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Grounded Futures Show

the Grounded Futures Show is hosted by carla joy bergman and Uilliam Joy. Uilliam (Liam) and carla discuss topics ranging from climate change to identity to how youth can gain new skills to thrive amid current and ongoing disasters that we are collectively facing. The show will take a deep dive on these issues, and be in conversations with incredible guests. We are a Gen-X and a Gen-Z, and we are keen on tearing down the walls between generations together and on our show! Each episode includes a short segment called Delighting in our Friends, whereby Liam and carla delight and amplify friends' radical art! Grounded futures show is produced on Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-waututh lands, but our guests are from around the world . The music for our show is by Sour Gout. Logo Art by Robin Carrico IG: @somegaywizard *transcripts are at grounded *** Please note: season one was based on training youth, and we are grateful to all our guests who joined us on our learning journey! As of June 22,  2022 this season has been archived. Thanks for listening!


Remaining Unbroken, with chris time steele
The Grounded Futures Show, Episode 25: Remaining Unbroken, with chris time steele “I've always been a rapper, since I was 12. So that's what I do. And it's the way I communicate best and most vulnerable.” In their last episode of the season, Uli and carla share a wonderful talk-about with the always inspiring chris time steele!  A dreamer, writer, and poetic historian, chris’ digs into many topics, from Hip Hop to basketball to community organising to breaking apart propaganda to the philosophy and beauty of anime. We also play a game, talk about the importance of curiosity, care, and listening alongside being fearless as we break open and let go. There’s also some impressive freestyle and a fabulous song.  Show notes: IG + Twitter chris’ podcast: Time Talks   chris’ Bandcamp  Time | Spotify Whose Dystopia?  Joy James book Time’s song about Sun Ra  ALL THE DREAMS I EVER HAD | calm.  chris’ new book “Acknowledging Radical Histories” with Gerald Horne (out later in 2023) Recommendations: Mushi shi Saul williams: Neptune Frost Henry  Dumas -Ark of Bones Interview with Sun ra Trust Kids!  Alexis Pauline Gumbs Prison writings by Bobby Sands Psalm One Atlanta (Show)  Cambatta ...
59:27 6/8/23
The Struggle is Real, with Noleca Radway & Lily Mercogliano Easton
The Grounded Futures Show, Ep 24: The Struggle is Real, with Noleca Radway & Lily Mercogliano Easton Uli and carla had a deep and vulnerable conversation with Lily and Noleca — two wonderful parents and educators — about the horrors of adult supremacy, the oppression of kids, and some pathways towards undoing adult supremacy and supporting youth freedom. They also talk about the joys and complexities of building trust within this power dynamic, the trappings of adulthood, what youth freedom looks like, and how this way of being in relationship with kids requires a profound resolve and devotion to care and love. There’s so much here, lots of real talk with plenty of curiosity and good humour woven in! And no fear: they both provide some concrete tips, too!  #TrustKids Show Notes: Raising Rebels Podcast  Noleca’s Instagram Lily’s twitter Camp WA WA Segowea The Story Store Brooklyn Free School Trust Kids! Book Time Talks Podcast Recommendations: Lily’s:  Raising Rebels Podcast  Abby Wambaugh (comedian) + IG Noleca’s: Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur Finding our Way Podcast Transcripts Bios Noleca Radway is the Founder of Queer Media, a family production company specializing in audio and visual art through a Black Queer lens. She is the producer and host of the progressive parenting podcast Raising Rebels. Noleca is also the former Executive Director of the Brooklyn Free School, and now lives in Amsterdam with her partner and their three kids. Lily Mercogliano Easton is an educator who lives with her three kids and husband in Albany, New York. She grew up at the Free School in Albany and was Head of School at Brooklyn Free School for twelve years. Lily is the Camp Director at Camp WA WA Segowea, and finds the most thriving and joy through parenting and building a trusting relationship with her kids (and one that’s imperfect in all the ways). Music for our show by: Sour Gout The GF Show art by Robin Carrico Edited by Chris Bergman Thanks for listening!
85:10 5/7/23
Queer Brilliance, with Lindz Amer
The Grounded Futures Show, Ep 23: Queer Brilliance, with Lindz Amer “I hope that I can put a little bit of healing out into the world because I think we just need a lot more of that. There are a lot of hurt people out there.” We had a pretty healing and joyful conversation with the fabulous writer, educator, and performer, Lindz Amer!  We talked about the importance of creating queer affirming media for little Kids (and their adults), joyfully stitching back together intergenerational connections within the LGBTQ+ communities, and traversing non-affirming spaces. We also get into the muck and nuance of tough topics and realities, such as anti-trans, transmisogyny, the many genders, sexuality, gender performance, power & privilege, socialisation, smashing the cis-hetero-patriarchy, and so much more. Let’s join Lindz in Spreading Queer Joy! Show Notes Lindz IG and twitter Lindz website Lindz podcast Lindz book: Rainbow Parenting  Disclosure Documentary  Recommendations: YA Queer books: Jonny Garza Villa "Felix Ever After" by Kacen Callender Steven Universe Astrology: the chani app Astrology for Writers A league of our own (reboot) Doc McStuffins  Vampirina Spirit Ranges Blues Clues and You Sailor Moon Uli’s Bluey Studio Ghibli Movies Anime Series in general (Pokemon) carla’s Little Bear TRANSCRIPTS Lindz Amer creates LGBTQ+ and intersectional social justice media for kids and families. They created their beloved LGBTQ+ family webseries Queer Kid Stuff in 2016 which now has 4M lifetime views and counting! Their debut book "Rainbow Parenting: Your Guide to Raising Queer Kid and Their Allies" publishes on May 30, 2023 with St. Martin's Press. Currently, they host the Rainbow Parenting podcast, and perform at schools and libraries across the country, while also writing and consulting for children’s television. They worked with Nick Jr on the Webby award-winning Blues Clues & You “Pride Parade” music video, The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy,  an upcoming episode of an extremely paw-pular show, and more! You can watch their TED Talk on why kids need to learn about...
96:22 3/12/23
Dreaming a Future, with carla and Uli
The Grounded Futures Show, episode 22: Dreaming a Future, with carla and Uli                   Delighting  in our Friends! Uli and carla spend episode 22 delighting in pals, AKA celebrating awesome artists, storytellers, and musicians who range in ages 3 - 63.  This is an uplifting episode where they share wonderful songs, swoon over friends, and weave in other musings — including how they each find thriving in the everyday! Happy Palentines!       💫 YOU ARE LOVED💫 Show Notes: Cat: @the_invisible_museum_ ck nosun: @cknosun Grant Hoskins aka @gadzooksbazooka Jamie-Leigh Gonzales: Uilliam’s art Julie Flett:  Hari Alluri: @harialluri kitty lu bear: @fungifemme Time I'm Still Here (U.S. Political Prisoner Never Forgotten version) | scott crow, Televangel, Time, David M. Williams, Dissonance | eMERGENCY heARTS "Happiness in You" by Nadya Geta "A False Awakening" by AwareNess Other Music played: Queen Aurora  Burial Music for our show by: Sour Gout The GF Show art by Robin Carrico Sound Editing by Chris Bergman Transcripts  Thanks for listening!
47:55 2/12/23
Sparks In-Between, with Scott Branson
The Grounded Futures Show, Ep 21: Sparks In-Between, with Scott Branson  “thinking alone is not as exciting as thinking together” Scott Branson, a Jewish transfemme anarchist writer, and artist, joined carla and Uli for an inspiring virtual walk to think (and feel) together. They go deep into Trans worlding and talk pathways to gender abolition, discovering voice, embracing not knowing, sampling ideas, learning through play and making mistakes, practical anarchism, and more! This joyful conversation covers a lot of ground, including a poetry reading! TRANSCRIPTS Show Notes: Scott’s webpage Scott on IG: Scott on Twitter  Practical Anarchism: A Daily Guide  Gay Liberation after May 68 The Abolition of Prison How I Became a Genre Bender and Found a Voice Women on the Edge of Time The Dispossessed   The Earthsea Trilogy  Witch Hat Atelier  “We study with any person who can teach us.” -- Marge Piercy, Woman on the Edge of Time Favourite quote by Ursula K, Le Guin:  “But he had not brought anything. His hands were empty, as they had always been.” -- the Dispossessed  Recommendations: I, Tituba Black Witch of Salem, by Maryse Condé Akata Witch Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Trilogy Scott’s Poem: where had we left you? a long necked white creature bobbing in the distance on the lake it was clear we had overlooked the mysteries of the world so white i wondered how it kept clean in polluted waters i can’t wear white pants without staining the sun doesn’t cause waves but lets us see them and the lake ripples into this white protuberance a child’s drawing of a sea dinosaur smiling so happy to be here where had we left you? but that’s the best we could have done on the pier no one sees she swims unnoticed except by me, in my quick glance, and i decide to avert my eyes and let her be * ​​Scott Branson is a Jewish transfemme anarchist writer, teacher, organizer, musician and artist. Scott is also a co-host on the anarchist radio show/podcast The Final Straw Radio. Their book, Practical Anarchism: A Daily Guide, just published by Pluto Press, offers ways to infuse everyday life with ideas of mutual responsibility and collective liberation, combining anarchist and queer/feminist approaches to relationships, work, and living. Their translation of the queer theorist and gay liberation militant Guy...
74:56 12/15/22
Alchemizing Futures, with Shaunga Tagore
The Grounded Futures Show, Ep 20: Alchemizing Futures, with Shaunga Tagore“My desire is for everything in my life to be rooted in thriving, or the timeline of thriving.”The magical episode where carla and Uli receive some deep healing via their wonderful guest, the quantum communicator, storyteller, weaver, and creatrix, Shaunga Tagore. Shaunga talks about their paradigm shifting project: Otherworldly Giants, as well as embracing ancestral connections, grief as love, communing with the cosmos and land, and of course, some Buffy! Enter into this magical portal with us, and feel and hear so much more!Show NotesShaunga’s Otherworldly Giants: https://shaungatagore.comShaunga’s podcast: the Vampire SlayerShe-ra: the Princess of Power +  the 80s version  TranscriptBio:Shaunga Tagore is a queer, prizmatic (non-binary) theatre artist, writer, speaker, cat mama & Buffy enthusiast. (And they weren’t kidding when they called her, well, a witch.) Her witchy powers and ancestral roles include, but are not limited to: quantum communicator, creatrix, death doula, time keeper & grief worker. Shaunga is the founder of Otherworldly Giants, a creation company and storytelling school where we create and study stories that serve as altars for building a new world paradigm. Shaunga has spent the last decade working as an astrologer, cosmic coach, artist, and producer, primarily in queer, racialized, survivor, and disability justice oriented communities.Music for our show by: Sour GoutThe GF Show art by Robin CarricoThanks for listening!
62:03 11/15/22
Liberated Care, with Zena Sharman
The Grounded Futures Show, Ep #19 Liberated Care, with Zena Sharman“I think about care as a process, as an ongoing act of weaving — that it is this active thing that we do, that happens in relationships, that happens in communities.”Zena Sharman joins the show to talk casting spells and weaving webs of care beyond institutions. This episode is all about intergenerational solidarity, and queering kinship and care in the everyday. Zena is a writer, speaker, strategist and LGBTQ+ health advocate and our conversation goes deep into the radical possibilities for care as an ongoing, consensual process — from grief care to ageing and dying, to gender open parenting, to centring pleasure and disability justice in health care.Show NotesFollow Zena on TwitterZena’s two books:The Care We Dream Of: Liberatory and Transformative Approaches to LGBTQ+ Health The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health CarePhoto of Zena for show is by K. HoRecommendations:  Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s books Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice and The Future is Disabled Megan Linton’s Invisible Institutions podcast Hil Malatino’s book Trans Care (the free open access version is available here) Jules Gill-Peterson's article Doctors Who? Radical lessons from the history of DIY transition I didn't mention it during the interview, but this podcast interview The Legend of the Orchi Shed with Guest Eilís Ni Fhlannagáin is another wonderful example of an oral history about trans DIY health care The book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (second edition) Katie Batza’s book Before AIDS: Gay Health Politics in the 1970s Dean Spade's mutual aid course syllabus, which includes Katie Batza's book alongside other health-related titles like Alondra Nelson’s book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination...
84:00 10/18/22
Feels Real Good, with Khari McClelland
Grounded Futures Show, Ep #18:  Feels Real Good, with Khari McClelland“To be human is to be creative, and to allow yourself that privilege is where it is at…"Khari McClelland, an award-winning musician and creative facilitator, joined us to launch season three! In this episode, Khari speaks about creating with and for community through time, what it means to be a just person, and the importance of growing and tending all our relations, while also embracing humility and the possibilities of being wrong — walking and falling and rising up together.Show Notes:Moving the Centre (Khari’s book)Khari's musicFacilitation/CoursesTalk about sailing and water with Khari on IG: @igobykhariQuote from episode: “Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously.” — Prentis HemphillLucille Clifton: Blessing the BoatsBio:Imaginative. Bold. Genuine. Hopeful. Khari Wendell McClelland is an award-winning musician and creative facilitator who uses the arts and experiential activities for transformational learning. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Khari has worked with communities across Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. In a world with increasingly complex societal challenges, the need for values-based creative solutions is paramount. ​Khari helps youth and adults explore core values and creativity as a means to self-actualization, community building and problem solving.  His approach is warm, insightful and engaging. Transcript Music for our show by: Sour GoutGF show art by Robin CarricoThanks for listening!
57:54 9/24/22
Feeling and Building More, with Eleanor Goldfield
Grounded Futures Show, Ep #17: Feeling and Building More, with Eleanor Goldfield “We need to connect to what feels like justice, what feels like freedom, and not just what sounds like it.” The fabulous creative radical, Eleanor Goldfield joins us to talk about the importance of amplifying censored stories and radical ideas, rights vs Justice, the limits of language, the inherent violence of the state, finding ways to embrace pockets of thriving alongside despair, and so much more!  Links Eleanor’s Website: Song: Floodlight Common Censored Project Censored Episode on Roe vs. Wade Silver Threads Podcast Shout Your Aborotion  Act Out Book recommendations: Sentient  Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are By John Kaag Transcripts Music for our show by:Sour Gout Logo art by Robin Carrico Thanks for listening! 
74:16 7/4/22
Thriving Possibilities, with Meghan Carrico
Grounded Futures Show, Season 2 - Ep #16This is part one of our mini series on: Schooling, Education, and Finding Your Way“I just have such a joy and a heart for helping parents to be what they really want to be with their kids, and really help that relationship flourish and move forward.”Uilliam and carla sat down with Meghan Carrico, a long time participant and educator in creating alternate pathways to learning in community, including schools. We talk about finding joy while learning, the importance of community, and supporting the entire family to thrive. She also demystifies some of the misleading information about what it takes to get a highschool diploma,and other myths about youth finding their way into postsecondary institutions, career paths, and much else.ResourcesFinal StrawMeghan’s websiteVictoria School of Innovation and InquiryPacific School of Innovation and InquiryIsland DiscoverySelfDesign TranscriptsThanks for Listening! 
69:29 5/31/22
Birthing New Futures, with Tahia Ahmed
Grounded Futures Show, Season 2 Episode #15“Gathering people around food is a big part of what everyday thriving looks like in my life. And, even as the world falls apart, we will still probably have to eat dinner.”We sat down with the wonderful Tahia Ahmed, a full-spectrum birth worker who connects birth, land, and racial and climate justice together in new and beautiful ways. We dive into conversations about our interdependence, the discipline of showing up for each other, centering trust, and the importance of deprofessionalizing care and love, and so much more! Tahia Ahmed IGNesting Doula Collective We Do This 'Til We Free Us Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba  Joy James workThrutopia, coined by Rupert Read Book Recommendation:How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and CommunityBook by Mia BirdsongDelighting in our Friends:Sour Gout (Zach Bergman) The album is here: “Movements in a Dead City" transcripts
47:40 3/8/22
Mobilizing Care with Dean Spade
Grounded Futures Show, Season 2 Episode #14 “I love people, I'm just like that. I think that's what the motivation for the work is.” We had a lot of fun talking with Dean about so many ideas and actions -- and we took a lot of passion paths together! You’ll hear about his early days of talking back to power, to building queer and trans solidarity, working across differences, to finding concrete ways to accompany each other during hard times, and embracing an ethos and the actions of promiscuity as a way to deepen mutual aid, and so much more! This is an episode you won’t want to miss!   Link to Transcripts   music by Sour Gout  
69:40 1/25/22
Grounded Futures Show: Season 2 (Bonus episode)In this short bonus episode, Liam and carla take a moment to celebrate the Grounded Futures Platform by sharing some jingles for two new shows: Resonant Rest and Mentorship in Motion! You'll hear from Oceaan Pendharkar, Melissa Roach, Jamie Leigh Gonzales, and Rebecca Peng... and some other news! Music for the Grounded Futures show:Sour Gout Music for Resonant Rest: Oatmeal Queen Music for Mentorship in Motion: Nadya Geta Link to all the shows at Grounded Futures: art by Robin Carrico
08:56 12/31/21
Mad Trinkets, with Kitty Sipple
Grounded Futures: Season 2, Episode 13 “Neuroqueer is both an adjective and a verb. And so, automatically, the word has multiplicity built into it. And it invites you to play with the idea that who you are can also be an action.” We are thrilled to welcome Kitty Sipple back to the show to talk about the roots and lineages of sanism, neuroqueerness, and Madness. Weaving them together in profound and powerful ways, Kitty also shares theirs and other folks' stories of resistance and thriving, and much more! Twitter @fungi_femme Link to Transcripts and more show notes  Delighting in our Friends Segment:  Hari Alluri !   Dragon Shoots Its Whispers aka The Lightning Speaks!   Music for our show by:Sour Gout Logo art by Robin Carrico  
72:58 11/17/21
Doomer Joy, with Nick Montgomery
Grounded Futures Season 2, episode 11 “As radicals we need to be offering a different exit from middle class life.” Season two begins with a joyful bang! Liam and carla talk with the wonderful Nick Montgomery about radical exit plans, the limits and problems of “rights”, generational myths, the importance of cultivating alternatives, finding joy and humour amid disasters, and more Music for our show by: Sour Gout Links from our segment: Delighting in our Friends!  The song by Time is, Barrel of a Pen (produced by AwareNess) This song is an Exclusive GF song (for now) Time’s work AwareNess’ work Time Talks Podcast Transcripts and more resources
72:40 9/14/21
Grounded Futures Show Promo Teaser
Meet Uilliam and carla! Co-hosts of the Grounded Futures Show!The Grounded Futures Show is hosted by carla joy bergman and Uilliam Joy. Uilliam (Liam) and carla discuss topics ranging from climate change to identity to how youth can gain new skills to thrive amid current and ongoing disasters that we are collectively facing. The show will take a deep dive on these issues, and be in conversations with incredible guests. 
01:00 9/1/21