35. From Lost To Found On The PCT aka Wild

Jennifer and Kaylia discuss Wild (From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail). Join us as we compare it to another White Woman on Walkabout novel and attempt to find the beauty and the flaws in the book and film adaptation. Spoilers: Kaylia hates nature and Jennifer hates when people sexually objectify others! Also, we both hate when people make stupid choices that put themselves in danger. Plus a tease of TWO future supplemental episodes! Enjoy!

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is the 2012 memoir by the American writer, author, and podcaster Cheryl Strayed. The memoir describes Strayed’s 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995 as a journey of self-discovery. The book reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and was the first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.


Wild is a 2014 American biographical adventure drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. The screenplay by Nick Hornby is based on Cheryl Strayed‘s 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. The film stars Reese Witherspoon as Strayed, alongside Laura Dern (as Strayed’s mother),

Content Note. This episode

  • Has barnyard language
  • Discusses heavy themes such as drug use, unwanted pregnancy, abortion, and parental death
  • SPOILERS!

Music video for Wild can be found here.

Show notes: In our show notes section we provide links, sources, and explanations to things mentioned in the episode. 

Eat Pray Love

Annie Dillard

The Cool Girl Trope

Gone Girl

Trainspotting

The Shit on Mt Everest (For reals, the article is titled “8,000 kilograms of human poop estimated left on Mount Everest this year” -2019)

Mother Jones Interview with Cheryl Strayed.

Trail Angels

Nick Hornby

Firefly

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild:_From_Lost_to_Found_on_the_Pacific_Crest_Trail

https://www.gradesaver.com/wild/study-guide/symbols-allegory-motifs

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/wild-cheryl-strayed_n_6188990

https://www.readings.com.au/news/wild-book-vs-film

https://ew.com/article/2014/12/05/fact-checking-wild/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12262741-wild

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/wild-2014

This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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