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Summer Read: What Heatstroke Really Feels Like


Your head is pounding, your muscles are cramping, and your heart is racing. And that’s just the start of it. Heatstroke comes on quickly and with little warning, killing thousands of people every year, including extremely fit outdoor athletes. In the first episode of our 2023 Summer Read series, we hear a story that demonstrates just how easy it is to get overheated and what science tells us about how we can keep our cool.

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Outside’s longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will both entertain and inform listeners. We launched in March 2016 with our first series, Science of Survival, and have since expanded our show to offer a range of story formats, including reports from our correspondents in the field and interviews with the biggest figures in sports, adventure, and the outdoors.