Outside Podcast

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.


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Dispatches: Will Drinking a Gallon of Water a Day Make You Healthier?

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Dispatches: This Is What a Runner Looks Like

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Dispatches: Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?

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Dispatches: What Awe in Nature Does for Us

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Dispatches: Bundyville, The Remnant

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The Doctors Prescribing Nature

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Sweat Science: The Mysterious Syndrome Destroying Top Athletes

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Why a Walk in the Woods Cures the Blues

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Science of Survival: Snakebit, Part 2

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The Radically Simple Digital Diet We All Need

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Science of Survival: Snakebit, Part 1

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Dispatches: Buried Treasure and Duct Tape

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Dispatches: Bob Ross’s Strategies for Survival

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Sweat Science: The Keto Conundrum

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The Outside Interview: Bill McKibben on the End of Nature

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Dispatches: Can You Outrun Anxiety?

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The Outside Interview: Steven Rinella Wants Hunters and Hikers to Hold Hands

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Dispatches: Sports Recovery Secrets from Scientists

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The Outside Interview: Mindfulness for Peak Performance

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Dispatches: The Mountain Bikers Fighting New Trails

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Dispatches: Bianca Valenti Is on a Big Wave Mission

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The Outside Interview: Using Pain to Reach Your Potential

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Sweat Science: The 3100-Mile Run Around the Block

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Dispatches: Can We Please Kill Off Crutches? 

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Sweat Science: Loving the Pain

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Dispatches: What Dogs Really Think about Dog Gear

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Sweat Science: Don’t Waste Your Breath

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Dispatches: Can Nature Heal Our Deepest Wounds?

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Sweat Science: The Pull-Up Artists

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Dispatches: One Fork to Rule them All

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Dispatches: Alex Honnold on “Free Solo”

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Dispatches: Wild Thing

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Science of Survival: Burnout

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Science of Survival: The Future of Fire

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Science of Survival: Fighting Fire with Fire

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Science of Survival: The Sky is Burning

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Dispatches: The Hidden Graves of Kuku Island

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Science of Survival: Struck by Lightning

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The Outside Interview: The Simple Secrets to Athletic Longevity

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Dispatches: Shelma Jun Can Flash Foxy

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Dispatches: Knox Robinson Crafts Running Culture

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Dispatches: Ayesha McGowan Wants to Be First

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Dispatches: Mikhail Martin is a Brother of Climbing

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Dispatches: Bundyville

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Dispatches: Kellee Edwards’s Story is a Trip

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Dispatches: Alexi Pappas Dreams Like a Crazy and Runs Like One, Too

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Science of Survival: A Very Old Man for a Wolf

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Dispatches: The Woman Who Rides Mountains

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Dispatches: Kris Tompkins’s 10-Million-Acre Life

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Science of Survival: “F/V Destination, Do You Copy?”

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Dispatches: Bear Grylls Will Never Give Up

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Dispatches: Cheryl Strayed’s Wild Creativity

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Dispatches: An Amazingly Crappy Story

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The Outside Interview: Your Hungry Brain is Making You Fat

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Dispatches: Red Dawn in Lapland

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The Outside Interview: Susan Casey Might Have Gills

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Science of Survival: He That is Down Need Fear No Fall

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The Outside Interview: The Whole Life Challenge Is Easier Than You Think

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Science of Survival: Bee Still My Heart

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Science of Survival: Dangerously Delicious

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Dispatches: The Secret History of Biosphere 2

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Science of Survival: Adrift

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Science of Survival: Frozen Alive Redux

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The Outside Interview: Can’t Hack It? Gene-Hack It

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The Outside Interview: Doc Parsley Solves Your Sleep Crisis

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Dispatches: Can Humans Outrun Antelope?

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The Outside Interview: Dr. Michael Gervais on Mental Mastery

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Dispatches: Captain Jackass

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The Outside Interview: Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece on the Extreme Edge of Fitness

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Dispatches: The Fine Art of Weaponizing Critters

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Dispatches: Jack Johnson Loses His Cool

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XX Factor: 1200 Miles on Blood Road

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XX Factor: Vanessa Garrison Walks the Walk

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Science of Survival: A Very Scary Fish Story

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XX Factor: How the Sports Bra Changed History

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Dispatches: Andy Samberg’s Tour de Farce

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Science of Survival: Racing a Dying Brain

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XX Factor: The Ice Queen Cometh

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Science of Survival: Drinking Yourself to Death

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XX Factor: Diana Nyad Goes the Distance

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XX Factor: Snowboarding While Iranian

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Science of Survival: Cloudbusters

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Science of Survival: The Death Blow

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XX Factor: A Woman’s Place is on Top

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XX Factor: Beth Rodden Unpacked

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Science of Survival: After the Crash, Part 2

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Science of Survival: After the Crash, Part 1

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Science of Survival: The Everest Effect

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The Outside Interview: Florence Williams on The Nature Fix

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Science of Survival: Treed by a Jaguar

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Science of Survival: Line of Blood in the Sand

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The Outside Interview: Mark Sundeen on the New Pioneers

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Dispatches: Call of the Wild Things

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The Outside Interview: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

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Science of Survival: Cliffhanger, Part 3

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Science of Survival: Cliffhanger, Part 2

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Science of Survival: Cliffhanger, Part 1

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Dispatches: National Parks Don’t Need Your Stinkin’ Reverence

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Dispatches: The Sound of Science

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The Outside Interview: The Hard Lessons of Climbing Superstar Conrad Anker

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The Outside Interview: The Secret History of Doping

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The Outside Interview: Tim Ferriss Overshares

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The Outside Interview: Jason Motlagh on the Darién Gap

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The Outside Interview: Robert Young Pelton

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Science of Survival: In Too Deep

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Science of Survival: Under Pressure

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Science of Survival: The Devil’s Highway, Part II

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Science of Survival: The Devil’s Highway, Part I

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Science of Survival BONUS: Whatever Happens, Happens

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Science of Survival: Struck by Lightning

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Science of Survival: Frozen Alive

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Science of Survival