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Wild Spirit

Wild Spirit

By Nicole A Telkes
A podcast bringing you authoritative experience, interesting perspective, and vision for a more wild and green future from Nicole Telkes, Naturalist, Herbalist, and Activist. My work is to connect you more closely with the wild in each of us, while keeping my passion for plant medicine illustrated with a smattering of episodes dedicated just to the plants themselves that have guided me for over two decades. You can also become a regular supporter of this project at Patreon
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Wild Spirit

Nurturing Nature with Karyn Sanders
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Join me for a short miniseries of podcasts exploring the future of foraging.  My guest is Karyn Sanders, who brings us an indigenous perspective on taking care of the plants and the planet and how we can connect with Nature and form deep relationships by giving more than we take. 
May 06, 2021
Solstice Fires with the Fire Cider 3
Episode #9 of the Wild Spirit Podcast centers around an interview I did with Mary Blue and Kathi Langelier and whats its been like a year after our experience in court freeing fire cider.  I also spend some time on looking at rituals and ceremonies to get your through Winter and what some ancienttraditions of the season could look like in modern times
December 23, 2020
Herbalism Not Herbs with Jim McDonald
This episode looks at a holistic perspective on respiratory health, the covid19 pandemic, accessibility to herbs, and herbal steams with my guest Jim McDonald.  You can support my work at patreon
November 27, 2020
Elderberries & Flu Vaccines with Sue Sierralupe
Join me and my guest Sue Sierralupe of Occupy Medical as we have a "herbal cocktail hour" and discuss her experience working in clinic with COVID 19, making Elderberry cocktails, and mocktails that can build immunity, and should we get the flu vaccine?
October 15, 2020
Heat, Air, & Oya with Andrew Herrick
Welcome to Episode 6 of the Wild Spirit Podcast with Nicole Telkes.  Today we will look at the energetics of summertime, how the Air element has entered our lives, the Orisha Oya, and an interview with Andrew Herrick about a new online course, Queer Herbcraft.
August 12, 2020
Comfort & Connections with Margi Flint
Join me Episode 5, part of our Covid 19 miniseries.  I am interviewing Margi Flint of EarthSong Herbals.  I will be discussing comforting recipes and the story of the three sisters.  
April 18, 2020
Echoes & Awakenings with Dr Will Morris
Episode 4 and part of a special miniseries covering a holistic response to the Covid 19 pandemic.  My guest is Dr Will Morris, who explains his view of this pandemic as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Medical Astrologer.  You can support my work at
March 25, 2020
Resilience & Cabbages with Mary Ayodele
This episode goes into acting from a place of fortitude and community resilience with guest Mary Ayodele.  This is part of the special miniseries dedicated to covering the Covid 19 pandemic as it unfolds.  The voices I am sharing are holistic health professionals and herbal experts and how they are responding to the pandemic.  You can support my work at
March 23, 2020
Paul Bergner: Full Interview Bonus
Here is bonus content: a full interview on Covid 19 with Paul Bergner
March 22, 2020
Resistance & Thieves with Paul Bergner
"This too shall pass" This episode covers holistic immunity and how to act mindfully during the current pandemic.  Stories include the Legend of the Four Thieves, and Guests include Paul Bergner and several more guests to follow on this new miniseries to guide you through trying times. Show notes can be found on my website  My patreon account is Wild Spirit Podcast 
March 22, 2020
Antimony & the Wolf with Esther Schroeder
Join me to explore the symbol of Antimony associated with the wild nature in all of us, and sometimes called the grey wolf and how this relates to feminism in our culture today. Our Guest is Esther Schroeder. Stories today come from Clarissa Estes and Poetry from Nikita Gill
March 14, 2020
A Introduction to the Wild Spirit Podcast
I am excited to bring you my new podcast, bringing you closer to your own wild spirit through stories of empowerment, hope, and plant medicine
February 28, 2020