Outside Podcast

Adventures in Audio

Apr 8, 2020

Why You Desperately Want to Jump in a Lake

There's something about swimming that makes us feel very much alive—even as we enter an environment where the risk of death is all around us

Apr 2, 2020

Is the Battle Over Nike's Vaporfly Ruining Running?

Even with major races postponed, the sport remains upside down, with the focus still on shoes instead of on who's wearing them

Mar 25, 2020

An Unsettling Crime at the Top of the World

A robbery was the last thing anyone ever expected in to the remote outpost of Longyearben, Norway

Mar 18, 2020

When 18 Tigers Were Let Loose in Zanesville, Ohio

America's patchwork laws on big-cat ownership create all kinds of problems—like when people let their dangerous kitties go free.

Mar 11, 2020

What It’s Really Like Being on ‘Naked and Afraid’

Adventurer Blair Braverman thought going on the reality show would be the experience of a lifetime. It was—in very unexpected ways.

Mar 4, 2020

The Dawn of a New Sports-Bra Era

Advances in technologies have ushered in a new era for the world’s most important piece of spots equipment

Feb 27, 2020

How Nature Heals an Injured Brain

After a nasty bike accident, journalist Sarah Allely found basic activities impossible. Then she started spending more time outdoors.

Feb 19, 2020

What AI Hears in the Rainforest

Computers can identify sounds much better and faster than humans. So what do we learn when we ask them to listen to everything?

Feb 13, 2020

A Tale of Two Dramatic Big-Wave Rescues

Winter on the legendary North Shore of Oahu brings epic rides, agonizing wipeouts, and, every so often, acts of heroism

Feb 5, 2020

A Long-Shot Bid to Save the Monarch Butterfly

Artist Jane Kim's massive new mural in San Francisco is an attempt to wake us up to the plight of the suffering monarch.