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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

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

Dispatches Ep 15: Your Hungry Brain is Making You Fat

2/6/2018
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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 blog Whole Health Source, millions of years of evolution have hardwired us to seek … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep 15: Your Hungry Brain is Making You Fat"

Duration:00:33:57

Dispatches Ep. 18: Red Dawn in Lapland

1/23/2018
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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 Ukraine, writer David Wolman went to Finland to find out what this … Continue reading "Dispatches Ep. 18: Red Dawn in Lapland"

Duration:00:22:15

The Outside Interview Ep 14: Susan Casey Might Have Gills

1/9/2018
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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 herself in the topic of the ocean—she’s a former competitive swimmer—has allowed her to craft captivating … Continue reading "The Outside Interview Ep 14: Susan Casey Might Have Gills"

Duration:00:35:08

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

12/19/2017
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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 bottom of a canyon with a broken leg, what would you do? And … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep. 24: He That is Down Need Fear No Fall"

Duration:00:45:29

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

12/12/2017
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Andy Petranak and Michael Stanwyck know fitness. Petranak 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 manager. But while their classes made gym members stronger, the pair longed to have … Continue reading "The Outside Interview Ep. 13: The Whole Life Challenge Is Easier Than You Think"

Duration:00:41:49

Science of Survival Ep. 23: Bee Still My Heart

12/5/2017
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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 mouse, but bees won’t really hurt you unless you’re allergic. Or at least, that’s … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep. 23: Bee Still My Heart"

Duration:00:31:35

Science of Survival Ep. 22: Dangerously Delicious

11/28/2017
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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 kill an adult, compared to a full teaspoon of cyanide. When you picked … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep. 22: Dangerously Delicious"

Duration:00:28:24

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 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

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