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.

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In this episode of The Mountain Life  Lynn and Pete's guests are Tana Toly and Mary Lou Toly, granddaughter and grandmother from a family that has been in Park City since the 1930's and own the longest running family owned business in Park City -- Red Banjo Pizza on Main Street. They join the program for a new series, "Living a Mountain Life" which delves into the stories of those unique perspectives in our quaint town. 

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In this episode of The Mountain Life the guest is Local Park City resident and writer, Joel Zuckerman, who has been on a journey of gratitude for the past several years.  His gratitude journey has changed his outlook on life since he started writing "thank you" letters to people in his life in 2013. He has since written 180 letters and a book about the journey. He talks about his inspirational story and his book Grateful.

Lynn and Pete introduce a new series this week on The Mountain Life, aptly titled Living a Mountain Life. This new series will highlight colorful locals and explore their stories of living in the Wasatch Mountains. This first installment features long-time Park City local Dave Hanscom. Who better to start with than Dave Hanscom? Hanscom co-wrote two guide books on ski touring in the Wasatch and is the race director of the longest running race series in the country - the Wasatch Citizen Series which kicks off this weekend.  

On this episode of The Mountian Life, Dr. Claudia Black, PhD joins Lynn and Pete. Dr Black is a renowned addiction author, speaker and trainer — internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. In addition, her groundbreaking treatment program at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center is focused on treating complex addiction and mental health issues faced by youth, ages 18-26.

In this episode of The Mountain Life Lynn and Pete welcome guest Honey Parker, an advertising executive by day and a new author by night. Her new fiction, Careful-ish, is about laughing at all the things we catch ourselves doing when our world is turned on its ear, as it has been for the last nine months, and we’re forced to spend a lot of time with ourselves.

In this episode of The Mountain Life the guest is Priya Parker, the founder of Thrive Labs, at which she works in conflict resolution and helps create transformative gatherings. Although we can’t physically gather this year, it doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to foster a sense of closeness as she talks about in her new book The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

Bill Konigsberg joins Lynn on The Mountain Life. Konisgsberg is best known for his LGBTQ Young Adult novels. He joins the show to talk about the prevalence of depression among LGBTQ youth and how his novels help young people discover that they are not alone. His new book is called The Bridge.

Mason Law, a doctor of physical therapy at Intermountain Park City Hospital, joins Lynn on The Mountain Life to talk about biking and skiing, two of his favorite topics, and how he helps his clients get stronger, stay injury free and recover in the case that injury does occur.

Pete Stoughton and Lynn Ware Peek have a special Thanksgiving edition of The Mountain Life. It’s time to talk Thanksgiving food and wine with local experts. Brook Kirchheimer of Hearth and Hill Restaurant will talk about new twists on old classics, his beloved traditions and how his restaurant helps feed a community in celebration of this annual feast. 

In this Thanksgiving episode of The Mountain Life, Kirsten Fox, executive sommelier at the Fox School of Wine joins the show to let us in on some great pairings for our favorite dishes. Will it be red? White? Bubbly? Big and bold or light and fruity?

Katherine May, a writer of both fiction and nonfiction joins The Mountain Life. In her book WINTERING: The Power of Rest and Retreat During Difficult Times, Katherine addresses those times in life when unforeseen circumstances derail you (think: an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a job loss, or a global pandemic). She calls these periods of dislocation wintering

Today on The Mountain Life, Lynn and Pete are joined by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan who talks about the history of Thanksgiving and the woman who helped create the national holiday. Her new book is called We Gather Together and she traces how long we’ve been coming together and practicing gratitude. It’s sociology and history of this revered holiday all in one.

In this episode of The Mountain Life Amalia Andrade is the guest. Amalia is an illustrator and author who grew up in Bogota, Colombia during the peak of the drug wars, when kidnapping children and adults was a regular practice and most lived in fear. Her new book is Things You Think About When You Bite Your Nails: A Fear and Anxiety Workbook.

In this episode of The Mountain Life Mirna Valerio, an American runner who advocates for inclusion in the running community towards people who do not have stereotypically lean and muscular bodies. Mirna is National Geographic 2018 Adventurer of the Year ultramarathon runner and she is a self-described “big girl”.

  In this episode of The Mountain Life author Rosie Mercado talks with Lynn about her journey. Rosie is an American plus-size model, fashion designer and television personality of Mexican descent who lost over 200 pounds and now shares her story in a memoir, The Girl With the Self Esteem Issues