beneath the stream
22. The River ~ all things merge into one

22. The River ~ all things merge into one

April 8, 2020

The human and the non-human claim rivers as their own. By the banks of the River Kennet we conjour with our thoughts and experiences of rivers waters, along with those of a diverse cast of that includes: Roger Deakin, Bruce Springsteen, Norman Maclean, Masuru Emoto, Feargal Sharkey, Icy Sedgewick, Lewis Mumford, Michael Harner, Bedřich Smetana and Joseph Conrad.

We take in the travels, contours, myths, creatures, stories and spirits of rivers such as the: Awash, Tigris, Indus, Yellow, Nile, Danube, Amazon, Alde, Namada, Volga, Boyne, Crystal, Laxa, Congo, Moldau, Tana, and Everglades. We fight over them, deify them, we use them and misuse them, and yet what runs through them, because of us and despite us, is the the lifeblood of our world.

THEME MUSIC BY DAVID ROTHENBERG. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE ARTIST http://www.davidrothenberg.net 

Some of the ideas and references we make in this podcast can be found here:

 

The River Kennet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Kennet 
Water Crowfoot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranunculus_aquatilis 
Water Vole https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_water_vole
Grass Snake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_snake 
Reed Bunting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_reed_bunting 
Brown Trout https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_trout
Brook Lamprey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brook_lamprey
Crayfish https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austropotamobius_pallipes
Mayfly https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayfly
Caddisfly https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caddisfly
Awash River https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awash_River
River Tigris https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigris
River Indus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_River
Yellow River https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_River
River Nile https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nile
River Danube https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danube 
River Amazon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_River
River Alde https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Alde 
Emperor Claudius https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudius 
Boudicca https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudica 
Pied Kingfisher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_kingfisher 
Water Monitor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_water_monitor 
Lewis Mumford https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Mumford 
River Namada https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narmada_River 
River Volga https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volga_River 
Isis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isis 
River Boyne https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Boyne 
Kelpie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelpie 
Morgan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgen_(mythological_creature) 
Personhood for rivers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_personhood 
Animism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animism 
Roger Deakin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Deakin 
West Indian Manatee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Indian_manatee 
Crystal River https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_River,_Florida 
The Salmon of Knowledge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon_of_Knowledge 
Laxa https://www.nat.is/laxa-river/ 
Kushtaka, Tlingit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kushtaka 
Selkie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkie 
Amazon River Dolphin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_river_dolphin 
The Grindylow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grindylow 
Icy Sedgewick http://www.icysedgwick.com 
Peg Powla https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peg_Powler 
Hamish Henderson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamish_Henderson 
Goðafoss https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goðafoss 
Michael Harner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Harner 
Mircia Eliade https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mircea_Eliade 
Achuar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achuar 
The Fighting Temeraire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fighting_Temeraire 
Heart of Darkness https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness 
River Congo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo_River 
Apocalypse Now https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Now 
Bruce Springsteen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Springsteen 
The River https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_River_(Bruce_Springsteen_album) 
Bedřich Smetana https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedřich_Smetana 
River Moldau https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vltava 
Baiji https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiji 
Masuru Emoto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaru_Emoto 
Chlorpyrifos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorpyrifos
Chalk streams https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalk_stream 
Feargal Sharkey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feargal_Sharkey 
River Tana https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tana_(Norway) 
Everglades https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everglades 
Okavango https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okavango_Delta 
Daintree https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daintree_Rainforest 
Cantabria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantabria 
Norman Maclean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Maclean 

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