Outside Podcast: Dispatches

Adventures in Audio

Feb 13, 2019

The Mountain Bikers Fighting New Trails

A crew of feisty veteran riders is trying to halt the development of previously illegal trails in New England.

Feb 5, 2019

Bianca Valenti Is on a Big-Wave Mission

How a quest to get women included in the Mavericks surfing contest fueled a transformation that could impact all of sports

Jan 8, 2019

Sweat Science: The 3,100-Mile Run Around the Block

There are a lot of tough endurance races, but the hardest one of all might take place on a single block in Queens, New York

Dec 19, 2018

Can We Please Kill Off Crutches?

Doctors around the world have stopped prescribing underarm crutches to injured athletes. So why do we still use them in the U.S.?

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.