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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

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

Latria Graham’s essays on the challenges African Americans face in the outdoors spurred an outpouring of questions from readers. This is her response.

Today’s battles over climate change and fracking share a common origin: the timber wars of the Pacific Northwest

Jeremy Jones, the king of freeride snowboarding, wants to unleash the political might of the 50 million Americans who share a passion for our natural playgrounds

Kai Lightner and Beth Rodden are elite athletes from different eras, but they endured similar challenges. Now they want to help change the culture of the sport.

Chris Watson, the legendary field recordist for David Attenborough’s films, says this is a unique opportunity to discover the art and pleasure of hearing our world

An urban food writer chases deer in the backcountry with two of Instagram’s female hunting stars—and comes home transformed

Journalist James Nestor explains how humans started breathing wrong—and why relearning this lost art is so transformative

Two friends abandoned promising careers to pursue a bold adventure. It went terribly wrong—but also right.

A serious exploration of a topic that a lot of people don't take seriously

Artist Jackson Stell is crafting music that captures the ecstatic feelings we have when we venture into the natural world

Marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson wants us all to start asking a new question: What does the future look like if we get it right?