This conversation with Survivorman Les Stroud might be one of my favourite Strenuous Life Podcast episodes ever!
Les Stroud has produced many survival-themed shows for The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, The Outdoor Life Network, and YTV. In these shows he usually goes out into very challenging wilderness situations and tries to survive using only the materials at hand and minimal equipment.
He’s done this again and again in places like the Rocky Mountains, Kalahari Desert, Amazon Jungle, Arctic Tundra, Australian Outback, and many other wild and remote locations.
Dealing with hunger, thirst, heat, cold, animals and terrible conditions would be difficult enough for most people. But unlike other survival experts (who go out there with their own film crews and helicopter back to plush hotels for the night) Les does all the filming himself and actually stays out there.
So it’s gritty, difficult and very, very real.
He’s also a talented musician who has found some incredibly innovative ways to combine cinematography, storytelling and music to create compelling narratives.
Les Stroud combines his incredible skills with great mental toughness to exemplify the strenuous life!
In this 46 minute episode Les and I talked adventure, survival skills, navigating in the wilderness, the closest he’s come to death while filming, work-life balance, music and more.
I hope you enjoy listening to his episode as much as I did recording it for you!
How to Listen to this Episode with Les Stroud
This conversation with Les Stroud was episode 156 of my show, which is called ‘The Strenuous Life Podcast’.
- Apple Podcasts (the purple app on your iPhone)
- Google Podcasts (the new google podcast app)
- Spotify (it’s free)
- Google Play
Or as promised, the embedded audio player is below:
Or you can watch the same conversation in the embedded video below (direct link the Youtube video here)…
More Les Stroud
Go to lesstroud.ca to find out more about Les, his appearances, books, shows, and concerts.