Alexi Pappas Dreams Like a Crazy and Runs Like One, Too
The Olympian and filmmaker connects with people in ways that other athletes can't. We asked her why.
A Very Old Man for a Wolf
As the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947, he was beloved by conservationists. Then he broke one too many rules.
The Woman Who Rides Mountains
Sarah Gerhardt, the first woman to surf Mavericks, on her long path from homelessness to the top of a monster wave
Kris Tompkins's 10-Million-Acre Life
She worked tirelessly with her husband to conserve one of the last wild places on earth. Since his tragic death, she's worked even harder.
“F/V Destination, Do You Copy?”
How the mysterious disappearance of a boat in the Bering Sea changed Alaskan fishing
Bear Grylls Will Never Give Up
Reality TV stars never have long careers. So how come Grylls is charging harder than ever?
Cheryl Strayed's Wild Creativity
The acclaimed author of 'Wild' shares her process and philosophy with Tim Ferriss
An Amazingly Crappy Story
Efforts to manage human waste in national parks have failed miserably. Now a creative scientist may have found an elegant remedy.
Your Hungry Brain Is Making You Fat
Evolution has made humans instinctually crave sugary, fatty, and salty foods. Here's how you can fight back.
Red Dawn in Lapland
On the border between Russia and Finland, a band of Finnish soldiers are preparing to defend the country if the Bear decides to charge
Susan Casey Might Have Gills
The bestselling author on going deep with great white sharks, big-wave surfers, and dolphins—plus her concerns about the future of the sea
He That Is Down Need Fear No Fall
If you found yourself stuck at the bottom of a canyon with a broken leg, what do you do? Not long ago, our host faced this exact scenario.
The Whole Life Challenge Is Easier than You Think
The cofounders of the wildly popular program explain why the easiest way to get in better shape is to make healthy living a game
Bee Still My Heart
A bee sting won't hurt you unless you're allergic—or so you thought until you disturbed a hive of African bees
When you picked some mushrooms off the forest floor, you planned to make a nice risotto. But now you're in the hospital, fighting for your life.
The Secret History of Biosphere 2
A team of scientists entered a glass bubble in the desert to live for two years cut off from society. Things didn't go as planned.
Frozen Alive Redux
A remote car accident, a broken ski, a tumble in the snow, and a slow descent into hypothermia
Can’t Hack It? Gene-Hack It.
You may soon be able to change your DNA to optimize performance in your favorite sport
Doc Parsley Solves Your Sleep Crisis
Former Navy SEAL doctor Kirk Parsley insists getting enough rest is the single most effective performance-enhancing habit
Can Humans Outrun Antelope?
As endurance predators, we should be able to catch anything—even one of the world's fastest animals
Dr. Michael Gervais on Mental Mastery
The renowned expert in high-performance psychology offers up an incredibly simple approach to training your mind
Writer Kevin Fedarko went looking for meaning in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He ended up in charge of a boat full of poop.
Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece on the Extreme Edge of Fitness
The power couple shares lessons from their extreme approach to training, nutrition, and recovery
The Fine Art of Weaponizing Critters
Fighting one invasive species with another has led to some famous horror stories. But biocontrol can be done right.
Jack Johnson Loses His Cool
On his new album, the king of kick-back beach music takes a bold turn. He tells us why.
1200 Miles on Blood Road
Cycling legend Rebecca Rusch discusses Blood Road, the new documentary on her journey down the Ho Chi Minh trail to find the crash site where her father disappeared.
Vanessa Garrison Walks the Walk
The co-founder of GirlTrek explains how an organization encouraging women to head out the door became a powerhouse national movement
A Very Scary Fish Story
To the protectors of Alabama’s swamps, the vanishing of an iconic river creature posses terrifying questions about the water we swim in and fish in and drink.
How the Sports Bra Changed History
When some friends sewed together a couple jock straps to stop boob bounce in the late-70s, they ignited a revolution
Andy Samberg’s Tour de Farce
We tried to have a serious conversation with the SNL alum about his new HBO cycling mockumentary. We mostly failed.
Racing a Dying Brain
When Bob Sturtz had a stroke in the Boundary Waters, his friend Scott Pirsig had only one choice: get out and get help as fast as possible.
The Ice Queen Cometh
Sarah McNair-Landry, one of today’s boldest young explorers, describes the unique thrill of crossing the Arctic on skis.
Drinking Yourself to Death
There's a flipside to dehydration that kills athletes and otherwise healthy people every year. And it's on the rise.
XX Factor: Diana Nyad Goes the Distance
What does it take to swim 111 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage? Passion bordering on obsession.
XX Factor: Snowboarding While Iranian
Mona Seraji's unlikely path to becoming the first snowboarder from the Middle East, male or female, to compete in the pro freeride series
Science of Survival Ep 16: Cloudbusters
Humans are on the brink of technologies that can control the weather and possibly save us from climate change. But playing God is risky business.
Science of Survival Ep. 15: The Death Blow
When forecasts called for a massive tornado in central Oklahoma in 2013, storm chasers flocked to the area. Then all hell broke loose.
XX Factor: A Woman’s Place Is On Top
How a bold women’s climb of a Himalayan giant shocked the world and forever changed mountaineering
XX Factor: Beth Rodden Unpacked
The star climber opens up about her kidnapping and finding love after a broken marriage
After the Crash, Part 2
Once Joe Stone learned to use his paralyzed body, he decided he’d race an Ironman. Then he went even bigger.
After the Crash, Part 1
What do you do when you’re addicted to adrenaline but confined to a wheelchair? So much more than people expect.
The Everest Effect
Myles Osborne was poised to summit Mount Everest when a flapping of fabric caught his eye. He thought it was a tent—then it spoke.
Florence Williams on the Nature Fix
In her new book, the writer explains why getting outside cures so many of our problems
Treed by a Jaguar
The story of two explorers chased down—well, technically up—by a jaguar
Line of Blood in the Sand
Denmark's Faroe Islands have a brutal tradition in which men publicly butcher hundreds of pilot whales by hand. But why?
Mark Sundeen on the New Pioneers
He's spent the last three years chronicling the lives of couples who have swapped mainstream society for rare kind of freedom
Call of the Wild Things
Wolf howls, bird songs, crickets, frogs—soundscapes contain clues to not only what's going on around us but also who we are.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Secretary of the Interior tells all: what's next for the Department of the Interior and the environmental movement?
Cliffhanger, Part 3
Now that they have the black box, what's next?
Cliffhanger, Part 2
The hunt for the truth about Eastern Air Lines Flight 980
Cliffhanger, Part 1
How two friends from Boston solved the world's greatest aviation mystery, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980
National Parks Don't Need Your Reverence
Ian Frazier has had it with people calling favorite outdoor spots “cathedrals,” “shrines,” and “sacred spaces.” Here's why.
The Sound of Science
Why environmental scientists are transforming big data into music
The Lessons of Superstar Conrad Anker
His journey from dirtbag to rock star, how to choose a climbing partner, and why bottled oxygen might be a performance-enhancing drug
The Secret History of Doping
An inside look at America's history with doping and double standards related to performance enhancement
Tim Ferriss Overshares
The "human guinea pig" talk about his 4-hour plan to being good at, well, everything
Jason Motlagh on the Darién Gap
The incredible story behind a journalist's terrifying journey through high-conflict jungle
Outside Podcast: Robert Young Pelton
He was kidnapped, survived an assassination attempt, and joined the hunt for the most deadly terrorist. Meet the most interesting man alive.
In Too Deep
Alone, deep underwater inside a sunken ship, with only minutes to survive, Michael Proudfoot's survival story might be the most epic to date
Outside Podcast: Under Pressure
When your submarine is on the verge of imploding, you better make all the right choices
Outside Podcast: The Devil's Highway, Part 2
When a group of immigrants set out across the desert, the results helped researcher create the Death Index, a new model for dehydration.
Outside Podcast: The Devil’s Highway, Part 1
Pablo Valencia spent six days wandering the 110-degree desert before stumbling into McGee's camp. He shouldn't have been alive, but he was.
Outside Podcast: Struck by Lightning
The bizarre science behind Phil Broscovak's lightning strike, and his incredible journey of recovery
Outside Podcast: Frozen Alive
A remote car accident, a broken ski, a tumble in the snow, and a slow descent into hypothermia before (spoiler alert!) a dramatic rescue