Season 4, Episode 3

Tangled up in Nature

In this episode, we discuss Shakespeare, gardens, and how writers from the past have found meaning in, and read meaning into, the natural world.

The Intricate Riddle of Life

Tangled up in Nature • Season 4, Episode 3

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In coping with the stresses of recent times, many people are finding respite in connecting with nature. Writers extolling the virtues of wellness travel, ecotherapy, and going for a long walk are just one spin on a long tradition of reflections on how to find health, happiness, and wisdom through nature in any of its manifestations, from herbs and flowers, to animals and crystals. Rebecca Bushnell, a noted Shakespeare expert and scholar of early modern literature, discusses nature writing from the past, along with thoughts on why we garden and what we talk about when we talk about nature.


Rebecca Bushnell, School of Arts & Sciences Board of Advisors Emerita Professor of English


Alex Schein


Loraine Terrell


Alex Schein and Loraine Terrell


Loraine Terrell


Marina Muun


Theme by Nicholas Escobar, C’18

Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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