Podcast

Eating Sugar:

The Culture of Fermentation

Air Date: 6/14/14

Guest:

Sandor Katz,

Author, The Art of Fermentation, Cannon County, TN

A practice in nearly every culture across the world for thousands of years, the AOC team speaks with the foremost expert about the art, process, benefits, and history of fermentation. Fermented foods are in fact, some of the healthiest.
Raising the Nurturing Father:

A Journey of Healing and Hope

Air Date: 6/7/14

Guests:

Mark Perlman,

Founder, The Nurturing Father's Program, Sarasota, FL

Cory Perlman,

Teacher, The Nurturing Father's Program, Atlanta, GA

A father-son duo whose work empowers dads to find their role as fully integrated, loving caregivers within their families – and society. Celebrate Father's Day today and every day.
Healing with Herbs:

The Wisdom of Ancient Remedies

Air Date: 5/31/14

Guest:

Kami McBride,

Author, The Herbal Kitchen, Sonoma, CA

Rediscover Mother Nature's brilliant engineering and the intelligence of herbs to promote well-being in our daily lives. Use herbs as medicine for optimal health.
From Hands to Hearts:

Crafting with a Cause

Air Date: 5/24/14

Guest:

Amy Berman,

Founder, The Mother Bear Project, Minneapolis, MN

A moving story about how the inspiration of one moment became an international symbol of hope and love for children affected with HIV/Aids in emerging countries.
Soil:

Digging Into the Foundation of Life

Air Date: 5/17/14

Guest:

Stephen Andrews,

Soil Scientist & Natural Resources Educator, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Did you know there are a billion micro-organisms in a teaspoon of healthy organic soil? Explore the magical world underneath our feet and understand soil as one of nature’s greatest gifts of creation.
Peak Performance:

Nutrition for Athletes

Air Date: 5/10/14

Guests:

Scott Jurek,

Ultramarathoner, Boulder, CO

Dr. Enette Larson-Meyer,

Professor, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

What choices contribute to optimal health for a physically fit lifestyle? From macro-nutrients to micro-nutrients to hydration, this hour discusses what is required by all active bodies and what role bio-individuality plays in your diet.
Cleaning House:

Save Time, Money & Your Health with Nontoxic Solutions

Air Date: 4/19/14

Guests:

Amy Kolb Noyes,

Author, Nontoxic Cleaning, Stowe, VT

Karl Robillard,

Communications & Outreach Manager, St. Anthony Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Debunking the myth that nontoxic cleaners are less effective, this week we look at what works for every room of the house and how to make your own with a few pantry staples.
Coconut:

Health and Harvest

Air Date: 4/12/14

Guest:

Dr. Bruce Fife,

Founder, The Coconut Research Center, Colorado Springs, CO

From coconut milk to meat to water, coconut products are everywhere in the market. Are they good for us? What’s the environmental impact of coconut production? An exploration of coconuts in this tropical hour.
Planting a Seed:

Gardening Advice for the Novice

Air Date: 4/5/14

Guest:

Derek Fell,

Author, Grow This!, Pipersville, PA

Ever wanted to start a garden but really didn’t know how? Do it this year - from windowsill to backyard, from herbs to flowers to vegetables
The Natural Baby:

Get ‘Em Started Right

Air Date: 3/29/14

Guest:

Dr. Debby Hamilton, MD, MSPH,

Holistic Pediatrician, Holistic Pediatric Consulting, Boulder, CO

Everything we can do to make the time before and after birth the most healthy, happy and enjoyable time for both mother and baby.
Listening:

The True Power of Love

Air Date: 3/15/14

Guests:

Susan Gillis Chapman,

Author & Family Therapist, The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, Vancouver, B.C.

*Originally Aired on 3/24/12

Exploring what it means to truly listen to ourselves, our loved ones and nature, and the lifelong benefits of an attentive relationship with the world
Holistic Nutrition:

How Alternative Became Mainstream

Air Date: 03/01/14

Guests:

Ed Bauman,

Founder & Director, Bauman College, Penngrove, CA

Karen Rotstein,

Executive Director, Bauman College, Penngrove, CA

For 25 years, Bauman College has helped change the dialogue from food as fuel to food as medicine. Join us as we look at the evolution of nutrition and how society is now recognizing the power of food.
Camino de Santiago:

A Walk to Remember

Air Date: 2/22/14

Guest:

Lydia B. Smith,

Director & Producer, Walking the Camino, Portland, OR

This week the AOC Team speaks with the filmmaker of a new documentary that follows six people on a thousands-year-old pilgrimage and explores the path we are all taking in life, the path to Self.
The History of Earl’s Organic:

Outgrowing Conventional for 25 Years

Air Date: 02/15/14

Guests:

Earl Herrick,

Founder & Owner, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

Patrick Stewart,

Director of Operations, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

Join us in this celebration of all things organic as we reflect with an early pioneer on the beginnings of the real food movement.
Story for All:

Creating Connection Through Words

Air Date: 2/8/14

Guest:

Angela Zusman,

President, Story for All, Oakland, CA

In the grand tradition of oral history, a new non-profit invites communities to preserve their culture through storytelling and promotes shared understanding that brings us all together.
From Surface to Heart:

The Healing Power of Touch

Air Date: 2/1/14

Guest:

Tiffany Field,

Director, Touch Research Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL

From holding hands to massage, recent research has found that touch can improve health, address trauma, or even be life saving. Join us in this hour to explore how our hands are instruments of change.
Wildly Affordable Organic:

Eat Healthy on a Budget

Air Date: 1/25/14

Guest:

Linda Watson,

Author, Wildly Affordable Organic, Raleigh, NC

Start the New Year off right with these tips for eating better without spending more. Learn how you can plan to cook delicious organic meals for less than $5 a day.
Healthy Travel:

Keeping Your Groove on the Move

Air Date: 01/18/14

Guest:

The AOC Team

Whether you choose to travel or you have to travel, how can you best support yourself throughout your journeys? In this hour, we are discussing veteran travel tips to make the most of your time away from home.
2014:

An Astrological Preview

Air Date: 1/11/14

Guest:

The AOC Team

What do you want to create this year? How are the stars aligned, and what does 2014 hold? Join the AOC Team as we evaluate our relationships and create the possibility for change, new habits and health.
What the Frack?:

The Un-Natural Process of Natural Gas Production

Air Date: 11/23/13

Guest:

Tia Lebherz,

Organizer, Food & Water Watch, Washington, D.C.

Confused about it? Concerned about it? Discover with us what “fracking” is, what “fracking” does, and decide yourself where you stand on this controversial topic.
The New Face of Hunger:

Building Community Through Food

Air Date: 11/16/13

Guest:

Karl Robillard,

Communications & Outreach Sr. Manager, St. Anthony Foundation, San Francisco, CA

This week we explore the responsibility we have to fellow members of our community, the role food plays in creating relationships, and the unlikely places to find reward.
Cold & Flu Care:

Heal Yourself Naturally

Air Date: 11/9/13

Guest:

Jessica Kellner,

Editor-in-Chief, Mother Earth Living, Topeka, KS

Tune in to find out which herbal remedies help your body fight illness and strengthen the immune system and how you can prepare these super-ingredients deliciously.
Sacred Grounds:

Protecting the Relationship to Place

Air Date: 11/02/13

Guests:

Christopher "Toby" McLeod,

Producer & Director, Standing on Sacred Ground, Berkeley, CA

Caleen Sisk ,

Spiritual Leader & Tribal Chief, Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Mt. Shasta, CA

Join us for an important discussion about the rapid loss of sacred sites around the world, its impact on indigenous and modern communities, and what we can do to protect the land that gives us life.
Preserving the Harvest:

It’s Easier Than You Think

Air Date: 10/26/13

Guest:

Ruby Blume,

Founder & Headmistress, Institute of Urban Homesteading, Oakland, CA

Celebrate the bounty at the market with easy and versatile preservation tips that allow you to enjoy your favorite fruits and vegetables long after their season has past.
Conscientious Candy:

Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Air Date: 10/19/13

Guest:

The AOC Hosts

In this episode, the AOC Team discusses nutritional, environmental, and social concerns with commercial candy and uncovers the alternatives that still allow for a delicious and indulgent holiday.