012 Allison Murphy: Turning Words into Action

December 1, 2018

Around our house:

  • Downgraded phone update 

    • talk and text only plan, no data, no social media
    • definitely miss the convenience at times
    • appreciate being more present most of the day
  • Homemade couch update

    • cushions are custom cut and ready for covers
    • custom waxed canvas covers by Howl Attire
  • Wrapping up 2018 and Year 1 of Modern Folk
  • Grateful for guests, listeners and support from family and friends
  • Stephen Jenkinson
  • Sherri Mitchell

Interview:

My guest this month is Allison Murphy. It is hard to pin Allison down and tag her with a label that feels appropriate, as she has so many interests and pursuits. Allison is an artist, designer, seamstress and the owner of Utilitu, a small business in Bend Oregon, where she creates custom clothing and also teaches sewing to both children and adults. In a collaborative effort with family and friends, Allison is teaching herself to farm and currently tends a small passel of heritage hogs. She is committed to a personal journey of understanding and reconnecting with her ancestors through the study of the Gaelic language. Allison not only believes, but also truly lives like everyone and everything is her teacher. As a gift to her community, Allison demonstrates how the only thing between you and your dreams is turning your words into action. She lives in a yurt with her partner and two children.  

 

Modern Folk logo by Stefan Perkinz greasywhisper.com
Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Support for Modern Folk comes from my wife Emily Wiggins.
Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in Bend OR.
dremilywiggins.com

 

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011 Sky Sharp: Raising Superior Grassfed Beef, A Humble and Spiritual Approach

November 1, 2018

Around our house:

  • Addiction to Technology
  • Dumbgrading phone to ZTE Z432 
    • talk/text only
    • no data, no Facebook or Insta!!
  • Howl Attire Wool Shirt Review
  • Building homemade custom couch
  • Joybird, awesome couches if you're in the market for one
  • Harvesting Holiday Turkeys with Boundless Farmstead
  • Call for suggestions for guests
  • Who would you like to learn more about?
  • Looking for someone experienced with community living

Interview:

My guest this month is Sky Sharp, the rancher at S&L Superior Grassfed Beef. I recently went out to Sky's ranch and had a look around. He showed me the land that he cares for, the soil he nurtures, and the grass that he tends, so that his cows can be their best. He talked about his love for the animals and his responsibility to give them both the best life and also the most stress free and humane death. Sky also drove home the importance of not only knowing where your food comes from, but the importance of knowing that it was honored in its growth, its harvest, its preparation and its consumption. Litsten in on our talk, and hear how Sky raises grassfed cows as a way of working for a healthier self, community and planet.

 

Modern Folk logo by Stefan Perkinz greasywhisper.com
Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Support for Modern Folk comes from my wife Emily Wiggins.
Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in Bend OR.
dremilywiggins.com

 

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010 Kaycee & Cathasach: Making Music and Deep Ancestral Remembering with The Gold Rust

October 6, 2018

Around our house:

  • Autumn Equinox Dinner at Boundless Farmstead
  • Learning to hunt for meat
  • Slowing down, grounding at home and in community
  • Building personal spiritual practice
  • Connecting with ancestors
  • Ancient wisdom, Deep remembering
  • Hedge School Podcast, guest Sherri Mitchell
  • Sacred Instructions, Sherri Mitchell

Interview:

My guests on the show this month are Kaycee and Cathasach of the band The Gold Rust. KC boy and KC girl, as they are sometimes addressed to avoid confusion, are artists, musicians, storytellers and generally engaged community members. They are a bit of a dynamic duo. I think you will really enjoy hearing about their creative process as well as some deeper talk on history, ancestry and much more.
The Gold Rust
The Gold Rust Facebook

Occupied Cascadia Documentary

The Golden Harp 

Ancestral Medicine with Daniel Foor, PHD

 

 

Photo of The Gold Rust by Sarah B. Gilliam
Modern Folk logo by Stefan Perkinz greasywhisper.com
Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Support for Modern Folk comes from my wife Emily Wiggins.
Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in Bend OR.
dremilywiggins.com

 

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009 Eli Goodall: This Island Earth

September 6, 2018

Around our house:

Interview:

My guest on the show this month is Eli Goodall, the musician behind the project This Island Earth. Eli draws inspiration from music, sounds, cultures and landscapes from around the world to create his unique style of experimental and artistic World Music. This Island Earth is releasing a new album later this month, its called Wounded Tropic. Eli states “this is an album abouth the natural world, our ghosts, our children, the fears we hold, and the future we hope to create." Listen and hear more about Eli’s creative process, what inspires him and some of the deep personal concepts that underly his music. 
www.thisislandearthisalive.com 
contact Eli if you are interested in attending album release show in mid September
contact@thisislandearthisalive.com

 

Modern Folk logo by Stefan Perkinz greasywhisper.com
Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Support for Modern Folk comes from my wife Emily Wiggins.
Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in Bend OR.
dremilywiggins.com

 

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008 Alicia Renner: The Person and the Passion Behind Howl Attire.

August 1, 2018

Around our house:

  • Busy summer, thinking of projects for Autumn
  • Gardening
  • Rabbits for meat, maybe this fall
  • How our values can guide our purchasing decisions 
  • Looking for quality products made locally, regionally, etc
  • Clothing Brands we have found:
  • Taylor Stitch
  • Everlane
  • Nettles Tale
  • Ship John
  • Howl Attire

Interview:

My guest on the show this month is Alicia Renner. Alicia is a Cascadian who grew up in Canada and now lives in Central Oregon where she owns and operates two businesses. By watching her mother and teaching herself she has learned the trade of sewing and now, through her business Howl Attire, she crafts durable goods for the outdoors with natural fibers. While Alicia does indeed enjoy to sew, she has many other passions which drive her. Listen to the show to hear all about how she got started and how she finds inspiration in the beauty all around her.

  • Howl Attire. Handmade clothing and accessories made of natural fibers, built to last. For both women and men. Custom orders.
  • Northwest Trading Post. Northwest outdoor goods, clothing, accessories and jewelry. Sourced from makers in the Northwest including Central Oregon, Canada and Native Peoples.
  • Tree Planting in Canada. Planting saplings in clear cuts.
    Outland and Dynamic are two companies to look at if your interested.
  • Alicia’s personal journey of learning her trade and how she came to commit herself to her work.
  • There is more to a creator than their creations. Cultivating awareness for the beauty around us all and being thankful that we can experience it and pursue our passions.
  • Considering how to scale up Howl as demand grows.
  • Cascadia
  • Keeping old knowledge and skills alive.

Photo of Alicia by Breezy Winters
Modern Folk logo by Stefan Perkinz greasywhisper.com
Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Support for Modern Folk comes from my wife Emily Wiggins.
Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in Bend OR.
dremilywiggins.com

 

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007 Kitchen Wisdom with Anna Witham of 123 Ramen

July 9, 2018

Around our house:

  • Busy June and July, friends and family visiting
  • Solstice Celebration
  • Acknowledging the output of energy at this time of year
  • Baby is nearly walking
  • Aware Parenting continued successes
  • Emily talks about the science of Traditional Foods Diet 
  • Dr Emily Wiggins

Interview:

Guest Anna Witham of 123 Ramen and The Root Cellar discusses her approach to feeding her family and her community the most nourishing foods possible. 

 

Photo of Anna Witham by Shawn Linehan
Modern Folk logo by Stefan Perkinz greasywhisper.com
Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Support for Modern Folk comes from my wife Emily Wiggins. Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in Bend OR.
dremilywiggins.com

 

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006 Nathan Bettger: Exploring Spirituality, Scratching the Surface

June 3, 2018

Around our house:

  • Farmers Market in full swing.
  • Gardening, yard improvement.
  • Missing loved ones, searching for self.
  • "Doing the work". Engaging fully in activities.
  • Appreciating the connectedness of everyone
  • Finding ourselves through spirituality.
  • Stephen Jenkinson on death and dying.
  • Die Wise by Stephen Jenkinson 

Interview:

Guest Nathan Bettger discusses his work as a hospital chaplain and a spiritual guide. 

  • The work of a hospital chaplain.
  • What is a spiritual guide?
  • Are Generation X, Y, etc spiritually lost?
  • The importance of Elders.
  • Rites of Passage.
  • Deepening our connection with spirituality.
  • natebettger.com

Modern Folk logo by Stefan Perkinz greasywhisper.com
Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Support for Modern Folk comes from my wife Emily Wiggins. Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in Bend OR.
dremilywiggins.com

 

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005 Boundless Farmstead: Feeding the Village and Building Community

May 7, 2018

Around our house:

Interview:

David and Megan from Boundless Farmstead discuss their path to becoming farmers and their community minded approach to their craft. 

 

Modern Folk logo by Stefan Perkinz greasywhisper.com
Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Support for Modern Folk comes from my wife Emily Wiggins. Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in Bend OR.
dremilywiggins.com

 

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004 Comedy, Collaboration and Community with Shanan Kelley

April 3, 2018

 

Around our house:

          Food and Nutrition

          Adventures in Parenting

  • Teething, crawling, sleeping (or not)
  • Whole food diet for baby, traditional diets and Weston Price

Interview:

Shanan Kelley, comedian and host of the Night Light Show discusses her unique combination of comedy, collaboration, and community. 

Modern Folk logo by Stefan Perkinz greasywhisper.com
Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Support for Modern Folk comes from my wife Emily Wiggins. Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in Bend OR.
dremilywiggins.com

 

 

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003 Nurturing Your Creative Voice with Artist Sheila Dunn

March 5, 2018

Around our house:

Host Travis Wiggins gives listeners a personal background and describes why he felt compelled to create Modern Folk.

Guest Interview:

Artist Sheila Dunn shares her story of becoming a full time artist; including how family, educators and community supported her along the way. Sheila also describes mentoring young artists and using her art as a tool for conservation and activism.
sheiladunnart.com

 

Modern Folk logo by Stefan Perkinz greasywhisper.com
Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Support for Modern Folk comes from my wife Emily Wiggins. Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in Bend OR.
dremilywiggins.com

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