Episode 34 of State of Water featuring Susan Fawcett

Our guest for episode 34 of State of Water is botanist and musician, Susan Fawcett. Susan sat down with longtime friend and collaborator, State of Water host Seth Bernard, for a wonderful conversation fresh off of their annual ritual of creativity, collaboration, songwriting and recording that is the band, Hy-Lo. Susan and Seth dive into all sorts of topics including Susan’s unique perspective as a botanist, the desperate need for septic system regulation in Michigan, changes she’s noticed in Michigan over her lifetime, her passion for the app iNaturalist, some epic scuba diving stories, and a walk through some water-inspired songs in the 20 year Hy-Lo catalogue, some of which are shared here publicly for the first time. Enjoy!!

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Episode 34 Call to Action: State Septic Code needed! Learn more.

State of Water is a program of the Michigan-based non-profit organization Title Track, and is powered by the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan. The podcast is made possible through a generous contribution from the Esperance Foundation.


Susan Fawcett interviewed by Seth Bernard

Produced, edited and mixed by Dan Rickabus and Chris Good

Narrators – Alex Smith, Ben Darcie, Dan Rickabus, Jenny Jones, Angela Gallegos, Rachel Marco-Havens

Graphic by Chris Good

Theme Music – Mike Savina, Seth Bernard & Dan Rickabus

Featured Music by Hy-Lo:
“Catch & Release”
“Chair Lift”
“Swimming in the Autrain River”
“Zebra Mussels (Slime & Snails)”
“Arabella Waltz (The Pueblo & The Oil Men)”
“Trash Beard”

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