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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

The Expression of Our Connectedness

In this week’s episode Jeremy Lent speaks with Joanna about: liology, the marriage of complexity and ancient Eastern wisdom; holding together the unity and differentiation of things; our responsibility in being part of the web of life; connectivity is the meaning;  the hypnosis of the modern consumer society; a sustainable worldview that incorporates scientific understanding and a spiritual sense of connection; the resurgence of a social, cultural and scientific movement going beyond the breakthroughs of the 60s; feeling the possibilities of our interconnectedness; kindness, the recognition and expression of our human relatedness.

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Sacred Gardening

In this week’s episode Steven Martyn speaks with Joanna about: a journey of initiation with elders; the forgotten, mystical origins of Western culture; interacting with Divinity in the garden; the inside of everything; changing a culture that is backwards; a deep relationship with the Spirit of the land and the ancestors; remembering where we went off the path; the healing and bond that Gaia is offering us; a language of intimacy with Nature; creating a garden in a harmonious way; the tantric way of attuning to the energy waves of Nature; leaving seeds for those who are to come.

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The White Spirit Animals

In this week’s episode Zohara Hieronimus speaks with Joanna about: who are the White Spirit Animals; a waking vision with a message from them; trans-species and dream telepathy; a constellation of meaning about Bear; what Buffalo said; an antidote to the human species entitlement; the alchemical teachings of Lion; the sacred purpose of each of the White Spirit Animals; restoring the local soil together; a new way of feeling and being; small acts of love matter.

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Take Back the Internet

In this week’s episode Jean M. Russell speaks with Joanna about: Holo, a thrivable technology; differences between blokchain and Holochain; getting back to the internet experience of connecting with others; an ecosystem in the web; exploring the decentralized internet without much tech know-how; envisioning a world where technology supports the experience of small human communities; a system based in nature and our human choices as humans; a platform that promotes evolutionary development, the way ants move and explore; holofuel, rewarded in cryptocurrency by bringing user-controlled applications.

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The Visionary River

In this week’s episode Christopher Hill speaks with Joanna about: psychedelics, music and ecstatic change; the spread of esoteric, spiritual knowledge through the music of the sixties; the mysterious spiritual revolution of the troubadours; Walt Whitman, Emerson and the American, progressive ecstatic tradition; the Beatles and the English visionary culture of nature mysticism; “Hey Joe” and the call to the West; Kennedy’s assasination and its effect in Bob Dylan’s music; a broader sense of history about social transformation; the visionary river of collective consciousness; the double vision of art.

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The Ancestral Mother

In this week’s episode Max Dashu speaks with Joanna about: Cailleach, the Old Woman; her aspect as megalith builder; the bones of the Earth; drinking from the pool of regeneration; the Cow Mother from Ireland to India; the temple, astronomical observatory and ancestral sanctuary at Newgrange; recent genetic evidence supporting the work of Marija Gimbutas; an ancestral mother to many people; the mythical degradation of women following the political and economic shifts to patriarchy; the Germanic Blessing Goddess of winter nights.

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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”

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. 

Michael G.

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