The Mountain Life

Wednesday, 9-10 AM

The Mountain Life hosts Lynn Ware Peek & Pete Stoughton explore a wide variety of topics from health, fitness, and nutrition to parenting, lifestyle, and education. Lynn Ware Peek and Pete Stoughton are endurance athletes and lovers of the mountain lifestyle.

For inquiries and guests and content, contact Lynn directly at lynn@kpcw.org or Pete directly at pwstoughton@gmail.com.

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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. 

 

 

 

Eric Nuzum joins The Mountain Life. Eric is a media consultant and podcast creator, and has created some of NPR's most successful podcasts. Americans love podcasts! In fact, almost half regularly tune in to the more than 750,000 shows currently available. And podcast production is booming — about 2,000 new podcasts are created every week.

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.

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.

 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?

  The Mountain Life welcomes guest Dr. Adam Hill who tells the harrowing story of a doctor in recovery for alcoholism, depression, and burnout, who after losing a mentor to suicide, works to make his profession more empathetic and conscious of the need for self-care. The story is his personal story, and we hear about how his book is really a road map for better practices at a time when he says doctors around the world are struggling in silence.

You'll find Park City Horse Experience founder, Chilean-born Alejandra Lara in the hinterland of Park City, on her horse — and bringing others into the world that she has known most of the her life. It’s about the healing experience that horses bring; she says that horses mirror accurately what your body, emotions, energy , and thoughts are telling them. She talks about how their non-judgmental honesty makes them especially effective messengers.

Buster Benson joins The Mountain Life. Buster is an entrepreneur and a former product leader at Amazon and Twitter. He's editor of Better Humans publication on Medium and the author of the Cognitive Bias cheat sheet with over one million reads. He joins to talk about his new book, Why Are We Yelling?

  Rick Fournier and Charlie Sturgis from the Mountain Trails Foundation join The Mountain Life. Rick is known as the trail guru about town, his trail building expertise is a big part of why Park City was put on the map as the first IMBA Gold Ride Center. Charlie Sturgis is the director of Mountain Trails Foundation and oversees the operation.

Park City legend Dave Hanscom joins us in the studio. Dave joins to preview the very popular cross country race series, the Wasatch Citizen Series, which he has directed for many years. We also invited Dave because at 78 years old he is an inspiration to many with this humble advice on aging gracefully and how to keep doing the outdoor activities you love to do. Dave is the co-author of the three volumes of Wasatch Tours, the backcountry ski tour guides first published in 1976. 

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