35 episodes

Come on outside! A Life More Wild is a series of wild walks with fascinating people, transporting you to the great outdoors and helping you connect with nature as you hear how they've woven the natural world into lives. In Series 3 join wildlife cameraman and Stricly winner Hamza Yassin for an eagle-spotting hike on the beautiful Ardnamurchan peninsula, hop a few fences with Right to Roam campainger Nick Hayes, and relax as Charlotte Church shows you round The Dreaming, her wellness retreat in a wooded Welsh valley. 

A Life More Wild Canopy & Stars

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Come on outside! A Life More Wild is a series of wild walks with fascinating people, transporting you to the great outdoors and helping you connect with nature as you hear how they've woven the natural world into lives. In Series 3 join wildlife cameraman and Stricly winner Hamza Yassin for an eagle-spotting hike on the beautiful Ardnamurchan peninsula, hop a few fences with Right to Roam campainger Nick Hayes, and relax as Charlotte Church shows you round The Dreaming, her wellness retreat in a wooded Welsh valley. 

    Lira Valencia on barriers to inclusivity, common terns and “London dolphins”

    Lira Valencia on barriers to inclusivity, common terns and “London dolphins”

    Lira Valencia grew up in Croydon, surrounded by the kind of urban sprawl that keeps the natural world at a distance. However, thanks mostly to the snails in her grandma’s garden, she developed a passion for nature and forged a path to a career in the overwhelmingly white world of conservation. We join her for a walk around Walthamstow wetlands, where she’s a ranger who helps preserve the habitat and encourage others to enjoy it.
    Follow Lira on Instagram to see what she spots outside as the seasons turn, or ourselves to see us working on the podcast and discovering great new places. 
    A Life More Wild is an 18Sixty production, brought to you by Canopy & Stars. Production by Clarissa Maycock and recorded by Marnie Woodmeade. Our theme music is by Billie Marten.

    • 22 min
    Alastair Humphreys on building adventure into your life wherever you live

    Alastair Humphreys on building adventure into your life wherever you live

    Alastair Humphreys spent four years cycling round the world. He’s rowed across the Atlantic, run a marathon in the Sahara and taken part in an expedition to the arctic. But we’ve caught up with him on an industrial estate on the edge of the city, to talk microadventures and the power of thinking small.
    See more of what Alastair's been up to or follow us on Instagram to see us out and about working on the podcast and discovering great new places.
    A Life More Wild is an 18Sixty production, brought to you by Canopy & Stars. Production by Clarissa Maycock and recorded by Marnie Woodmeade. Our theme music is by Billie Marten. 

    • 22 min
    Series four... starts 6 June

    Series four... starts 6 June

    It’s time to get outdoors again…  In season 4 of ALMW you’ll walk with more fascinating people as they take you to some of their favourite spots and talk about their connection to nature.

    We've got our strongest line

    Episode one will be out on 6th June and we’ll be bringing you a calm stroll and a chat every couple of weeks for the rest of the year.

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    Bonus Episode - Chatabix meets Canopy & Stars

    Bonus Episode - Chatabix meets Canopy & Stars

    While we were working on series 4 of A Life More Wild, which launches in June, Joe Wilkinson and David Earl shamelessly name-dropped us on their podcast, Chatabix. We got in touch to see if they’d like to record at one of our spaces and they said they’d love to, so here they are (or at least one of them is) at Humble Bee, a giant beehive in Devon, chatting with owners Ron and Yvette.

    This episode is a little different from our normal format (there’s no way we could Joe Wilkinson to hike) but we’ll be out walking with some great guests soon.

    • 46 min
    Sarah Wilson on her favourite hike and nature as a coping mechanism

    Sarah Wilson on her favourite hike and nature as a coping mechanism

    Sarah Wilson is always on the move. Her work as an author, presenter and speaker takes her all over the world. In the course of her wandering, she’s learned a couple of things. How to ground yourself in a new place by hiking, how getting people to love something is how you get them to fight for it… and how long is too long to wear the same pair of shorts. 

    We’d like to thank everyone who’s taken us walking over the past few months and we hope you’ve enjoyed the company of astrophysicists, wild swimmers, activists and more. We’ll be back next year, but in the meantime you can always revisit series 1 and 2, or follow us on instagram to see what we get up to at Canopy & Stars when we’re not wandering about outside. 

    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next year for series 4 of A Life More Wild.

    A Life More Wild is an 18Sixty production, brought to you by Canopy & Stars. Production by Clarissa Maycock. Our theme music is by Billie Marten. 

    • 20 min
    Hamza Yassin on watching the same eagles for eight years and how Strictly changed his life

    Hamza Yassin on watching the same eagles for eight years and how Strictly changed his life

    Being a wildlife cameraman wasn’t something Hamza Yassin wanted to do. It was THE ONLY thing he wanted to do. Inspired by the attenborough documentaries he learnt english from after his parents moved to the uk from Sudan, he gave everything to make his dream a reality. What he never dreamt about though, was ending up lifting the glitterball on Strictly come dancing...
    Join Hamza now, for a hilly hike to a spot from which he's watched the same pair of eagles for eight years, where the Ardnamurchan Peninsula stretches away beneath you. And the sea sparkles, a bit like a secret waistcoat. 
    A Life More Wild is an 18Sixty production, brought to you by Canopy & Stars. Production by Clarissa Maycock. Our theme music is by Billie Marten. 

    • 22 min

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