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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

When an avalanche killed Caroline Gleich’s brother, it didn’t end her dream of becoming a pro skier. But it did change her approach to the mountains.

The desperate race to save a skier who disappeared under an avalanche

Sometimes our darkest moments create the best kind of magic

A revolutionary robotic device is opening up all kinds of new possibilities in the mountains

When a massive swell surprised author William Finnegan, he was left with only one option: paddle for his life

What does it take to get through the worst-case scenario? A very special combination of physical and mental strength.

A journalist’s efforts at reinvention reveal a surprising truth: that developing new abilities is one of the most life-enhancing things we can do

The climber talks about the scary falls that actually enabled her to make it to the top of Yosemite's iconic big wall

MeatEater host Steven Rinella and adventure photographer Krystle Wright on the experiences that changed them

Apple’s CEO says technology can help us lead healthier, more balanced lives—but we also need to learn how to ignore our screens

More often than not, our biggest adventures are nothing like we expect them to be—in the best of ways

He survived multiple crash landings that should have killed him. But as Corliss sees it, risking everything was the only way to live.