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Outside Podcast on Smash Notes

Outside Podcast podcast.

December 28, 2019

Outside's longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will entertain, inspire, and inform listeners. We launched in March 2016 with our first series, Science of Survival, which was developed in partnership with PRX, distributors of the idolized This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, among others. We have since added three additional series, The Outside Interview, which has editor Christopher Keyes interrogating the biggest figures in sports, adventure, and politics, Dispatches, a diverse range of stories on newsworthy topics, and Sweat Science, which explores the outer limits of athletic performance.



Episodes with Smash Notes

After her prestigious corporate job nearly destroyed her, Melinda Spooner found her path forward by getting way, way out there

What we learn from getting way, way outside our comfort zones

When an elite cyclist attempts to ride a bike as far as possible in an hour, one thing is guaranteed: they will hurt like never before

The superstar country singer realized he needs to chase adventure every day—and then turn it into music

Jordan Cannon found the courage to share his true self in an unlikely place: on the face of Yosemite’s El Capitan, with his hero

He wanted to be the best man he could be. This required some bold and questionable choices.

Mason Earle was scaling iconic rock faces when he was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Now he faces his greatest test of endurance.

To really understand the outer limits of dehydration, you need to listen to the remarkable story of Pablo Valencia

Kayla Lockhart was desperate for relief from the panic that plagued her. She found it at the edge of a stream.

The remarkable survival story of Claire Nelson, whose solo hike in the desert turned into a desperate fight for her life

Outdoor athlete Alex Showerman spent years trying to escape a secret about herself, only to crash headlong into it

Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan saw our relationship to the planet in a new way after a series of remarkable adventures