Adventures in Audio

Sep 5, 2017
Dispatches Ep 13

Jack Johnson Loses His Cool

On his new album, the king of kick-back beach music takes a bold turn. He tells us why.

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Aug 21, 2017
Dispatches Ep 12

XX Factor: 1200 Miles on Blood Road

Rebecca Rusch discusses Blood Road, a film about her journey down the Ho Chi Minh trail to find the crash site where her father disappeared.

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Aug 9, 2017
Dispatches Ep 11

XX Factor: 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.

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Jul 24, 2017

A Very Scary Fish Story

The vanishing of an iconic river creature in Alabama poses terrifying questions about the water we swim in and fish in and drink.

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Jul 10, 2017
Dispatches Ep 10

XX Factor: 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.

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Jul 5, 2017
Dispatches Ep 9

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.

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Jun 27, 2017

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.

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Jun 13, 2017
Dispatches Ep 8

XX Factor: The Ice Queen Cometh

Sarah McNair-Landry, one of today’s boldest young explorers, describes the unique thrill of crossing the Arctic on skis.

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May 30, 2017

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.

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May 16, 2017
Dispatches Ep 7

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.

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