Episode 33 14th February 2020
Relinquishing Control with David Benjamin Blower
The scene is a bustling, loud railway station coffee shop. Two men sitting opposite each other, speaking into a microphone about letting go of despair and letting go of hope. This is the setting for our podcast with musician, theologian, poet, and podcaster; David Benjamin Blower. David’s song The Soil speaks to the heart of what the WorldWild Podcast is about; ‘All citizens, put your hands in the soil’, he croons, adding: ‘And hear the groan’.
Join us as we take a journey through what Francis Bacon left in his wake, the notions of collapse and hope, being in your body, and the fluidity between the reality and the metaphor. There aren’t easy answers in a complex time, but through relinquishing a little bit of control we may elucidate long-obscured paths and ways forward. We can let a little bit more of the outside; in.
'What to do when all the evidence says that everything is about to change in really alarming ways, but you haven’t hit it yet'
- David Benjamin Blower / ep.33
About David Benjamin Blower
David Benjamin Blower is a musician, poet, theologian, writer, and podcaster on the popular Nomad Podcast. His most recent album is called We Really Existed and We Really Did This which he describes as a ‘poetic folk odyssey...between a dying past and very worrying future’. It is a work that engages with lamentation, regret, and wonder. He has toured and spoken around the country with the intent to create spaces to build awareness, tell stories, and see possible futures. He lives in Birmingham, UK and publishes his Soil Journal which keeps people up-to-date with what he’s doing.
About the show
We offer a series of conversations to tap into the wildness within ourselves and to uncover what is possible when we do. It is our hope that through the WorldWild Podcast we can contribute to the revitalisation of wild food culture and conversation around the world.
Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!