For centuries, the Devil’s Highway, a path through the desert in southern Arizona where water sources can be separated by 100 miles, was one of the harshest places in North America.

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.

“You become a bag of shattered glass, really.”

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