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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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English


Episodes

Dispatches Ep. 17: The Secret History of Biosphere 2

11/21/2017
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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 fix anything and everything that … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 17: The Secret History of Biosphere 2"

Duration: 00:27:24


Science of Survival Ep. 21: Adrift

11/14/2017
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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 when a strong offshore wind blows you out into the … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep. 21: Adrift"

Duration: 00:31:03


Science of Survival Ep. 20: Frozen Alive Redux

11/7/2017
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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 plausible mishaps on a bitterly cold night: a car accident on … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep. 20: Frozen Alive Redux"

Duration: 00:28:56


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

10/31/2017
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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 born with? As sequencing DNA gets cheaper and faster, and gene-editing tools … Continue reading "The Outside Interview Ep. 12: Can’t Hack It? Gene-Hack It"

Duration: 00:29:29


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

10/24/2017
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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 problems with his fellow elite soldiers. They weren’t recovering … Continue reading "The Outside Interview Ep. 11: Doc Parsley Solves Your Sleep Crisis"

Duration: 00:34:22


Dispatches Ep. 16 Can Humans Outrun Antelope?

10/17/2017
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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 humans could outrun most any creature, even one of the … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 16 Can Humans Outrun Antelope?"

Duration: 00:48:48


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

10/10/2017
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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 body? How much pain can you tolerate? How can you avoid getting psyched … Continue reading "The Outside Interview Ep 10: Dr. Michael Gervais on Mental Mastery"

Duration: 00:34:52


Dispatches Ep. 15: Captain Jackass

10/3/2017
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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: a story forged over months and years. He ended up at … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 15: Captain Jackass"

Duration: 00:58:29


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

9/26/2017
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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 surfing. His wife, Gabby Reece, is a former professional volleyball player, model, author, and currently … Continue reading "The Outside Interview Ep 09: Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece on the Extreme Edge of Fitness"

Duration: 00:32:33


Dispatches Ep 14. The Fine Art of Weaponizing Critters

9/20/2017
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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 another species that will eat the first one. Then, of course, the predator turns out to be … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep 14. The Fine Art of Weaponizing Critters"

Duration: 00:33:31


Dispatches Ep 13: Jack Johnson Loses His Cool

9/5/2017
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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 Johnson. He’s decided that in the current political and social climate, quietly … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep 13: Jack Johnson Loses His Cool"

Duration: 00:22:27


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

7/25/2017
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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 of life in these parts. The funny looking fish swam here for millennia, … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep. 19: A Very Scary Fish Story"

Duration: 00:28:51


XX Factor: How the Sports Bra Changed History

7/11/2017
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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 problems: breasts. Boob bounce hurts, as women getting in on the jogging craze quickly found … Continue reading "XX Factor: How the Sports Bra Changed History"

Duration: 00:26:18


Dispatches Ep 09: Andy Samberg’s Tour de Farce

7/5/2017
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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 Pharmacy, featuring executive producer Andy Samberg and a laundry list of … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep 09: Andy Samberg’s Tour de Farce"

Duration: 00:19:09


Science of Survival Ep 18: Racing a Dying Brain

6/27/2017
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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 adventure in the Boundary Waters, a million-acre wilderness in northern … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep 18: Racing a Dying Brain"

Duration: 00:40:35


XX Factor: The Ice Queen Cometh

6/13/2017
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You hear sometimes about how the Arctic changes people — how It can lead them to lose their minds a little bit, or make dumb mistakes. Then there are those rare adventurers like Sarah McNair-Landry who are at their best on the ice. McNair-Landry grew up near the Arctic Circle, on Baffin Island. At 18, … Continue reading "XX Factor: The Ice Queen Cometh"

Duration: 00:23:35


Science of Survival Ep 17: Drinking Yourself to Death

5/30/2017
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Water is life, we’re told. But what if you drink too much? As it turns out, there’s a little-discussed flipside to dehydration called hyponatremia—and it’s been on the rise, killing athletes and otherwise healthy people every year. And while you may think you know how much you need to drink, chances are you’re wrong.

Duration: 00:33:05


XX Factor: Diana Nyad Goes the Distance

5/17/2017
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What does it take to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage? According to Diana Nyad, the answer is passion bordering on obsession. Nyad first attempted the 111-mile crossing in 1978. Thirty-five years later, at the age of 64, following four failed efforts that left her devastated, she became the first person to … Continue reading "XX Factor: Diana Nyad Goes the Distance"

Duration: 00:27:52


Science of Survival Ep 16: Cloudbusters

4/25/2017
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Human beings spent centuries trying to control the weather. Then, about 70 years ago, we figured out the basics of what it takes to make it rain. Now, we’re controlling more weather than you might think—and on the brink of a technology that may save us from the effects of climate change. But only if … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep 16: Cloudbusters"

Duration: 00:32:34


Science of Survival Ep 15: The Death Blow

4/18/2017
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Science can’t fully explain why and how tornadoes form. But on May 31, 2013, all the factors we do understand pointed towards off-the-charts risk in central Oklahoma. Hundreds of amateur storm chasers, professional meteorologists, and thrill-seekers flocked to the area expecting an incredible storm. What actually touched down blew them all away.

Duration: 00:38:34

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