A Half-Baked Climbing Trip that Ended with a Magical Eclipse
The Switch in Your Brain That Turns Down Stress
Wouldn't it be great if there was a technique that would allow us to vanquish fear and beat back stress?
Chased by a Jaguar in the Heart of the Amazon
A crew of daring twentysomethings had a half-baked plan to canoe through the jungle. Not surprisingly, they ran into all sorts of trouble.
Why You Desperately Want to Jump in a Lake
There's something about swimming that makes us feel very much alive—even as we enter an environment where the risk of death is all around us
Is the Battle Over Nike's Vaporfly Ruining Running?
Even with major races postponed, the sport remains upside down, with the focus still on shoes instead of who's wearing them
An Unsettling Crime at the Top of the World
A robbery was the last thing anyone ever expected in to the remote outpost of Longyearben, Norway
When 18 Tigers Were Let Loose in Zanesville, Ohio
America's patchwork laws on big-cat ownership create all kinds of problems—like when people let their dangerous kitties go free
What It’s Really Like Being on ‘Naked and Afraid’
Adventurer Blair Braverman thought going on the reality show would be the experience of a lifetime. It was—in very unexpected ways.
The Dawn of a New Sports-Bra Era
Advances in technologies have ushered in a new era for the world’s most important piece of sports equipment
How Nature Heals an Injured Brain
After a nasty bike accident, journalist Sarah Allely found basic activities impossible. Then she started spending more time outdoors.
What AI Hears in the Rainforest
Computers can identify sounds much better and faster than humans. So what do we learn when we ask them to listen to everything?
A Tale of Two Dramatic Big-Wave Rescues
Winter on the legendary North Shore of Oahu brings epic rides, agonizing wipeouts, and, every so often, acts of heroism
A Long-Shot Bid to Save the Monarch Butterfly
Artist Jane Kim's massive new mural in San Francisco is an attempt to wake us up to the plight of the suffering species
Ben Greenfield’s Radical Fitness Strategies
The controversial author and personal trainer shares his lessons from the outer limits of self-experimentation
The Only Time It's OK to Jump Off a Chairlift
How one snowboarder found himself facing the worst possible choice
Seeking Magic and Solace in the Northern Lights
Following a tragedy, a photographer finds a new sense of purpose in the wintertime sky
Rich Roll Is the Oprah of Endurance Sports
The empathetic host and vegan ultra-athlete shares his long personal journey and many hard lessons learned
How a Ski Accident with My Daughter Changed Everything
A painful crash helped remind one dad what really matters
How Kikkan Randall Keeps Coming Back
The cross-country skiing icon was beginning a new chapter in life when a diagnosis changed everything
When Nature Gets Heavy Metal
Wilderness is usually associated with tranquility, but some moments call for the deployment of hard rock
Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s All-In Partnership
The husband and wife directing team open up about the life and work that they’ve created together—and where it all goes from here.
Getting Bit and Stung By the Nastiest Creatures on Earth
What two TV hosts learned from subjecting themselves to the agony-inducing defenses of insects, snakes, lizards, and fish
Why Connecting with Wild Animals Makes Us Happier and Healthier
The bestselling author is back with a bold book arguing that we desperately need to connect with other species
The Hardest Part of a Rescue Comes Later
Two years after he was saved in a remote canyon, our host talks with one of his rescuers about coping with life-altering trauma
When Our Podcast Host Shattered His Leg in a Canyon
It took an epic effort to get him out. Two years later, the healing for him and his rescuers continues.
The Curious Rise of Adult Recess Leagues
Across the country, grown-ups are bounding outside after work for kickball, capture the flag, and other kid games. What's going on?
Outside Podcast: Why Christopher McDougall Runs with a Donkey
Author Christopher McDougall is back with a new book about his surprising relationship with a burro named Sherman
A Wild Odyssey with the World’s Greatest Chef
When Jeff Gordinier accepted an invite from chef René Redzepi to hunt for tacos in Mexico, he had no idea what he was getting into
The Wrong Way to Fight Off a Bear
The year's most dramatic story of a bear attack offers potentially lifesaving lessons for anyone venturing into the wild
Getting Past Our Fear of Great White Sharks
Behind the headlines about the return of great whites to Cape Cod is a story about how we're learning to live alongside a terrifying predator
How a Couple Defended Their Home from a Wildfire
Why one California couple chose to stand and fight an inferno
Why Top Athletes Like to Dabble and Frequently Quit
In his new book, Range, author David Epstein makes a strong case against specialization in sports and life
Doug Peacock on the Fight to Protect Grizzly Bears
The conservation icon talks about the surprising history of grizzlies in America and what comes next
The Fine Art of Drinking the Right Amount of Water
Hydrating is supposed to make us healthier and more vibrant. But how much is too much?
Mirna Valerio Is the Runner You Never Expected
When Mirna Valerio first began running ultramarathons, she immediately got a lot of attention—but not for the reasons you might expect
Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?
Journalist Rowan Jacobsen discusses his controversial feature suggesting we need to reconsider our relationship with the sun and sunscreen
What Awe in Nature Does for Us
New research suggests that the emotion has a singular ability to lower stress and improve our overall well-being. So how do we get more of it?
Bundyville: The Remnant
Why two bombings that rocked the tiny town of Panaca, Nevada, help us understand who really owns public lands in the West
The Doctors Prescribing Nature
Can a grassroots movement of physicians convince big health care that free medicine is the way of the future?
Sweat Science: The Mysterious Syndrome Destroying Top Athletes
A mysterious syndrome is leaving elite athletes lethargic, depressed, and unable to get out of bed
Why a Walk in the Woods Cures the Blues
Ecologist Chris Morgan sensed that nature had healing powers. But it wasn’t until he tried forest bathing that he understood them.
Snakebit, Part 2
A Wisconsin truck mechanic has has endured hundreds of snakebites in a quest to immunize his body. Scientists think he might have found the cure.
The Radically Simple Digital Diet We All Need
Cal Newport, author of 'Digital Minimalism,' explains how we need to reimagine our relationship with technology
Snakebit, Part 1
After Kyle Dickman nearly died from a rattlesnake bite in Yosemite, he began a quest to understand what venom really does to us
Buried Treasure and Duct Tape
The surprising answers to two critical questions that every adventurer has: What do you after you find buried treasure? And what can't duct tape fix?
Bob Ross’s Strategies for Survival
A fascinating data analysis of the 381 painting the beloved artist did for his TV show will have you looking at him in a whole new light
Sweat Science: The Keto Conundrum
The ketogenic diet is all the rage in the fitness world. But does it really make athletes healthier, stronger, or faster?
Bill McKibben on the End of Nature
No one has done more to sound the alarm about climate change than Bill McKibben. We asked him: is there any hope at all?
Can You Outrun Anxiety?
Katie Arnold, author of the new memoir Running Home, talks about the unique healing power of endurance sports
Steven Rinella Wants Hunters and Hikers to Hold Hands
The host of the MeatEater podcast and Netflix series talks about the need for us all to unite forces and rally to protect public lands
Recovery Takes More Than Infrared PJ’s
As wacky recovery tech goes mainstream, science writer Christie Aschwanden explains what works and what doesn’t
Talking with Mindfulness Guru Pete Kirchmer
The director of a meditation program developed by neuroscientists explains how teaching athletes mindfulness can change their brains
The Mountain Bikers Fighting New Trails
A crew of feisty veteran riders is trying to halt the development of previously illegal trails in New England.
Bianca Valenti Is on a Big-Wave Mission
How a quest to get women included in the Mavericks surfing contest fueled a transformation that could impact all of sports.
Using Pain to Reach Your Potential
Former Navy SEAL and endurance athlete David Goggins insists that discomfort is the key to self-improvement
The 3,100-Mile Run Around the Block
There are a lot of tough endurance races, but the hardest one of all might take place on a single block in Queens, New York
Can We Please Kill Off Crutches?
Doctors around the world have stopped prescribing underarm crutches to injured athletes. So why do we still use them in the U.S.?
Learning to Love the Pain
Setting cycling's hour record hurts so much that it's been called death without dying. So what does it take to get past the discomfort?
What Dogs Really Think About Dog Gear
How do you design something for a user whose only feedback is incessant tail wagging?
Don't Waste Your Breath
To become an Air Force pararescue specialist, you have to get through a brutal training course and stay underwater for a long, long time
Can Nature Heal Our Deepest Wounds?
It takes a unique form of wilderness therapy to help people suffering from emotional trauma
The Pull-Up Artists
There's only one way to do 10,000 pull-ups in under 24 hours: Reset the limits of the human body
One Fork to Rule Them All
A designer's quest to make the world's greatest piece of cutlery tells us a lot about the tireless creators of our favorite things
Alex Honnold on 'Free Solo'
Has being the subject of arguably the best climbing film ever made changed him? Absolutely.
There's a reason that some form of the Bigfoot legend persists all over the world
The Future of Fire
Is it even possible to reduce the number of massive blazes that are now commonplace in the American West?
Fighting Fire with Fire
How do you protect yourself from wildfire on a warming planet? You burn everything on purpose.
Science of Survival: The Sky Is Burning
A rare convergence of events turned a wildfire in the Boundary Waters into a massive burn. Two campers were right in its path.
The Hidden Graves of Kuku Island
Carina Hoang fled the Vietnam War on a boat that was supposed to take her to a refugee camp. Instead it took her to a deserted island.
Struck by Lightning (Replay)
If you live through a strike, the recovery can be a confounding, bizarre journey that never really ends
The Simple Secrets to Athletic Longevity
Why do some of us flame out in our thirties while others are still racing in their sixties? And how can we reverse the effects of getting older?
Shelma Jun Can Flash Foxy
The founder of the Women's Climbing Festival talks about the influence female athletes are having on a sport long dominated by men
Knox Robinson Crafts Running Culture
The eclectic founder of the Black Roses NYC running collective on using athletics to create community in urban environments.
Ayesha McGowan Wants to Be First
A violinist describes her bold quest to become the first female African American cyclist on the pro tour
Mikhail Martin Is a Brother of Climbing
The athlete-activist is on a mission to get more people of color into the sport he loves
What the Bundy family's battle with the federal government really means for the future of public lands in the American West
Kellee Edwards's Story Is a Trip
How a former bank teller became the first African American woman to host a regular-season show on the Travel Channel.
Alexi Pappas Dreams Like a Crazy and Runs Like One, Too
The Olympian and filmmaker connects with people in ways that other athletes can't. We asked her why.
A Very Old Man for a Wolf
As the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947, he was beloved by conservationists. Then he broke one too many rules.