Outside Podcast: Dispatches

Adventures in Audio

May 16, 2019

Buried Treasure and Duct Tape

The surprising answers to two questions that every adventurer has: What do you after you find buried treasure? And what can't duct tape fix?

May 7, 2019

Bob Ross’s Strategies for Survival

A fascinating data analysis of the 381 painting the beloved artist did for his TV show will have you looking at him in a whole new light

Apr 30, 2019

Sweat Science: The Keto Conundrum

The ketogenic diet is all the rage in the fitness world. But does it really make athletes healthier, stronger, or faster?

Apr 3, 2019

Can You Outrun Anxiety?

Katie Arnold, author of the new memoir Running Home, talks about the unique healing power of endurance sports

Mar 6, 2019

Sports Recovery Secrets from Scientists

As a wave of recovery tech goes mainstream, journalist Christie Aschwanden investigates what works and what doesn’t

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?