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

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

 

007 Kitchen Wisdom with Anna Witham of 123 Ramen

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

 

006 Nathan Bettger: Exploring Spirituality, Scratching the Surface

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

 

005 Boundless Farmstead: Feeding the Village and Building Community

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

 

004 Comedy, Collaboration and Community with Shanan Kelley

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

 

 

003 Nurturing Your Creative Voice with Artist Sheila Dunn

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

002 Naturopathic Medicine with Dr. Emily Wiggins

002 Naturopathic Medicine with Dr. Emily Wiggins

February 25, 2018

Around our house:

  • Lessons learned from whole 30
  • Weston Price
  • Sally Fallon, Nourishing Traditions
  • Fermented foods, Sandor Katz. Wild Fermentation
  • Sourdough breads, soaked grains
  • Raw dairy, home made cheese

Interview:

Dr. Emily Wiggins discusses her approach to Naturopathic Medicine and her practice in Bend, Oregon.

  • What is naturopathic medicine?
  • Biotherapeutic Drainage
  • Daily Health Rituals
  • Feeling heard by your healthcare provider
  • dremilywiggins.com
  • Instagram @dremilywiggins

 

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

001 Local Food Economies with High Desert Food and Farms Alliance

001 Local Food Economies with High Desert Food and Farms Alliance

January 30, 2018

Around our house:

Interview:

Katrina Van Dis of High Desert Food and Farm Alliance

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