Cougar fighter, kayaking Antarctica, and Australian quicksand: Episode 3

Marc Patterson with bravery medals and host Grant Lawrence

Marc Patterson with bravery medals and host Grant Lawrence

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Welcome to Episode Three of The Wild Side! This is the show that drops you off in the middle of nowhere.

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

*Marc Patterson, an avid camper and outdoors man who was forced to fight a cougar with his bare hands when it attacked a family friend near his cabin in Clinton, BC. (Pictured is Marc with his bravery medals and host Grant Lawrence).

*Hayley Shephard, a Vancouver Island-based wilderness guide who had a dream to circumnavigate South Georgia Island in her kayak, one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Check out her book South Solo and the trailer for her documentary Soul of the Sea on our Facebook page The Wild Side with Grant Lawrence or watch it below.

*A listener call from Pasha Malla who tells the tale of an getting caught in quicksand on a remote trail in Western Australia.

Also, wild tunes from the Basia Bulat and The Weakerthans.

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The Wild Side is heard every Tuesday at 11:30am and every Friday at 7:30pm on CBC Radio One, and on podcast.