Outside Podcast

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The Outside Podcast applies Outside's longstanding literary storytelling methods to the audio realm, creating features that will both entertain and inform listeners along the way. We launched in March 2016 with our first series, Science of Survival, which was developed in partnership with PRX, distributors of the idolized This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, among others. The series is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and its commitment to storytelling around STEM issues. We have since launched two additional series, The Outside Interview, which has editor Christopher Keyes interrogating the biggest figures in sports, adventure, and politics, and Dispatches, a diverse range of stories on newsworthy topics.

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Website
http://www.outsideonline.com
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Live Bravely
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-11-15 05:54
last episode published
2017-10-31 21:22
Contributors
Outside Magazine author  
podcast@outsidemag.com (Outside Magazine) managing editor  
Outside Magazine owner  
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Number of Episodes
85
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Categories
Sports & Recreation Outdoor

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
14.11.2018

Dispatches: Can Nature Heal Our Deepest Wounds?

Wilderness therapy has been used for decades to help troubled teens and addicts, and recently all kinds of people are seeking out guided nature experiences to detox from their hyper-digital modern lives. The classic approach of such programs is to push...
Outside Magazine author
8.11.2018

Sweat Science: The Pull-Up Artists

John Orth is a violin maker from Colorado. Andrew Shapiro is a college kid from Virginia. They have little in common except that for the last two years they’ve been trading back and forth the world record for the most pull-ups in 24 hours. Over the sum...
Outside Magazine author
30.10.2018

Dispatches: One Fork to Rule them All

In this first episode of a new series exploring how gear gets made, we investigate the origin of arguably the most refined fork in history. When designer Owen Mesdag was a graduate student in the late-1990s, he fell in love with a particularly clever s...
Outside Magazine author
23.10.2018

Dispatches: Alex Honnold on “Free Solo”

The new movie Free Solo is arguably the greatest film about climbing that’s ever been made. In just over 90 minutes, it chronicles Alex Honnold’s astonishing no-ropes ascent of the 3,000-foot sheer face of Yosemite’s El Capitan, which he completed one ...
Outside Magazine author
9.10.2018

Dispatches: Wild Thing

Journalist Laura Krantz doesn’t believe in Bigfoot. She’s trained to be skeptical, and all the best Sasquatch sightings and photos have been debunked. Except, then she heard about Grover Krantz, a serious academic and long lost relative who had spent h...
Outside Magazine author
25.09.2018

Science of Survival: Burnout

Maybe you saw the fire coming, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you were ready for it, maybe you weren’t. Maybe you did everything right. Maybe not. Maybe you just lost everything. Maybe that’s not even the worst of it. For this final episode of our  wildfire s...
Outside Magazine author
11.09.2018

Science of Survival: The Future of Fire

To reduce the intensity of megafires in America, we’d need to treat and burn about 50-80 million acres of forest. So, how do we do it? What would it cost? How long would it take? Is it possible? In this episode we look at whether or not there’s anythin...
Outside Magazine author
28.08.2018

Science of Survival: Fighting Fire with Fire

How do you protect yourself from wildfire on a warming planet? You burn everything on purpose. No, seriously. Thanks to climate change, the whole world is a tinderbox. Fire season now starts sooner and ends later, and scientists say lightning will beco...
Outside Magazine author
14.08.2018

Science of Survival: The Sky is Burning

There are between eight and ten thousand wildfires in the United States each year, but most quietly burn out, and we never hear about them. The Pagami Creek Wildfire in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area was supposed to be like that. It was tiny an...
Outside Magazine author
24.07.2018

Dispatches: The Hidden Graves of Kuku Island

Carina Hoang grew up in a wealthy family in Vietnam. She had a nanny to take care of her and a maid who cleaned up after her—she didn’t even wash her own hair. But when the Vietnam War broke out, she and two siblings fled the country on a boat, landing...
Outside Magazine author
11.07.2018

Science of Survival: Struck by Lightning

Most of the time, when lightning makes the news, it’s because of something outlandish—like the park ranger who was struck seven times, or the survivor who also won the lottery (the chances of which are about one in 2.6 trillion), or the guy who claimed...
Outside Magazine author
26.06.2018

The Outside Interview: The Simple Secrets to Athletic Longevity

Everyone gets older, but not everyone bows out of competition in middle-age. Journalist Jeff Bercovici wanted to know: Why? Why do some athletes flame out in their 30s and 40s, while others are still going as senior citizens? Is it genetics? Special tr...
Outside Magazine author
19.06.2018

Dispatches: Shelma Jun Can Flash Foxy

Climbing was Shelma Jun’s fallback sport. A snowboarder and mountain biker, she found her way into a climbing gym after injuring her shoulder and looking for an activity where she wouldn’t risk more impact. As a friend told her, you can’t fall very far...
Outside Magazine author
12.06.2018

Dispatches: Knox Robinson Crafts Running Culture

Knox Robinson grew up watching his dad run and went on to race track himself at a Division I college, but he was never defined by the sport. He’s more of a renaissance man. For years, he gave up athletics, studying and living in Japan, then managing ro...
Outside Magazine author
29.05.2018

Dispatches: Ayesha McGowan Wants to Be First

Ayesha McGowan came late to competitive cycling. An accomplished violinist, she didn’t enter her first organized biking event until after college. Despite riding an old steel bike with a milk crate on the back and wearing jean shorts in a peloton of sp...
Outside Magazine author
22.05.2018

Dispatches: Mikhail Martin is a Brother of Climbing

When Mikhail Martin started climbing at a Brooklyn gym in 2009, he was one of very few African Americans to rope up. Today, his group, Brothers of Climbing, is working to change that. BOC is tackling diversity in rock climbing, which includes bridging ...
Outside Magazine author
15.05.2018

Dispatches Ep. 26: Bundyville

In 2014 the federal government rounded up Cliven Bundy’s cattle over a matter of unpaid grazing fees. So the Bundy family gathered a posse and took them back, at gunpoint. Two years later, they took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The Bundys...
Outside Magazine author
8.05.2018

Dispatches Ep. 25: Kellee Edwards’s Story is a Trip

Kellee Edwards had a dream of getting her own show on the Travel Channel. She also had a plan. As a black woman trying to break into the overwhelmingly white and male world of travel television, she figured she would have to be overqualified to get not...
Outside Magazine author
1.05.2018

Dispatches Ep. 24: Alexi Pappas Dreams Like a Crazy and Runs Like One, Too

Distance runner Alexi Pappas is the rare dual-threat of Olympic athlete and movie star. In the 2016 film Tracktown, which she wrote, directed, and plays the lead character in, she set out to capture the running-obsessed culture of Eugene, Oregon—a plac...
Outside Magazine author
24.04.2018

Science of Survival Ep. 26: A Very Old Man for a Wolf

One day in 2005 or 2006, a young wolf in Idaho headed west. He swam across the Snake River to Oregon, which was then outside the gray wolf’s range. After he established a territory, he became the most controversial canid in the state. Dubbed OR4 by Ore...
Outside Magazine author
17.04.2018

Dispatch Ep. 23: The Woman Who Rides Mountains

Mavericks, the monster surf-break off the Northern California coast, has long been a proving ground for the world’s best big-wave surfers. But the big wave surf contest held there most years has never included any women, despite the fact that female su...
Outside Magazine author
10.04.2018

Dispatches Ep. 22: Kris Tompkins’s 10-Million-Acre Life

After building Patagonia into an internationally renowned apparel brand, the company’s first CEO, Kris Tompkins, walked away from the job, following her heart to South America. She landed on a small farm in Chile, where she and her soon-to-be husband, ...
Outside Magazine author
3.04.2018

Science of Survival Ep. 25: “F/V Destination, Do You Copy?”

It was the kind of disaster that wasn’t supposed to happen anymore. On February 11, 2017, the fishing vessel Destination disappeared in the Bering Sea on its way to crab grounds. It was a boat with an experienced crew, in unremarkable weather condition...
Outside Magazine author
20.03.2018

Dispatches Ep. 21: Bear Grylls Will Never Give Up

Apparently nobody told Bear Grylls that reality TV stars never have long careers. A dozen years after the cheeky Briton exploded onto American television, the king of survival entertainment is charging harder than ever, guiding A-list stars into the wi...
Outside Magazine author
6.03.2018

Dispatches Ep. 20: Cheryl Strayed’s Wild Creativity

In her acclaimed 2012 memoir, Wild, Cheryl Strayed delivered a fresh take on outdoor writing—a redemption story set on the Pacific Crest Trail. The book spent seven weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List and reminded people everywhere that a grue...
Outside Magazine author
20.02.2018

Dispatches Ep. 19: An Amazingly Crappy Story

In 2009, Canadian researcher Geoff Hill asked park managers across North America what problems did they needed solved? Every single one of them said, “Human waste.” Since then, Hill has been on a quest to figure out what to do about the fact that each ...
Outside Magazine author
6.02.2018

The Outside Interview Ep 15: Your Hungry Brain is Making You Fat

If you’ve ever beaten yourself up after eating an entire pint of ice cream, know this: it’s really not your fault. According to obesity researcher and neurobiologist Stephen Guyenet, author of The Hungry Brain and founder of the wellness and science bl...
Outside Magazine author
23.01.2018

Dispatches Ep. 18: Red Dawn in Lapland

On the 833-mile border between Finland and Russia, a band of elite Finnish soldiers are preparing to defend the country if Russia decides it wants to again redraw the map of Europe. With tensions still high after the Kremlin’s invasion of Crimea and Uk...
Outside Magazine author
9.01.2018

The Outside Interview Ep 14: Susan Casey Might Have Gills

To write her three bestselling books about the ocean, Susan Casey went deep with great white sharks in California, followed big-wave surfing icon Laird Hamilton in Hawaii, and chased wild dolphins around the world. Her willingness to literally immerse ...
Outside Magazine author
19.12.2017

Science of Survival Ep. 24: He That is Down Need Fear No Fall

Falls are the leading cause of death in the backcountry. Nothing else comes close. And while many are freak accidents that amount to nothing more than bad luck, some are more nuanced and interesting—and personal. If you found yourself stuck at the bott...
Outside Magazine author
12.12.2017

The Outside Interview Ep. 13: The Whole Life Challenge Is Easier Than You Think

Andy Petranek and Michael Stanwyck know fitness. Petranek was a former adventure racer and RedBull Athlete before founding one of the first CrossFit gyms. Soon after, Stanwyck walked in looking for a new type of workout and quickly became CrossFit LA’s...
Outside Magazine author
5.12.2017

Science of Survival Ep. 23: Bee Still My Heart

Bee venom is similar to a rattlesnake’s. It rapidly disperses in your tissue, and when you’re stung the pain you feel is a combination of proteins and peptides attacking your cell membranes. Each sting contains enough venom to incapacitate a small mous...
Outside Magazine author
28.11.2017

Science of Survival Ep. 22: Dangerously Delicious

There are several thousand species of mushroom, but only a handful that will kill you. And the toxins found in poisonous mushrooms are some of the deadliest natural poisons on Earth. Just seven milligrams—one quarter of a grain of rice—is enough to kil...
Outside Magazine author
21.11.2017

Dispatches Ep. 17: The Secret History of Biosphere 2

What if you could opt out of society and go live in a completely self-contained glass bubble in the desert? You and your team would be cut off from the rest of society. For two years, you’d have to grow every morsel of food that you wanted to eat and f...
Outside Magazine author
14.11.2017

Science of Survival Ep. 21: Adrift

What happens to people who are swept out to sea? Some survive for months and even years, alone in life boats eating whatever they can catch and drinking rainwater. In this episode we ask you, the listener, to imagine a surfing session gone very wrong w...
Outside Magazine author
7.11.2017

Science of Survival Ep. 20: Frozen Alive Redux

As we get ready to roll out new Science of Survival episodes beginning on November 14, we wanted to replay the one that started it all. This thrilling re-creation of the classic Outside feature by Peter Stark leads the listener through a series of plau...
Outside Magazine author
31.10.2017

The Outside Interview Ep. 12: Can’t Hack It? Gene-Hack It

Peak performance has always been about getting as close to your genetic potential as possible. The limits of your training, nutrition, and recovery are dictated by your DNA. But what if they weren’t? What if you could change the genetic code you were b...
Outside Magazine author
24.10.2017

The Outside Interview Ep. 11: Doc Parsley Solves Your Sleep Crisis

If you want to understand sleep deprivation, you want to talk to a Navy SEAL, who go nearly a week without rest during training. And there’s probably no better Navy SEAL to talk to than Dr. Kirk Parsley, the physician who started noticing all sorts of ...
Outside Magazine author
17.10.2017

Dispatches Ep. 16: Can Humans Outrun Antelope?

Several decades ago, radio producer Scott Carrier and his brother Dave tried to chase down an antelope on foot. That might sound crazy, but Dave was an evolutionary biologist and had just come up with a radical idea: that during the heat of the day hum...
Outside Magazine author
10.10.2017

The Outside Interview Ep 10: Dr. Michael Gervais on Mental Mastery

For most athletes, achieving peak performance means training hard, eating right, and maybe some stretching. But when you get to the elite level, where everyone’s doing that, it’s the mental game that makes winners and losers. How hard can you push your...
Outside Magazine author
3.10.2017

Dispatches Ep. 15: Captain Jackass

Kevin Fedarko is a celebrated and well-heeled journalist, accustomed to dropping in on an exotic place and extracting a story, often in less than a week. But in 2004 he left his job at Outside and went looking for something deeper and more meaningful: ...
Outside Magazine author
26.09.2017

The Outside Interview Ep 09: Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece on the Extreme Edge of Fitness

More than two decades after he radically transformed big-wave surfing, Laird Hamilton is still a dominant force in the sport. As detailed in the new documentary Take Every Wave, Hamilton is again pushing the edge with his new obsession, hydrofoil surfi...
Outside Magazine author
20.09.2017

Dispatches Ep 14. The Fine Art of Weaponizing Critters

Killer frogs! Forest-destroying moths! Bird-eating mongooses! These may sound like biblical plagues, but they’re all the result of bad human decisions. After an invasive species shows up in an ecosystem and wreaks havoc, our response is to import anoth...
Outside Magazine author
6.09.2017

Dispatches Ep 13: Jack Johnson Loses His Cool

Jack Johnson is known as the world’s mellowest pop star. A surfer raised on the North Shore of Hawaii, his acoustic strumming has been the default soundtrack to good-times beach living for more than 15 years. But these days, something’s up with Jack Jo...
Outside Magazine author
23.08.2017

XX Factor: 1200 Miles on Blood Road

Rebecca Rusch is called the “Queen of Pain” for a reason. She’s a three-time world champion in the 24-Hour Mountain Bike race, the 2011 National XC single-speed champion, and she’s won the Leadville 100 mountain bike race four times. But a couple years...
Outside Magazine author
9.08.2017

XX Factor: Vanessa Garrison Walks the Walk

In 2012, Vanessa Garrison co-founded GirlTrek, an organization with a simple goal: get women walking for 30 minutes a day. Now 100,000 walkers strong, GirlTrek is a national force. The story of GirlTrek is about health, justice, power, and survival. Bu...
Outside Magazine author
25.07.2017

Science of Survival Ep. 19: A Very Scary Fish Story

The swamps of Alabama are one of the most biodiverse places on earth. They’ve been called America’s Amazon for the remarkable number of species of fish, turtles, mussels, and other aquatic creatures. Not so long ago, the Alabama sturgeon was a staple o...
Outside Magazine author
11.07.2017

XX Factor: How the Sports Bra Changed History

When it comes to important innovations in sports technology, few inventions can compete with the sports bra. In the 1970s, women’s interest in athletics was surging following the passage of Title IX. There was just one problem—actually, make that two p...
Outside Magazine author
5.07.2017

Dispatches Ep 09: Andy Samberg’s Tour de Farce

Nearly every sport can point to a classic comedy film taking aim at its flaws. Hockey has Slap Shot. Car racing got Talladega Nights. Skiing will always have Hot Dog. And dodgeball has, well, Dodgeball. Now cycling can claim its own: HBO’s Tour de Phar...
Outside Magazine author
27.06.2017

Science of Survival Ep 18: Racing a Dying Brain

When something goes wrong in the wilderness, someone needs to evacuate and get help. When that someone is you, and every minute counts, the stress is enormous. And you just might not be fast enough. Scott Pirsig and Bob Sturtz were on a spring canoeing...
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