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Craig Minowa

This Is My Family

This week, we welcome Craig Minowa to the show. Craig is an environmental scientist and musician who launched “Cloud Cult” in 1995 as a solo project after the passing of his son.In this episode, he talks about how his family is navigating the pandemic on their family farm. He also reflects on the unexplained passing of his son, Kaidin, who was only 2 years when he died suddenly in his sleep, and how he and his wife grieved in different ways.  He also talks about how important it is to realize that our time on earth is so short and emphasizes having grace for everything in life.About the GuestCraig Minowa is a singer, songwriter, composer and the leading frontman of his band, Cloud Cult. He has a degree in environmental science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He formed Cloud Cult in 1995 as a solo project and wrote songs that explored loss after the passing of his son. He is also the founder of Earthology, the record label behind his band that is also a non-profit label that only uses recycled materials for its CDs and donates all its profits to charity.He currently lives in his farmhouse with his wife Connie and their three kids. Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/TIMFshowFind Us OnlineWebsite: TIMFshow.comTwitter: twitter.com/TIMFshowFacebook: facebook.com/TIMFshowInstagram: instagram.com/TIMFshowThe TeamThis podcast is a production of The Story Producer.Executive Producer & Host: Tyler GreeneSenior Producer: Tricia BobedaProducer: Bea BoscoStory Editor: Katie KlocksinEditor & Engineer: Adam YoffeAssociate Producer: Jackie BallArt Director: Ziwu ZhouComposer: Andrew EdwardsShow Admin: Social Currant About UsThis Is My Family is an unapologetically full-hearted interview show about building a life with the people we love. As a gay dad in an interracial marriage, host Tyler Greene’s life is a testament to the fact that there are many ways to define family today. Each week, his conversations with guests reveal funny and heartfelt stories about how you can make a family, and how your family makes you. Join us for a celebration of the beautifully messy connections that shape our lives.

39mins

26 Apr 2021

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Craig Minowa & Cloud Cult — Music As Medicine

Philosophica

Podcast: On Being with Krista TippettEpisode: Craig Minowa & Cloud Cult — Music As MedicinePub date: 2020-09-17Music is a source of solace and nourishment in the best of times and the hardest of times. It has been for so many of us in this year of pandemic, and Cloud Cult is on every playlist Krista makes. Craig Minowa started the band in 1995. Its trajectory was cathartically changed the day he and his wife Connie woke up to find that their firstborn two-year-old son, Kaidin, had mysteriously died in his sleep. The music that has emerged ever since has spanned the human experience from the rawest grief to the fiercest hope. We welcomed Craig and the whole Cloud Cult ensemble to On Being Studios in Minneapolis, for conversation and music, in 2016.Craig Minowa is the founder, singer, and songwriter of Cloud Cult. Their albums include Light Chasers, the acoustic live album Unplug, and The Seeker. Craig holds a degree in environmental science from the University of Minnesota, and is the founder of the environmental nonprofit and record label Earthology.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.This show originally aired in April 2016.The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from On Being Studios, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.

50mins

17 Sep 2020

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Craig Minowa & Cloud Cult — Music As Medicine

Medicine via myPod

On Being Studios Music is a source of solace and nourishment in the best of times and the hardest of times. It has been for so many of us in this year of pandemic, and Cloud Cult is on every playlist Krista makes. Craig Minowa started the band in 1995. Its trajectory was cathartically changed the day he and his wife Connie woke up to find that their firstborn two-year-old son, Kaidin, had mysteriously died in his sleep. The music that has emerged ever since has spanned the human experience from the rawest grief to the fiercest hope. We welcomed Craig and the whole Cloud Cult ensemble to On Being Studios in Minneapolis, for conversation and music, in 2016.Craig Minowa is the founder, singer, and songwriter of Cloud Cult. Their albums include Light Chasers, the acoustic live album Unplug, and The Seeker. Craig holds a degree in environmental science from the University of Minnesota, and is the founder of the environmental nonprofit and record label Earthology.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.This show originally aired in April 2016. https://www.listennotes.com/e/d092cab47b8349eca4ca41f1f5818a7c/

50mins

17 Sep 2020

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Craig Minowa & Cloud Cult — Music As Medicine

On Being with Krista Tippett

Music is a source of solace and nourishment in the best of times and the hardest of times. It has been for so many of us in this year of pandemic, and Cloud Cult is on every playlist Krista makes. Craig Minowa started the band in 1995. Its trajectory was cathartically changed the day he and his wife Connie woke up to find that their firstborn two-year-old son, Kaidin, had mysteriously died in his sleep. The music that has emerged ever since has spanned the human experience from the rawest grief to the fiercest hope. We welcomed Craig and the whole Cloud Cult ensemble to On Being Studios in Minneapolis, for conversation and music, in 2016.Craig Minowa is the founder, singer, and songwriter of Cloud Cult. Their albums include Light Chasers, the acoustic live album Unplug, and The Seeker. Craig holds a degree in environmental science from the University of Minnesota, and is the founder of the environmental nonprofit and record label Earthology.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.This show originally aired in April 2016.

50mins

17 Sep 2020

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[Unedited] Craig Minowa and Cloud Cult with Krista Tippett

On Being with Krista Tippett

Music is a source of solace and nourishment in the best of times and the hardest of times. It has been for so many of us in this year of pandemic, and Cloud Cult is on every playlist Krista makes. Craig Minowa started the band in 1995. Its trajectory was cathartically changed the day he and his wife Connie woke up to find that their firstborn two-year-old son, Kaidin, had mysteriously died in his sleep. The music that has emerged ever since has spanned the human experience from the rawest grief to the fiercest hope. We welcomed Craig and the whole Cloud Cult ensemble to On Being Studios in Minneapolis, for conversation and music, in 2016.Craig Minowa is the founder, singer, and songwriter of Cloud Cult. Their albums include Light Chasers, the acoustic live album Unplug, and The Seeker. Craig holds a degree in environmental science from the University of Minnesota, and is the founder of the environmental nonprofit and record label Earthology.This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Craig Minowa & Cloud Cult — Music As Medicine." Find the transcript for that show at onbeing.org.

1hr 24mins

17 Sep 2020

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[Unedited] Craig Minowa and Cloud Cult with Krista Tippett

Medicine via myPod

On Being Studios Music is a source of solace and nourishment in the best of times and the hardest of times. It has been for so many of us in this year of pandemic, and Cloud Cult is on every playlist Krista makes. Craig Minowa started the band in 1995. Its trajectory was cathartically changed the day he and his wife Connie woke up to find that their firstborn two-year-old son, Kaidin, had mysteriously died in his sleep. The music that has emerged ever since has spanned the human experience from the rawest grief to the fiercest hope. We welcomed Craig and the whole Cloud Cult ensemble to On Being Studios in Minneapolis, for conversation and music, in 2016.Craig Minowa is the founder, singer, and songwriter of Cloud Cult. Their albums include Light Chasers, the acoustic live album Unplug, and The Seeker. Craig holds a degree in environmental science from the University of Minnesota, and is the founder of the environmental nonprofit and record label Earthology.This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Craig Minowa & Cloud Cult — Music As Medicine." Find the transcript for that show at onbeing.org. https://www.listennotes.com/e/4742882b029644f3b633f60978799c40/

1hr 24mins

17 Sep 2020

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#18: Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult

Twin Cities Podcast

“No revolution can be won with negativity.”Craig Minowa is a composer and the lead singer of the indie rock band Cloud Cult (@CloudCult), and also the co-founder of Earthology Records.Cloud Cult has produced 11 albums in two decades, and in 2004, was named Artist of the Year at the Minnesota Music Awards. Earthology Records was the first record label in the U.S. to create 100% postconsumer recycled CD packaging.In 2002, Craig and his wife Connie unexpectedly lost their two-year old son Kaiden. This tragedy sent the couple into a long period of isolated grieving, where Craig wrote more than 100 songs to deal with the loss. He discusses the realities of this life event, music as a form of personal medicine, and the importance to talk about Kaiden and death in general. Craig draws inspiration from “the big picture” issues of life and tries to develop music that recognizes the beauty in everyone and everything. Craig and I recorded this interview at Papa Charlie’s in Lutsen, Minnesota, just hours before the band performed live in front of a sell out crowd on Feb. 11, 2017.Enjoy!Some topics mentioned and discussed:Technology progressing faster than spiritualityA music industry drunk with egoPresence and mindfulnessHow our society lacks the necessary tools to handle and talk about deathHis frequent wandering into the woodsUnderstanding the purpose of lifeCRAIG'S FAVORITES RELATED TO THE TWIN CITIES:Favorite RestaurantsBirchwood Cafe, Sea Salt Eatery and Thai BasilFavorite Public SpaceAlong the Mississippi River near the University of MinnesotaFavorite Annual Event:Northern SparkMost Fascinating Person You KnowDan Greenwood (former Cloud Cult drummer)State of the Union Message“We've really got to focus on the unity, love and neighborliness.” He also referenced Obama's final speech as President

1hr

23 Feb 2017

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CLOUD CULT INTERVIEW WITH CRAIG MINOWA THE WEEKLY COUNTDOWN EDIT

Woz On Air

Go behind the mic with The Weekly Countdown host, Woz. He sat down with Cloud Cult front man Craig Minowa after their recent show at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center to talk about the new album/movie, The Seeker, and the band's 2016 tour.

4mins

12 Feb 2016