Malaysian jungle motorcycle crash, bull elk face off, black bear cuddle: Episode 5

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Welcome to Episode Five of The Wild Side! This is the show that tosses you headlong into the wilderness.

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

*Graeme Lottering, an Ontario writer whose motorcycle trip in Malaysia took a very wrong turn when he and his motorcycle shot off the edge off a cliff and landed far below in the tropical jungle.

*Joanna Lussenburg, a fourteen year old girl from Salt Spring Island BC, who had an incredibly close encounter with a black bear that engaged four of her five human senses: she saw it, heard it, smelled it, and felt it.

*A listener call from Jeff Bettle who tells us of the his first trip to Banff where he came nose-to-nose with a full grown bull elk.

Also, wild tunes from Metric and Said the Whale.

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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.