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Available Early April! Brought to you by the editors of Outside, this podcast aims to apply the magazine’s long-standing literary storytelling methods to the audio realm. Each episode is either prompted by a feature from the archives or simply inspired by a theme Outside has explored. The podcast’s first series delves into the science of survival in some of nature’s most extreme environments. Presented by PRX and Outside magazine.

Available Early April! Brought to you by the editors of Outside, this podcast aims to apply the magazine’s long-standing literary storytelling methods to the audio realm. Each episode is either prompted by a feature from the archives or simply inspired by a theme Outside has explored. The podcast’s first series delves into the science of survival in some of nature’s most extreme environments. Presented by PRX and Outside magazine.
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Available Early April! Brought to you by the editors of Outside, this podcast aims to apply the magazine’s long-standing literary storytelling methods to the audio realm. Each episode is either prompted by a feature from the archives or simply inspired by a theme Outside has explored. The podcast’s first series delves into the science of survival in some of nature’s most extreme environments. Presented by PRX and Outside magazine.

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Episodes

Science of Survival: The Future of Fire

9/11/2018
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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 anything we can do about wildfires in … Continue reading "Science of Survival: The Future of Fire"

Duration:00:31:32

Science of Survival: Fighting Fire with Fire

8/28/2018
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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 become more frequent, and winds more powerful. Our only defense may be intentional fires. In this … Continue reading "Science of Survival: Fighting Fire with Fire"

Duration:00:23:41

Science of Survival: The Sky is Burning

8/14/2018
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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 and stuck in a bog that was surrounded by lakes. It was the kind … Continue reading "Science of Survival: The Sky is Burning"

Duration:00:36:14

Dispatches: The Hidden Graves of Kuku Island

7/24/2018
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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 on Kuku beach, in … Continue reading "Dispatches: The Hidden Graves of Kuku Island"

Duration:00:46:40

Science of Survival: Struck by Lightning

7/11/2018
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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 lightning strike gave him sudden musical talent. This is not … Continue reading "Science of Survival: Struck by Lightning"

Duration:00:42:42

The Outside Interview: The Simple Secrets to Athletic Longevity

6/26/2018
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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 training? Diet? And could amateur athletes achieve similar results? Outside editor Chris Keyes talks with … Continue reading "The Outside Interview: The Simple Secrets to Athletic Longevity"

Duration:00:37:46

Dispatches: Shelma Jun Can Flash Foxy

6/19/2018
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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 if you’re attached to a rope. In 2014, she created an … Continue reading "Dispatches: Shelma Jun Can Flash Foxy"

Duration:00:22:58

Dispatches: Knox Robinson Crafts Running Culture

6/12/2018
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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 rock stars and rappers in New York City. … Continue reading "Dispatches: Knox Robinson Crafts Running Culture"

Duration:00:23:48

Dispatches: Ayesha McGowan Wants to Be First

5/29/2018
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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 spandex, she impressed the other women, who encouraged her to start competing. A … Continue reading "Dispatches: Ayesha McGowan Wants to Be First"

Duration:00:25:38

Dispatches: Mikhail Martin is a Brother of Climbing

5/22/2018
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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 the gaps in lingo, jargon, and etiquette that keep people of color … Continue reading "Dispatches: Mikhail Martin is a Brother of Climbing"

Duration:00:17:58

Dispatches Ep. 26: Bundyville

5/15/2018
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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 are making a habit of taking on the federal government and winning. … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 26: Bundyville"

Duration:00:45:20

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

5/8/2018
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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 noticed. So she got certified as a scuba diver, … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 25: Kellee Edwards’s Story is a Trip"

Duration:00:24:20

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

5/1/2018
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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 place where recreational runners share the trails with pros, and local farms and butchers step … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 24: Alexi Pappas Dreams Like a Crazy and Runs Like One, Too"

Duration:00:22:47

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

4/24/2018
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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 Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, he was the … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep. 26: A Very Old Man for a Wolf"

Duration:00:43:43

Dispatch Ep. 23: The Woman Who Rides Mountains

4/17/2018
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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 surfers have been dropping in on giant swells for decades. In fact, the first-ever … Continue reading "Dispatch Ep. 23: The Woman Who Rides Mountains"

Duration:00:30:43

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

4/10/2018
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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, The North Face founder Doug Tompkins, set to work conserving one of the last wild … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 22: Kris Tompkins’s 10-Million-Acre Life"

Duration:00:22:09

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

4/3/2018
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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 conditions, but there was no mayday, no life raft and no survivors. For … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep. 25: “F/V Destination, Do You Copy?”"

Duration:00:40:49

Dispatches Ep. 21: Bear Grylls Will Never Give Up

3/20/2018
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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 wild for his NBC show, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, while launching innovative new series for … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 21: Bear Grylls Will Never Give Up"

Duration:00:30:41

Dispatches Ep. 20: Cheryl Strayed’s Wild Creativity

3/6/2018
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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 grueling journey through the wilderness can help us overcome almost anything. At last … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 20: Cheryl Strayed’s Wild Creativity"

Duration:01:37:22

Dispatches Ep. 19: An Amazingly Crappy Story

2/20/2018
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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 year national parks in the US and Canada get hundreds … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 19: An Amazingly Crappy Story"

Duration:00:31:39