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Would You Wander

Would You Wander

By Dawn Productions
Would you wander with us?

Part storytelling, part nature exploration, Would You Wander is a pick-your-own-path podcast which integrates knowledge-sharing, story-telling, and natural discovery.
So take a wander with us - and discover the ground living beneath your feet, the story around the corner, the fruit tree you never noticed before, and the heartbeat nature shares with all of us.

Whether you’re looking for discovery or a story, you've come to the right place: exactly where you are.

Created in amiskwaciwâskahikan on Treaty 6 territory.
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Welcome to Would You Wander
Welcome to Would You Wander, the storytelling nature podcast!  Get a sneak peek of our first 6 episodes and storytellers. Join them and you'll discover Ukrainian river folklore, mushrooms, trees & poetry, the North Saskatchewan river, mindfulness, birds, and so very much more. Featured storytellers (in order heard): Sofia Lukie, Sophie Gareau-Brennan, Emma Ryan, Sarah Emslie, Dean Stockdale, and Gabriel Richardson.  Want the transcript, more info about what you heard, or a way to connect with other wanderers? Check out our website or connect with us on Instagram. If you have an idea, feedback, or story you’d like to share, give us a shout at wouldyouwander@gmail.com. Edited by Sam Jeffery in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.
01:20
June 4, 2021
Wander 6: Nature Nurture
Oh hey! I’m so glad I ran into you. I’m going for a walk, want to come? Are you breathing? Join Emma on this casual wander inviting you to be fully present, wherever you are, and live in relationship with nature. Incorporating sensory mindfulness practices and a healthy dose of fun, she gently nudges us to consider the world - and the trees - around us more deeply. This episode was created and recorded by Emma Ryan in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.  Want the transcript, more info about what you heard, or a way to connect with other wanderers? Check out our website or connect with us on Instagram. If you have an idea, feedback, or story you’d like to share, give us a shout at wouldyouwander@gmail.com. Edited by Sam Jeffery in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.
18:55
June 3, 2021
Wander 5: Where does l'eau in the North Saskatchewan go?
Have you ever looked into the puddle outside your front door and seen a glacier? This playful bilingual wander flows from the Montagnes Rocheuses to Hudson’s Bay, from memory to discovery, asking: where does our river go? And how many things can we touch along the way? 00:32 There’s no need to go far. Promis. 01:19 The origin of the North Saskatchewan river 02:47 When you are near the river… 05:23 Fingertips in the “great” outdoors 07:47 Where does the water in the North Saskatchewan River go? This episode was created and recorded by Sophie Gareau-Brennan in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. Want the transcript, more info about what you heard, or a way to connect with other wanderers? Check out our website or connect with us on Instagram. If you have an idea, feedback, or story you’d like to share, give us a shout at wouldyouwander@gmail.com. Edited by Sam Jeffery in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.
09:59
June 3, 2021
Wander 4: Hey Bird
Content warning: crude language and death of a pet. Do you say hello to the birds? Sarah does... but they didn’t always. Keep your ears open during this short wander about housecats, city birds, and learning to open your heart. This episode was created and recorded by Sarah Emslie in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. Want the transcript, more info about what you heard, or a way to connect with other wanderers? Check out our website or connect with us on Instagram. If you have an idea, feedback, or story you’d like to share, give us a shout at wouldyouwander@gmail.com. Edited by Sam Jeffery in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.
07:47
June 3, 2021
Wander 3: So you think you're Smarter than a Mushroom?
So you think you’re smarter than a mushroom? Dean takes on capitalism, sustainability, belief, and zombie ants in a rumination that will satisfy the mycologist in all of us. 00:29 Ruminations on intelligence, capitalism, and humanity 05:20 Dive into fungi 06:06 Zombie ants and Ophiocordyceps unilateralis 08:14 Sustainability and the future: what can we learn from thinking like mushrooms? Continue the mushroom deep-dive after the wander with Dean’s curated mushroom playlist. This episode was created and recorded by Dean Stockdale in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. Want the transcript, more info about what you heard, or a way to connect with other wanderers? Check out our website or connect with us on Instagram. If you have an idea, feedback, or story you’d like to share, give us a shout at wouldyouwander@gmail.com. Edited by Sam Jeffery in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.
09:59
June 3, 2021
Wander 2: On Trees and Not Being Alone
On Trees and Not Being Alone is a languid river wander that muses on trees, spit, poetry, and (not) being alone. If you’re looking to regenerate and slow down, perhaps with a drink in hand, maybe sit for a bit... this is the wander for you. 00:25 Welcome to the woods 03:27 A poem on eating and drinking 05:51 The trees are aware 07:03 A poem on sleeping in the forest 08:28 The trees understand time 12:16 A poem on beauty 15:35 The trees look after their young 17:46 A poem on morning 19:15 Get a little weird This episode was created and recorded by Gabriel Richardson in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. Want the transcript, more info about what you heard, or a way to connect with other wanderers? Check out our website or connect with us on Instagram. If you have an idea, feedback, or story you’d like to share, give us a shout at wouldyouwander@gmail.com. Edited by Sam Jeffery in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.
20:26
June 3, 2021
Wander 1: Lito the Rusalka
Content warning: implied suicide, language, sadness, pandemic hysteria. Sofia explores the cycle of the seasons, the Death of Spring, or “Vesna” and the Birth of Summer “Lito”. Endings met with Beginnings. Loss met with Love. This story is fueled by her Ukrainian roots, the hysteria of the pandemic, and using nature to cope.  “Lito the Rusalka” takes us through emptiness, confronting queerness, and the natural unknown, by using a Ukrainian cautionary tale as the catalyst. Sofia confronts her own childhood fears of not knowing what lies beneath the surface of the water, and her adulthood fears of losing every swimmable lake due to the carelessness of our species, the invasiveness of other species, and unknown species’ yet to come. She hopes you find endings and beginnings in this pandemic, and that you always find the water, whatever that means to you! 00:36 Part 1: Welcome, Bitaemo 01:39 Part 2: Vesna’s End, Lito’s Beginning 03:58 Part 3: Beware of the water 05:52 Part 4: Walking to where, exactly? 07:16 Part 5: Relief This episode was created and recorded by Sofia Lukie in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. Want the transcript, more info about what you heard, or a way to connect with other wanderers? Check out our website or connect with us on Instagram. If you have an idea, feedback, or story you’d like to share, give us a shout at wouldyouwander@gmail.com. Edited by Sam Jeffery in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.
11:09
June 3, 2021
Episode 0: Guide to Wandering
Welcome to Would You Wander!  Start here to find out how to wander, what to bring, and what this nature storytelling thing is all about. Raring to go? The first 6 wanders are being released June 3, 2021 as part of the Nextfest multi-disciplinary arts festival. Want the transcript, more info about what you heard, or a way to connect with other wanderers? Check out our website or connect with us on Instagram. If you have an idea, feedback, or story you’d like to share, give us a shout at wouldyouwander@gmail.com. Recorded and edited by Would You Wander's creator Sam Jeffery in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.
02:45
May 19, 2021