About Us

The Future Primitive Podcasts are intimate conversations that bring to light the shift that is occurring during this time in the way that we relate to our planet and each other.  As human beings we are experiencing the possibility of a renaissance in awareness as we dream of the past and our future, together.  We invite dreamers and activists to articulate their vision of the future rooted in a respectful understanding of the past.

The name of our podcast was inspired by Dolores LaChapelle‘s book on D. H. Lawrence, “Future Primitive”.

Our Gaialogues (a neologism that refers to communion with the living Earth) began in 2006 with the intention of exploring “what is it like to be in sacred communion with our living Earth?” Through remembering ancestral lines of experience and vision that created cultures of wonder and awe, we see a universal spirituality and ethics emerging based on care and partnership for people and planet. The seeds of future are to be found in the ancestral soul – the primitive soul.


After 600 episodes, we continue to provide these intimate conversations to the public for free. Listen and contribute to this community of voices who speak about our connection and partnership with the living Earth.  Consider supporting this work by making a one-time or recurring donation as a Sustaining Member.

Our Team

Joanna Harcourt-Smith

Co-Founder and Host

Jose Luis Gomez Soler

Co-Founder and Producer

Jacob Aman

Co-Produce, Co-host & Tech

Quotes that Inspire Us to Continue this Work

“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh, “The Next Buddha May Be a Sangha”

“Venerating the past in itself will not solve the world’s problems. We need to find the link between our traditions and our present experience of life. Nowness or the magic of the present moment, is what joins the wisdom of the past with the present. When human beings lose their connection to nature, to heaven, to earth, then they do not know how to nurture their environment. Human beings destroy their ecology at the same time as they destroy one another. From that perspective, healing our society goes hand in hand with healing our personal, elemental connection with the world.”

– Chogyam Trungpa, “The Sacred Path of the Warrior”

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