Broadcast Date – January 12, 2022
Our chats will be just that very conversational, not entirely sensible and with any luck totally enjoyable…
And with today’s guest, the joy can be found on a whole lotta levels. First of all, she’s a marine biologist whose vast knowledge of seaweed has led to a thriving business called Dakini Tidal Wilds through which she sells not only the seaweed she ethically harvests but also handcrafted teas, salves and lotions. Her expertise has led to her leading countless teaching workshops and immersive expeditions, plus speaking engagements all over the globe. AND she’s just released her first book entitled “The Science and Spirit of Seaweed: Discovering Food, Medicine and Purpose in the Kelp Forests of the Pacific Northwest.” So she’s pretty awesome and best of all I’m super joyful and oh so proud to tell you she’s my cousin too. So while she may have been born in Ontario – her roots run truly deep here in Nova Scotia with both of our father’s having been born in Gold River. So we’ll talk about all of that and so much more including how she found herself in the seaweed capital of the country and how her work found her face-to-face with one of the biggest underwater creatures in the world. We’ll also get to First Things First, play a fun round of INsights IN 10 and even spin a couple of her favourite tunes along the way – so with all that ahead we best get to it. Here’s my telephone conversation with the one and only Amanda Swinimer.
You can find Amanda Swinimer online…
Official website dakinitidalwilds.com
You can listen to our podcast chat with Amanda’s talented brother Dan Swinimer by clicking here.
We played some wonderful songs throughout the show and they’re all available on iTunes – to get a copy for your own collection click on the title – “Amanda” by Waylon Jennings, “Sail Away” by Lovd Ones, and “What We Leave Behind” by The East Pointers.
To find The East Pointers’ post on Koady Chaisson’s passing click here.