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Brandon Woodward
 Oct 15, 2018
OMG!! Who is doing your fact checking? Blowing up houses!!! Seriously?! ***Thank you for the clarification***

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 Aug 30, 2018

Anne
 Aug 2, 2018

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 Jul 27, 2018

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Episode Date
Sweat Science: Loving the Pain
38:16
There’s no more painful pursuit for a cyclist than the hour record.It’s just you, by yourself, on a bike, going as far and as fast as you can in 60 minutes. Eddie Merckx, considered by many to be the greatest pro racer in history, called it the longest hour of his career and only attempted … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/12/sweat-science-loving-the-pain/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Sweat Science: Loving the Pain"</span></a>
Dec 11, 2018
Dispatches: What Dogs Really Think about Dog Gear
28:32
For more than two decades, Ruffwear has been reinventing gear for dogs. The brand makes booties, jackets, collars, toys, and pretty much anything else you could want for your pup. But how do you design something when the end user can’t give you feedback other than incessant tail wagging? And don’t dogs get just as … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/11/dispatches-what-dogs-really-think-about-dog-gear/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: What Dogs Really Think about Dog Gear"</span></a>
Nov 27, 2018
Sweat Science: Don’t Waste Your Breath
45:23
Pararescue specialists—known as PJ’s in the military—are the most elite unit in the Air Force. But if you want to be a PJ you have to make it through Indoc, a brutal nine-week training course that’s designed to test your motivation and resolve. And there’s no easier way to make someone uncomfortable than sending them … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/11/sweat-science-dont-waste-your-breath/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Sweat Science: Don’t Waste Your Breath"</span></a>
Nov 20, 2018
Dispatches: Can Nature Heal Our Deepest Wounds?
39:46
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 participants to challenge their limits in order to build character. That can work great, … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/11/dispatches-can-nature-heal-our-deepest-wounds/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Can Nature Heal Our Deepest Wounds?"</span></a>
Nov 14, 2018
Sweat Science: The Pull-Up Artists
48:37
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 summer, they both set their sights on 10,000 pull-ups. … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/11/sweat-science-the-pull-up-artists/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Sweat Science: The Pull-Up Artists"</span></a>
Nov 08, 2018
Dispatches: One Fork to Rule them All
16:48
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 spoon. Engineered by outdoor brand MSR, it doubled as a stove … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/10/dispatches-one-fork-to-rule-them-all/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: One Fork to Rule them All"</span></a>
Oct 30, 2018
Dispatches: Alex Honnold on “Free Solo”
23:52
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 morning in June, 2017. Even more impressively, it captures the unique mindset of Honnold, … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/10/dispatches-alex-honnold-on-free-solo/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Alex Honnold on “Free Solo”"</span></a>
Oct 23, 2018
Dispatches: Wild Thing
33:58
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 his career researching the possibility that an upright, bi-pedal homonid had once roamed the forest. … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/10/dispatches-wild-thing/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Wild Thing"</span></a>
Oct 09, 2018
Science of Survival: Burnout
24:14
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 series, we asked fiction writer Joseph Jordan to imagine the experience … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/09/science-of-survival-burnout/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Burnout"</span></a>
Sep 25, 2018
Science of Survival: The Future of Fire
31:33
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/09/science-of-survival-the-future-of-fire/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: The Future of Fire"</span></a>
Sep 11, 2018
Science of Survival: Fighting Fire with Fire
23:42
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/08/science-of-survival-fighting-fire-with-fire/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Fighting Fire with Fire"</span></a>
Aug 28, 2018
Science of Survival: The Sky is Burning
36:14
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/08/science-of-survival-the-sky-is-burning/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: The Sky is Burning"</span></a>
Aug 14, 2018
Dispatches: The Hidden Graves of Kuku Island
46:41
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/07/dispatches-the-hidden-graves-of-kuku-island/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: The Hidden Graves of Kuku Island"</span></a>
Jul 24, 2018
Science of Survival: Struck by Lightning
42:43
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/07/science-of-survival-struck-by-lightning/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Struck by Lightning"</span></a>
Jul 11, 2018
The Outside Interview: The Simple Secrets to Athletic Longevity
37:47
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/06/the-outside-interview-getting-old-is-not-the-same-as-slowing-down/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: The Simple Secrets to Athletic Longevity"</span></a>
Jun 26, 2018
Dispatches: Shelma Jun Can Flash Foxy
22:59
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/06/dispatches-shelma-jun-can-flash-foxy/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Shelma Jun Can Flash Foxy"</span></a>
Jun 19, 2018
Dispatches: Knox Robinson Crafts Running Culture
23:49
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. … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/06/dispatches-knox-robinson-crafts-running-culture/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Knox Robinson Crafts Running Culture"</span></a>
Jun 12, 2018
Dispatches: Ayesha McGowan Wants to Be First
25:38
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/05/dispatches-ayesha-mcgowan-wants-to-be-first/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Ayesha McGowan Wants to Be First"</span></a>
May 29, 2018
Dispatches: Mikhail Martin is a Brother of Climbing
17:59
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/05/dispatches-ep-26-mikhail-martin-is-a-brother-of-climbing/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Mikhail Martin is a Brother of Climbing"</span></a>
May 22, 2018
Dispatches: Bundyville
45:21
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. … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/05/dispatches-ep-26-bundyville/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Bundyville"</span></a>
May 15, 2018
Dispatches: Kellee Edwards’s Story is a Trip
24:21
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, … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/05/dispatches-ep-25-kellee-edwardss-story-is-a-trip/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Kellee Edwards’s Story is a Trip"</span></a>
May 08, 2018
Dispatches: Alexi Pappas Dreams Like a Crazy and Runs Like One, Too
22:47
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/05/dispatches-ep-24-alexi-pappas-dreams-like-a-crazy-and-runs-like-one-too/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Alexi Pappas Dreams Like a Crazy and Runs Like One, Too"</span></a>
May 01, 2018
Science of Survival: A Very Old Man for a Wolf
43:43
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/04/science-of-survival-ep-26-a-very-old-man-for-a-wolf/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: A Very Old Man for a Wolf"</span></a>
Apr 24, 2018
Dispatches: The Woman Who Rides Mountains
30:44
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/04/dispatch-ep-23-the-woman-who-rides-mountains/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: The Woman Who Rides Mountains"</span></a>
Apr 17, 2018
Dispatches: Kris Tompkins’s 10-Million-Acre Life
22:10
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/04/dispatches-ep-22-kris-tompkinss-10-million-acre-life/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Kris Tompkins’s 10-Million-Acre Life"</span></a>
Apr 10, 2018
Science of Survival: “F/V Destination, Do You Copy?”
40:49
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/04/science-of-survival-ep-25-fv-destination-do-you-copy/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: “F/V Destination, Do You Copy?”"</span></a>
Apr 03, 2018
Dispatches: Bear Grylls Will Never Give Up
30:41
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/03/dispatches-ep-20-bear-grylls-will-never-give-up/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Bear Grylls Will Never Give Up"</span></a>
Mar 20, 2018
Dispatches: Cheryl Strayed’s Wild Creativity
1:37:23
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/03/dispatches-ep-20-cheryl-strayeds-wild-creativity/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Cheryl Strayed’s Wild Creativity"</span></a>
Mar 06, 2018
Dispatches: An Amazingly Crappy Story
31:40
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/02/dispatches-ep-19-an-amazingly-crappy-story/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: An Amazingly Crappy Story"</span></a>
Feb 20, 2018
The Outside Interview: Your Hungry Brain is Making You Fat
33:58
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/02/dispatches-ep-15-your-hungry-brain-is-making-you-fat/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Your Hungry Brain is Making You Fat"</span></a>
Feb 06, 2018
Dispatches: Red Dawn in Lapland
22:16
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/01/dispatches-ep-18-red-dawn-in-lapland/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Red Dawn in Lapland"</span></a>
Jan 23, 2018
The Outside Interview: Susan Casey Might Have Gills
35:08
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2018/01/the-outside-interview-ep-14-susan-casey-might-have-gills/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Susan Casey Might Have Gills"</span></a>
Jan 09, 2018
Science of Survival: He That is Down Need Fear No Fall
45:30
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/12/science-of-survival-ep-24-he-that-is-down-need-fear-no-fall/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: He That is Down Need Fear No Fall"</span></a>
Dec 19, 2017
The Outside Interview: The Whole Life Challenge Is Easier Than You Think
41:50
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 manager. But while their classes made gym members stronger, the pair longed to have … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/12/the-outside-interview-ep-13-the-whole-life-challenge-is-easier-than-you-think/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: The Whole Life Challenge Is Easier Than You Think"</span></a>
Dec 12, 2017
Science of Survival: Bee Still My Heart
31:36
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/12/science-of-survival-ep-23-bee-still-my-heart/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Bee Still My Heart"</span></a>
Dec 05, 2017
Science of Survival: Dangerously Delicious
28:25
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/11/science-of-survival-ep-22-dangerously-delicious/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Dangerously Delicious"</span></a>
Nov 28, 2017
Dispatches: The Secret History of Biosphere 2
27:25
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/11/dispatches-ep-17-the-secret-history-of-biosphere-2/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: The Secret History of Biosphere 2"</span></a>
Nov 21, 2017
Science of Survival: Adrift
31:26
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/11/science-of-survival-ep-21-adrift/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Adrift"</span></a>
Nov 14, 2017
Science of Survival: Frozen Alive Redux
28:56
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/11/science-of-survival-ep-20-frozen-alive-redux/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Frozen Alive Redux"</span></a>
Nov 07, 2017
The Outside Interview: Can’t Hack It? Gene-Hack It
29:29
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/10/the-outside-interview-ep-12-cant-hack-it-gene-hack-it/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Can’t Hack It? Gene-Hack It"</span></a>
Oct 31, 2017
The Outside Interview: Doc Parsley Solves Your Sleep Crisis
34:23
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/10/the-outside-interview-ep-11-doc-parsley-solves-your-sleep-crisis/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Doc Parsley Solves Your Sleep Crisis"</span></a>
Oct 24, 2017
Dispatches: Can Humans Outrun Antelope?
47:06
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/10/dispatches-ep-16-can-humans-outrun-antelope/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Can Humans Outrun Antelope?"</span></a>
Oct 17, 2017
The Outside Interview: Dr. Michael Gervais on Mental Mastery
34:53
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/10/the-outside-interview-ep-10-dr-michael-gervais-on-mental-mastery/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Dr. Michael Gervais on Mental Mastery"</span></a>
Oct 10, 2017
Dispatches: Captain Jackass
58:29
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/10/dispatches-ep-15-captain-jackass/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Captain Jackass"</span></a>
Oct 03, 2017
The Outside Interview: Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece on the Extreme Edge of Fitness
32:33
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/09/the-outside-interview-ep-09-laird-hamilton-and-gabby-reece-on-the-extreme-edge-of-fitness/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece on the Extreme Edge of Fitness"</span></a>
Sep 26, 2017
Dispatches: The Fine Art of Weaponizing Critters
33:32
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/09/dispatches-ep-14-the-fine-art-of-weaponizing-critters/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: The Fine Art of Weaponizing Critters"</span></a>
Sep 20, 2017
Dispatches: Jack Johnson Loses His Cool
22:28
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/09/dispatches-ep-13-jack-johnson-loses-his-cool/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Jack Johnson Loses His Cool"</span></a>
Sep 06, 2017
XX Factor: 1200 Miles on Blood Road
23:34
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 ago, Rusch decided to take on an entirely new kind of pain. … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/08/xx-factor-1200-miles-on-blood-road/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "XX Factor: 1200 Miles on Blood Road"</span></a>
Aug 23, 2017
XX Factor: Vanessa Garrison Walks the Walk
22:46
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. But mostly it’s the story of trying to change your community, and the world, through … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/08/xx-factor-vanessa-garrison-walks-the-walk/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "XX Factor: Vanessa Garrison Walks the Walk"</span></a>
Aug 09, 2017
Science of Survival: A Very Scary Fish Story
28:52
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, … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/07/science-of-survival-ep-19-a-very-scary-fish-story/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: A Very Scary Fish Story"</span></a>
Jul 25, 2017
XX Factor: How the Sports Bra Changed History
26:19
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/07/xx-factor-how-the-sports-bra-changed-history/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "XX Factor: How the Sports Bra Changed History"</span></a>
Jul 11, 2017
Dispatches: Andy Samberg’s Tour de Farce
19:09
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/07/dispatches-ep-09-andy-sambergs-tour-de-farce/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Andy Samberg’s Tour de Farce"</span></a>
Jul 05, 2017
Science of Survival: Racing a Dying Brain
40:36
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/06/science-of-survival-ep-18-racing-a-dying-brain/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Racing a Dying Brain"</span></a>
Jun 27, 2017
XX Factor: The Ice Queen Cometh
23:36
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, … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/06/xx-factor-the-ice-queen-cometh/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "XX Factor: The Ice Queen Cometh"</span></a>
Jun 13, 2017
Science of Survival: Drinking Yourself to Death
33:06
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.
May 30, 2017
XX Factor: Diana Nyad Goes the Distance
27:52
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/05/xx-factor-diana-nyad-goes-the-distance/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "XX Factor: Diana Nyad Goes the Distance"</span></a>
May 17, 2017
XX Factor: Snowboarding While Iranian
35:40
Mona Seraji is the first snowboarder from the Middle East to compete professionally in the Freeride World Qualifier, a series of big-mountain events that attract the best riders in the world. She’s also a talented surfer, rock climber, and mountain biker. All this is more impressive when you consider the fact that in her home … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/05/xx-factor-snowboarding-while-iranian/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "XX Factor: Snowboarding While Iranian"</span></a>
May 02, 2017
Science of Survival: Cloudbusters
32:34
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 … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/04/science-of-survival-ep-16-cloudbusters/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Cloudbusters"</span></a>
Apr 26, 2017
Science of Survival: The Death Blow
38:35
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.
Apr 19, 2017
XX Factor: A Woman’s Place is on Top
30:44
Back when men still believed the “weaker sex” were inferior climbers, Arlene Blum led an all-women’s ascent of Annapurna, the world’s tenth-highest peak. The 1978 climb put the first women—and first Americans, period—on the summit, but the death of two climbers sparked controversy. Outside contributing editor Florence Williams talks with Blum and Alpinist editor in … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/04/xx-factor-a-womans-place-is-on-top/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "XX Factor: A Woman’s Place is on Top"</span></a>
Apr 12, 2017
XX Factor: Beth Rodden Unpacked
27:44
In the 90s, Beth Rodden was a climbing prodigy, celebrated for her athletic gifts and unwavering discipline. Then, while on an expedition in Central Asia in 2000, she and her small team of friends were kidnapped. That terrifying ordeal—and their daring escape—changed her life in ways she has only recently begun to understand. In a … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/04/xx-factor-beth-rodden-unpacked/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "XX Factor: Beth Rodden Unpacked"</span></a>
Apr 05, 2017
Science of Survival: After the Crash, Part 2
46:56
Once Joe Stone learned how to use his paralyzed body, he immediately set an audacious goal: he would race in an Ironman triathlon—despite the fact that no quadriplegic athlete had ever attempted the event. And after that? Well, Joe decided he could go much, much bigger.
Mar 30, 2017
Science of Survival: After the Crash, Part 1
46:26
Joe Stone doesn’t do anything halfway. Back when he was a skater, he went big. When he partied, he went hard. When he took up skydiving and speed-flying, he flew almost every day. Then one day he crashed and became a C7 quadriplegic. What do you do when you’re addicted to adrenaline but confined to … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/03/science-of-survival-ep-13-after-the-crash-part-1/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: After the Crash, Part 1"</span></a>
Mar 21, 2017
Science of Survival: The Everest Effect
34:06
On the morning of May 25th, 2006, Myles Osborne was poised to become one of the last climbers of the season to summit Mount Everest. The weather was perfect, and it seemed nothing would stop his team. Then a flapping of orange fabric caught Osborne’s eye. He believed it to be a tent—until the fabric … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/03/science-of-survival-ep-12-the-everest-effect/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: The Everest Effect"</span></a>
Mar 07, 2017
The Outside Interview: Florence Williams on The Nature Fix
34:41
Outside magazine contributing editor Florence Williams speaks with Editor Chris Keyes about the fascinating science behind the restorative power of wild places.
Feb 21, 2017
Science of Survival: Treed by a Jaguar
29:27
In the summer of 1970, Ed Welch and Bruce Frey put in a canoe at the headwaters of the Amazon and shoved off into the current. Their only plan was to travel downstream until it wasn’t fun anymore. They had a rifle, they had a machete, they had a vague idea of how to survive … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/02/science-of-survival-ep-11-treed-by-a-jaguar/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Treed by a Jaguar"</span></a>
Feb 07, 2017
Science of Survival: Line of Blood in the Sand
23:26
Denmark’s rugged Faroe Islands are known for sheep, rowboats, and a brutal tradition called “The Grind” in which Faroese men butcher hundreds of pilot whales by hand, on the beach, in full view of locals and tourists. Reporter Joel Carnegie traveled to the islands last summer to try to understand the cultural forces that sustain … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/01/science-of-survival-ep-10-line-of-blood-in-the-sand/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Line of Blood in the Sand"</span></a>
Jan 24, 2017
The Outside Interview: Mark Sundeen on the New Pioneers
37:19
Writer Mark Sundeen spent the last three years chronicling the lives of three couples who have dropped out of mainstream society, trading cars, technology, and electricity for freedom and hard work on the new American frontier. The result is his latest book, The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America, a fascinating, … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2017/01/the-outside-interview-ep-07-mark-sundeen-on-the-new-pioneers/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Mark Sundeen on the New Pioneers"</span></a>
Jan 10, 2017
Dispatches: Call of the Wild Things
25:51
Wolf howls, bird songs, , crickets, frogs—soundscapes contain clues to not only what’s going on around us but also who we are. Not just as individuals, but as human beings. Or at least, that’s what Bernie Krause says. Krause is a soundscape artist who’s spent decades collecting the sounds of the natural world and contemplating … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/12/dispatches-ep-02-call-of-the-wild-things/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: Call of the Wild Things"</span></a>
Dec 13, 2016
The Outside Interview: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
43:00
“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu,” says Sally Jewell. Hopeful, thoughtful, slightly ticked-off, and surprisingly emotional, the outgoing Secretary of the Interior talks with Outside editor Chris Keyes about the presidential election and what it means for the future of public lands. Can environmental protections be dismantled? Will they? Are we … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/11/the-outside-interview-ep-06-secretary-of-the-interior-sally-jewell/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell"</span></a>
Nov 29, 2016
Science of Survival: Cliffhanger, Part 3
42:00
Dan and Isaac are back from searching through the wreckage of Eastern Airlines Flight 980 on a remote mountain in Bolivia, but their findings have prompted a whole new set of questions. Will anyone look at the material they brought back to the U.S.? Who hired climber Bernardo Guarachi to get to the crash site … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/11/science-of-survival-ep-09-cliffhanger-part-3/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Cliffhanger, Part 3"</span></a>
Nov 15, 2016
Science of Survival: Cliffhanger, Part 2
39:57
Since colliding with a Bolivian mountain in 1985, Eastern Airlines Flight 980 has been frozen inside a glacier perched on the edge of a 3,000 foot drop. With wreckage now melting out of the ice at the base of the cliff, Dan Futrell and Isaac Stoner travel to the debris field at 16,000 feet, battling … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/11/science-of-survival-ep-08-cliffhanger-part-2/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Cliffhanger, Part 2"</span></a>
Nov 01, 2016
Science of Survival: Cliffhanger, Part 1
34:13
It’s one of history’s greatest aviation mysteries: on New Year’s Day in 1985, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 was carrying 29 passengers and a hell of a lot of contraband when it crashed into the side of a 21,112-foot mountain in Bolivia. For decades conspiracy theories abounded as the wreckage remained inaccessible, the bodies unrecovered, … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/10/science-of-survival-ep-07-cliffhanger-part-1/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: Cliffhanger, Part 1"</span></a>
Oct 18, 2016
Dispatches: National Parks Don’t Need Your Stinkin’ Reverence
23:31
John Muir rhapsodizing about Yosemite is one thing, but Outside contributing editor Ian Frazier has had it with people calling their favorite outdoor spots “cathedrals,” “shrines,” and “sacred spaces.” When he made his case in an issue of Outside, it struck a major nerve with readers. Here, Frazier explains his argument, reacts to reader letters, … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/10/dispatches-ep-02-national-parks-dont-need-your-stinkin-reverence/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: National Parks Don’t Need Your Stinkin’ Reverence"</span></a>
Oct 05, 2016
Dispatches: The Sound of Science
23:57
Scientists are compiling huge amounts of data on the impact of global warming, but the story of that data often gets lost. Enter Nik Sawe, a researcher at Stanford who is transforming big data into music.  Two parts science, one art, data sonification turns the numbers we tend to ignore into a very human story, … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/09/dispatches-ep01-the-sound-of-science/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Dispatches: The Sound of Science"</span></a>
Sep 20, 2016
The Outside Interview: The Hard Lessons of Climbing Superstar Conrad Anker
42:48
For two decades, Conrad Anker has been at the forefront of climbing, evolving into America’s best all-around alpinist. With skills on rock, ice, and big peaks, he’s now something of an elder statesmen and mentor to a new generation of elite athletes. Though perhaps best known for finding the body of legendary British mountaineer George Mallory on Mount Everest in 1999, he is … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/09/the-outside-interview-ep-05-the-hard-lessons-of-climbing-superstar-conrad-anker/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: The Hard Lessons of Climbing Superstar Conrad Anker"</span></a>
Sep 07, 2016
The Outside Interview: The Secret History of Doping
41:43
Author Mark Johnson argues that performance enhancing drugs are hardly a recent phenomenon. In his new book, “Spitting in the Soup,” he traces doping all the way back to the 1904 Olympic marathon in St. Louis and shows how doping and sport have been fundamentally intertwined for more than a century. The only thing new, … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/08/the-outside-interview-ep04-the-secret-history-of-doping/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: The Secret History of Doping"</span></a>
Aug 24, 2016
The Outside Interview: Tim Ferriss Overshares
47:12
Tim Ferriss is many things. A bestselling author. A kickboxing champion. A horseback archer. The first American in history to hold a Guinness World Record in tango. He has built an enormous following by doing just about everything—and, more importantly, figuring out how to do it all better than most experts and then sharing what … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/08/the-outside-interview-ep03-tim-ferriss-overshares/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Tim Ferriss Overshares"</span></a>
Aug 10, 2016
The Outside Interview: Jason Motlagh on the Darién Gap
43:36
Jason Motlagh and his crew were the first journalists in years to successfully cross the Darién Gap, a lawless, roadless jungle on the border of Colombia and Panama. Teeming with deadly snakes, drug traffickers, and antigovernment guerrillas, it has become a pathway for migrants whose desperation to reach the U.S. sends them on a perilous … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/07/the-outside-interview-ep02-jason-motlagh-on-the-darien-gap/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Jason Motlagh on the Darién Gap"</span></a>
Jul 26, 2016
The Outside Interview: Robert Young Pelton
45:13
Robert Young Pelton has made a career of tracking down warlords and interviewing people in the most dangerous places in the world. He’s been kidnapped in Colombia, survived an assassination attempt in Uganda, and joined the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Outside editor Chris Keyes wanted to know how spending that … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/07/the-outside-interview-ep01-robert-young-pelton/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Outside Interview: Robert Young Pelton"</span></a>
Jul 13, 2016
Science of Survival: In Too Deep
41:27
Michael Proudfoot was SCUBA diving on a shipwreck in Baja, Mexico when his regulator broke. He survived by finding an air pocket in the wreck, where he spent two days eating sea urchins and drinking fresh water from a teakettle before rescuers arrived. It’s one of the most incredible undersea tales of all time—if it’s … <a href="http://outside.prx.org/2016/06/science-of-survival-ep06-in-too-deep/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Science of Survival: In Too Deep"</span></a>
Jun 28, 2016
Science of Survival: Under Pressure
16:29
When you’re stuck underwater in a submarine, the number of of ways you can die is long and varied—crushing, burning, asphyxiation, exploding, the list goes on and on. Escaping alive requires maintaining calm and focus. Unless your name is Wilhelm Bauer, whose survival story includes the first undersea fist fight.
Jun 14, 2016
Science of Survival: The Devil’s Highway, Part II
29:11
In the spring 2001, a group set out from Mexico to cross the border into Arizona. The tragic result of their journey—and many others like it—helped researchers develop the Death Index, a new model for predicting dehydration fatalities.
May 17, 2016
Science of Survival: The Devil’s Highway, Part I
27:55
On a brutal route through the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona, thousands have died from dehydration and thirst. But one man’s journey through hell led to a breakthrough for science.
May 03, 2016
Science of Survival BONUS: Whatever Happens, Happens
7:59
One of the most famous accidents in wingsuit history.
Apr 26, 2016
Science of Survival: Struck by Lightning
42:17
When Phil Broscovak was struck by lightning, his world got turned upside down.
Apr 11, 2016
Science of Survival: Frozen Alive
30:12
The cold hard facts of freezing to death.
Mar 24, 2016
Science of Survival
22:18
Welcome to the Show
Mar 22, 2016