Sneak Peek | Episode Notes

Bears in the suburbs?
Mountain lions in Chicago?
Wolves in…New York??

Where can’t you run into big predators these days, as climate change and habitat destruction push wildlife to the brink?
What’s behind these stories and their grip on our imaginations? And what creatures could be lurking outside your door?

As schemes multiply to re-forest and rewild vast acreage, it can be enough to keep newcomers to outdoor pursuits from setting foot outside – and make seasoned hikers, gardeners, and birders question how well they really know their favorite haunts.

Join me, an author and designer who’s spent a lifetime wandering around the woods, as we confront the fear and fascination of encountering a scary animal outdoors, alone, in a place you thought was safe.

For everyone intrigued by our wild neighbors and everyone peeking outside from behind the curtains, it’s “30% Wild: Scary Animals in the Backyard.”

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Meet Your Host

30% Wild Host and Creator Dr. Susan Dieterlen is a lifelong outdoors person who’s learned all about why our surroundings are like they are and why we really need to care about that. 

Learn more about Susan here

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Podcast cover art of a lime green pawprint with scary claws over orange claw marks. Background is a collage of gray line drawings of large predators like bears and mountain lions. Black text at top of image provides the podcast name, next to a raven in profile.<br />
Sneak Peek | Episode Notes

Bears in the suburbs?
Mountain lions in Chicago?
Wolves in…New York??

Where can’t you run into big predators these days, as climate change and habitat destruction push wildlife to the brink?
What’s behind these stories and their grip on our imaginations? And what creatures could be lurking outside your door?

As schemes multiply to re-forest and rewild vast acreage, it can be enough to keep newcomers to outdoor pursuits from setting foot outside – and make seasoned hikers, gardeners, and birders question how well they really know their favorite haunts.

Join me, an author and designer who’s spent a lifetime wandering around the woods, as we confront the fear and fascination of encountering a scary animal outdoors, alone, in a place you thought was safe.

For everyone intrigued by our wild neighbors and everyone peeking outside from behind the curtains, it’s “30% Wild: Scary Animals in the Backyard.”

Listen and subscribe to get every episode before it gets you

Podcast cover art of a lime green pawprint with scary claws over orange claw marks. Background is a collage of gray line drawings of large predators like bears and mountain lions. Black text at top of image provides the podcast name, next to a raven in profile.<br />
Sneak Peek | Episode Notes

Introducing “30% Wild,” the podcast that explores the adventure of life in a rewilding world. We start with “Scary Animals in the Backyard,” asking what’s behind reports of predators close to where you live. Stay safe, and know who’s watching you in the woods – or just outside your door.

  • How this show is for you if climate doom is getting you down.
  • What’s “rewilding,” and what does it have to do with your neighborhood?
  • What does rewilding have to do with climate change?
  • How big predators and other scary animals live in our imaginations, as well as nearby wild places.
  • What’s the most dangerous animal in *your* backyard?
  • What does it mean to face your fears, of scary animal encounters but also of life in a climate-changed world?
  • How is nature creeping in around the edges of life in your neighborhood, and in the tales you tell yourself about where you live?
  • “Night of the INSERT CREATURE HERE,” an original satirical story about a campfire gathering gone wrong and a mysterious uninvited guest with a terrifying growl.
  • How to get your own fill-in-the-blank printable mad lib of “Night of the INSERT CREATURE HERE”

Full notes on today’s show, including articles on these topics, links to any resources mentioned, and the free printable fill-in-the-blank mad lib version of today’s story, “Night of the INSERT CREATURE HERE.” You can also share your thoughts on the show or just say hello!
https://deftspacelab.com/climate-doom-rewilding-madlibstory/