you to our monthly supporters! To join them in keeping Thoreau's Leaves in production, follow the support link and pledge 99 cents a month or more.
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Questions & Depths
Even in the deep of winter, "heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." (From Walden, "The Pond in Winter") Music: "Pilgrims" by Some Were at Sea; "Reflections" by Pete James Johnson (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist.)
08:00
January 24, 2021
Some Lichenous Thoughts Still Adhere to Us
December 29th and 31st, 1853 Henry walks out amid the worst snowstorm in recent Concord memory, and on New Year's Eve recalls his past drunkenness. Snow Bunting sounds by Terje Kolaas: accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/425902 Music: "Per Paura Che Si Rompa" by Bottega Baltazar; "The Racer" by Tristan Barton (All songs used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist.)
07:32
December 30, 2020
Here I Have Been These 40 Years
November 20th, 1857 "The man who is often thinking that it is better to be somewhere else than where he is excommunicates himself." Music: "La Chica de los Grandes Ojos Negros" by ANBR (Music used courtesy of the artist through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
04:45
December 18, 2020
Dreams & Mountains
October 29th, 1857 Sometimes "we cannot tell what we have dreamed from what we have actually experienced." Music: "Spring the Promise" by Anna Yarbrough; "Shallow Water" by Sivan Talmor  (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
06:35
November 23, 2020
Loon Checkers
An October day in a boat on Walden, and "a pretty game, played on the smooth surface of the pond, a man against a loon." (From Walden, "Brute Neighbors") Loon sounds by Andrew Spencer, XC 189383 (accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/189383); and Todd Wilson, XC103421 (accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/103421). Music: "Love You" by Yehezkel Raz; "Revelations" by Tristan Barton (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
07:47
November 7, 2020
Before a Single Green Blade
March 29, 1853 Henry does a little digging and discovers "a wonderful piece of chemistry." Music: "White Dream" and "Icicles" by Yehezkel Raz (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
05:25
August 14, 2020
In Honor of Thoreau's 203rd Birthday: The Artist of Kouroo
For July 12th, 2020, a reading of Thoreau's original fable about the reaches and depths of time and art, and about the spirit behind the building of a new world. Here's to "a world with full and fair proportions." Music: "Sails" by Rodello's Machine; "Walking in Forests" by Ben Winwood (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
04:47
July 13, 2020
The Harp Articulate
May 16, 17, & 23, 1854 "This earth which is spread out like a map around me is but the lining of my in-most soul exposed." Music: "Ballerina" by Yehezkel Raz; "Your Faces" by LMOP; "As It Will Be" by Jameson Nathan Jones (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist.)
10:33
June 27, 2020
Your Mind Must Not Perspire
July 23, 1851 "Do not tread on the heels of your experience. Be impressed without making a minute of it." Tree Swallow sounds by Martin St-Michel, XC179722. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/179722. Music: "Ever I Wander" by Jameson Nathan Jones; "Tranquil" by Danny Pinder (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist.)
09:13
June 5, 2020
The Shadow & the Substance
September 7, 1851 "Go in search of the springs of life and you will get exercise enough." American Robin sounds courtesy of Ted Floyd, XC364119. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/364119. Eastern Whip-poor-will sounds courtesy of Daniel Parker, XC325436. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/325436. Music: "Fixed" by Swirling Ship; "Lights" by Yehzkel Raz; "A Place Beyond" by SLPSTRM (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
10:22
May 18, 2020
The Burnished Earth
Aug 2 -7, 1854 Henry saunters and rows on the offside of summer, amid burnished surfaces. Footsteps courtesy of soundmary at https://freesound.org/s/194979/ Music: "Cutting Teeth" by Ben Noble; "Drifting" by Lake Union (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist.) 
08:00
May 11, 2020
Even the Flowers Will Come to You
May 10, 1853 Henry hails the arriving summer amid golden gates and terrene temples. American Yellow Warbler sounds by Jim Berry, XC477354. (Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/477354) Music: "Those Nights We Lost" by Emanuele Errante; "Can't Explain" by Ziv Moran (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
06:56
April 29, 2020
At the Right Angle
Dec. 11, 1855  "I have seen an attribute of another world and condition of things."  Music: "Papyrus" by Kyle Preston; "Empyrean" by Michael FK  (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
05:42
April 22, 2020
A Vegetative Force
June 18, 1853 Henry steps out to show his fungus. Music: "Scherzetto" by Ziv Moran; "Puddles" by Stanley Gurvich (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
07:23
April 18, 2020
We Began to Feel Mesmeric Influences
April 16, 1852 Henry and a woodchuck get acquainted. Music: "Daughter" by Ben Noble; "Light Through the Branches" by Ben Winwood (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
06:48
April 13, 2020
Nearer to the Origin of Things
June 11, 1851  Henry goes nocturnal, "to see objects by moonlight as well as sunlight to get a complete notion of them." Eastern Whip-poor-will sounds by Daniel Parker, XC325436 (Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/325436) and by Dylan Pedro, XC239651 (Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/239651). Common Nighthawk sounds by Sunny, XC490771. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/490771. Connecticut Warbler sounds by Nancy Hetrick, XC252951. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/252951. Music: "La Stanza di Nelson 2" by Bottega Baltazar; "Hammer and Felt" by Beneath the Mountain (All songs used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
10:23
April 6, 2020
What An Eventful Life
May 22, 1853 Henry saves a kitten -- or the kitten saves itself. Music: "Eventually" by Giants & Pilgrims (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
06:54
April 2, 2020
Like a Pilgrim, Going Nowhither
July 21, 1851  Only some roads are ideal roads. Music: "I'll Understand" by Roza (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
06:14
March 28, 2020
My Heart Leaps Into My Mouth
August 17, 1851  One's path is strewn with flowers. Music: "Nesting" by Evolv; "White Dream" by For Nils  Goldfinch sounds by Martin St-Michel, XC179304. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/179304.  (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist.)
06:34
March 26, 2020
The Future is Worth Expecting
March 18 & 21, 1853 Set out and see if you can muse again. Bluebird sounds by Richard E. Webster, XC502284. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/502284  Music: "Walking in Forests" by Ben Winwood (All music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
05:03
March 23, 2020
Thoreau's Leaves Intro
Spanning 25 years and 2 million words, Henry David Thoreau's journal was his life work. Join us as we journey through the days with one of America's greatest voices, in Thoreau's Leaves. Music: "Nesting" by Evolv (Music used courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist)
01:56
March 23, 2020