December 19, 2017

EP. 92 — Wisdom From The Bushman

Unsure of her future, a young German woman finds herself in Australia picking cherries with a group of ex-cons & social outcasts. She passes the phone to a fellow picker and mentor of sorts who opens up about finding solace in the wilderness. He shares some practical tips, like how to hunt and cook wild pig. Hint: Don’t use a fishing spear.

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Bushman: Anybody there? Chris: Yeah. Are you the bushman I’ve been hearing about? German Girl: Oh, don’t say your name. Bushman: Oi. I’m just a Tasmanian, yeah. Chris: You’re just a Tasmanian. Bushman: Yep. Chris: And you like to live off the land? Bushman: Yeah. Yeah, that’s fair to say. Chris: What’s… Bushman: I like the bush. Chris: Yeah. Bushman: It makes me happy, you know? Chris: Yeah. What’s made you want to shun human society and embrace the bush? Bushman: *unintelligible mumbles* I don’t shun human society, Cobber. I just, uh, I just found I’m more happier out in the scrubs. You know? Mother’s always out there looking after you. You know? Always feeding you. I don’t drink out there. I don’t smoke out there. You know? Everything’s all good. It’s just around people sometimes I find it a bit hard. When you’re around people all the time you get all peoples, um…you know, you have…you have differ

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