Podcast

Best Food for Your Best Friend:

Diet & Lifestyle for Optimal Pet Health

Air Date: 06/22/15
 

Guests:

Diana Laverdure,

Pet Nutritionist & Co-Author, Canine Nutrigenomics, Delray Beach, FL

Dr. Jean Dodds, DVM,

Veterinarian & Co-Author, Canine Nutrigenomics, Garden Grove, CA

Much like us, the well-being of a dog is dependent on food and lifestyle. Tune in this hour to discover how to evaluate commercial pet foods, how to supplement your dog's diet with whole foods from your fridge, and what other recommendations will make your companion's life as happy and healthy as possible.
The Raw Food Diet:

What, Why & How

Air Date: 06/15/15
 

Guest:

Ani Phyo,

Author & Health, Wellness, Raw Food & Detox Expert, Los Angeles, CA

The Raw Food Diet is the antidote to high heat and extensive food processing, but is it for everyone? International raw food expert Ani Phyo shares with us the specifics of how raw food works, what the health benefits are, and how anyone can improve their diet with simple raw food upgrades to their everyday meal planning.
Hands On Gardening:

Spring into Season

Air Date: 06/01/15
 

Guests:

Willow Rosenthal,

Author, The Essential Urban Farmer, Oakland, CA

Annie Spiegelman,

Author and Master Gardener, The Dirt Diva, Novato, CA

Whether you farm a window box or an acre of land, rejoice in the ability to be nourished at your own hand and learn the best ways to begin and sustain an abundant organic garden.
Stories My Mother Told Me:

Creating Professional Narrative

Air Date: 05/23/15
 

Guests:

Debbie Sultan,

Co-Founder & Marketing Guru, Food Guru, San Francisco, CA

Ariel Sultan,

Co-Founder & Video Guru, Food Guru, San Francisco, CA

In the final part of our Mother's Day Series, a filmmaker and her mother tell their story of creating a business together and how they combine the skills of the millennial and baby boomer generations to help business professionals how to tell their own story.
Orchard House:

Life Lessons from Generations of Gardeners

Air Date: 05/16/15
 

Guest:

Tara Austen Weaver,

Author, Orchard House, Seattle, WA

In Part Two of our Mother's Day Series, we visit the pages of a beautiful new memoir, Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow, and speak with the author about what happens when, on a common ground, differences become cherished strengths.
Mother Earth, Mother of Mine:

Lessons from a Biodynamic Family Business

Air Date: 05/09/15
 

Guests:

Katrina Frey,

Executive Director, Frey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, CA

Eliza Frey,

Winemaker, Frey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, CA

In a month-long feature on motherhood throughout the month of May, we look first at a family whose business is based on caring for Mother Nature. The mother-daughter duo discusses similarities in raising a family and tending to the land, and the opportunities to build upon the wisdom from each generation.
Making Your Life More Vanilla:

Simple, Sweet & Sustainable

Air Date: 5/2/15
 

Guests:

Nathaniel Delafield,

CEO & Co-Founder, LAFAZA, Oakland, CA

James Delafield,

CPO & Co-Founder, LAFAZA, Oakland, CA

Vanilla has become a synonym for plain and predictable. Yet this spice has one of the most special stories you've never heard. Travel with us in Malagasy stories and develop a new appreciation for the orchid that produces one of the most fundamental flavors of modern cuisine.
The Three Season Diet:

An Ayurvedic Approach to Weightloss

Air Date: 4/25/15
 

Guests:

Dr. John Douillard,

Ayurvedic Practitioner & Founder, LifeSpa, Boulder, CO

Emma Frisch,

Author & Chef, Frisch Kitchen, Ithaca, NY

The science of Ayurveda teaches us how to live in balance with our own nature and with nature around us. By eating detoxifying foods in the spring, hydrating foods in the summer, and grounding foods in the winter, we follow the seasonal rhythms of the harvest and of our own bodies.
Moving Past the Lawn:

Environmental Landscaping

Air Date: 04/11/15
 

Guest:

Evelyn Hadden,

Founder, Less Lawn, Minneapolis, MN

A look at front and backyard gardens, sustainable approaches to garden design, and everything we can do to make our summertime in the garden as fun and as ecologically and environmentally friendly as possible.
Meow, Woof, Chirp Chirp:

Integrative Pet Care

Air Date: 04/04/15
 

Guest:

Dr. Allen Schoen, MS DVM, Ph.D.,

Alternative and Integrative Veterinarian, The Kindred Spirits Project, Vancouver, B.C.

What is the most holistic approach to making sure our pets are healthy and happy? From diet to flea prevention to exercise - we take a look at how we can treat and take care of our animals naturally.
Planting Hope:

Reversing Deforestation and Poverty through Education

Air Date: 3/28/15
 

Guest:

Florence Reed,

Founder & President, Sustainable Harvest International, Ellsworth, ME

By combining fair trade principles and humanitarian work, the incredible efforts of one non-profit empower small-scale Central American farmers to make a living and produce a healthier harvest.
Hip Hop Goes Green:

The Impact of Music & Message

Air Date: 3/21/15
 

Guest:

Keith Tucker,

Producer, Pursuit of a Green Planet, Seattle, WA

What do a music movement and a food movement have in common? The power to change the face of obesity, encourage living sustainably and instilling healthy habits in our youth. Tune in this week to hear how one program is using hip hop as a tool for change.
A Journey to Wholeness:

The Relationship Between Faith & Psychology

Air Date: 03/14/15
 

Guest:

Dr. J Pittman McGehee,

Episcopal Priest & Jungian Analyst, Inner Journey Retreats

This hour goes beyond spirituality into what Jung called "the privilege of a lifetime" - "to become who you truly are." Join us as we explore the opportunity for personal growth within yourself and through community.
Sunshine, Soil, Water & Love:

A Story of the World’s Seed Supply

Air Date: 03/07/15
 

Guest:

Sean Kaminsky,

Director & Producer, Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds, New York, NY

The vast majority of seeds is now in the hands of a few multinational companies. Why is that an issue? This week we look at the the implications for farmers, the Earth, and our plate and the critical importance of seed sovereignty.
What’s in Season:

Tropical Fruit

Air Date: 2/28/15
 

Guest:

Earl Herrick,

Founder & Owner, Earl's Organic Produce

Bring the flavor of the tropics into your home today. In this hour we look at the climates that provide us these nutrient-dense fruits, how to choose for flavor, how to cut and store, and much more.
Natural Spring Cleaning:

Planning for a Healthy Year at Home

Air Date: 2/21/15
 

Guest:

Amy Kolb Noyes,

Author, Nontoxic Housecleaning, Lake Elmore, VT

Join us as we uncover the simplest plan - and equally simple recipes - for the once-a-year ritual of Spring Cleaning. Don't be daunted: you'll have fun, save money, and keep your home toxin-free.
Racing Towards Green:

New Ideas for Sustainable Sporting Events

Air Date: 02/07/15
 

Guest:

Keith Peters,

Executive Director, Council for Responsible Sport, Portland, OR

An exploration of what communities and people can do to make our sporting get togethers more inclusive while reducing our ecological footprint.
B a Force For Good:

The Rise of Transparent Business

Air Date: 1/24/15
 

Guest:

Ryan Honeyman,

Author, The B Corp Handbook, SF Bay Area

Already 1200 strong, a growing movement of businesses is setting the standard for a new world economy, and it includes people, the planet, and profit. Tune in to discover how they are maximizing positive impact beyond their products and how the work you do can begin to the change the world.
Allergies:

What’s Your Reaction?

Air Date: 1/10/15
 

Guest:

Dr. Todd Born,

Naturopathic Doctor & Co-Owner, Born Naturopathic Associates, Alameda, CA

Learn how to differentiate between allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities in this hour as we look at possible causes for reactions and what we can do about them.
Vitamins & Minerals:

What Do YOU Need?

Air Date: 1/3/15
 

Guest:

Erin Livers,

Integrative Clinical Nutrition Therapist, Bauman College, Boulder, CO

Matching the topic of biochemical individuality with the world of nutrients, particularly vitamins and minerals, an expert joins the AOC Team to discuss how a person's physical and genetic landscape affect their personal nutritional needs.
The World of Spices:

History, Culture, Uses & Benefits

Air Date: 12/27/14
 

Guest:

John Chansari,

Founder, Spicely Organics, Fremont, CA

In this episode we celebrate the truly breathtaking world of spices, a precious commodity that has been traded for thousands of years between cultures and countries. Come on this journey with the AOC Team and explore the health benefits and culinary uses of spices.
Holidays Reimagined:

Gifts that Money Can’t Buy

Air Date: 12/20/14

Guest:

The AOC Team

More than “presents,” the spirit of the season is “presence.” This year, get inspired to gift creatively rather than commercially. Join the AOC Team for a fun and non-traditional approach to gift-giving.
Cookies:

A World of Creativity

Air Date: 12/13/14

Guest:

Kasey Caletti,

Holistic Chef, San Francisco, CA

As holiday routines begin, we turn to the cherished tradition of Cookies and learn about the many ways to prepare these delights. From baking to decorating to holistic ingredients, this week everything’s on the table.
Wick to Wax:

The Art of Natural Candlemaking

Air Date: 12/06/14

Guest:

Lori Nova Endres,

Founder, Co-Owner & Teacher, The Nova Studio, SF Bay Area, CA

Learn the components of candlemaking, from choosing your materials to making use of every last bit of wax. This episode features step-by-step instructions for creating the lovely light we associate with the holidays.
Healing Bodies, Healing Hearts:

One Meal at a Time

Air Date: 11/29/14

Guest:

Cathryn Couch,

Executive Director, The Ceres Community Project, Sebastopol, CA

Much more than an effort to cook healthy meals, The Ceres Community Project has become a national model for building a true social network - supporting, nourishing, and educating communities.