Polar bear punch, shark encounter, and a hail storm from hell: Episode One

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Welcome to The Wild Side! This is the show that throws you headlong into the wilderness.

On our first episode, you'll hear host Grant Lawrence getting the goods from:

*Wes Werbowy, a 69-year-old wilderness consultant who punched a polar bear in the face.


*Adrian Glynn, a Vancouver musician and ocean kayaking enthusiast who had an incredibly unnerving encounter with a shark... feeling it right through the bottom of his kayak.

*A listener call from Marcia Walker who tells the tale of an epic pummelling while paddling in one of Ontario's best canoe routes.

Also, wild tunes from the Great Lake Swimmers and Jenn Grant.

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And if you have any great wildlife photography like Adrian's shark photo above, feel free to post it to our Facebook page The Wild Side with Grant Lawrence.