Adventures in Audio

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 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 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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May 2, 2017
Dispatches Ep 6

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

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Apr 11, 2017
Dispatches Ep 5

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

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Apr 4, 2017
Dispatches Ep 4

XX Factor: Beth Rodden Unpacked

The star climber opens up about her kidnapping and finding love after a broken marriage

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Dec 9, 2016
Dispatches Ep 3

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.

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Oct 4, 2016
Dispatches Ep 2

National Parks Don't Need Your Stinkin’ Reverence

Ian Frazier has had it with people calling favorite outdoor spots “cathedrals,” “shrines,” and “sacred spaces.” Here's why.

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Sep 20, 2016
Dispatches Ep 1

The Sound of Science

Why environmental scientists are transforming big data into music.

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