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Everyday Animism

35 EpisodesProduced by Everyday AnimismWebsite

Everyday Animism is podcast hosted by Kelley Harrell, Brandice Schnabel, and Janet Roper with the intention of exploring all things animism, particularly animism in everyday life.

35 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Episode 35 - Season 2 Wrap Up

July 2nd, 2019


Season 2 of Everyday Animism has come to an end, and this last conversation is about timing, shifting focus, cyclical assessment, and animistic relationship with these concepts. 🌿 Thanks for listening!

Episode 34 - Summer Solstice

June 18th, 2019


We’re halfway through another year and pondering seasonal shift, themes of summer, and how we are each entering the second half of this year.

Episode 33 - Getting to Know Kelley

June 12th, 2019


This week is all about Kelley! This is our third episode intended to give listeners a closer look at each of the co-hosts of Everyday Animism, and this one features the wisdom-wielding Ravenclaw in the group. | …

Episode 32 - Getting to Know Brandice

May 28th, 2019


This week is all about Brandice! This is our second episode intended to give listeners a closer look at each of the co-hosts of Everyday Animism, and this one features our fiery Gryffindor in the group. || Reference:

Episode 31 - Getting to Know Janet

May 15th, 2019


This week is all about Janet! We’re kicking off a few episodes intended to give listeners a closer look at each of the co-hosts of Everyday Animism, and the Hufflepuff in the group obviously deserved to go first.

Episode 30 - Mid-Spring Animism

April 26th, 2019


This week's episode falls just before May Day, May 1st, or the mid-point in the spring season (in the northern hemisphere). We explore personal animistic experience of this time and our ways of observing spring as it …

Episode 29 - Q&A on Death, Litter, & Paganism

April 16th, 2019


Q&A episode this week! Animistic explorations of what happens when physical forms change or die, the best kitty litter, and whether animism is pagan. (Thank you for your patience with some sound issues this week.)

Episode 28 - Animism & Broken Path

April 2nd, 2019


This week is an exploration of the broken path, something experienced by those of us on a spiritual path that we've had to cultivate on our own …

Episode 27 - Animism & Spring

March 15th, 2019


Spring is coming! Mercury is retrograde! This week is an exploration of season and the themes of spring as they present themselves in both our inner and external lives. Join us in exploring how we show up for the …

Episode 25-ish - Animism & Technology

February 26th, 2019


This week we talk about the internet and technology, and what these things mean to us as animists. We'll definitely continue this conversation, which …

Episode 26 - Tidying Up & Duality

February 12th, 2019


These week we explore Marie Kondo and the KonMari method, our thoughts regarding the cultural conversation and the method itself. We also answer a …

Episode 24 - Animism & Winter’s Midpoint

January 29th, 2019


Welcome to Season 2 of Everyday Animism! 🌿 • Cohost Segment 🎙 : Exploring the midpoint in a winter that no longer ”behaves,” and how this alters our observance of the wheel of the year. • Send in questions or …

Episode 23 - Animism & Winter Solstice

December 11th, 2018


This is the last episode of both the podcast season and the current nature season, so it's timely that winter solstice is our focus. Learn about …

Episode 22 - Raising Animists

December 4th, 2018


This week’s discussion explores our experience of raising young animists while navigating our own still developing and unmodeled elderhood in an ever-shifting world.

Episode 21 - Animism & Art

November 20th, 2018


This week we search for Janet and then discuss animism and art, covering the ways our perception and consumption of creative work can be understood animistically and also exploring the ways in which the art we create …

Episode 20 - The Dead Time

October 30th, 2018


This week, in our 20th (!!!) episode, co-hosts explore Samhain, or the dead time, and how we currently hold and have historically held this time …

Episode 19 - Animism & Ancestors

October 17th, 2018


This week is an exploration of how we can (and should) engage in ancestral work, offering animistic context, personal experience, and a few …

Episode 18 - Coping with Agency

September 25th, 2018


How do you understand and cope with agency? This week we explore how the concept of agency has impacted us along the way and how understand and cope with it as animists in modern day life.

Episode 17 - Autumn Equinox

September 20th, 2018


Join our cohosts in exploring the upcoming equinox and how we observe/experience as animists.

Episode 16 - Animism & Divination

September 12th, 2018


This week hosts dig in to the topic of divination, including what it is to each of us, what systems/oracles we use, how our animistic lens informs our practice, and a thorough geek out over Kelley's new book, Runic Book …

Episode 15 - Sniffly Animism

September 4th, 2018


We're back! This week, co-hosts discuss the animistic experience of minor illness, including our experience and awareness of the impact on relationships with the body, the "bug," and the world in which we're still …

Episode 14 - Shadow

August 14th, 2018


This week we tackle the concept of shadow, what it means for us, how it's often framed, and how we can understand and appreciate shadow as animists.

Episode 13 - Mid-Summer Animistic Reflections

August 7th, 2018


This week we discuss various ways to observe the midpoint in the season, ranging from our regional awareness to personal and symbolic levels.

Episode 12 - Q&A: Intuiting, Bodies, Animistic Christianity?

July 24th, 2018


Q&A this week! Hear our thoughts on being an animist while also being a Christian, trusting your intuition, and reconciling multiple points of …

Episode 11 - Listener Question: Why Animism?

July 10th, 2018


A listener recently asked an excellent question: Why? Why look at the world and ourselves through an animistic lens? Why be animists? How does it benefit us, and how does it benefit the world around us? Listen in to …

Episode 10 - The Animistic Dinner Plate

July 3rd, 2018


The week we discuss the complicated nature of our modern relationship with food and the source(s) of our food, including exploration of blessings and …

Episode 9 - Animism & Hierarchy

June 26th, 2018


How do animists view the gods? An exploration of the concept of agency and then a delving into hierarchy, how deities fit into animism, and how animism shapes how we view these concepts and ourselves.

Episode 8 - Animistic Explorations of Summer Solstice

June 19th, 2018


The cohosts discuss the upcoming summer solstice (2018 is June 21st at 6:07 am EST in Northern Hemisphere) and how each experience the seasonal …

Episode 7 - Animism & Modern Travel

June 16th, 2018


No dumping allowed! This week the hosts discuss what it's like to experience modern travel as an animist, and how animistic relationships can be impacted, respected, and newly formed along the way.

Episode 6 - Talking About Being Animist

June 5th, 2018


Kelley, Brandice, and Janet discuss the complexities of being an animist in our current culture, including how this impacts personal, professional, …

Episode 5 - The Guilt of Imperfect Animism

May 22nd, 2018


Join us in an exploration of the guilt that comes with a modern day understanding of animism, how we each experience it in our lives, and some of our musings on what to do about it.

Episode 4 - Occupying Space

May 15th, 2018


Discussing the complexities of taking up space as a modern day animist, addressing some of those complexities, and remembering not to sit in the guilt of our carbon footprint.


“Dear environmentalists,” …

Episode 3 - Animism with Intention 101

May 8th, 2018


This week's discussion explores how each of us have consciously observed an animistic relationship in each of our lives, and how anyone can step into …

Episode 2: What does animism look like?

April 24th, 2018


The hosts discuss what animism is and isn't, totemism as a misunderstood concept, BINABM, fetishism, and what animism looks like in modern day life.

Episode 1: What is Animism?

April 17th, 2018


Kelley, Brandice, and Janet give introductions and engage in a initial explanation of animism and discuss what animism looks like in each of their lives.


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