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A Big Sur Podcast

An ongoing conversation with people from near and far about Big Sur's past, present, and future. A Big Sur Podcast interprets 'community' to mean ALL people from around the world who are curious about, and who care about, the preservation and restoration of the wild and rural character of Big Sur. Stories are told by visitors and residents, plumbers and linesmen, musicians and authors, dancers and jugglers and others. Sometimes we drift (way) off-topic into the arts, sciences, personal stories, gossip, politics, philosophy, ornithology, Henry Miller, and our zeitgeist in general. We like that! If you are planning a visit to Big Sur and you listen to some of the folks on this Podcast talk about their love of the place your visit will probably be a lot more rewarding. Please email magnus@henrymiller.org with any comments, critique & suggestions. Music clips courtesy John Holm: https://www.discogs.com/artist/374084-John-Holm | Sound editing software by Hindenburg | Special thanks to Jim Agius for special support.Please support the podcast by making a donation to the Henry Miller Library, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization. Thank you!

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# 92 How did it begin...did I meet "Headhunters?" Why, and how, did I travel up into these hills.
An unusual episode recorded in Dibrugarh, Shiyong and Mokokchung. Town and villages in NE India.Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
52:26 4/11/24
# 91 Listening to Whales breathe! A conversation with Kerri Frangioso, a scientist who does most of her research in the wild of Big Sur.
Kerri Frangioso / Rizzo Lab.Kerri Frangioso / UC DavisPlant Pathology / DavisSudden Oak Death Task Force>>>>>>>The Jade FestivalBig Creek ReserveWhite Stag>>>>>>>Sudden Oak Blitz, April 29thEssalen Tribe Soberanes FireTelephone LandlineSatellitethe ‘Hoist’280 plots! Prudoe BayCosta RicaFood suppliesFire preventionGardeningWater and gravityPampasInvasive SpeciesLUPMadrones excude sap and its yummy!Peacocks!Santa Lucia FirSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
125:40 3/25/24
# 90 Israel and Gaza. Perspectives on the war in Gaza from Sweden.
I have Magnus Norell and Ricki Neuman, both from Sweden,  with me for this episode. We are talking about what is going on in Israel and Gaza.Magnus NorellRicki Neuman>>>>>>>I mention:Raja Shehadeh.  Yossi Klein Halevi(We carry titles by both Shehadeh and Halevi at the Library)SderotSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
78:36 3/17/24
# 89 SMOKESCREEN | Debunking Wildfire Myths to Save Our Forests and Our Climate
A conversation with the author Chad Hanson, PhDThe short musical intro is: CANYON live at Nepenthe’s Halloween Bal Masqué 2002. Important links for further information:The John Muir ProjectBig Sur FireFire Adapted Big SurFire in Paradise, PBS, FrontlineSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
67:23 3/10/24
# 88 California (& Big Sur) Snakes & How To Find Them
To Mom & Pop, who brought me up to believe I could become anything. I don’t think they meant a snake biologist. But here we are... / E. Taylor>>>>>>> A conversation with Dr Emily Taylor about snakes and her upcoming book: California Snakes & How To Find Them.>>>>>>>Professor of Biological SciencesInterim Associate Dean, Bailey College of Science and MathematicsDirector, Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Laboratorywww.EmilyTaylorScience.comHow to be a HerpetologistSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
65:08 2/23/24
# 87 Sam Goldeen. From the Ukraine, via the Panama land crossing, to Big Sur!
Sam Goldeen lived for many years on Partington Ridge in Big Sur. He loved it here and "A Big Sur Podcast" is proud of having his voice be part of what we have to share! Sam's obituary in the Pine Cone.Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
65:17 2/20/24
# 86 Jaime DeAngulo: The Old Coyote of Big Sur
A conversation with Andrew Schelling and Mary Kerr.Please make a Reservation for the event on February 24LINKS:The recorded Indian Tales from KPFAJaime DeAnguloFranz BoasAlfred KroeberCarl JungMabel Dodge LuhanYanko VardaEdward SapirMusic clip:  KÁRUK "LUCK SONG" - Brian Tripp, Káruk ArtistSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
51:24 1/30/24
# 85 FUEL FOR THOUGHT! Is removing vegetation keeping us safe from fire? A conversation with Richard Halsey.
Richard Halsey is the director of the California Chaparral Institute and an activist concerned about the way that we approach fire safety.We have a conversation that may raise some questions (and eyebrows) about how we protect our homes from fire.About the Lawsuit against CalFire>>>>>>>Alternative? Monterey Fire Safe Council.>>>>>>>Big Sur Land Use Plan>>>>>>>'Laws that interfere with preparing for wildfires.'Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
54:01 1/24/24
#84 Butterflies of Big Sur and Monterey County.
A conversation with Jan Austin and Chris Tenney authors and photographers of the recently published BUTTERFLIES of Monterey County. montereybutterflies.onlineThe Book>>>>>>>>>>>North American Butterfly Association>>>>>>>>>>>Episode photo by Jan Austin Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
72:00 1/21/24
# 83 A conversation with Corinne & John Handy of Treebones!
Treebones ResortPacific YurtsTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles>>>>>Thank you John and Corinne!Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
66:52 1/11/24
# 82 Wishing everyone a boring 2024!
Thanks to Martin Gurri and Discourse Magazine for allowing me to share Mr Gurri's article.Here's a link to the published version on Discourse website.Listen to episode 55 with Martin GurriVisit:Martin GurriDiscourse MagazineSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
14:10 1/3/24
# 81 Big Sur's ongoing efforts to protect the landscape : A Conversation with David Smiley
Magnus sits down (as a follow-up to the recent episode with Marcus Foster) with David Smiley, a Big Sur local with many years of experience serving on the LUAC (the Big Sur land use advisory committee). Brief cameo appearance from David's bunk buddy Mary Ann Vasconcellos! >>>>>Episode 80 with Marcus FosterKeep Big Sur WildBig Sur Multi Agency CouncilBig Sur Land Use Plan Update (draft)Big Sur Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC)It is with gratitude and sadness we remember Mary Trotter who passed on September 7.  In this issue of the Carmel Pine Cone you can read about Mary............SUPPORT THE LIBRARY AND PODCAST AT MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES!.............Our discussion takes a deeper look at the enforcement of the Big Sur land use plan. The roles of the Monterey County, the Coastal Commission, and local groups in these preservation efforts. We touch upon the significance of political engagement, the noticeable absence of a dedicated defender for the plan, and the rise of the group Keep Big Sur Wild.We conclude our episode with a brief chat about memorable experiences and cultural events in Big Sur. From the BiGSuRCuS event to the Poetry in Motion event.It's not just about the land; it's about the spirit of Big Sur which is celebrated through events like these. Join us as we celebrate the unique beauty of Big Sur, the community's efforts to protect it, and our hopes for its future preservation. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in land use, preservation, and the extraordinary character of Big Sur.Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
47:03 12/3/23
# 80 Is Big Sur being overused? A conversation with Marcus Foster of Keep Big Sur Wild.
A journey into the heart of Big Sur by way of a conversation with Marcus Foster, a Big Sur local and advocate/activist. Please join us. We talk of the Big Sur Land Use Plan (LUP) and  discuss its critical role in upholding Big Sur's unique promise.Marcus tells of his personal transformation from a passive observer to a proactive guardian of the land, reveals how the increasing visitation, powered by social media promotion, presents an increased set of challenges. LINKS:Keep Big Sur WildBig Sur Multi Agency CouncilBig Sur Land Use Plan Update (draft)...........SUPPORT THE LIBRARY AND PODCAST AT MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES!.............We discuss the early residents' sacrifices and the contemporary stakeholders' battle to keep Big Sur wild for future generations.We explore the friction between business growth and conservation, we also touch upon controversial topics such as light pollution from resorts and from new residential development. Marcus stress the significance of raising awareness among tourists and potential property buyers about the regulations that are in place. This episode is a call to arms - to recognize, respect, and protect the unique, breathtaking beauty of Big Sur. Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
87:30 12/1/23
# 79 Quiet Days in Clichy - Jours Tranquilles a Clichy - A beautiful new French edition. With Charles Ficat and Michael Paduano in Paris.
Charles Ficat of Editions Bartillat in Paris and Michael Paduano, PhD student at Université de Lorraine, in a conversation with Magnus about the brand new French edition of Quiet Days in Clichy!    w/ Special guest Al Rose!We mention:Michael Paduano's first appearance.Michael Paduano's second appearance!BrassaîWalter BenjaminPier Paolo PasoliniGertrude SteinBob Dylan George Hoffman - AgentQuiet Days in Clichy Danish Film(Soundtrack by Country Joe!)Quiet Days in Clichy French/English FilmQuiet Days in Clichy American HBO FilmAl Rose!...........SUPPORT THE LIBRARY AND A BIG SUR PODCAST AT MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES! Thank you! Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
64:36 11/20/23
# 78 The Burden of Joy. A conversation with author Lexi Kent-Monning. "We were stranded on opposite sides of the crashed Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge!"
The Burden of Joy by 'our own' Lexi Kent-Monning.A wonderful conversation about writing, life, relationships and The Burden of Joy! We are sitting by the creek back in the Redwood canyon.Please join us!>>>>>>>>Lexi's main site online LA Review of BooksPlease email us with your thoughts!>>>>>>>>“Never before has the wreckage of a failed marriage been more brutally and bloodily documented. The candidness with which Lexi writes about this terrible time in her life is a thing of dark beauty. The Burden of Joy is truly an incredibly brave piece of work.”— Ben Gibbard, Death Cab for Cutie/The Postal Service...........PLEASE:SUPPORT THE LIBRARY AND "A BIG SUR PODCAST" AT MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES!Thank you!Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
107:32 11/17/23
# 77 Paul Kephart: Ecologist and naturalist with a deep history, love and knowledge of the Big Sur coast.
As Principal Ecologist and Designer at RANA, Paul is sought after as a pioneer and innovator of living architectural systems, a thought-leader in ecological design, and a dedicated horticulturalist. He has consulted on many groundbreaking and iconic projects, including large-scale living roofs and living walls, site master plans, and cumulative restoration of many thousands of acres of grassland, wetland and coastal landscapes in the Western U.S.ALSO THE FOUNDER OF NUTJOBS!Paul has a deep history and love affair with the Big Sur landscape - listen to this episode and you'll find out. He did a classic 60's drop-out trip and landed in paradise!LINKS:RANA: The cohabitat companyShort bio of Paul Kepharthttps://nutjobs.com/Some of the folks mentioned:Vern YadonAlso LepoldDavid PackardVern YadonJudith GoodmanBig Sur Historical SocietyConnie McCoyThe Harlan familyLinus PaulingLarry FordDon UsnerJeff Normanand more...(-:Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
76:14 11/8/23
# 76 My friend Dan Weiss reports from the war in Israel. Please listen.
On October 7 Dan woke up to a regular Sabbath in his hometown, Bet Shemesh. It turned out to be something very different than a 'regular' Sabbath!My good friend Dan Weiss talks about the current war in Israel. Dan and I met in Big Sur 30 (or so) years ago. We have stayed in touch ever since. I am proud of my friendship with him. Dan is married with four children and the past several weeks have been very difficult for him and his family and people.I hope you will listen. I think it is important to consider what Dan has to say./MagnusSEND US AN EMAIL!  😊magnus@henrymiller.orgSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
72:20 10/30/23
# 75 Nocturnalia: Nature in the Western Night w/ José Gabriel Martínez-Fonseca and Charles Hood
A conversation between Magnus and authors and photographers Charles Wood and José Gabriel Martínez-Fonseca about their book "Nocturnalia: Nature in the Western Night."Some good links for more:Charles Hood: Wild Sonoma A Salad Only the Devil Would EatJosé Gabriel Martínez-Fonseca:Sea Turtles to SidewindersPhotography by JoséHeyday BooksSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
68:29 10/4/23
# 74 California Against the Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline. Magnus is talking with author Rosanna Xia.
Heyday presents California Against the SeaRosanna Xia’s California Against the Sea with Steve LopezRosanna's LA Times pageSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
74:35 9/16/23
# 73 State Senator John Laird: Once you left Carmel Highlands and went south you were in the Wild West!
State Senator John Laird in a conversation with Magnus. >>>>>>>John Laird's website Invite to the River Inn on September 22Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
47:38 9/14/23
# 72 Feathered Canyons: Big Sur circa 1964! Author Jeanette Hanby at Nepenthe with Bill Hargis, Eric Barker, Gold mining, watching lions! A typical Big Sur story!
Jeannette Hanby grew up in a paved-over Southern California “wanting to know how to stop humans from ruining the planet.”After a high school teacher exposed her to philosophy, Jeannette majored in physiological psychology at UC Berkeley before working with abandoned and abused children in Los Angeles County.Emotionally exhausted, she found refuge in Big Sur. (Sound familiar!)Her new book, "Feathered Canyons," illustrated by her partner David Bygott, reflects on her pivotal time in Big Sur in the early 60s as well as her stint with a gold-mining crew on the Feather River in the High Sierras.After you have listened to this podcast there's a good chance you'll want know more! Fear not : WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY ON OCTOBER 8 where you'll meet Jeanette and David for a presentation and booksigning.WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT FEATHERED CANYONS: CLICK HERE!IMPORTANT LINKS:EVENT AT THE LIBRARY ON OCTOBER 8David and Jeanette on the webBooks by David and JeanetteMy Nepenthe by Romney SteelePodcast with Pico IyerPodcast with Obi Kaufmann______Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
74:32 9/6/23
# 71 A conversation at a small café in rural North Carolina
A conversation at a café in a small town in rural North Carolina.Episode photo is of Mio, a new family member!>>>>>>>>Zachary Beare Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
28:32 8/31/23
# 70 Big Sur Women with Rachel Anne Goodman
Speaking with Rachel Anne Goodman about her late Mother Judith Goodman. We touch on Judith's background, her work in Big Sur, friendships and passion for the landscape and culture of Big Sur. We also speak of our plan to publish parts of the book "Big Sur Women" in audio format. Please stay tuned!Links below will get you to more on some of what we speak of.Special Thanks...to Rachel Anne Goodman!Big Sur Historical SocietyRachel Anne Goodman Music / Soundcloud Rachel Anne Goodman Music / BandcampThe Big Sur Round-UpInterviews with Judith GoodmanJudith Goodman ObitJeff Norman ObitMorehouse (the Purple People)Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
56:22 8/17/23
# 69 The Manhattan Project, Porter, Jackson, Miller & Oppenheimer
On the anniversary (or close to) the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima this episode takes a look at the small book "These 50 Years Gone" by Bern Porter a close friend of Henry Miller's.  Published by Roger Jackson the book includes quotes by Miller.   Special thanks to Roger Jackson for giving us permission to quote and read from his publication "These Fifty Years Gone."Thanks for listening!LINKS:Bern PorterNew Camaldoli HermitageTogzhan Kassenova: The Atomic SteppeJeffrey Lewis: Nonproliferation, Nuclear arms, Biological warfare...Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
30:11 8/7/23
# 68 Kate Daniels, candidate for the 5th district Supervisor seat. The future of Big Sur is in the balance😊!
Kate is in full swing campaigning for the 5th District Supervisor seat.  We talk about the job of public service, some of Kate's ambitions, I get a civic lesson, it is a good conversation. Visit Kate's website HERE.Here are links to some of  the folks we mention in this episode:Shelley Alden BrooksKarin Strasser KaufmannMary AdamsLeon PanettaJimmy PanettaJohn Laird(episode photo shows Mary Adams (right) and Kate Daniels (left) © County WeeklySupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
84:56 7/12/23
# 67 The Darkness Manifesto by Johan Eklöf
A conversation with Johan Eklöf, author of The Darkness Manifesto.When I first came to Big Sur I used to drive my motorcycle between Bixby Canyon and Ventana Inn. I drove several days, and some nights, each week. When going north from Ventana at night the part of the ride from River Inn to Bixby was in almost total darkness (especially during new moon), only the lighthouse swung its steady beam out over the sea at its precise intervals. I often used to stop at Little Sur, turn off all my motorcycle lights and wait for the requisite twenty minutes for my eyes to get acclimated to the dark. The reward soon came in the form of a night sky that rivals anything I have ever seen, be it in northern Sweden or out in the middle of the South Atlantic ocean! The Milky Way! Like a huge, indeed milky, cloud in the sky dotted with thousands of stars and galaxies. What an amazing place this is, I remember thinking!The agreement we have in Big Sur to keep our lights down at night, to at night turn off any light that isn’t absolutely necessary, to not have illuminated driveways and parking spaces, is one of the many wonderful things about our community. The recognition that we live in a place that begs us to together protect and safeguard the wild, rustic and, at night, dark place we are so grateful to call home.There are however many, and more important, reasons than our personal romance with the night sky to protect the night. For example, I recently found out that the Yucca lives in symbiosis with a Moth, the Yucca Moth (!), and that, no surprise, the Moths are very sensitive to light. In fact if you have a constant light on at night there are hundreds of insects, many of them pollinators, that might get killed each night as they fly into and around the light. If you study flora and fauna in urban areas you will find certain species to be very rare, if not totally gone, due to ubiquitous lighting that kills off the important night pollinators. Fruit growers are aware of this.Part of Eklöf’s Darkness Manifesto reads: Become aware of the darkness |  Protect the darkness  |  Preserve the darkness in your surroundings  |  Follow your inner rhythm  |  Discover nocturnal life  |  Seek out darkness  |  Learn more about the darkness and its importance for the survival of animals and plants  |  Talk about darkness with the people around you  |  Influence your environment and be a role model in the fight against light pollution.¨'Carpe noctem!Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
76:10 7/4/23
# 65 A conversation with Weston Call's Mother on the occasion of his Birthday and the five year anniversary of his passing..
Weston Call passed away August 12, 2018. His birthday is June 28. Many in Big Sur knew him. If you didn't know him here's a chance for you to get a glimpse into who he was.This is a conversation with Weston's Mom, Galen. We talk of many things. I am grateful, and I believe you will be too, for the openness and willingness with which Galen is talking about how she has been navigating her grief, healing and love.SHARE THIS EPISODEBIG SUR FUND in memory of Weston CallHelping Parents HealOde to Weston Call (Paddle Out) The Issue at Hand (a text very influential  for Galen's reality check about suffering.) Weston Podcast w/ MagnusThanks to Two Feather's Media for a short audio clip with Chelsea Belle Davey and Butch Kronlund.Thanks to KAZU for a short audio clip with Weston.  Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
65:14 6/13/23
# 64 From Easter Island to Big Sur: Please welcome Sonia Haoa Cardinali!
A middle aged couple walks in to the Henry Miller Library sometime in 2019. They come down the path under the redwoods like so many others have done before them. This time however I wonder: Who is the woman accompanying them! She looks like she’s from the island. Turns out the woman is Sonia Haoa Cardinale from Easter Island/Rapa Nui. We had a wonderful afternoon! We are now connecting again via Zoom for this podcast.  I am touched by much of what Sonia says. Please share this episode with anyone you think may enjoy it.>>>>>>>>Rapa NuiSonia Haoa CardinaliThor HeyerdahlAnakenaKon TikiMata Ki Te RangiLink to some of Magnus' photos from 1983>>>>>>Henry Miller refers to Easter Island many times when he dreams himself away from ‘civilization.'“If you elect to join the herd you are immune. To be accepted and appreciated you must nullify yourself, make yourself indistinguishable from the herd. You may dream, if you dream alike. But if you dream something different, you are not in America, of America American, but a Hottentot in Africa, or a Kalmuck, or a chimpanzee. The moment you have a "different" thought you cease to be an American. And the moment you become something different you find yourself in Alaska or Easter Island or Iceland.”―  Henry Miller,  Tropic of Capricorn"Christ will never more come down to earth nor will there be any law- giver, nor will murder cease nor theft, nor rape, and yet... and yet one expects something, something terrifyingly marvellous and absurd, perhaps a cold lobster with mayonnaise served gratis, perhaps an invention, like the electric light, like television, only more devastating, more soul rending, an invention unthinkable that will bring a shattering calm and void, not the calm and void of death but of life such as the monks dreamed, such as is dreamed still in the Himalayas, in Tibet, in Lahore, in the Aleutian Islands, in Polynesia, in Easter Island, the dream of men before the flood, before the word was written, the dream of cave men and anthropophagists, of those with double sex and short tails, of those who are said to be crazy and have no way of defending themselves because they are outnumbered by those who are not crazy." ―  Henry Miller,  Tropic of Capricorn"But I have thought often of a place like Easter Island, I can do without civilizSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
89:53 6/5/23
# 63 The Questions That Matter Most with Jane Smiley. Also featuring Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Shakespeare and Alice Munro!
# 63 The Questions That Matter Most with Jane Smiley. We talk about writing, spelling and grammar and learning how to read. We mention Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Shakespeare, Alice Munro and how to kill!WELCOME TO Jane Smiley at the Henry Miller Library, July 29.We will focus on her latest book: :"The Questions That Matter Most"LIST OF JANE SMILEY'S BOOKS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERSupport the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
76:54 5/30/23
# 62 Pico Iyer | The Half Known Life | New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, Jerusalem, Greece, Leonard Cohen, Thomas Merton, Dalai Lama, Cyprian, Japan, Tahiti...
We have a wonderful conversation roaming from Jerusalem to Vanuatu, from Atheism to Greek Orthodoxy and from Thomas Merton to Sam Harris!Oh...and from Dalai Lama to Henry Miller!The Half Known LifeBest place to visit Pico Iyer online is his website HERE!Pici Iyer on Wiki: HERENew Camaldoli Hermitage HERETHANK YOU FOR LISTENING!Support the show_________________________________________________This podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library with support from The Arts Council for Monterey County!We are FaceBookInstagramLet us know what you think!SEND US AN EMAIL! 😊 magnus@henrymiller.org
101:25 5/11/23

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