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Joanna Harcourt-Smith

Host and Co-Founder

Jose Luis
Gomez Soler

Producer and Co-Founder

Jacob Aman

Producer and Shaman

Together, We Are the Media

Since 2006, 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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If you find joy and solace in the podcasts that we create, please consider becoming a Sustaining Member with a recurring monthly donation.   For more than 12 years, Future Primitive has remained free to listen to, as well as ad-free. It takes us many hours a month to schedule interviews prepare and edit, and thousands of dollars a year to sustain. Your support matters and we appreciate any help immensely!

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    Latest Episodes

    Circles of Eco-resilience

    Circles of Eco-resilience

    Depth psychologist Craig Chalquist, MS PhD,  is a core faculty member in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, a former core (now adjunct) faculty in the Department of Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University, and on the...

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    The Vessel of Your Life

    The Vessel of Your Life

    Lisl Dennis is an author, lecturer, TV host, educator, and foreign travel tour leader. Her worldwide career as a travel and decorative arts photographer, travel writer, and  tour leader has garnered a rich spectrum of images, impressions and experiences from a...

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    The Paradigm of Dignity

    The Paradigm of Dignity

    Evelin Gerda Lindner  is a transdisciplinary scholar in social sciences and humanities. She holds two doctorates, one in medicine, and the other in psychology.  Her research focuses on human dignity, and she believes that the humiliation of honor and dignity may be...

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    A New Relationship with Nature

    A New Relationship with Nature

    Simon G. Powell is a writer, film-maker, and musician. He is the author of "The Psilocybin Solution" (2011), and his latest book, "Darwin's Unfinished Business" (2012).He also wrote and presented the experimental documentary films "Manna" (2003) and "Metanoia: A New...

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    Honoring the Medicine

    Honoring the Medicine

    Ken "Bear Hawk" Cohen, author of the critically acclaimed classic, Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing (Random House, 2003), is a a health educator, a traditional healer, and scholar of indigenous medicine. He is the recipient of the...

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    The Wisdom of Dreams

    The Wisdom of Dreams

    Marc Bregman founded Archetypal Dreamwork in 1973, is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of North of Eden and The Center for Archetypal Dreamwork and is on the North of Eden Executive Committee. Marc is a master Archetypal Dreamwork Therapist, in practice since 1973, a...

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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”

    Sara

    “Thank you for all the work you do.  I have been listening to your podcasts since last year and they have changed my mind and my life so dramatically, in such a REAL way.  I have become more real, more alive, more LoveIncarnate, thanks to your sharing your love and your passion with the world.  When I listen to your voice, I feel like I’m sitting in the room with you and your interviewees, and I feel wrapped in warmth and home and love.”

    Sir Pete A.

    “Dear Joanna, I know that you know the importance of your work with Future Primitive to the many lives it has touched.  and, “Brava”.  But there is a dimension to this body of work, because it is a “body of work”, that I am not sure you know the value of.  Because you are chronicling lives and values unique in this world, and you are doing it with the very words of those we need to remember.”

    Maryla

    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. 

    Naomi W.

    “I just wanted to thank you you Joanna for your amazing work on future primitive.These conversations have brought me much solace and comfort in a lonely place,whenever I hear your voice and the opening music to each interview I feel my whole body exhale and a sense of companionship with kindred spirits.”

    Michael G.

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

    Timothy A.

    “Thank you so much for the gifts that are your website and podcast! It is wonderful to hear a gentle voice of wisdom amidst the inanities and din of the Internet. I listen to downloaded episodes of your interviews as I negotiate the highways of Atlanta, and am therefore able to arrive at work in a relatively calm state wherein I can begin to properly honor the day.”

    Irene

    “In 2010 I struggled with losing my job after 11 years, as well as several other personal difficulties that I still do not feel capable of writing about. That said, I wanted to tell you that I discovered your podcast in the midst of some of my most difficult days, and I found your interviews to be such a solace.”

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