The Membership

Jason Hardy, John Pattison, and Tim Wasem

A podcast about the life of work of Wendell Berry: the Kentucky farmer, poet, novelist, essayist, and activist.

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In this episode, John and Tim discuss Nathan Coulter, Wendell Berry’s debut novel.    SHOW NOTES AND LINKS#themembershipreadalong (Instagram)@kirireads@aliciaandherbooks“Burley Coulter at the Bank” (John McCutcheon)New Wendell Berry Audiobooks read by Nick OffermanLibro.fm (Sign up here to support the podcast)Audible - World-Ending FireAudible - The Unsettling of AmericaNathan Coulter: A Novel, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon)Sugar Calling podcast (feat. George Saunders)Step into the Circle: Writers in Modern Appalachia, by (IndieBound | Amazon) Telling the Stories Right: Wendell Berry’s Imagination of Port William, edited by Jack R. Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro (IndieBound | Amazon)The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon)“Song of Myself,” by Walt Whitman“The Peace of Wild Things,” by Wendell Berry“A Vision,” by Wendell BerryNew Collected Poems by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)The Berry Center BookstoreWendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlinePatreonFacebookTwitterInstagramHOSTSJason HardyFacebookJohn PattisonTwitterTim WasemTwitterIf you enjoy the show and would like to support us, head over to Patreon to pledge a small monthly donation. Donations will go toward the costs of making this podcast. Thank you.Top image via Unsplash.

Jun 2020

59 min 17 sec

In this episode, Jason, John and Tim discuss Farming: A Hand Book, Wendell Berry’s 1970 poetry collection.    SHOW NOTES AND LINKSFarming: A Hand Book, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon)New Collected Poems by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet (IndieBound | Amazon)The Hundred-Year Barn, by Patricia MacLachlan and Kenard Pak (IndieBound | Amazon)The Berry Center BookstoreWendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlinePatreonFacebookTwitterInstagramHOSTSJason HardyFacebookJohn PattisonTwitterTim WasemTwitterIf you enjoy the show and would like to support us, head over to Patreon to pledge a small monthly donation. Donations will go toward the costs of making this podcast. Thank you.Top image via Unsplash.

Feb 2020

1 hr 20 min

In the final episode of season one, Jason, John, and Tim reflect and look to the future of The Membership.

Jul 2019

1 hr 14 min

Jason, John, and Tim are joined by Dr. Tim Ross, minister at Hopwood Memorial Christian Church at Milligan College. They discuss Wendell Berry’s short story, “Watch with Me.” SHOW NOTES AND LINKS“Watch with Me,” from That Distant Land, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Wendell Berry: Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War to World War II, by Wendell Berry  (IndieBound | Amazon | Library of America)Watch With Me: and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, Née Quinch, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Essay: “Watch with Me: Wendell Berry and Sitting with the Least of These,” by Timothy W. Ross, in From Each Brave Eye: Reflections on the Arts, Ministry, and Holy Imagination (Amazon)Hopwood Memorial Christian ChurchWendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlineFacebookTwitterInstagramHOSTSJason HardyFacebookJohn PattisonTwitterTim WasemTwitter

Apr 2019

1 hr 22 min

Jason and Tim interview Laura Dunn, the Producer, Director, and Editor of the 2016 documentary film Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry. SHOW NOTES & LINKSLook & See: A Portrait of Wendell BerryTwo Birds FilmThis Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Wendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Bookstore at The Berry CenterThe Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlineFacebookTwitterInstagram

Mar 2019

48 min 55 sec

SHOW NOTES AND LINKSNew Collected Poems by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Round of a Country YearWendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlineFacebookTwitterInstagramHOSTSJason HardyFacebookJohn PattisonTwitterTim WasemTwitter

Mar 2019

47 min 28 sec

In this episode, we talk about the first half of Wendell Berry's Openings.

Mar 2019

1 hr 17 min

Jason, John, and Tim discuss Berry's 1968 poetry collection, "Findings."

Feb 2019

1 hr

Jason, John, and Tim discuss the short story “Pray Without Ceasing.” SHOW NOTES & LINKS“Pray Without Ceasing” from That Distant Land, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Wendell Berry: Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War to World War II (IndieBound | Amazon | Library of America)Wendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlineFacebookTwitterInstagram

Feb 2019

59 min 1 sec

Jason Hardy and John Pattison interview Charlie Peacock, the 4x Grammy Award-winning, multi-format jazz and pop recording artist, composer, and record producer. SHOW NOTES & LINKSCharliePeacock.comThe Writer and the Husband Blog (Coming Soon)Art House AmericaSarah MasenCharlie Peacock OnlineFacebookTwitterInstagramThis Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Wendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Bookstore at The Berry CenterThe Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlineFacebookTwitterInstagram

Feb 2019

56 min 4 sec

Jason, John, and Tim discuss two short stories: “Fly Away, Breath” and “The Hurt Man.” SHOW NOTES & LINKS“Fly Away, Breath” from A Place in Time, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)“A Consent” from That Distant Land, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Wendell Berry: Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War to World War II (IndieBound | Amazon | Library of America)“A Consent” is also available in the stand-alone collection, Watch With Me: and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, Née Quinch (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Wendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlineFacebookTwitterInstagram

Jan 2019

54 min 42 sec

John visits The Berry Center in Henry County, Kentucky.

Jan 2019

59 min 14 sec

Jason, John, and Tim discuss Wendell Berry's earliest book-length collection of poems, The Broken Ground.

Jan 2019

58 min 14 sec

Jason, John, and Tim discuss “The Long-Legged House” and “A Native Hill,” essays from Wendell Berry’s 1969 collection, The Long-Legged House. SHOW NOTES & LINKSThe Long-Legged House by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Wendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlineFacebookTwitterInstagramHOSTSJason HardyFacebookJohn PattisonTwitterTim WasemTwitter

Jan 2019

46 min 7 sec

Jason, John, and Tim discuss “The Rise” and “The Long-Legged House,” essays from Wendell Berry’s 1969 collection, The Long-Legged House. SHOW NOTES & LINKSThe Long-Legged House by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Wendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlineFacebookTwitterInstagramHOSTSJason HardyFacebookJohn PattisonTwitterTim WasemTwitter

Dec 2018

59 min 56 sec

Jason, John, and Tim discuss the only two Port William short stories set in the nineteenth-century: “The Girl in the Window” (1864) and “The Hurt Man” (1888). SHOW NOTES & LINKS“The Girl in the Window” from A Place in Time, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)“The Hurt Man,” from That Distant Land, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Wendell Berry: Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War to World War II (IndieBound | Amazon | Library of America)Wendell Berry Catalogue from Counterpoint Press (PDF)The Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkThe Membership Podcast OnlineFacebookTwitterInstagramHOSTSJason HardyFacebookJohn PattisonTwitterTim WasemTwitter

Dec 2018

1 hr 9 min

We had the honor of recording Episode 0 in front of a live audience at the Hutchmoot Conference in Nashville, TN. In this episode, we go over plans for the future of this podcast and interview singer/songwriter Allen Levi. Show Notes & LinksAllen LeviHutchmootThe Rabbit Room Podcast NetworkErasable PodcastSlow ChurchPoem: “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front”The Last Sweet Mile: A Memoir, by Allen Levi“The Wild Birds,” from That Distant Land, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Standing by Words, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Jayber Crow, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)New Collected Poems, by Wendell Berry (IndieBound | Amazon | Counterpoint)Wendell Berry: Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War to World War II (IndieBound | Amazon | Library of America)Landmark Booksellers (Franklin, Tennessee)Photo Credit: Gina HurryHostsJason HardyFacebookJohn PattisonTwitterTim WasemTwitter

Nov 2018

1 hr 24 min