Adventures in Audio
Jack Johnson looks upward in a nature background

Jack Johnson Reaches for Hope

On his first album in five years, the singer-songwriter brings us a collection of heartfelt tracks that offer warmth and comfort when we really need it

Cropped hand photographing lake through smart phone during winter

How Blockchain Technology Can Get Us Outside

Amid all the noise surrounding Web3, something fascinating is emerging: a new kind of immersive adventure storytelling

Open ocean, with no one in sight.

Swimming for Your Life in the Open Ocean

After two young pilots crashed their small plane into the water off Hawaii, they realized their best hope for survival was to make it back to land on their own.

Massimo Alpian and Brett Kennedy on the summit of Imja Tse in Nepal’s Himalayas during a four-week climbing expedition trip at 20,210 feet above sea level

How We Find Love in Wild Places

Is there something about adventure and risk that opens our hearts? Absolutely.

Writer Amy McCulloch starts writing the idea for Breathless while still on Manaslu

A Thriller from the Death Zone

Amy McCulloch went to the Himalayas looking for adventure. She came back with an idea for an epic novel.

The author with Sunny in Flagstaff, AZ in 2019

The Many Ways Dogs Can Heal Us

Our furry friends are the best of adventure playmates. But they can also provide pure, unconditional love that gets us through the darkest times.

Mushrooms cooking in a pan

What It Feels Like When You Eat a Deadly Mushroom

There’s a distinct pleasure to eating wild foods that you forage yourself—unless you pick the wrong thing

A batch of Appalachian Truffles

The Sometimes Shady, Always Weird World of Truffle Hunters

In forests across the planet, secretive hunters are searching for that rare and insanely expensive wild delicacy: the truffle.


One Woman’s Wholesome Mission to Get Naked Outside

To become one of those people who joyfully hikes, bikes, and skis in the nude, she’d have to train for it

Woman in headphones listening music in nature

Learning to Listen to Wild Sounds

When we open our ears to the marvels of natural soundscapes, we experience the energies of the world in a unique way—and begin to understand the mysteries behind them

Monet Izabeth

Is TikTok Motivating People to Get Outdoors?

Something surprising is happening on the video app best known for silly dance moves: users are finding inspiration for adventure


Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Wild’ Decade

In the ten years since she published her memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, her life has changed dramatically—and so has the trail itself

The whole race takes place on a single city block.

The World’s Toughest Endurance Race Might Be Around a City Block in Queens

What motivates someone to run more than 3,000 miles around a block in Queens, New York? Transcendence.

Joey Santore examines an Asclepias prostrata flower.

How a Vigilante Botanist Became a Cult Icon

Joey Santore is a tattooed ex-punk who is self-taught in the sciences. Which might explain why he’s getting so many people to care about plants.

Drew Petersen

A Professional Athlete’s Battle with Mental Illness

Drew Petersen seemed like just another free-spirited mountain dude. But the pain he was hiding nearly destroyed him.

Nature heartbreak illustration

Can Nature Heal Heartbreak?

Science shows that spending time outdoors can help with all kinds of serious ailments. So why not a broken heart?

Markus Eder skiing a dream ice cave in Zermatt, Switzerland on April 28, 2021.

When Athletes Dare to Dream Like Artists

Professional skier Markus Eder had a fantasy of an impossible descent. Then he got creative.

Alex (right) and Max (left, age 3) in December 1991 in Zion National Park, Utah.

A Father’s Death in the Mountains—and What Came After

Filmmaker Max Lowe on what it’s been like to tell his family’s story in his new documentary, Torn, and what he hopes we can all learn from it

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony after competing in the first and second run of the Women's Slalom on February 20, 2021 at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Olympics Special: The Doubts that Power Mikaela Shiffrin

The most dominant ski racer on the planet is constantly questioning her talents—which may be the secret of her greatness

avalanche comes from a big mountain

What Surviving an Avalanche Can Teach You About Risk

Over two decades of ambitious adventures, elite skier and climber Zahan Billimoria has had some very close calls in the mountains