Wonder Outside

Navigating the Vortex with Enrico Colantoni

May 06, 2020 Enrico Colantoni Season 1 Episode 3
Wonder Outside
Navigating the Vortex with Enrico Colantoni
Show Notes

In this variety show for nature, today's special Wonder Guide guest is Enrico Colantoni.  You may know his extensive work as an actor on Veronica Mars, Just Shoot Me, Contagion and Galaxy Quest. But his reason for being on the show is to highlight just how passionate he is about the outdoors and how much nature has influenced his art and his life. We cover a wide variety of subjects from the vortex of Los Angeles to Vancouver B.C. to the great playwright Anton Chekhov.  Rico has a gift for cutting to the simplicity of nature and the healing properties of being outside and his experiences are good reminders on how we too can find inspiration and meaning outside. All opportunities to share with this community can be found at www.wonderoutside.org

Wonder Outside is much more than just an interview show. It's a variety show that's specifically designed to keep discussions about the outdoors fun, useful, practical and motivating. In the 3 x3 Challenge we look at some nature escapes starting from the Red Wing shoe store or the Caribou Coffee shop in Red Wing, Minnesota.

In his 'One minute for Wonder' opening Ted talks about the iNaturalist app and its usefulness for people of all ages.  For more information on that go to www.inaturalist.org

The Where in the World Are You game tests your knowledge of geography and weather.  DJ Shark is our musical expert as we discuss how the great outdoors influences our art and specifically Peter Gabriel's song Solsbury Hill.

There's No Planet B gives you practical steps you can take to protect our planet and all its inhabitants. This episode highlights the importance of the Amazon Rainforest and one of the best advocacy groups working hard to protect it and its indigenous peoples. https://www.rainforesttrust.org/

Every episode of the Wonder Outside podcast features an examination of a song or piece or art that is influenced by the great outdoors.  None other than DJ Shark talks with Ted about Peter Gabriel's masterpiece, Solsbury Hill which is rich both with outdoor references of a real place but also with how nature can help when we're at a crossroads.
DJ Shark is a prolific musician, DJ, composer, song writer and hosts his own radio show called All Time is Now.  Podcast episodes from his show can be found at http://www.alltimeisnow.com/All_Time_is_Now.html

Ranger Ted has been building community his entire life. That's especially true in this podcast where you can access a wide variety of experts to help you experience the great outdoors in more meaningful ways. 

In episode 3, you'll hear about Super Nature Adventures www.supernatureadventures.com and their downloadable adventure kits.  You can also look forward to hearing from Mike Murawski and Bryna Campbell,  founders of Super Nature Adventures, as they'll join Ranger Ted in a later episode as guest Wonder Guides.

Also Ranger Ted talks about the wonderful people at Save Our Monarchs. www.saveourmonarchs.org who help people everywhere plant milkweed and thus save our monarchs.