Adventures in Audio
Armstrong is still wrestling with the same big questions about cheating, forgiveness, and recovery.

The Filmmaker Who Cracked Open Lance Armstrong

How director Marina Zenovich got the most infamous bike racer in history to share more than ever before

Andrew Bernstein’s repaired humorous

What Happens to a Cyclist's Body When It's Hit by a Car

A deeply personal story of one rider’s painful saga—and what we can all learn from it

Corona Of The Sun During A Total Solar Eclipse

A Half-Baked Climbing Trip that Ended with a Magical Eclipse

The most meaningful adventures are the ones where everything goes wrong. Right?

Carney traveled all over the planet, seeking out people who understand techniques that enable us to adapt our bodies and our minds to be more resilient.

The Switch in Your Brain That Turns Down Stress

Wouldn't it be great if there was a technique that would allow us to vanquish fear and beat back stress? 

American jaguar in the nature habitat of brazilian jungle

Chased by a Jaguar in the Heart of the Amazon

A crew of daring twentysomethings had a half-baked plan to canoe through the jungle. Not surprisingly, they ran into all sorts of trouble.

Swimmer Doing Handstands In The Water

Why You Desperately Want to Jump in a Lake

There's something about swimming that makes us feel very much alive—even as we enter an environment where the risk of death is all around us

Today, even with the Olympics and other major athletic events postponed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the sport of running remains upside down, with the focus still on shoes instead of on who’s wearing them.

Is the Battle Over Nike's Vaporfly Ruining Running?

Even with major races postponed, the sport remains upside down, with the focus still on shoes instead of who's wearing them

The tiny town of Longyearben is the kind of place where people go to start their lives over.

An Unsettling Crime at the Top of the World

A robbery was the last thing anyone ever expected in to the remote outpost of Longyearben, Norway

Besides tigers, people keep lions, cougars, leopards, and other big cats as pets.

When 18 Tigers Were Let Loose in Zanesville, Ohio

America's patchwork laws on big-cat ownership create all kinds of problems—like when people let their dangerous kitties go free

Discovery Channel

What It’s Really Like Being on ‘Naked and Afraid’

Adventurer Blair Braverman thought going on the reality show would be the experience of a lifetime. It was—in very unexpected ways.

New research and technologies have paved the way for an advanced class of support systems that are comfortable, look good, and fit a wider variety of bodies.

The Dawn of a New Sports-Bra Era

Advances in technologies have ushered in a new era for the world’s most important piece of sports equipment

human brain on a green field

How Nature Heals an Injured Brain

After a nasty bike accident, journalist Sarah Allely found basic activities impossible. Then she started spending more time outdoors.

As it turns out, the best way to track people who are cutting down trees is sound.

What AI Hears in the Rainforest

Computers can identify sounds much better and faster than humans. So what do we learn when we ask them to listen to everything?

For more than 50 years, the surf world has gathered on the North Shore.

A Tale of Two Dramatic Big-Wave Rescues

Winter on the legendary North Shore of Oahu brings epic rides, agonizing wipeouts, and, every so often, acts of heroism

Migrating Mural

A Long-Shot Bid to Save the Monarch Butterfly

Artist Jane Kim's massive new mural in San Francisco is an attempt to wake us up to the plight of the suffering species

Ben Greenfield stands out for actually knowing what he’s talking about.

Ben Greenfield’s Radical Fitness Strategies

The controversial author and personal trainer shares his lessons from the outer limits of self-experimentation


The Only Time It's OK to Jump Off a Chairlift

How one snowboarder found himself facing the worst possible choice

Chasing that perfect shot of the aurora gave Hugo Sanchez a new sense of purpose.

Seeking Magic and Solace in the Northern Lights

Following a tragedy, a photographer finds a new sense of purpose in the wintertime sky

Years ago, Rich Roll hit rock bottom. Now, he's the voice of one of the most popular podcasts out there.

Rich Roll Is the Oprah of Endurance Sports

The empathetic host and vegan ultra-athlete shares his long personal journey and many hard lessons learned

A ski accident with his daughter gave outdoor-industry veteran Dan Kostrzewski a new perspective on the sport.

How a Ski Accident with My Daughter Changed Everything

A painful crash helped remind one dad what really matters

Kikkan Randall crosses the finish line at the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.

How Kikkan Randall Keeps Coming Back

The cross-country skiing icon was beginning a new chapter in life when a diagnosis changed everything

Nature can be barbaric, dissonant, and downright metal.

When Nature Gets Heavy Metal

Wilderness is usually associated with tranquility, but some moments call for the deployment of hard rock

One giant reason Free Solo was so special was the husband and wife directing team of Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.

Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s All-In Partnership

The husband and wife directing team open up about the life and work that they’ve created together—and where it all goes from here.

Rob “Caveman” Alleva and co-host Adam Thorn get bit and stung by the nastiest insects, reptiles and fish on the planet—on purpose.

Getting Bit and Stung By the Nastiest Creatures on Earth

What two TV hosts learned from subjecting themselves to the agony-inducing defenses of insects, snakes, lizards, and fish

Even the most serious scientists get that something special happens when we engage with wild animals.

Why Connecting with Wild Animals Makes Us Happier and Healthier

The bestselling author is back with a bold book arguing that we desperately need to connect with other species

Peter Frick-Wright is still processing what happened to him. Meanwhile, the rescuers who cared for him have participated in numerous other high-stakes incidents in the wilderness.

The Hardest Part of a Rescue Comes Later

Two years after he was saved in a remote canyon, our host talks with one of his rescuers about coping with life-altering trauma

Outside Podcast host Peter Frick-Wright was canyoneering in Oregon when he jumped off a ledge and broke his leg.

When Our Podcast Host Shattered His Leg in a Canyon

It took an epic effort to get him out. Two years later, the healing for him and his rescuers continues.

Today’s adults are seemingly desperate for more playtime.

The Curious Rise of Adult Recess Leagues

Across the country, grown-ups are bounding outside after work for kickball, capture the flag, and other kid games. What's going on?

Chris McDougall and his rescue donkey Sherman

Outside Podcast: Why Christopher McDougall Runs with a Donkey

Author Christopher McDougall is back with a new book about his surprising relationship with a burro named Sherman

René Redzepi in Mexico

A Wild Odyssey with the World’s Greatest Chef

When Jeff Gordinier accepted an invite from chef René Redzepi to hunt for tacos in Mexico, he had no idea what he was getting into

Bear-human encounters are on the rise, in part because more people than ever before are heading out into bear country.

The Wrong Way to Fight Off a Bear

The year's most dramatic story of a bear attack offers potentially lifesaving lessons for anyone venturing into the wild

This episode investigates the extreme reactions we have to living alongside one of the world’s most terrifying predators.

Getting Past Our Fear of Great White Sharks

Behind the headlines about the return of great whites to Cape Cod is a story about how we're learning to live alongside a terrifying predator

What does it take to stand up against a wildfire like the Carr Fire?

How a Couple Defended Their Home from a Wildfire

Why one California couple chose to stand and fight an inferno

Epstein cites Roger Swiss tennis star Roger Federer as an example of a highly successful generalist.

Why Top Athletes Like to Dabble and Frequently Quit

In his new book, Range, author David Epstein makes a strong case against specialization in sports and life

Meet the man trying to keep faces like this one safe.

Doug Peacock on the Fight to Protect Grizzly Bears

The conservation icon talks about the surprising history of grizzlies in America and what comes next

Aleta Burchyski asks,

The Fine Art of Drinking the Right Amount of Water

Hydrating is supposed to make us healthier and more vibrant. But how much is too much?

Mirna Valerio is reshaping the ultrarunning world, one step at a time.

Mirna Valerio Is the Runner You Never Expected

When Mirna Valerio first began running ultramarathons, she immediately got a lot of attention—but not for the reasons you might expect

Some studies say sunscreen isn't worth it. Are they true?

Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?

Journalist Rowan Jacobsen discusses his controversial feature suggesting we need to reconsider our relationship with the sun and sunscreen

Awe can change our brains.

What Awe in Nature Does for Us

New research suggests that the emotion has a singular ability to lower stress and improve our overall well-being. So how do we get more of it?

This is the story of the Bundy family.

Bundyville: The Remnant

Why two bombings that rocked the tiny town of Panaca, Nevada, help us understand who really owns public lands in the West

What will it take to convince big health care that free medicine is the way of the future?

The Doctors Prescribing Nature

Can a grassroots movement of physicians convince big health care that free medicine is the way of the future?

OTS can afflict anyone who takes a more-is-more approach to their sport.

Sweat Science: The Mysterious Syndrome Destroying Top Athletes

A mysterious syndrome is leaving elite athletes lethargic, depressed, and unable to get out of bed

Chris Morgan during a forest bathing session at IslandWood, a learning center on Bainbridge Island.

Why a Walk in the Woods Cures the Blues

Ecologist Chris Morgan sensed that nature had healing powers. But it wasn’t until he tried forest bathing that he understood them.

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