285 episodes

A show where curiosity and the natural world collide. We explore science, energy, environmentalism, and reflections on how we think about and depict nature, and always leave time for plenty of goofing off.

Outside/In is a production of NHPR.

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    • 4.7 • 1.3K Ratings

A show where curiosity and the natural world collide. We explore science, energy, environmentalism, and reflections on how we think about and depict nature, and always leave time for plenty of goofing off.

Outside/In is a production of NHPR.

Learn more at outsideinradio.org

    The papyrus and the volcano

    The papyrus and the volcano

    How often do you think about the Roman Empire?

    • 32 min
    The Kings and Queens of "the Water Prom"

    The Kings and Queens of "the Water Prom"

    The Colorado River is disappearing – can one Gen Z dealmaker help save it?

    • 41 min
    The Element of Surprise

    The Element of Surprise

    From Napoleon's cutlery to the WWII occupation of Greenland, we dig up the hidden history behind the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust.

    • 27 min
    ‘Til the landslide brings it down

    ‘Til the landslide brings it down

    What happens when the growing threat of landslides collides with a housing crisis?

    • 29 min
    The mystery of the missing extinctions

    The mystery of the missing extinctions

    If we’re in the middle of a mass extinction, shouldn’t more species be going extinct?

    • 40 min
    Meet the meatfluencers

    Meet the meatfluencers

    Some social media influencers tout the all-meat diet and say that plants are making people sick. The science says otherwise.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

ShannonOdin ,

So freaking cool

I LOVED the papyrus scroll episode. Highlights the best of community, science and tech. Thanks for your work on sharing this amazing story.

AnimismAmy ,

Papyrus Palimpsest

I may have missed it, but I saw no mention of papyrus palimpsests. Scribes used to recycle papyrus scrolls. They would take a previously finished scroll and scrape the content off of it. The scraping did not completely erase the content and it was visible especially in the margins of the new writing
That provides a layer of complexity when trying to decipher scrolls. The most famous papyrus palimpsest currently, is the Archimedes palimpsest where 7 treatises of Archimedes and other writings were dismantled in 1250 to make a prayer book. Look it up.

MikeM37363729 ,

High quality

Great storytelling and almost always a fun listen.

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