266 episodes

Outside's longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will both entertain 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 expanded our show and now offer a range of story formats, including interviews with the biggest figures in sports, adventure, and politics, as well as reports from our correspondents in the field.

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    • 4.3 • 1.8K Ratings

Outside's longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will both entertain 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 expanded our show and now offer a range of story formats, including interviews with the biggest figures in sports, adventure, and politics, as well as reports from our correspondents in the field.

    The Obsessives Who Hunted Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

    The Obsessives Who Hunted Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

    When retired art dealer Forrest Fenn hid a million dollars’ worth of gold in the Rocky Mountains, he sent thousands of people on a desperate journey. One of them, an ex-cop from Seattle named Darrell Seyler, risked everything on his search. In this first episode of the new series Missed Fortune , created by former Outside Podcast host Peter Frick-Wright and inspired by his magazine story for  Outside , we join Seyler at the start of his obsessive quest. Missed Fortune is an Apple Original Podcast produced by High Five Content in association with 30 Minutes West and Outside magazine.

    • 42 min
    Summer Read: My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dream Job

    Summer Read: My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dream Job

    For Caitlin Giddings, leading cross-country bike tours was supposed to be the ultimate escape from the monotony of normal life. Instead it was a kind of torture. Giddings was in her twenties when she was seduced by the idea of turning her passion for cycling into a paycheck. She wanted freedom and adventure! What she got, however, was a lot of whining and grief from troublemaking clients , including a deranged madman and a guy who kept peeing on another rider’s tent. In this episode of our Summer Read series, she describes how her fantasy went so, so wrong. This episode was brought to you by Costa Sunglasses, designed to help you make the most of your time on the water. Find the frame for your pursuit at costasunglasses.com .

    • 23 min
    How Viggo Mortensen Became a Cave-Diving Legend

    How Viggo Mortensen Became a Cave-Diving Legend

    To portray the hero of the Thai cave rescue in the new film Thirteen Lives , the Hollywood star had to go deep—literally. Mortensen plays the part of Rick Stanton, the legendary British cave diver who helped lead the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from the far reaches of a flooded cavern in northern Thailand. The actor’s preparation included months of conversations with Stanton and a harrowing cave-diving adventure of his own . In this episode, producer Paddy O’Connell talks with both men about what it takes to endure the mental and physical challenges of swimming through dark, tight spaces, where just one mistake can kill you. This episode was brought to you by Costa Sunglasses, designed to help you make the most of your time on the water. Find the frame for your pursuit at costasunglasses.com .

    • 28 min
    Summer Read: A Mount Hood Tragedy We’ll Never Forget

    Summer Read: A Mount Hood Tragedy We’ll Never Forget

    A group of high school sophomores set off on what was supposed to be a grand climb. Instead, it became one of the deadliest alpine disasters in North American history. It was 1986, and the Oregon students were seeking to complete an adventure program with the support of professional guides. As they made their way toward the 11,235-foot summit, a vicious storm hit. In this episode of our Summer Read series, we revisit a feature by writer Pauls Toutonghi that chronicles the tragedy and its enduring impact on a community that it changed forever. This episode was brought to you by Costa Sunglasses, designed to help you make the most of your time on the water. Find the frame for your pursuit at costasunglasses.com .

    • 59 min
    A Frantic Escape from a Wildfire

    A Frantic Escape from a Wildfire

    Greg and Julie Welch were relaxing at their campsite in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in August, 2011, when a tiny fire in a nearby bog suddenly exploded into a massive inferno that began racing toward them. At first they were confused: they knew there were small wildfires in the area, but all forecasts suggested there was nothing to worry about—it was humid and rain was on the way. However, an extremely rare convergence of atmospheric events had set in motion what would become known as the Pagami Creek Fire, consuming more than 92,000 acres over several months, making it the biggest wildfire in the state in more than a century. And now the Welches faced only one choice: jump in their kayaks and paddle for their lives. This episode was brought to you by Go RVing, which wants to help you make the most of your adventures. Learn how easy it is to work from the road or take your family and furry friends with you on your next trip at GoRVing.com .

    • 36 min
    Summer Read: Testing Love on the Open Sea

    Summer Read: Testing Love on the Open Sea

    Can a relationship survive a grand adventure? That was the big question hanging over two novice sailors as they set out on a voyage off the coast of New England. It all began when Claire Antoszewski had the idea to refurbish an old boat with her partner Will Grant, a man who is most comfortable on a horse. With dreams of a leisurely cruise, they got to work—and soon found themselves at the helm of the Lower Goose in high seas and nasty weather. Not surprisingly, they have different takes on what happened. In this episode of our Summer Read series, we hear both sides of the story and learn some lessons about how to carefully mix romance and risk. This episode was brought to you by Costa Sunglasses, designed to help you make the most of your time on the water. Find the frame for your pursuit at costasunglasses.com .

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Tandem Bear ,

Don’t mushroom hunt!

Everyone should listen to the episode about dying by mushroom poisoning. Brutal but so valuable!

I attended a week long mycology seminar as a young college student. Not a biology student and this was a graduate seminar, so it went TOTALLY over my head. (Still had a great time.)

But the ONE thing I did learn? Don’t hunt for wild mushrooms! All of the mycologists said the same thing, “NO way would I pick wild mushrooms for consumption. Too many look-alikes & unidentified species out there!” MAYBE one exception: Morels, because they’re unique & distinctive. But that’s it! Anyone who says otherwise is actually ignorant of the dangers.

When the experts won’t do it, probably not a good idea for the layman! Not worth losing your liver and/or life over an amateur mistake!

FrankPetronio ,

Outdoors with obese Jewish women

Neurotic womyn from the Tri-State area discuss irrational fear of weather, gentiles and God’s creatures

so899 ,

I wanted to like it

I tried to listen to a few episodes but had to turn it off. The narration is unbearable. The writing made me cringe. The commercials… yuck.

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