Episode 60 Why We Show and Tell Wild Places with Brad Brooks of Argali Outdoors

Why do we go through such great lengths to showcase wild places? What’s it all for and why is it so important?

Brad Brooks of Argali Outdoors joins me for Episode 60 to deep dive this question. No, we don’t solve the worlds problems with this chat, but we do explore why we do such things. Brad in particular release a film in October of 2018 detailing a hunt in the Frank Church Wilderness of Idaho. While it may have been a hunting film, the intent wasn’t to showcase the hunt, but rather to showcase the vast rugged wilderness of the Frank Church. This video is what originally sparked the topic of this episode and as a result we now have the very first episode of 2019!

Enjoy this chat with Brad Brooks.


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Emory R. Wanger



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Show Notes

  • Introductions

  • Hunting the last wild places

  • Origin of Argali

  • Exploring the “Why” behind exploring and showcasing wild places

  • The idea of preservation

  • The Frank Church Wilderness 

  • What the wilderness does for us

  • The history in the Frank Church

  • Why make a film about the Frank Church  

  • Brad’s early path to exploring and hunting wild places

  • Deep diving the various wild places

  • The oddity of National Parks

  • The next steps for Argali films

  • Random Question: What would Teddy Think?

  • How to reach Brad