Ferment Radio

Ferment Radio is a podcast series that tackles, from a microbial perspective, issues that are hard-to-grasp. Together with people from very diverse backgrounds, including science, gastronomy, and arts, we reflect, discuss, and bubble along with microbes to give legacy to unusual perspectives. By letting our thoughts and beliefs ferment in the brine of shared discourse, we find transformative paths to multispecies justice and well-being, within ourselves and others. Ferment Radio is hosted by Aga Pokrywka, produced by Super Eclectic, and supported by CSSM.

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We choose our tools, and in return, our tools shape us. Tools can be an opening to new possibilities, but also a limitation. What makes the workspace of a fermenter? What tools are there...
It looks like a square, monochromatic, glass slide photo, and not only because of the material it is made of, but also because it could belong to a different time. It feels as if...
She asks the plants for permission before foraging them. She sings to her fermentation jars. She prepares funerals for her kombucha scobies. She gives names to her ferments. She observes the moon cycles. She’s...
Have you ever heard of slime mold? These organisms might not have a nervous system or even a brain, but they have impressive problem-solving abilities. Slime mold can navigate through mazes and find the...
A healthy food system encourages the production and consumption of foods that support a balanced gut microbiome. It reduces food waste and gives preference to natural preservation methods. It uplifts food, not only for...
Garden. It invites us to sit down and watch things grow. It makes us work with gazillions of other species to make them flourish. Silent observation or site-specific, mindful labor can be a form...