I began listening to The Outside Podcast in the first season when every episode was Science of Survival. That series was engaging and interesting. When they began branching out into other content I was skeptical. How could anything be as riveting as the original SOS series? I was delightfully surprised. All of their series are produced at the highest level with content unrivaled by the majority of shows in the podcast realm. Itâs beyond me why these guys are not mentioned at the top of âbest of podcast listsâ. My only qualm is the episode length. At 30-45mins and released every other week. I burn through these episodes like no ones business. Iâll let the release schedule fly since the quality superb. Thanks so much for the commitment and expertise required to produce this great show. 5 star show for sure.
If you have any hesitation giving this podcast a try start by listening to the Science of Survival episodes. Seriously, one of the best things I've found in the podcast world.
Always look forward to the next episode. Informative & entertaining at the same time.
Itâs everything youâd expect from Outside Magazine.
Please create more âScience of Survivalâ episodes! This is the best podcast iâve ever listened to; the stories are rich and detailed, and have a real purpose.
Love this podcast!! My only request is that they need more science of survival episodes which describe the science behind the survival stories. Those are the best episodes and they havenât had a new one in awhile! But overall love it!
I am obsessed with this podcast. The format is fascinating, the story telling fantastic and the editing premium. I have been binge listening ever since I found it!
Outside magazine was the first podcast that I became completely wrapped up in. I worked through their catalog of back episodes while waiting anxiously for new ones. Itâs not just the wide variety of adventures and outdoor related content, itâs the top notch production, and hosts consistently putting out engaging shows that make it so good. That being said, they seem to be looking for a new direction. Sustaining top notch content for years is tough. The shows now are all over the place, the hosts sometimes even sound discouraged. I will always love Outside Magazines podcast, but I would recommend new listeners go back a few years and look for shows that interest you. Donât start with the news stuff!
Just started listinging to the podcast (long ago used to be a mag subscriber - until mag started to get more hypeish - to coin a word).Listened to the "Frozen Alive" episode, as I still remember reading the original in print, and wsa just as captivated. Listened to a couple other survival episodes with interest. but...I was dubiious of the "Burnout" episode when they talked of dynamiting houses. (did I miss the disclaimer?) - Strike 1Then, the latest episode, "Wild Things" they went all mea culpa and metaphorical 'bout the dynamiting - Strike 2 - no justification for poetic license after they (rightly) discussed the greivance brought up by a professional.Then, let's talk about the "Wild Things" episode. Sasquatch? Really? That's 30 minutes (15 @2x speed) that I'll never get back. - Strike 3.And, as it's associated, I recently saw a video of climbing and circumnavigating Mt Hood, where they claimed typically 12 hours to climb from Timberline (nobody's that slow, praticularly with skis and/or even with the Mazamas), and 4 days circumnavigation (if you're on a very casual backpack), for what purpose, to show how burley the two particpants were compared to your average couch potato? - Big Strike 4And- the host bringing up over again that he's a Portlander (or Oregonian) - eh, strike 5... Think it's time to unsubscribe.
Thank goodness for the XX Factor series. I want more!!!
I love love love these!! I want only these!
This podcast has a recurring series called âscience of survival.â Absolutely magnificent!
This is a review of the episodes on the Outside Podcast titled The Science of Survival. These epsisodes are fantastic without fail. I hoped all of the forms of the Outside Podcast would be as good as these, though they are not.
Sometimes I find that they get a little too political. I donât listen to podcasts like this for politics such as in Bundyville.
I absolutely adore the Science of Survival episodes!!! Very entertaining and educational- they are the best part of the podcast by far!
Iâm a nurse and an outdoor enthusiast. I love the Science of Survival series. It is so moving it makes me a little nauseous at times (totally in a good way - all my ER/first responder peeps know what Iâm talking about).
Itâs a shame that this podcast has devolved from fascinating survival stories into nothing but cultural commentaries with an agenda. Oh well, plenty of other options out there.
Itâs a shame that one of the best podcasts out there added such a terrible series by James Mills to their otherwise incredible content.
The science of survival episodes are an adrenaline inducing way to help pass the monotony of my desk job. Engaging, enjoyable, and informative! Keep them coming!
Stephanie Joyce needs to work on the last word of her sentences. There is nothing sharp about it. Although Joyceâs stories may be interesting, I canât listen to her narrate stories.
I absolutely love the science of survival episodes!! Every single one is riveting. I also love the creative spin of tying an endangered species story into that series. Thanks for the great podcast, and please keep creating new science of survival episodes!
Iâd give this podcast a 5 star rating if it removed Chris Keyes from being the interviewer. While his questions arenât bad, his monotone delivery, seemingly thinking about the next question while the guest is answering the current one and constant background noises during the conversation are enough to drive me mad. I listen to tons of podcasts and almost never encounter these issues. All other aspects of the podcast are great, though. I know heâs the editor of the magazine, but a little coaching by the producers would go a long way. Or possibly a better interviewer?
It's a breathe of fresh air. Nothing that will get you into an awkward political conversation. All while inspiring you to do great things and be active.
I really enjoy the variation in topics: Detailed survival stories in crazy situations, and personal stories of experiences outside. I love the range and personal touch. It's also nice hearing from different reporters who find stories they connect with.
I canât believe I didnât know about this podcast, Iâve been binge listening ever since I discovered it. My favorite episodes are the science of survival and dispatches. Iâve got my brother hooked now as well. Great job guys!
More of the second person narrated Science of Survival episodes! Adrift an Be Still My Heart were especially good.
I love this podcast. Usually great stories, awesome storytelling. Especially loved the xx series on women. You really missed the mark on the dramatized sensationlist mushroom story where a fictional woman gets a liver transplant from eating a poison mushroom and almost kills her friends. Weird. It was like you were trying to scare people from eating mushrooms. This could have been a cool story about real foragers and the dangers that have. Maybe have a real scientist or botanist talk instead of some pseudo dateline episode.
The stories of survival are epic! The others are okay.
Thoughtful storytelling and interviews on adventure, nature, danger, and the human drive to excel.