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Joanna Harcourt-Smith

Host and Co-Founder

Jose Luis
Gomez Soler

Producer and Co-Founder

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

    Due to the July 4th holiday, we will be publishing this week's episode on Mon July 9th ... Love to all. Joanna

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    To Educate A Woman…

    To Educate A Woman…

    Kristin (Kiki) St. Clair is the executive director of Humankind Foundation working in East Africa to promote equality and education to Maasai families. A Quaker since childhood, her focus has always been social activism and she has been tireless in the pursuit of...

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    Male Female, Dark Light, Inner Outer…

    Male Female, Dark Light, Inner Outer…

    Hillary S. Webb, PhD., is the Managing Editor of Anthropology of Consciousness, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness and the former Research Director at The Monroe Institute. Having received her undergraduate degree in...

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    Remembering the Wild

    Remembering the Wild

    Peter H. Kahn, Jr. is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Human Interaction With Nature and Technological Systems (HINTS) Lab. The HINTS Lab seeks to address - from an ethical stance - two world trends that are powerfully reshaping...

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    A Rite of Passage for Father and Son

    A Rite of Passage for Father and Son

    Tim Ward is an author, publisher, teacher, and traveler. He has written five books about his travels through Thailand, India, China, Tibet, Greece and Southern Europe, and most recently East Africa, among them: Savage Breast: One Man's Search for the Goddess, What...

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    A Love Affair with Life

    A Love Affair with Life

    Tim Freke has spent his life exploring the 'Mystery Experience' and sharing it with others. He has an honours degree in Philosophy and is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality. Tim has written more than thirty books exploring all the major...

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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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