Interview: Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen is a longtime grassroots environmentalist and is the author of more than 25 books, including A Language Older than Words, and The Culture of Make Believe.

In this episode, Derrick reads his essay, Pretend You Are a River, and we discuss how to listen to nature.

You can find more of Derrick’s writing at his web site:

“So many indigenous people have said to me that the fundamental difference between Western and indigenous ways of being is that even the most open-minded westerners generally view listening to the natural world as a metaphor, as opposed to the way the world really is. Trees and rocks and rivers really do have things to say to us.”
— Derrick Jensen, What We Leave Behind

Original music by Eric Freeman.

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