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A show about the natural world and how we use it. We explore science, energy, environmentalism, and reflections on how we think... more

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Is Biden a good climate president?

President Joe Biden has kept – and broken – a lot of promises on climate change.

25 May 2023 · 25 minutes
Just try not to breathe

A parajumper candidate finds himself facing elimination for the most surprising reason: he can hold his breath way too long.

18 May 2023 · 42 minutes
A tale of two deserts: Are Saudi cows to blame for Arizona's water crisis?

Arizona is rapidly depleting its water sources – is a Saudi Arabian alfalfa farm to blame?

11 May 2023 · 25 minutes
It's not easy being evergreen

Our latest round of listener questions has us exploring xeriscaping, green roofs, and the evolution of the human eye.

04 May 2023 · 24 minutes
The city inside a glacier

The Cold War mission to extract the world’s first complete ice core.

27 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
The Race to Net Zero: building a car-free future

Electric vehicles are part of the solution to climate change. But what if they’re also part of the problem?

20 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
The Race to Net Zero: will EVs get us there fast enough?

We need to electrify transportation if we’re going to avoid the worst climate impacts. Will we make it in time?

13 Apr 2023 · 30 minutes
The Underdogs Ep3: You sell your soul

What caused the Peranos to abandon their dogs and screw so many people over? Nate enlists the help of a... more

30 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
The Underdogs Ep 2: 'It has to be earned'

Nate flies to Minnesota to follow a new lead about the New Zealand racing team.

23 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
The Underdogs Ep1: Honey and vinegar

Outside/In host Nate Hegyi gets a surprising tip that leads him into the frozen and tight-knit world of competitive sled... more

16 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Outside/In presents The Underdogs

“We’re just one dead body away from Tiger King.”

09 Mar 2023 · 2 minutes
Scents & sensibility

Wherefore art thou, potpourri?

02 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
Who owns the sky?

“Whoever owns the soil, it is theirs up to Heaven and down to Hell."

23 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
Worm Wars! Invasive species and the stories we tell about them

When a producer learns about a "toxic, self-cloning worm”, she starts sounding the alarm about impending eco-doom. Until, that is,... more

16 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
Groundhogs: incidental archaeologists, mystical meteorologists

Despite being the only rodent with a holiday to its name, groundhogs are often considered pests.However, these natural-born diggers have... more

31 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
The “extreme” beat: whale hearts, mudslides, and more

We explore the outer limits of life on Earth and answer your “extreme” questions in another edition of the Outside/Inbox.

26 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
The ocean is a place of queer possibility

It's always ourselves we find in the sea.

19 Jan 2023 · 29 minutes
Dinner reservations: how to eat sustainably (and does it even matter?)

Reducing your dinner plate’s carbon footprint is easy, but putting its impact into perspective is anything but.

12 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Cold t*ts, warm hearts: the cold water dippers of Maine

“I remember getting out of the water, laughing like I hadn't laughed in years.”

29 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
Hot dam! Climate news that isn’t terrible

The third rail of environmental activism, the unlikely last-minute deal at COP27, and why tearing down renewable energy is sometimes... more

22 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
How a chicken saved my life

“I knew that I had to find my way back to that bird.”

15 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
13 tips on how to "surthrive" this winter

Winter is coming. The team advises on living your best life.

01 Dec 2022 · 42 minutes
O Possum! My Possum!

Wait… an opossum has how many vaginas?

24 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
The reality of History’s “Alone”

“If the money was right, I’d die out here for my family.”

17 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
Legends of the fall: fallout shelters, dreams of falling, and autumnal vibes

You’ll never hear the term “leaf-peeper” on this show again.

03 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Why we get scared (and why we like it)

When fear is almost fun – and when it’s only terrifying.

27 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
The curious case of the missing extinctions

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

13 Oct 2022 · 41 minutes
The last veterinarians in town

Veterinarians and vet technicians are being forced to choose between taking care of animals and taking care of themselves.

06 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
The olive & the pine

Planting a tree often is almost a shorthand for doing a good deed. But such an act is not always... more

22 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
Why do we stare at fire and other existential questions

Of fire and ice, seagulls and dog poop.

15 Sep 2022 · 28 minutes
Your Wildest Wildlife Encounters

Animal stories that will make you laugh, sweat, and want to stay on the boat.

08 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Yardwork: A bitter melon grows in Boston

For some, the Berkeley Community Garden is a multicultural oasis. To others… it’s just a pile of trash.

25 Aug 2022 · 35 minutes
Yardwork: Gardening is heavy metal

Is it safe to grow vegetables in your backyard garden?

18 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Yardwork: Lawn and Order

Americans love a lawn. But keeping the grass green comes at a cost — especially in the desert.

11 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
The most successful species on Earth?!

A debate about evolutionary “success.” Who should wear the crown of GSOAT (greatest species of all time), and are humans... more

28 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
The National Park Service

Nearly a hundred million acres of the truth about America.

21 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
The first national park

How Yellowstone came to be.

14 Jul 2022 · 41 minutes
Is climate journalism experiencing a Great Resignation?

Last summer, former Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown quit journalism to become a lobbyist for clean energy.

30 Jun 2022 · 43 minutes
Life and Death at a Human Decomposition Facility

Meet the people who study dead bodies at a human decomposition facility.

23 Jun 2022 · 35 minutes
Update: Happy the Elephant is Not a Person

The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled against expanding human rights to animals.

17 Jun 2022 · 5 minutes
The most successful species on Earth?!

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A debate about evolutionary “success.” Who should wear the crown of GSOAT (greatest species of all time), and are humans even in... more