About

GrantSpear.jpgThe Show:
The Wild Side is a half hour, interactive CBC Radio One program hosted by Grant Lawrence that shares exciting, energizing, and engaging stories of life in Canada's great outdoors, as Canadians walk, run, hike, swim, kayak, climb, canoe, skydive, ski, snowshoe and skate across our country. The Wild Side captures regular Canadians engaged, enthralled, surviving (and maybe not so much) in every aspect of our abounding nature from coast to coast to coast; storytellers that are living it, off the grid, in the moment; raw, true stories of wild encounters and experiences from beyond the end of the blacktop.

We're always looking for listener's own stories, photos and videos of wild side encounters from all over Canada and the world.

The Host:

Grant Lawrence has long been a leading voice for Canadian arts and culture. For years, the gregarious and encyclopedic Lawrence has hosted the CBC Radio 3 Podcast, a weekly showcase of Canadian independent music. Grant also hosts a live and interactive daily program on CBC Radio 3's popular web radio station, also airing on Sirius 152.

Grant can be heard throughout the week on various CBC Radio One programs such as Q, DNTO, Spark, On The Coast, Mainstreet, All In A Day, and All Points West, and hosts many major music events, such as the Polaris Music Prize Gala, and various festivals around North America. Prior to his work at CBC, Grant Lawrence was the lead singer of the internationally acclaimed Vancouver garage band The Smugglers.

Grant's first book, Adventures In Solitude, published in the fall of 2010.

We're also on Facebook and Twitter.