Lynn Ware Peek

Producer/ Co-Host

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday. 

Ways to Connect

"The Snow Guardian," Billy Barr joins Cool Science Radio. Billy lives alone on a secluded site of an abandoned silver mine shack in Gothic, Colorado, population 180.

Cool Science Radio welcomes NYTimes best-selling author Julie Morris whose new book is Power Foods & Natural Nootropics for Optimized Thinking, Focus & Memory. If you struggle with focus and memory lapses, mental fog, or stress—or if you simply want to optimize your mental performance and protect your brain health this book examines how diet can potentially impact brain health via the gut.

Joining The Mountain Life are Allie and Brian Hagen, parents of a five-year old son with autism spectrum disorder. The Hagens have founded the Wasatch Back Autism Support Group for those caring for children with autism in Summit & Wasatch Counties to come together to share resources, experiences, and provide peer to peer support. 1 in 54 children in Utah is identified as having autism spectrum disorder, and the prevalence of autism is higher in Utah than the national average, which is 1 in 68 children.

 Park City resident Cami Richardson joins The Mountain Life. Cami is a book author who chronicles her life as a parent, a firefighter, a successful business executive and entrepreneur who came out as transgender at the age of 63. Cami's book is Do You Know Who I Once Was? It’s a story of an unlikely journey to be one’s true self. 




Chris Crowley is 85 years young. He has teamed up with medical professionals for a series of books on aging well, in fact - aging hardly at all. A book of hope, Younger Next Year for Women shows you how to become functionally younger for the next five to ten years, and continue to live thereafter with newfound vitality.

Rachel Friedman joins The Mountain Life. Rachel is the author of And Then We Grew Up. As a talented viola player who attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp as a kid, she quit music in college but never stopped fantasizing about what her life might be like if she had never put down her bow.

 Cool Science Radio speaks with Gemma Tarlach, Senior Editor of Discover Magazine. Gemma joined the show last year to talk about Discover’s September/October cover story on The Science of Gun Violence. It was an eye-opening conversation that you can listen to here.

The Joy of Movement is Dr. Kelly McGonigal's new book; it's a 'love letter' to movement and exploration of what is most human about us. Through her trademark blend of science and storytelling, McGonigal draws on insights from neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, to clear up some common misconceptions about the brain on exercise.

Dr. Michael Pestotnik joins  The Mountain Life. Dr. Petotnik is an internal medicine physician at University of Utah Health Redstone Health Center, and he specializes in the healthy heart.

Award-winning neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, joins The Mountain Life. Levitin is the bestselling author of This is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind. He explores the new science of aging in Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives.  At age 84, the Dalai Lama released his 125th book.

The Mountain Life welcomes Dr. Anisha Patel, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University and leader of Stanford’s pediatric sugar research program. Dr.

Michael Ruzek joins Cool Science Radio. Ruzek is the man behind The Powder Buoy. Financial planner by day and Powder Buoy by night, Michael predicts snow storms in the Wasatch Mountains two weeks in advance by watching NOAA Buoy 51101 off the coast of Kauai. Michael has figured out that when 51101 hits a certain swell height a winter’s storm will hit two weeks later 3000 miles away in Park City, Utah.



  Science journalist Lydia Denworth joins Cool Science Radio. Denworth has investigated and written on everything from Alzheimer’s to zebrafish. She now writes on the science of friendship in a new book that explores the evolution, biology and extraordinary power of life’s fundamental bond. Her work is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

 The Mountain Life welcomes New York Times best-selling author Robert Greene. He shares with us from his new book, The Laws of Human Nature, how to decode the behavior of those around us. We are social animals.

The Mountain Life speaks with Dr. Will Cole, one of the nation’s leading functional medicine experts. His new book is The Inflammation Spectrum: Find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System. Did you know that every food you eat is either feeding inflammation or fighting it?