Outside Podcast: Science of Survival

Adventures in Audio

Apr 24, 2018

A Very Old Man for a Wolf

As the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947, he was beloved by conservationists. Then he broke one too many rules.

Apr 3, 2018

"F/V Destination, Do You Copy?"

How the mysterious disappearance of a boat in the Bering Sea changed Alaskan fishing.

Dec 19, 2017

He That Is Down Need Fear No Fall

If you found yourself stuck at the bottom of a canyon with a broken leg, what do you do? Not long ago, our host faced this exact scenario.

Dec 5, 2017

Bee Still My Heart

A bee sting won't hurt you unless you're allergic—or so you thought until you disturbed a hive of African bees.

Nov 28, 2017

Dangerously Delicious

When you picked some mushrooms off the forest floor, you planned to make a nice risotto. But now you’re fighting for your life.

Nov 14, 2017

Adrift

You're alone in the open sea on a surfboard, having been blown far offshore by a strong wind. What does it feel like? What do you do?

Nov 7, 2017

Frozen Alive Redux

A remote car accident, a broken ski, a tumble in the snow, and a slow descent into hypothermia.

Jul 24, 2017

A Very Scary Fish Story

The vanishing of an iconic river creature in Alabama poses terrifying questions about the water we swim in and fish in and drink.

Jun 27, 2017

Racing a Dying Brain

When Bob Sturtz had a stroke in the Boundary Waters, his friend Scott Pirsig had only one choice: get out and get help as fast as possible.

May 30, 2017

Drinking Yourself to Death

There's a flipside to dehydration that kills athletes and otherwise healthy people every year. And it's on the rise.

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