On The Mountain Life, Lynn Ware Peek and Pete Stoughton bring Thomas Moore on the show.

Moore is a Jungian psychotherapist, former monk and author of popular spiritual books, including the New Your Times bestseller, Care of the Soul.

They discuss his latest book titled: SOUL THERAPY: The Art & Craft of Caring Conversations.



Understanding the Mental Fallout From 2020

Jun 9, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Lynn welcomes Dr. Christy Kane, who has more than 20 years experience in the mental health field.

In her new book, Kane focuses on the mass traumas we have experienced both collectively and individually over the last year, and how to understand this mental fallout.

She answers the question - what does the science of trauma suggest we should, and shouldn't do, in order to heal?

On The Mountain Life, Lynn speaks with Elinor Cleghorn, who shares a trailblazing, conversation-starting history of misdiagnosis and myths in women’s health.

In Cleghorn’s case, for a decade she was told her symptoms were anything from psychosomatic to a possible pregnancy.

As she learned to live with her unpredictable disease, she turned to history for answers and found what appeared to be a legacy of suffering, mystification, and misdiagnosis. 

On The Mountain Life, Lynn Ware Peek and Pete Stoughton welcome entrepreneur, researcher, and advocate, Maxine Bédat.

In her book, Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment, Bédat follows the life of an American icon – a pair of jeans. She does so to reveal what really happens in the clothing industry.

On This Green Earth, Nell and Chris talk with author and National Geographic magazine contributor, Doug Chadwick. 

Chadwick's new book is titled, Four-Fifths a Grizzly - A New Perspective on Nature that Just Might Save Us All. The book takes a close look at our place in the natural world from a scientific angle, with the underlying message that humans aren't that much different from other creatures. 

How the First Stars Were Formed

May 27, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn speak with Astrophysicist Dr. Emma Chapman, who has written: First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time.


Chapman shares information on how the first stars were formed, why they were so unusual, and what they can teach us about the Universe today.


They also discuss state-of-the-art telescopes that will let us peer into the past as scientists search for the echoes and footprints of these stars and more.

On The Mountain Life, Pete and Lynn are speaking with bestselling author Daniel James Brown, who penned the non-fiction novel Boys in the Boat.

Brown will be sharing more about his new book, Facing the Mountain. This new novel is based on four Japanese-American families and their sons who volunteered for military service and displayed uncommon heroism.

The Science of Recycling with Jennie Romer

May 20, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn bring Jennie Romer on the show to talk about the science of recycling.

Recycling rules vary widely from place to place, and Romer assists communities in drafting meaningful legislation that helps produce less waste, especially single-use plastic. 

On The Mountain Life, Pete Stoughton and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Steve Grant, author of Don’t Forget Me: A Lifeline of HOPE for Those Touched by Substance Abuse and Addiction.

Don’t Forget Me tells the story of Grant’s two sons, Chris and Kelly, who took distinctly different paths, but had the same tragic outcome. Both sadly passed away due to a drug overdose.

On the show, Grant will preview a talk he’s scheduled to give on May 25 in Park City as part of CONNECT Summit County's May Mental Health Awareness Month. 

On This Green Earth Nell and Chris speak with Miami Herald journalist Jim Wyss.

A Look at Mental Models that Help Us Make Sense of the World

May 13, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, Francis de Véricourt joins the show to discuss his new book, Framers: Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil.


To frame is to make a mental model that enables us to see patterns, predict how things will unfold, and make sense of new situations. Frames guide the decisions we make and the results we attain.


Dr. Christine Montross Sheds Light on the Human Costs of Mental Illness

May 12, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Psychiatrist Christine Montross, who will present on Monday in Park City, is the author of Falling Into the Fire.

Montross brings us inside the doctor’s mind, illuminating the grave human costs of mental illness as well as the challenges of diagnosis and treatment.

On Cool Science Radio, Professor Vaclav Smil joins the show to discuss his new book, NUMBERS DON’T LIE: 71 Stories to Help Us Understand the Modern World.

Vaclav Smil's mission is to make facts matter. 

An environmental scientist, policy analyst, and a hugely prolific author, Smil is Bill Gates' go-to guy for making sense of our world. 

On This Green Earth, author Jon Dunn, talks about his new book: "The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds".

Dunn's book chronicles his tracking of various hummingbird species, and teaches us about their incredible biomechanics and interesting behaviors.



On Cool Science Radio, bestselling author Douglas Tallamy, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, joins the show.

Tallamy discusses his new book: The Nature of Oaks. In the book, he reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars.