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Les Stroud IMO – Trolls & Haters

In this Season One finale for Surviving Life with Les Stroud, Les takes a stab an an entirely new tack and delivers an interesting and compelling monologue – his IMO as he says – about how to handle and deal with trolls and haters on the social media platforms. Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook. He draws an interesting parallel between the platforms and how they should sit within every day life through analogies that make alot of sense.

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David Suzuki, Part 2

In a feisty and sometimes angry mood, David Suzuki shares with Les his frustration on getting the public and the politicians to understand what is at stake environmentally. Sitting in David’s backyard alongside the NW Pacific coastline, Les probes David for understanding on how to move forward.

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Bruce Cockburn, Part 2

The poet, the singer songwriter, the philosopher, the artist. Bruce Cockburn is a Canadian legend. Yet he broke past international borders to continue as one of the most respected creators in the world. Les and Bruce sit down at Les’ house and talk songwriting, the impact of Bruce’s music and his spiritual motivation. This is part 2 of that discussion.

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John Zada, Part 1

I had the pleasure of meeting John Zada out on the west coast of Canada in the wilderness. He emerged from the little cabin he was staying in to greet me and to talk about Bigfoot. A while later he released his fantastic book In The Valleys of the Noble Beyond. It is a book like no other when it comes to the subject matter as he doesn’t waste time on the trivialities of ‘looking for Bigfoot’ but rather digs deep into the larger more existential questions. My interview him took the same trajectory as we sat looking out over a lake with a glass of scotch in hand. This is part 1 of my talk with John Zada.

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Lisa Fenton, Part 2

I met Lisa Fenton at the Alberta Bushcraft symposium and was able to pull her aside for an in depth chat on primitive earth skills/bushcraft skills and life itself. Dr. Lisa Fenton. Is a Lecturer in Outdoor studies at the University of Cumbria, UK. With a background in Ethnobotany, Anthropology and Ethnobiology she wrote her PhD thesis in Bushcraft and its relationship to Indigenous Knowledges.

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Lisa Fenton, Part 1

I met Lisa Fenton at the Alberta Bushcraft symposium and was able to pull her aside for an in-depth chat on primitive earth/bushcraft skills and life itself. Dr. Lisa Fenton is a Lecturer in Outdoor studies at the University of Cumbria, UK, with a background in Ethnobotany, Anthropology and Ethnobiology. She wrote her PhD thesis in Bushcraft and its relationship to Indigenous Knowledges.

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Bigfoot, Part 3

In this third part of this three-part monologue, you’ll get a chance to listen in on a private discussion about one of the most befuddling topics North American society has entertained in many years.

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Bigfoot, Part 2

Les Stroud produced a 10-part documentary series called Survivorman Bigfoot, now available on his YouTube channel – “Survivorman – Les Stroud.” The series itself has gotten a lot of respect over the years because it was an actual documentary series, not a reality show. In this second part of this three part monologue you’ll get a chance to listen in on a private discussion about one of the most befuddling topics North American society has entertained in many years.

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Bigfoot, Part 1

Les Stroud produced a ten part documentary series called Survivorman Bigfoot, now available on his youtube channel Survivorman – Les Stroud. The series itself has gotten a lot of respect over the years because it was an actual documentary series not a reality show. In this first part of this three part monologue you’ll get a chance to listen in on a private discussion about one of the most befuddling topics North American society has entertained in many years.

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Doug Adams, Part 2

Raised in the rougher areas of Toronto Canada Doug Adams relied on his music and art, his martial arts and the love of his mother to break free from a pathway leading to jail and instead to travel a rock and roll highway into the halls of fame producing live special effects for the biggest stars in the world. In Part 2 Doug takes us to the stages of the world with the biggest acts in the world including Michael Jackson, Metallica and Paul McCartney.

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Doug Adams, Part 1

Raised in the rougher areas of Toronto Canada Doug Adams relied on his music and art, his martial arts and the love of his mother to break free from a pathway leading to jail and instead to travel a rock and roll highway into the halls of fame producing live special effects for the biggest stars in the world. In Part 1 we get insight into his beginnings and how literally playing with fire and bombs would provide his ticket out.

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Les Stroud Keynote, Part 2

In this second half of Les Stroud’s epic keynote held at the Bushcraft Symposium in Alberta, Canada, Les was asked to expose once and for all the truth and reality behind the inception of “Survival TV” – a brand new genre of television for which Stroud is credited with creating.

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“Desert Dave” Halladay

Consultant on films such as Castaway and TV series such as Survivorman, David Halladay is an unsung hero. Essentially unknown to the general public he is a legend in the world of survival skills. Not content to stick with the more simple subjects of fire starting and flint bladed knife making, David uses every outdoor skill oriented opportunity to fall right back into the world of philosophy and spiritual connectedness to nature.

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Laurie Brown

There are those TV journalists that get the story and deliver the interview. And then there are those who are artist in their own right and compel you to follow them because of their work, not necessarily because of the artist they might be interviewing. Enter Laurie Brown. With a smooth demeanor, eloquent style of speech and silky voice her insightful work will always take the listener to places they never knew they always wanted to go. We discover why she does what she does so well.

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Mike Clink, Part 1

Celebrated as one of history’s greatest rock producer/engineers, after establishing none other than Guns and Roses by producing their first five albums, Mike shares his life’s history and his seemingly singular obsession with how music is made and recorded. Sitting along side Mike in his backyard in Woodland Hills California the camaraderie styled relationship between Les and Mike is palpable.

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Mors Kochanski

Long before Survivorman and the plethora of books available on the subjects of survival, Mors was at the zeitgeist of presenting these skills to the public and to kids in an accessible way through his writings and teachings. Inspired by Huey, Duey and Luey from Disney, Mors set the bar for outdoor skills instruction in this, his last ever interview before passing in Dec 2019.

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George Stroumboulopoulos, Part 1

Raised by a loving Christian mother while hanging with a small group of outliers focused on punk rock, all the while adorned with satanic symbolism expressed through personal fashion, George shares the driving forces behind his productive and hugely successful career as a music interviewer.

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Les Stroud Keynote, Part 1

Les addresses over 500 people at the Alberta Bushcraft Symposium. He was asked to elaborate on the differences between survival, bushcraft and primitive earth skills, but also to set the stage for what everyone was calling the ‘elephant in the room’: survival TV.

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David Suzuki, Part 1

In a feisty and sometimes angry mood, David Suzuki shares with Les his frustration on getting the public and the politicians to understand what is at stake environmentally. Sitting in David’s backyard alongside the NW Pacific coastline, Les probes David for understanding on how to move forward.

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Bruce Cockburn, Part 1

The poet, the singer-songwriter, the philosopher, the artist, Bruce Cockburn is a Canadian legend. Yet he broke past international borders to continue as one of the most respected creators in the world. Les and Bruce sit down at Les’ house and talk songwriting, the impact of Bruce’s music and his spiritual motivation.

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Les Stroud  Host

Best known as the producer, creator, director and star of the hit TV series Survivorman, Les Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. Survivorman is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US and remains the highest rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. Survivorman is licensed for broadcast worldwide, with ratings in the US hitting 2 million on individual episodes. Les’ work been nominated for 27 Canadian Screen Awards and has won for Best Writer (twice) and Best Photography.

He performed at the prestigious Green Ball for Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., where he met Vice President Joe Biden and was the MC for the inaugural Oceana Ball in New York with Susan Rockefeller.

Les has written two best-selling books and is a celebrated keynote speaker. He is also a talented musician and has recorded six CDs.

He has appeared on numerous talk shows, including Ellen, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The View, Craig Ferguson, Larry King Live and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.

Les Stroud’s latest television series Wild Harvest has just premiered on over 400 stations across the U.S.

Les Stroud  Host

Best known as the producer, creator, director and star of the hit TV series Survivorman, Les Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. Survivorman is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US and remains the highest rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. Survivorman is licensed for broadcast worldwide, with ratings in the US hitting 2 million on individual episodes. Les’ work been nominated for 27 Canadian Screen Awards and has won for Best Writer (twice) and Best Photography.

He performed at the prestigious Green Ball for Barack Obama in Washington, DC, where he met Vice President Joe Biden and was the MC for the inaugural Oceana Ball in New York with Susan Rockefeller.

Les has written two best-selling books and is a celebrated keynote speaker. He is also a talented musician and has record six CDs.

He has appeared on numerous talk shows, including Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, The View, Craig Ferguson, Larry King Live and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.

Les Stroud’s latest television series Wild Harvest has just premiered on over 400 stations across the U.S.

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