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Joanna Harcourt-Smith

Host and Co-Founder

Jose Luis
Gomez Soler

Producer and Co-Founder

Jacob Aman

Co-Host and Producer

Together, We Are the Media

For over 11 years now, Future Primitive has been hosting intimate conversations with authors, visionaries and innovators who speak about our connection and partnership with the Living Earth. 
We provide this content in order to advance saner and more compassionate visions of our future, guided by our remembering of ancestral wisdom.

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Latest Episodes

Real Faith in Life Itself

In this week's episode, Maya Ward speaks with Joanna about her pilgrimage to the source of Melbourne's Yarra River: a journey in the spirit of reconciliation; a river that is a Songline; pilgrimage as a walking meditation with the land; widening perception with the...

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Spoken word with Joanna

A call for much needed support and a Spoken word gift from Joanna Harcourt-Smith: "Falling in the Middle of Things". Please click on the green "Donate" button on the right side of our homepage. We'll be back next week as usual.   Music: "Tono", by Abou Djouba "I...

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Pulsing with the Light of Love

In this week's episode, Billy Hayes speaks with Joanna about his experiences that led to the making of the iconic film "Midnight Express": the powerful effects of films on culture; surviving his escape from prison; facing the consequences of one's actions; learning...

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Grief and Praise

In this week's episode, Martín Prechtel speaks with Joanna about his newest book, "The Smell of Rain on Dust": the wild indigenous soul of human beings; cultural change through becoming intact human beings within a natural community; grief and praise, the capacity for...

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Restoring the Soul After War

In this week's episode, Ed Tick speaks with Joanna about his newest book, "Warrior's Return": meaningful rites of passage in our society; main factors for joining th military; one of the main reasons that Vietnamese veterans do not suffer from PTSD; a poignant...

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The Power to Love the World

In this week's episode, Tim Ward speaks with Joanna about the book he has co-authored with Shai Tubali, "Indestructible You": dissolving the myth of the broken self; "we are a manifestation of that stream of energy"; mastering one's will in service to creativity;...

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Praise from Our Listeners

Joe H.

“thank you for these podcasts…OMG…I love you so much…thank you again…your spirit is so wonderful”


I love your play with words and your love for words Joanna. Your comment: ‘this makes life bear-able’ – brought smile to my heart. Wisdom contained in our language when we hear deeply and hear every word. And playfulness. And who if not a bear in us has a strength to bear the unbearable that is happening now. 

Michael G.

“Thanks for all you work. You are making a difference.