Waldorfy Podcast

The Waldorfy podcast serves to explore and explain Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy. In most episodes, I discuss topics with a Waldorf teacher, or someone with knowledge about anthroposophy, to deliver accurate, simple, interesting, information and explanations. When possible we’ll bring to attention any research or study surrounding the topics we are exploring. My main aim is to reach, parents, perspective parents, and alumni to engage them with the meaning and purpose of Waldorf Education and it’s connection with anthroposophy.

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    An Introduction to Eurythmy

    This was a very special interview for me to conduct. I made up my mind quite a while ago that I wanted to feature an episode on eurythmy. It was an extra special treat to get to have my mother-in-law Carol Renwick as my guest. Carol met Anthroposophy and eurythmy in her twenties when she was a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Toronto. Eurythmy spoke to her soul and held out a promise of supporting her to become a whole, integrated person, not just a walking head and dancer with little connection between the two.  She decided to commit to the 4 year training and then also…

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    Wisdom of a Biodynamic Farmer

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. This episode is unique and is quite a bit different than episodes I’ve done in the past. In the last episode , which was episode 302, titled, “Biodynamic Farming”, I spoke with Alice Groh in depth about biodynamic farming, what it is and especially what distinguishes it from conventional and organic farming. In this episode my discussion with Lincoln centers on his experience as a biodynamic farmer. We talk about how he got into biodynamic…

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    Biodynamic Farming

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. The area of Rudolf Steiner's study of anthroposophy that interests me most, second to Waldorf education of course is biodynamic farming. I happen to be a member at a biodynamic farm and I have to tell you that the beyond delicious goodies we get from our farm fill both my family's bellies and souls with their goodness. So what is biodynamic farming? What makes it unique? This is exactly what I break down in this…

  • Anthroposophy,  Podcast,  Touching on Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education,  Waldorfy Podcast

    A Road Map For Anthroposophy

      I decided to title this episode “A Road Map for Anthroposophy”, because I felt that really best described what this episode is. If you're a big Waldorfy fan and have listened in all the way back to the beginning of season one, you'll remember that in episode 103 I did a more brief sweeping introduction to anthroposophy. If you want to go back and check that episode out click here. In this episode we’re breaking down what anthroposophy is in simple terms and then laying out all the things that fall under the umbrella of anthroposophy. I know I referenced that umbrella term a lot in the trailer for…

  • Anthroposophy,  Podcast,  The Waldorf Approach,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Anthroposophy ~TRAILER FOR SEASON 3~

    This trailer was so fun to create and so different than any episode I've done before. I am most excited to announce the theme for season 3 which is.... Anthroposophy! It's a huge topic, but something I've really wanted to do a deep dive in for a while. To give you a quick explanation of the relationship between anthroposophy and Waldorf education, I make a comparison  of anthroposophy being like a tree. Waldorf education is like a branch of that tree. Then there are other things that the founder of Waldorf education Rudolf Steiner had developed views on as well. Things like biodynamic farming, social finance, medicine, and these are…

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    Waldorf Alumni Mothers

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. It was an absolute honor to speak with the mothers featured in this episode. It came to me while exploring this season's topic of Waldorf in the home, that there may be some interest in how we do things in our home, as Waldorf alumni now mothers. In each segment of this episode I speak with each featured guest individually. We discuss what their Waldorf experience was like, how the transition was from Waldorf to…

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    Waldorf At Home

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. In this episode I speak with Rahima Baldwin Dancy author of, “You Are Your Child’s First Teacher”. I felt so honored that Rahima accepted my invitation to speak on the show. She had so much wisdom to share. Rahima is internationally known as the author of You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, based on the indications of Rudolf Steiner for early childhood (birth to age six).  The book came out in a new US edition in 2012…

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    The Child IS the Curriculum: A discussion on Waldorf homeschooling with Annie Haas

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. Annie is a very special guest. Annie Haas is a Waldorf homeschooling mom of three children, one of whom is grown now. She is an artist, musician, singer, and an avid reader of Steiner and other esoteric studies. She loves living deeply into seasonal festivals and Anthroposophy. She runs an online Steiner study group for homeschool moms or anyone interested in diving deeper into studying the developing human being. She also created the Threefold Human…

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    Waldorf Toys

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. I had THE MOST FUN recording this episode with Meagan Wilson of Wholefamilyrhythms.com. Meagan is amazing, it's my third time having her on the show and she has so much wisdom to share it's always a true pleasure to have her. For those of you who are not familiar with her, Meagan is the founder and educator behind Whole Family Rhythms. She is mother to four beautiful souls and a grateful and loving wife to…

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    Waldorf in the Muslim Home

    When I thought about creating this season of episodes it dawned on me, how bringing Waldorf into the home will really be different in every household. Yes, there are things like some Waldorf kids watch a little more TV than others, but that was not the kind of different I was thinking of.  I wanted to explore how Waldorf ideas and methods were incorporated into family traditions that aren’t included in a traditional Waldorf school year. How can traditions from all around the world be brought into the Waldorf fold?  This is exactly what I discuss in this episode with guest Ashley May. Ashley eloquently described what drew her to…