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A Life More Wild

A podcast all about the great outdoors and reconnecting with nature. Each episode invites the listener on a wild walk with people who have a unique connection to nature to hear their story of how 'the wild' inspires them.

It's the very first podcast series for Sawdays' Canopy & Stars and features Mya-Rose Craig (AKA Birdgirl), River Cottage's Gill Meller, Springwatch's Megan McCubbin and mental health campaigner Dr Alex George.

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We wanted to really bring the listener outdoors with us so we recorded mostly on location from a woodland walk in The Mendips, to a forage along a Dorset beach to wild swimming in Somerset.

Canopy & Stars wanted a new way to expand and enrich their content offering and tell their stories with more depth and intimacy. Series one of the podcast is also a companion to a new book about the wild and unique places to stay that Canopy & Stars offers.

Production

We really wanted to create the sense of being out there with our guests for the listener so their stories were captured in their own words, woven together with music and the sounds of nature.

As well as hearing how nature inspires some special guests, in the second part of each episode, host (and Canopy & Stars writer) Christopher Wilson-Elmes chats to owners of some of their most unique places to stay and hears how nature has in many cases inspired them to leave behind a previous life for something altogether more wild.

Amplification

To coincide with the podcast’s first week of release we were able to secure a feature in the New & Noteworthy section on the Apple Podcasts homepage

Sat on break and felt bliss hearing the sounds of nature along with very sweet simple music to accompany. Painted a wonderful picture which makes you feel transported. Enough to turn a stressful day around! Thank you!

Listener review