The Raven’s Gift was released in 2010, and Boomer and I did the Ellesmere expedition in 2011. There was enough media commotion during those years to threatened to overtake the ship. Then, 2013 was a transitional year, a quiet time. Sort of. My books continue to sell and I continue my public speaking engagements, albeit at a lower level. To reset the clock, sometime during the summer of 2013, I deleted all of my old radio, TV, and print interview links from this website. Gone, finished, OLD NEWS. Time to start afresh, most recent on the top.
Deep Wilderness Podcast
I'm running a podcast series called “Deep Wilderness”, with Spaghetti on the Wall Productions. This is ongoing. A new podcast goes up once a month or so, and the old ones are archived. So check in anytime. As of mid-March, 2016, we were on Episode 16.
I got hired to to participate in GenieCast, an online speaking agency. The idea here is to participate in talks, presentations, and forums without the expense, time commitment, and fuel consumption of riding around on airplanes. Read here.
Excellence Reporter: The Meaning of Life
So, I get an email asking me to write a short essay on "The Meaning of Life". Nina, characteristically, tells me that there is no meaning to life. Fair enough. Well, plumbers fix pipes; writers write essays. It's games played by our think-too-much-know-it-all brains. Read Here.
Life Out Loud with Junie Moon
Had a wonderful 45 minute conversation in March, 2016, with Juni Moon on her site "Life Out Loud with Juni Moon". We talked about The Tundra, The Hunter, and The Shaman and the importance of these archetypes in the Koryak worldview: Listen here.
Future Primitive Interview
In the summer of 2013 I did an interview with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, one of the most insightful conversations I have had in a long time. It is now posted on the site Future Primitive. Just the name of their organization is so thrilling and evocative. I hope and believe that we will work together repeatedly in the future.
Hemispheres Radio Show
I did a great radio show with Jim Banks at KGNU in Boulder, Colorado in January, 2015. From the KGNU website: “On Hemispheres this week host Jim Banks interviews Jon Turk, world explorer, kayaker, and skier. Jon discusses indigenous cultures in northern Siberia, the Soviet era destruction of these cultures, and the shamanic spirituality that still survives on the frozen Siberian tundra.
From my readers
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