The Mountain Life

The Mountain Life - April 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018

Up first is Jennifer Pharr Davis, who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days and 11 hours, the fastest known time on record. She discusses her new book, The Pursuit of Endurance. Next is a conversation about the inner workings of conversation with linguist Nick Enfield, who tells us that words such as “um,” “uh,” “like,” and “so,” are fundamental to how we speak. 

The Mountain Life - April 4, 2018

Apr 4, 2018

This morning, John Allcock, author of Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids, explores concepts of mindfulness to help adults and children achieve peace, self-acceptance, and self-realization. Then it's on to the Thin Air festival as Richard Bezemer and Maria McNulty cover the details of the three-day event that begins this Friday and closes out the 2017-18 Park City ski season.

The Mountain Life - March 28, 2018

Mar 28, 2018

Guests on The Mountain Life today are:  Karen Crouse, author of Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence. Then Shauna Wiest with Connect Summit County who will preview next week's events with ESPN journalist Kate Fagan and renowned yoga practitioner Kathryn Budig, who visit Park City to bring awareness to suicide prevention. Finally EATS Park City will join to highlight some upcoming spring and summer camps. 

Lisa Mosconi, assistant professor of neuroscience and associate director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College discusses her research, which focuses on PET and MRI imaging in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Then Robert Twigger talks about his new book Micromastery: Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Find the Hidden Path to Happiness.

First up, in our monthly on arts/culture segment, we discuss how art and culture are woven into sport and how that will be framed in the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships in Park City. Calum Clark, chief of systems and operations for U.S. Ski & Snowboard, joins the conversation. Next, Sally Tauber from Peace House previews the documentary Minding The Gap – which explores domestic violence, among other issues – to be shown at no charge on Thursday evening at the Jim Santy Auditorium.

The Mountain Life - March 7, 2018

Mar 7, 2018

Lynn and Tim’s first guest today is Harvard professor and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker who presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer and happier lives and says solutions to humanity's formidable problems are within our grasp. Then, a rebroadcast interview with Kevin Hines, who spoke in Park City last year about his book, Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving after a Suicide Attempt. 

Lynn and Tim first speak with Michael Finkel about his book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, the story of a man who walked into the woods at age 20 and for 27 years spoke to no one. Then they interview Dar Williams, the renowned folk musician, social justice activist and environmentalist who performs at the Eccles Center this weekend. 

The Mountain Life - February 14, 2108

Feb 14, 2018

Tim and Lynn discuss the culture of rudeness with Danny Wallace. In his latest book, F You Very Much, the award-winning author, filmmaker, comedian, actor and host turns his incisive and hysterical insights to a common human epidemic... rudeness. Then it's the monthly art-and-culture segment with Rayna Wiles, an experienced designer and graphic recorder, who will explain how to use “design thinking” approaches and “visual recording” strategies to tackle community challenges. Finally, Dr.

The Mountain Life - February 7, 2018

Feb 7, 2018

Lynn and Tim’s first guest is Emily Byrne, who discusses the merits of a well-placed swearword! Her new book is Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language.  Then, local professional skier Alex Schlopy shares his story of skiing success followed by drug addiction, depression and attempted suicide, and also his current mission to help others.

The Mountain Life - January 31, 2018

Jan 31, 2018

On this morning's show, Lynn and Tim discuss the latest scientific research and ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, author of Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life.  Then Jill Johnson, owner of The Paint Mixer, talks about the creative spark that's available to all of us. Finally, it's an update from Abby Ringquist, a Parkite who's headed to the Olympics as the top ski jumper on the U.S. women's team.