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Brought to you by the editors of Outside, this podcast aims to apply the magazine’s long-standing literary storytelling methods to the audio realm. Each episode is either prompted by a feature from the archives or simply inspired by a theme Outside has explored. The podcast’s first series delves into the science of survival in some of nature’s most extreme environments. Presented by PRX and Outside magazine.
||CleanThe Outside Interview Ep 07: Mark Sundeen on the New Pioneers||Writer Mark Sundeen spent the last three years chronicling the lives of three couples who have dropped out of mainstream society, trading cars, technology, and electricity for freedom and hard work on the new American frontier.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDispatches Ep 03: Call of the Wild Things||Wolf howls, bird songs, , crickets, frogs—soundscapes contain clues to not only what’s going on around us but also who we are. Not just as individuals, but as human beings. Or at least, that’s what Bernie Krause says.||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Outside Interview Ep 06: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell||“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu,” says Sally Jewell. Hopeful, thoughtful, slightly ticked-off, and surprisingly emotional, the outgoing Secretary of the Interior talks with Outside editor Chris Keyes about the presidential election||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScience of Survival Ep 09: Cliffhanger, Part 3||Dan and Isaac are back from searching through the wreckage of Eastern Airlines Flight 980 on a remote mountain in Bolivia, but their findings have prompted a whole new set of questions. Will anyone look at the material they brought back to the U.S.?||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScience of Survival Ep 08: Cliffhanger, Part 2||Since colliding with a Bolivian mountain in 1985, Eastern Airlines Flight 980 has been frozen inside a glacier perched on the edge of a 3,000 foot drop. With wreckage now melting out of the ice at the base of the cliff,||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScience of Survival Ep 07: Cliffhanger, Part 1||It’s one of history’s greatest aviation mysteries: on New Year’s Day in 1985, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 was carrying 29 passengers and a hell of a lot of contraband when it crashed into the side of a 21,112-foot mountain in Bolivia.||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDispatches Ep 02: National Parks Don’t Need Your Stinkin’ Reverence||John Muir rhapsodizing about Yosemite is one thing, but Outside contributing editor Ian Frazier has had it with people calling their favorite outdoor spots “cathedrals,” “shrines,” and “sacred spaces.” When he made his case in an issue of Outs||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDispatches Ep01: The Sound of Science||Scientists are compiling huge amounts of data on the impact of global warming, but the story of that data often gets lost. Enter Nik Sawe, a researcher at Stanford who is transforming big data into music. Two parts science, one art,||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Outside Interview Ep 05: The Hard Lessons of Climbing Superstar Conrad Anker||For two decades, Conrad Anker has been at the forefront of climbing, evolving into America’s best all-around alpinist. With skills on rock, ice, and big peaks, he’s now something of an elder statesmen and mentor to a new generation of elite athle||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Outside Interview Ep04: The Secret History of Doping||Author Mark Johnson argues that performance enhancing drugs are hardly a recent phenomenon. In his new book, “Spitting in the Soup,” he traces doping all the way back to the 1904 Olympic marathon in St. Louis and shows how doping and sport have been f||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Outside Interview Ep03: Tim Ferriss Overshares||Tim Ferriss is many things. A bestselling author. A kickboxing champion. A horseback archer. The first American in history to hold a Guinness World Record in tango. He has built an enormous following by doing just about everything—and,||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Outside Interview Ep02: Jason Motlagh on the Darién Gap||Jason Motlagh and his crew were the first journalists in years to successfully cross the Darién Gap, a lawless, roadless jungle on the border of Colombia and Panama. Teeming with deadly snakes, drug traffickers, and antigovernment guerrillas,||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Outside Interview Ep01: Robert Young Pelton||Robert Young Pelton has made a career of tracking down warlords and interviewing people in the most dangerous places in the world. He’s been kidnapped in Colombia, survived an assassination attempt in Uganda,||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScience of Survival Ep06: In Too Deep||Michael Proudfoot was SCUBA diving on a shipwreck in Baja, Mexico when his regulator broke. He survived by finding an air pocket in the wreck, where he spent two days eating sea urchins and drinking fresh water from a teakettle before rescuers arrived....||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScience of Survival Ep05: Under Pressure||When you’re stuck underwater in a submarine, the number of of ways you can die is long and varied—crushing, burning, asphyxiation, exploding, the list goes on and on. Escaping alive requires maintaining calm and focus.||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScience of Survival Ep04: The Devil’s Highway, Part II||In the spring 2001, a group set out from Mexico to cross the border into Arizona. The tragic result of their journey—and many others like it—helped researchers develop the Death Index, a new model for predicting dehydration fatalities.||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScience of Survival Ep03: The Devil’s Highway, Part I||On a brutal route through the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona, thousands have died from dehydration and thirst. But one man’s journey through hell led to a breakthrough for science.||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScience of Survival Ep02 BONUS: Whatever Happens, Happens||One of the most famous accidents in wingsuit history.||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScience of Survival Ep02: Struck by Lightning||When Phil Broscovak was struck by lightning, his world got turned upside down.||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScience of Survival Ep01: Frozen Alive||The cold hard facts of freezing to death.||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScience of Survival||Welcome to the Show||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
My new favorite podcast
Intense and captivating, this podcast keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time you're listening. Not only is the storytelling awesome, but the science is also reported well. Trust me: Once you plug in your headphones, you won't be able to stop.
Can't wait for this to start. Weirdly excited to learn how we die in the wilderness?
And so, so, so good.