For many years, I commuted to Eugene for work every morning, Monday through Friday. Just after 7:30 on Thursday mornings, I always looked forward to John Cooney and the Natural World which played on KLCC. If you aren’t familiar with the Natural World you can hear archives of the show on the KLCC website.
I learned a lot from the Natural World over the years. Often the episodes left me feeling encouraged to get out and explore the places John visited. And, always, I enjoyed how John mixed the sounds of our natural world into his broadcasts.
Early in November, I learned John was in hospice, and I reflected on how much I enjoyed his show over the years. It made me realize how much listening to the Natural World had inspired me to find my own creative voice. Although I had never met him, I felt strongly compelled to let John know what an inspiration his broadcasts were, so I created a tribute podcast which I fashioned after the Natural World.
John has since passed away and in reading his obituary I discovered he was an inspirational man in many regards.
I wanted to share my podcast with you, and I’m curious …. what or who inspires you to enjoy the world around us?