Episode 61: Tending the Garden
The Cryptonaturalist
by Jarod Anderson, The CryptoNaturalist
2d ago
Contentment is both a skill and a gift we grant ourselves. The CryptoNaturalist is written and read by Jarod K. Anderson. Preorders for Jarod K. Anderson’s new memoir about loving nature and struggling with depression are now open. Visit JarodKAnderson.com for more information. To find bonus content and a variety of strange rewards, support our show by visiting Patreon.com/CryptoNaturalist. You can also help by rating, reviewing, and telling a friend. For books and poetry collections by Jarod K. Anderson and Leslie J. Anderson, visit CryptoNaturalist.com/books. You’ll find information about su ..read more
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Episode 60: Moss Tide
The Cryptonaturalist
by Jarod Anderson, The CryptoNaturalist
1M ago
Ebbing and flowing, teaming with life, soft to the touch. Some things are better left to themselves. Thanks to Emily Kramer for today’s hidden lore poem “An Absence of Ants.” Emily is a poet from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with an MA in English from Ohio University. She currently works at a nonprofit for domestic violence and crime survivors. Outside of work, she loves hiking, playing cozy video games, and spending time with her two cats. Her work has appeared in Ghost City Review, Split Rock Review, and more. The CryptoNaturalist is written and read by Jarod K. Anderson. Preorders for Jarod K ..read more
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Episode 59: Moon Shadow
The Cryptonaturalist
by Jarod Anderson, The CryptoNaturalist
2M ago
Night is Earth’s shadow and many creatures call it home. The moon’s shadow is a different sort of night entirely. Thanks to Nicolette Nuytten for today’s hidden lore, “Water Beetles.” Nicolette works at the library and spends her free time walking in the woods or reading everything she can get her grubby little hands on. She lives in Manitoba with her wife and a little grey chinchilla. You can find her at www.nicolettenuytten.com or on Twitter @LibraryNii The CryptoNaturalist is written and read by Jarod K. Anderson. Preorders for Jarod K. Anderson’s new memoir about loving nature and struggli ..read more
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Episode 58: Ghost Flies
The Cryptonaturalist
by Jarod Anderson, The CryptoNaturalist
2M ago
What counts as a ghost is, perhaps, open to interpretation.  Thanks to Steve Shell for voicing today’s field report. Steve is a co-creator, writer, and voice of the narrator on the Old Gods of Appalachia podcast. Old Gods is entering the homestretch of their fourth season and will be heading out on tour again this summer.  Thanks to Emilie Lygren for today’s hidden lore poem, “Chrysalis.” Emilie Lygren is a poet and educator who has published poems in several literary journals and anthologies and developed dozens of publications focused on outdoor science education. Her first colle ..read more
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Episode 57: Breakfast
The Cryptonaturalist
by Jarod Anderson, The CryptoNaturalist
3M ago
An early morning record focusing on starting the day The CryptoNaturalist way. Thanks to Joseph Giglio for today’s hidden lore, “The Sky.” Joseph is currently an MFA student at George Mason University and originally from Buffalo, NY. He has been previously published in Corvus Review and Dead Fern Press amongst others. He is often somewhere he shouldn't be looking for birds or ghosts, but never bird ghosts. You can find him @JoeWritesWeird on Twitter. Thanks to Ella Watts for voicing today’s hidden lore segment. Ella is a queer, disabled director, writer and producer of audio fiction in all of ..read more
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Episode 56: A Walk in the Woods
The Cryptonaturalist
by Jarod Anderson, The CryptoNaturalist
3M ago
There’s something playing music just down the path, but that isn’t the only worthy mystery beneath the trees.  Today’s hidden lore was “The Bone Mother’s Daughter” by Tim Goldstone. Tim Goldstone is based on a true event. He has roamed widely and currently writes in remote rural Wales  Published internationally in numerous print and online journals and anthologies, including The Speculative Book, Altered States, Veil: Journal of Darker Musings, Selcouth Station, I Become The Beast, DarkWinter, Medusa’s Kitchen, Pyre, Toil & Trouble, Coven Poetry, Dark Fire Fiction, Red Wolf Peri ..read more
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Episode 55: Feather Fountain
The Cryptonaturalist
by Jarod Anderson, The CryptoNaturalist
4M ago
The Feather Fountain is as beautiful as it is deadly and it’s plenty of both. Thanks to Cecil Baldwin for voicing the Stairway Keeper. Cecil has long been one of my favorite voices in podcasting and you can hear him on the show that first inspired me to create audio-fiction, Welcome to Night Vale. Thanks to Kathryn Nuernberger for today’s hidden lore poem. Kathryn is the author of THE WITCH OF EYE, essays about witches and witch trials, and RUE, poems about plants historically used for birth control. ADVANCED POETRY, a textbook on reading and writing poetry co-authored with Maya Jewell Zeller ..read more
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Episode 54: Mirror Falls
The Cryptonaturalist
by Jarod Anderson, The CryptoNaturalist
4M ago
The mirror falls, like all water, links us to many other versions of ourself. Thanks to Cat Stone for lending her voice to this episode. Hidden lore poetry by Matt Dennison. Matt is the author of Kind Surgery, from Urtica Press (Fr.) and Waiting for Better, from Main Street Rag Press. His poetry has appeared in Verse Daily, Rattle, Bayou Magazine, Redivider and Cider Press Review, among others. His fiction has appeared in ShortStory Substack, THEMA, GUD, The Blue Crow (Aus), Prole (UK), The Wondrous Real, and is forthcoming in Story Unlikely. To find bonus content and a variety of strange rewa ..read more
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Episode 53: The Uneasiness
The Cryptonaturalist
by Jarod Anderson, The CryptoNaturalist
5M ago
The Uneasiness waits and watches somewhere beyond dark windows. Thanks to Tim Murphy for his hidden lore poem “Wildness Unafraid.” Tim Murphy (he/him) is a disabled, bisexual poet who lives in Portland, Oregon. His writing explores disability and our complex, tenuous relationship to the more-than-human world. Tim's poetry appears in Wordgathering, Remington Review, Writers Resist, The Long COVID Reader, and more. “Wildness Unafraid” originally appeared in Writers Resist. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter (@brokenwingpoet). To find bonus content and a variety of strange rewards, support ..read more
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Episode 52: Mecha-Shrew
The Cryptonaturalist
by Jarod Anderson, The CryptoNaturalist
5M ago
Rumor has it the mecha-shrew is extinct, but not all rumors are trustworthy.   Thanks to Emily Benson for this episode’s hidden lore poem, “On the Question of the Happiness of Clams.” Emily Benson lives in Western New York with her husband and two sons. Previous publications include Deep Wild Journal, Gastropoda, Literary Mama, Moist Poetry Journal, Paddler Press, and The Dillydoun Review. Her work can be found at www.emilybensonpoet.com.   To find bonus content and a variety of strange rewards, support our show by visiting Patreon.com/CryptoNaturalist. You can also help by rating, r ..read more
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