Interesting Vancouver Presents
About This Show
Interesting Vancouver Presents, is a series of conversations with ordinary Vancouverites leading extraordinary lives.
This podcast is hosted and produced by David Swanson, with support from Brett MacFarlane and Mark Busse, in association with SFU Woodward’s, Graphic Designers of Canada, and CreativeMornings/Vancouver.
Interesting Vancouver is a celebration of the curious and unexpected. Through talks, workshops, and programs, Interesting Vancouver explores the community and activities that can only happen in Vancouver and by Vancouverites. Once a year we gather together to showcase the region’s most interesting people and the myriad ways they express their creativity through hobbies, passions, and obsessions. There is always a degree of spontaneity, unexpected moments, and discovery which makes it exciting and inspiring. What makes you interesting?
For more information, to subscribe, or get in touch, visit us at www.interestingvancouver.com.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 6 - IV Presents Rob Hill - The Mountain Climber
When Rob Hill was 23 he noticed something was wrong when he started experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea. At the time he didn’t even have a GP, being a healthy young man, never having the occasion to need one.
He was soon diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a chronic autoimmune disorder with no known cure that affects the digestive tract. His body essentially attacked itself, triggering intense inflammation in his digestive organs, particularly his intestine, and at one point Rob dwindled to a skeletal 105 pounds and was unable to engage in daily activities let alone the sport he loved: climbing.
Rob also runs the non-profit Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS). It conducts advocacy programs on behalf of all people living with intestinal diseases. Learn more here: www.weneedideas.ca
Special thanks to Dianne Whelan for allowing us to use audio from her documentary 40 Days at Base Camp. To learn more about her work, please visit www.diannewhelan.com.
Several tracks in this documentary were produced by Mark de Monoloq. Listen to his music here: www.markdemonoloq.bandcamp.com