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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, ad ...
 
We are just two weirdos in love. We are open/poly, swingers, kinky, and dont give a fuck what people think of us. We make our alternative relationship work for us and it is the best choice for us. Find out how it can actually be normal to not have a "normal" monogamous white picket fence relationship like society has drilled into us from the day we were born. There are no written rules on how to have a successful relationship. You make your own guidelines, and we're just sharing ours.
 
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What did you dream of becoming when you were a kid?Is it becoming a famous musician? Professional hockey player? Making the game winning shot to win the NBA championship?Could you still achieve that childhood dream?Or is that dream unattainable?Tune in, as Oleg and Travis explore the importance of shifting one's perspective when it comes to achievi…
 
On his first album in five years, the singer-songwriter brings us a collection of heartfelt tracks that offer warmth and comfort when we really need it. Making folks feel good is, of course, what Johnson does best. For more than two decades, his music has served as the soundtrack to our fun times: hanging at the beach, taking a road trip, kicking b…
 
Once upon a time there was a land that was happy and carefree. People could go outside and hug their neighbors. They could enjoy each others presence without fear of pain or suffering. Life was good as society progressed.One day, a dark cloud approached this perfect land. The darkness covered everyone and everything. People turned on their neighbor…
 
A man goes to bed at three in the morning after aimlessly scrolling on his phone.A woman walks past a McDonald’s and smells the intoxicating scent of burgers and fries. She walks in and gets a large of everything.A teenager goes to a party and learns that drinking alcohol is a quick way to make friends. They continue to drink every weekend so that …
 
Amid all the noise surrounding Web3, something fascinating is emerging: a new kind of immersive adventure storytelling. An innovative effort is underway to leverage the same technologies that get gamers excited about buying an outfit for their avatar to instead reward people for engaging in real-world outdoor experiences. The shift is going to have…
 
What does vulnerability mean to you?How can you become more vulnerable with yourself?How well do you know yourself?How much of your inner truth do you share with yourself and the rest of the world?Tune in, as Christopher Kies and Oleg, dive deep into the challenges of being vulnerable with one self, ways to share one's inner truth with the rest of …
 
After two young pilots crashed their small plane into the water off Hawaii, they realized their best hope for survival was to make it back to land on their own. Sydney Uetmoto and David McMahon had been on a regular route between Oahu and the island of Hawaii, but now they were just specks in the sea with no way to call for help. In this riveting t…
 
People are resilient.Most, if not all, can endure unimaginable hardships over the course of a lifetime.Not every challenge is the same.Some are much harder to overcome than others.For some losing a loved one or the fear of it happening, takes precedence over even the individual’s life.The question is, “Why?”What makes some value the lives of others…
 
Is there something about adventure and risk that opens our hearts? Absolutely. In this episode, created in concert with an Outside article about love in the wild, we bring you tales of romances that bloomed outdoors. You’ll hear about two ultrarunners who fell for each other during a 60-mile dash through the Alps, a high-altitude climber who led he…
 
A child grows up in a suburban town with nice neighbors and good friends. They have a backyard where they play fetch with their dog. The school is only a five minute bike ride away. There are challenges with bullies and some passionless teacher, but overall, life is good.That is until the child’s father earns a promotion at his job. They will have …
 
A runner trains for months for his upcoming race. His coach pushes him and explains how he can achieve his full potential. The days of training, sweating, and pain, all accumulate to one moment: The day of the race.At the starting line he can hear the shouts of the crowd. He can hear the shuffling of feet from the other competitors. He can hear the…
 
A knight in shining armor charges down the field, arrows exploding upon his chest plate. Other swordsmen exchange blows, but the knight is not deterred. After all, his protection keeps him alive and fighting. He knows if it were not for his armor, he would have perished long ago.The knight is someone we can identify with, even if we do not possess …
 
Writer Amy McCulloch was a young adventurer looking to challenge herself when she set her sights on 26,781-foot Manaslu, in the Himalayas. On a guided expedition, she encountered the expected risks of high-altitude mountaineering, as well as a darker threat she’d never imagined: members of her own team harassing and sexually propositioning her in a…
 
What are the things you're responsible for today?Why these things and not others?How do you choose the things that take the front seat? What are the things that get put on the back burner?Tune in, as Brian and Oleg, explore the importance of prioritization in life, how to identify the critical steps to accomplish each day and other related topics.…
 
Our furry friends are the best of adventure playmates. But they can also provide pure, unconditional love that gets us through the darkest times. A series of dogs have supported Colorado outdoor writer Annette McGivney since childhood, as she endured domestic abuse, the loss of family members, and a bitter divorce. She’s not alone: after McGivney p…
 
Why do we help others?Is one born with the intention of helping others or is it a learned behavior?Some have argued that helping others feels good, it creates a sense of belonging, it gives one a sense of purpose, along with hundreds of other benefits.At what point does helping others backfire? What is the downside of constantly wanting to help ano…
 
There’s a distinct pleasure to eating wild foods that you forage yourself—unless you pick the wrong thing. Imagine the horror you’d feel upon realizing that the risotto you cooked for your dinner party was made with *Amanita phalloides*, a.k.a. the death cap. You’d found the fungi off a trail near your home, sure they were common meadow mushrooms. …
 
A boy loves learning. He loves reading. He loves discovering new information in any way he can. School provides him with some of his education, but he spends most of his time at the local library absorbing every piece of literature in his sights.He is happiest when he is learning. Unfortunately, the other kids at school don’t seem to share his uniq…
 
In forests across the planet, secretive hunters are searching for that rare and insanely expensive wild delicacy: the truffle. The organism, which grows underground, tethered to tree roots, can fetch thousands of dollars per pound from upscale restaurateurs. The only way to find these particular fungi are dogs specially trained to sniff them out. N…
 
Do you view the glass half full or half empty?Do you become frustrated when it rains on a day you were planning on enjoying the outdoors?Do you find that complaining about life brings you happiness?Generally speaking, having a negative outlook can put yourself in a position where you find yourself less happy and create a less than enjoyable environ…
 
Recently Daddy and I had two experiences just weeks apart from one another that inspired this podcast. Warning! If you are a new age "wok" kid and/or feminist theres a chance you will get triggered at some point during this podcast. We partook in conversations with two different women about ours and their relationship/sex life. Each had their own s…
 
Outdoor athlete and Outside contributing editor Gloria Liu very much wanted to be one those people with the confidence and carefree spirit to occasionally hike, bike, or ski in the nude. Unfortunately, the decade-old memory of an uncomfortable event at a backcountry hot spring kept her clinging to her knickers. So, like any good competitor, Liu und…
 
What is the purpose of the hardships we encounter in our lives?Is there a deeper meaning to it all?Or is it only the meaning we choose to assign it?Do you believe you have a choice in how you view each hardship in your life?Tune in, as Ron and Oleg, discuss why hardships exist, the meaning hardships carry within our lives, and other related topics.…
 
When we open our ears to the marvels of natural soundscapes, we experience the energies of the world in a unique way—and begin to understand the mysteries behind them. But when we habitually ignore what we’re hearing, we both miss out on one of the best parts of being human and enable the loss of an enormous diversity of species on this planet. So …
 
A girl desperately wants to be a professional soccer player when she grows up. Even at a young age, she puts in hours and hours of practice in her backyard. She is the first to start practice and the last to leave. Nothing will prevent her from achieving her goals.As she grows, she joins more prestigious teams and plays a game almost every weekend.…
 
The "C" word.More than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year in US, and nearly 600,000 of them die from it, making it the second leading cause of death.The question that remains unanswered is, "Can an individual beat cancer? If so, how?"Thousands of approaches have been shared to date.In this episode, we will be focusing on, "atti…
 
Something surprising is happening on the video app best known for silly dance moves: users are finding inspiration for adventure. There are some fundamental differences in the way TikTok works that make it stand out from other social media platforms, and those differences may make it a space that’s more prone to bringing different kinds of people t…
 
How do you manifest peace and happiness?Some people set very clear intentions, find ways to let go of perfectionism, create time for stillness, let go of what doesn't serve them.How do you do it?What brings you peace?What makes you happy?Join Rebecca and Oleg, as they explore the impact of acts of kindness, ways to identify things that make you hap…
 
Fight or flight.This is the core of the sympathetic nervous system. It is so ingrained in human physiology and psychology that it can be traced to ancient humans. If a saber tooth tiger was stalking an early man, they had to know how to use their fear to either sprint as fast as they could or overcome the threat with the tools they had at their dis…
 
The day has come. The day you have dreaded for weeks. You cannot imagine a fate worse than this. Today, is your friend’s birthday party. They have chosen the most unholy and horror provoking event to celebrate their new year. They have decided to take all of their friends to an amusement park.For most people, this may sound like the most fun any pe…
 
Imagine the origin story of your favorite superhero. For most of them, they did not start with superhuman strength, intellect, or courage. They started as many average humans start life with the same opportunities and challenges that plague us all.The difference between our superhero to be and the average person has to do with what the hero had to …
 
In the ten years since Cheryl Strayed published her memoir about grief, addiction, and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, her life has changed dramatically. When the book came out in March 2012, she was a working mother of two, snatching whatever time she could to write. But within months, Wild was picked for Oprah’s Book Club and became a bestseller.…
 
What motivates someone to run more than 3,000 miles around a single city block? Transcendence. Just ask the entrants in the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, which takes place every year in Queens, New York. In order to get to the finish line ahead of the cutoff, competitors must complete the equivalent of two marathons a day for 52 da…
 
Do you remember the story of the three little pigs?Once upon a time there were three little pigs. The first pig built his house from straw. The second pig built his house from wood. The third pig built his house from brick. Each felt that they were safe because of the shelter they had built.A wolf looking for a meal tested their domiciles by attemp…
 
An ex-punk and former train engineer who is self-taught in the sciences, Joey Santore does not fit the mold of the stereotypical botanist. He has lots of tattoos and no college degree and is known for illegal tree-planting projects. Then there’s his voice: a native Chicagoan, he can sound like he’s on an SNL skit about Da Bears. Maybe all this expl…
 
Do you like coloring your hair the full spectrum of the rainbow?Do you enjoy speaking about topics that others find uncomfortable?Do you simply wish to live your life without judgement or persecution?There are over six billion people on this planet with cultural, national, political, and social differences. There may be differences that are objecti…
 
On the outside, Drew Petersen seemed like a guy who was living the dream. He is extremely fit with a powder-snow-catching beard, and he’s prone to hoots of joy when skiing down amazing mountains around the world. But on the inside, he was for many years hiding loneliness, anger, and a deep sadness. Only recently, in the wake of a near-death acciden…
 
In recent years, research has demonstrated that spending time in nature can help with everything from anxiety to attention deficit disorder to high blood pressure. Florence Williams knows this as well as anyone: her celebrated 2017 book The Nature Fix, explained the science behind the many physiological and emotional benefits of being in natural en…
 
Your heart is beating fast. Your chest seizes slightly. You burst into a cold sweat. Your deadline is fast approaching and you feel physically ill from the pressure. You close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and continue your project in stride.Anxiety can come in many forms and be triggered by all sorts of situations. Perhaps meeting new people…
 
Your love for your father is strong, but he has disappointed you time and time again.He promised you that last week's drink was going to be the last one.There have been many “last ones.”Your best friend has slowly drifted down a rabbit hole of drug abuse and self harm.Despite your pleas for him to stop, he continues down this dark path.Your child h…
 
Professional skier Markus Eder had a fantasy of an impossible descent that would take him across glaciers, through frozen tunnels, into a terrain park, even out of the back of a pickup truck. It made no sense. And yet somehow, over eight years, he found a way to make it happen by thinking more like an artist than an athlete. The result is [The Ulti…
 
In 1999, Alex Lowe was a star climber and father to three young boys when he died on Tibet’s 26,335-foot Shishapangma along with expedition cameraman David Bridges. The lone survivor of the accident was Conrad Anker, Alex’s climbing partner and best friend. A year after the tragedy, Anker married Jennifer Lowe, Alex's widow and mother to their thre…
 
The most dominant ski racer on the planet is constantly questioning her talents—which may be the secret of her greatness. Mikaela Shiffrin has won two Olympic gold medals and more than 70 World Cup races, but unlike fellow American skiing stars Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller, she isn’t known for her speed-demon recklessness. Instead, she’s lauded for…
 
Over two decades of ambitious adventures, elite skier and climber Zahan Billimoria has had some very close calls in the mountains. That doesn’t make him unique. What does is his passionate belief that we all have a lot to learn about the true meaning of risk. As the founder of Samsara Experience, a training program for outdoor athletes, he’s develo…
 
For more than 60 years, the Hawaiian island of Oahu has beckoned surfers hoping to drop into some of the world’s biggest waves. The result has been many epic rides, all kinds of brutal wipeouts, and the occasional harrowing rescue. In each case, the experience and skills of those involved can make all the difference. And of course, there’s sheer lu…
 
Outside reviews editor Jeremy Rellosa needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Then he remembered the rather dank steam room in the magazine’s office, which had briefly become a sanctuary for him before the pandemic. Digging into research on heat therapies, he learned that the popular Finnish wellness routine of going back and fort…
 
It’s been one of the most enduring archetypes in mountain sports: that great wintry countercultural hero, who will work any job and live in squalor so long as they can ski 100-plus days a season. But now, after decades of inspiring people everywhere to chase their powder dreams, the ski bum has at last been extinguished by… well, that’s the questio…
 
How often do you take the time to think about the person who cooked your food at your favorite restaurant. How about the person who delivered you the food when you didn’t feel like going to the restaurant yourself? How often do you think about the janitor who takes care of your office? Do you consider the messes of today that are cleaned by the tim…
 
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