In Conversation With…

A collection of the various conversations we are having with notable, interesting and inspirational people. Discussing the importance of getting outside, engaging with and conserving the great natural world. They are all available as a podcast and video.

Tristan Gooley

The BBC describes him as “The Sherlock Holmes of Nature” and it’s understandable why.

Author of 6 fascinating books about natural navigation, Tristan Gooley (AKA The Natural Navigator) joins James for a chat about reading those subtle signs in nature and being able to identify what it’s trying to tell us about our surrounding environment, predators and impending weather. We also touch upon the fascinating world of human evolution and nature vs nurture.

Hollie Ivy

James has a conversation with Hollie Ivy, an intothesticks.life Community Campfire member and founder of Holls and Valleys, about her life growing up in Alaska and moving to Scotland. Hollie shares her deep passion for everything outdoors – covering topics such as mental health, lockdown, home schooling and solo adventuring as a woman.

Mark Davey

James has a conversation with the CEO of The Youth Adventure Trust, Mark Davey.
Mark tells us all about the incredible work the trust does as well as his own experiences and how we can all help The Youth Adventure Trust create unforgettable experiences for vulnerable young people – using the great outdoors to help them fulfil their potential and lead positive lives in the future.

Paul Kirtley

James has a conversation with the brilliant bushcraft expert and founder of Frontier Bushcraft, Paul Kirtley about the importance of getting outside, running a business and life based around the great outdoors and so much more!

Sean ‘Shug’ Emery

James has a conversation with backpacker, YouTuber, hammock lover and ex-Ringling Brothers clown, Sean Emery, know as Shug to many and loved by all. They talk about getting outdoors, backpacking, the magic of the woodlands, being introverts, spirituality, UFOs, Big Foot, prison and more…

Benedict Allen

James has a conversation with explorer, author, film-maker and motivational speaker Benedict Allen about the importance of getting outside to explore and engage with a world that is so close to destruction.