Into The Wilderness with Byron Pace
Into The Wilderness with Byron Pace
The Pace Brothers
The world is so much more than what we know, and only through understanding it better can we make informed decisions. This podcast aims to bring impactful, entertaining and insightful conversations from a global array of guests. Some famous, some you won’t have heard of. From famous explorers, to renowned scientists and just good people, all have a story to tell which we can take something from. Topics are wide ranging, with a backbone centred on conservation, including hunting, fishing, expeditions, environmental and wildlife management. This is a podcast for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors in any form. It’s for those who care about safeguarding the planet and wildlife we share this land with.
#184 Simon Parker: An adventurous life of a travel writer. Sustainability / conservation / cycling the world / the education of living
Simon Parker is a journalist, radio and TV presenter, and travel writer who has lived a restless life. He has reported for numerous major news networks, covering everything from the migrant crisis in Greece to the impacts of climate change in Svalbard. We discuss his latest project, to tell stories of conservation and sustainability. More in Simon: Support the podcast: Win Tecovas boots: Podcast partner:
Apr 5
1 hr 4 min
#183 Laura Zerra: Surviving the wilderness. Persistence hunting / vegetarian / knife forging / nature / naked and afraid
Laura Zerra is most well known from the TV show Naked and Afraid, but there is so much more to who she is. From that the art of letter writing, to hand forging knives and leaving her own bloody footprints in the snow, I was enthused and captivated by Laura's stories and life. Dive in with me as we hear about her move from vegetarian to hunter, living with the seasons and grappling with the morality of nature. Laura's Instagram: @laurazerra Support:
Mar 23
1 hr 13 min
#182 Dr Steven Rosenzweig: Understanding regenerative agriculture. Conservation / EPIC / climate change / ecosystem health
What is regenerative agriculture and why is it important? We speak to the senior soil scientist at General Mills, Dr Steven Rosenzweig, about the science, the importance of indigenous knowledge, and how this is being applied in modern farming practices. Modern Huntsman article More on Epic Provisions Support the podcast Website:
Mar 8
35 min
#181 Adeline Fox: Preserving land, water, dark skies and cultural heritage with the Big Bend Conservation Alliance.
Adeline Fox is the president of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance. Originally established to fight against a proposed gas pipeline cutting across Texas, today they work to protect land, water, dark skies and cultural heritage through grass routes projects.  More info: Podcast partner: Support the podcast: Contact:
Feb 23
56 min
#180 Jess Johnson: From wolves to the Grand Teton National Park wild goat controversy. Conservation / hunting / America / wild sheep
Jess Johnson, government affairs director at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, joins me to discuss the recent controversy surrounding mountain goat management in Grand Teton National Park. We hear the nuances of the problem, and get a blow for blow account of her near-death experience. Supporting the podcast: Podcast partner: More info: Contact:
Feb 15
1 hr 19 min
#179 Jake Muise: Harvesting wild meat in Hawaii. The Maui Nui story. Conservation / invasive species / venison / food / ecology
Jake Muise is the co-founder of Maui Nui Venison based in Hawaii. He has turned the problem of an invasive species, the axis deer, into a business which not only helps to manage the ecological impact but puts food on the table. From the economics of conservation to the benefits of venison as a protein source, Jake offers an intriguing insight.  Support the podcast: Podcast partner: Show notes:
Feb 9
1 hr 14 min
#178 James Glancy: From Royal Marine to documentary film-maker. Conservation / wolves / military / poaching / wildlife
James Glancy is a former British Royal Marine turned documentary film-maker. He has a passion for conservation and storytelling, and currently working on film projects for National Geographic and Discovery Channel. From rewilding lynx in Scotland to filming bull sharks and his time being deployed in Afghanistan, it's a packed show. Support the show: Podcast partner: Contact:
Feb 1
1 hr 10 min
#177 Tyler Sharp: From wolves in Yellowstone to the black cowboys who help forge the West. Conservation / Modern Huntsman / whales / Cameroon / photography / survival
Editor in Chief of Modern Huntsman, Tyler Sharp, joins me around the table in Montana to talk about the contents of volume 6: the resilience issue. After recounting our experience of watching wolves in Yellowstone, we deep-dive into selected stories and give an insight into the creative process of producing a new volume. Support the podcast: Podcast partner: Email the show:
Jan 27
1 hr 12 min
#176 Bill Roden: Insights from the outdoors industry. Hunting / fishing / marketing / advertising / writing
Bill Roden is the Chief Marketing Officer for Modern Huntsman. We discuss the outdoors industry, how it interacts with the community and take a view on how this may evolve. We consider the difficulties of integrating people with nature and moments we have achieved pure contentment. To wrap up, Bill discusses great writers, and what we can learn from their processes in storytelling.
Jan 20
1 hr 33 min
#175 Dr Mark Scherz: The importance of species in conservation. Madagascar / herpetology / frogs / evolution / DNA / barcoding
We are joined by herpetologist and evolutionary biologist, Dr Mark Scherz. We dive into the reasons why naming species is important for conservation, the idea of taxonomic inflation, the problem with habitat fragmentation, the concept of ecosystem functionality and what the hell we mean by DNA barcoding. That's just for the warm-up. Dr Mark Scherz, visit: To support the show visit: For more in Modern Huntsman visit:
Jan 12
1 hr 51 min
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