Book Club

In 2019, we’re doing a whole season focused on how humans and nature have shaped each other in Edmonton. We kicked things off with a live show to brainstorm question ideas, and now we’re exploring the history of dams, bears, climate change, and more.

Part of the process of creating this season was going through a big stack of books for inspiration, from authors like Carol Kaesuk Yoon and Alexander Wilson. To spread that intellectual joy and give listeners a peek behind the curtain, we did a book club this season. Once a month, we got together to talk about a book that’s helped inspire the podcast.

Book Club is over for the year, but here was our reading list:

  • Living in the Shed: Alberta’s North Saskatchewan River Watershed by Billie Milholland
  • Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science by Carol Kaesuk Yoon
  • Dream Work by Mary Oliver
  • The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, And As It Could Be by J.B. MacKinnon
  • The Culture of Nature: North American Landscape from Disney to the Exxon Valdez by Alexander Wilson
  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
  • Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Lynn Haupt.