16 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 through their unique perspectives. In series two we talk love and loss with Fearne Cotton, inspiration with Gemma Cairney and resilience with Kris Hallenga, as well as planting a tree with Ellen Miles, meeting Poppy Okotcha's chickens, taking a deep breath with Richie Norton and much more. 

A Life More Wild 18Sixty

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    • 4.4 • 76 Ratings

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 through their unique perspectives. In series two we talk love and loss with Fearne Cotton, inspiration with Gemma Cairney and resilience with Kris Hallenga, as well as planting a tree with Ellen Miles, meeting Poppy Okotcha's chickens, taking a deep breath with Richie Norton and much more. 

    Resetting, reinventing and growing - Sophie Morgan and Alice Vincent

    Resetting, reinventing and growing - Sophie Morgan and Alice Vincent

    We took a trip around Southwark Park with TV presenter and award-winning disability advocate Sophie Morgan. We talked about growing up wild, how her relationship with nature has changed, and if she was a tree, what tree she would be. We also speak to author and passionate gardener Alice Vincent, about the single flower that inspired her to a life of growing and how to work with any size of space.
    You can watch Sophie's show 'Living Wild: How To Change Your Life' on Channel 4 here, and check out her book 'Driving Forwards' here.
    Alice's book is called 'Rootbound' and is out now
    A Life More Wild is an 18Sixty production, brought to you by Canopy & Stars. The producers for this episode were Gareth Evans and Eliza Lomas. Our theme music is by Billie Marten.

    • 28 min
    214 peaks and an 830km swim - Russ Moorhouse and Lisa Shaw

    214 peaks and an 830km swim - Russ Moorhouse and Lisa Shaw

    We go for a walk in the Lake District with Russ Moorhouse, who points out a fraction of the 214 Wainwright Fells he wild camped on in an epic year-long adventure. We also talk to Lisa Shaw, who has taken on the impressive challenge of swimming round all the Balearic islands. Both find a calm in nature that they know nowhere else.
    A Life More Wild is an 18Sixty production, brought to you by Canopy & Stars. The producers for this episode were Gareth Evans and Eliza Lomas. Our theme music is by Billie Marten.

    • 29 min
    Richie Norton and Gail Muller - Movement, calm and massive hikes

    Richie Norton and Gail Muller - Movement, calm and massive hikes

    We walk in the woods with Richie Norton and hear about the long road from losing his rugby career to finding his calm as a breathing and movement coach. We also talk to Gail Muller, who pushed through a chronic pain condition to regain her adventurous lifestyle and walk the entire Appalachian trail.
    A Life More Wild is an 18Sixty production, brought to you by Canopy & Stars. The producers for this episode were Gareth Evans, Eliza Lomas and Fiona Clampin. Our theme music is by Billie Marten.
    https://www.canopyandstars.co.uk/

    • 29 min
    Poppy Okotcha and Tom Hunt - Seeds, hens and seasonality

    Poppy Okotcha and Tom Hunt - Seeds, hens and seasonality

    We’re down in Poppy Okotcha’s Devon garden, helping her (by staying out of the way) as she pots some seeds and talks about finding her passion for growing and eating. Then we talk to Tom Hunt about the realistic challenges of sustainable, seasonal eating and some of the little steps we can all take.
    A Life More Wild is an 18Sixty production, brought to you by Canopy & Stars. The producers for this episode were Gareth Evans, Eliza Lomas and Fiona Clampin. Our theme music is by Billie Marten.
    https://www.canopyandstars.co.uk/

    • 27 min
    Fearne Cotton & Kris Hallenga - Tears, ideas and Neighbours

    Fearne Cotton & Kris Hallenga - Tears, ideas and Neighbours

    We’re in Richmond Park with Fearne Cotton, to talk about how the open space and tranquillity of the waters have inspired, calmed and healed her. We also talk to Kris Hallenga about founding the breast cancer awareness charity Coppafeel, stepping back from it to get closer to nature and the painful news that Neighbours is coming to an end.
    A Life More Wild is an 18Sixty production, brought to you by Canopy & Stars. The producers for this episode were Eliza Lomas, Alannah Chance and Gareth Evans. Our theme music is by Billie Marten.
    https://www.canopyandstars.co.uk/

    • 30 min
    Crystal caves, rhythm and putting down new roots - Gemma Cairney & Tom Dixon

    Crystal caves, rhythm and putting down new roots - Gemma Cairney & Tom Dixon

    For episode two, we take a windy walk with radio and TV presenter Gemma Cairney, and her partner Cameron (founder of specialist coffee subscription service - MF Coffee) at the inimitable Jupiter Artland, near Edinburgh. We also talk to Tom Dixon, who runs community groups and an art gallery on his land in Devon and also just happens to be the co-founder of Canopy & Stars. 
    Remember to rate and follow us in your podcast app, and come and see us for outdoor inspiration from Find Your Wild and all our amazing spaces. 
    A Life More Wild is an 18Sixty production, brought to you by Canopy & Stars. 
    Host & words: Christopher Wilson-Elmes
    Producers: Eliza Lomas and Hamish Brown
    Exec producer: Gareth Evans
    Mixed by: Rowan Bishop
    Theme music by Billie Marten

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

rtaylor123 ,

Total escapism

A really lovely podcast that transports to you nature- I found it really relaxing to listen to! I and am so glad Canopy and Stars produced a second series, bring on the third!

Ell's adventures ,

A lovely listen

Really enjoying listening to this series - it’s a must listen with each new episode

JennieD1993 ,

Peaceful and inspiring

A thoroughly enjoyable listen that sets my mind at ease and helps me think of new ideas. I love listening on my walk to/from work!

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