When will the podcast launch?
Episode 0 was released on November 27, 2018. From there, we will release an episode every Wednesday through the end of Season One. We recommend signing up for the Membership Letters to stay up-to-date.
How are the episodes structured?
Each episode we discuss a selection of Wendell Berry’s writings. We alternate between genres: nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. In general, we are reading the poetry and nonfiction in the order in which they were published. We are reading Berry’s fiction in chronological order of when it is located in “Port William time.” (Port William is the name of the imaginary Kentucky town in which Berry’s novels and short stories are set.) We are using the chronology in the recent Library of America edition, “Wendell Berry: Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War to World War II.” You can download a copy of that chronology here.
Many episodes also feature interviews with farmers, makers, artists, writers, activists, and folks of all stripes who are responding to Berry’s writings in their own places.
I want to read along. How can I find out in advance which of Wendell Berry's texts you’ll be discussing in the next episode?
At the end of every episode, we’ll let you know what to read for next time. We also recommend signing up for updates. Because we’re recording a few weeks ahead of when the episodes are actually released, newsletter subscribers will know a bit further in advance what the upcoming stories, poems, essays, etc. will be.
I’m “responding” to Wendell Berry’s writings in my own place. Can I be a guest on your show?
Maybe! We're already compiling a list of upcoming guests, but we’d love to hear more about who you are, what you do, and how Wendell Berry has influenced you. You can contact us here or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I sponsor the podcast?
If you’re interested in sponsoring The Membership, please do get in touch at email@example.com or via our Contact page. We’d love to chat.
For information on sponsoring The Rabbit Room Podcast Network as a whole, or one of their other great podcasts, send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I support the show?
There will come a time when we give listeners an opportunity to donate to the show. Equipment costs and hosting fees do add up. But, for now, what would be most helpful is if you rated and/or left a review of the show in iTunes. That helps increase our visibility. Thanks for asking, though!
Can we stay in touch?
We would love that! As we’ve said elsewhere on this site, our ultimate goal is to help spur great conversations that contribute to the health of the land and the health of our communities. Here are some ways to get connected: