Outside Podcast: Dispatches

Adventures in Audio

Dec 12, 2018

Sweat Science: Loving the Pain

Setting cycling's hour record hurts so much that it's been called death without dying. So what does it take to get past the discomfort?

Nov 28, 2018

What Dogs Really Think About Dog Gear

How do you design something for a user whose only feedback is incessant tail wagging?

Nov 27, 2018

Sweat Science: Don't Waste Your Breath

To become an Air Force pararescue specialist, you have to get through a brutal training course and stay underwater for a long, long time.

Nov 13, 2018

Can Nature Heal Our Deepest Wounds?

It takes a unique form of wilderness therapy to help people suffering from emotional trauma.

Nov 9, 2018

Sweat Science: The Pull-Up Artists

There's only one way to do 10,000 pull-ups in under 24 hours: reset the limits of the human body.

Oct 30, 2018

One Fork to Rule Them All

A designer’s quest to make the world’s greatest piece of cutlery tells us a lot about the tireless creators of our favorite things.

Oct 23, 2018

Alex Honnold on 'Free Solo'

Has being the subject of arguably the best climbing film ever made changed him? Absolutely.

Oct 10, 2018

Wild Thing

There's a reason that some form of the Bigfoot legend persists all over the world.

Jul 24, 2018

The Hidden Graves of Kuku Island

Carina Hoang fled the Vietnam War on a boat that was supposed to take her to a refugee camp. Instead it took her to a deserted island.

Jun 19, 2018

Shelma Jun Can Flash Foxy

The founder of the Women's Climbing Festival talks about the influence female athletes are having on a sport long dominated by men.