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Category Archives: Media

In ‘Yellowstone,’ Transplants to the West Are the Enemy. Is the Hit Show Right?

I don’t remember thinking Bozeman was particularly trendy when I moved here in 2012. I was drawn to the place because rent was cheap, it was located near my seasonal guiding gig, and the peaks were bigger than the ones in the northeast, where I’d come from. We stuffed three people into a cramped two-bedroom […]

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A New Podcast Shows the Dark Side of Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Hunt

Forrest Fenn’s treasure could bring out the worst in people. Few know that better than journalist and former Outside Podcast host Peter Frick-Wright, who first wrote about the late millionaire’s hidden chest—and the obsessives who searched for it—for Outside magazine in 2015. That feature story, “On the Hunt for America’s Last Great Treasure,” wasn’t the […]

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Cheryl Strayed on the 1995 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike That Changed Everything

A decade ago, Cheryl Strayed had $85,000 in credit-card debt. She was a working mom taking care of two small children and grabbing whatever time she could to write. In April of 2012, while on a book tour for her new memoir, she got a text from her husband saying the rent check had bounced. […]

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Q&A: ‘Alone’ Winner Juan Pablo Quinoñez Said He Wouldn’t Quit. And He Didn’t.

Last week, the thrilling finale of Alone’s ninth season gave us plenty to chew on. Atop the list was the impressive resilience of Juan Pablo Quinoñez, who survived 78 days in the wild and took home the overall title and the $500,000 prize purse. Quinoñez drank water straight from the river and built an impressive […]

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‘Keep Breathing’ or ‘Alone:’ Which Survival Show Is More Entertaining?

My partner and I binged every season of the History Channel’s reality TV show Alone during the early days of the pandemic and have kept up with new seasons as they’ve dropped. We devoured Alone on weekends. We ate countless dinners in front of Alone. I even did some crunches and push-ups while Alone played in […]

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How Viggo Mortensen Transformed into the Cave Diver Who Rescued a Thai Soccer Team

In June 2018, the rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Northern Thailand captivated the world. Over the course of 18 days, thousands of volunteers, including more than 100 divers, extricated the soccer team amid monsoon rains. Not surprisingly, Hollywood was enthralled too: Tinseltown’s best screenwriter couldn’t have dreamt […]

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Watch Outside’s Resident Chef Biju Thomas Live on Today

Tune into Today on Tuesday, August 2 and catch Outside’s resident chef, Biju Thomas, live from New York. He’ll share two of his favorite summer salad recipes inspired by the flavors of Kerala, India. Thomas will share tips and tricks to create vibrantly-colored dishes featuring fresh, in-season produce. As a chef and food content creator, Thomas […]

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Winter Has Arrived on ‘Alone.’ It’s Time to See What These Contestants Are Made Of.

Let me tell you about my favorite scene from the current season of Alone, a reality television show that is supposed to be about wilderness survival. Spoiler alert: my favorite moment has nothing to do with the wilderness or survival. In last week’s episode, cast member Karie Lee Knoke, a 57-year-old primitive skills instructor from Sandpoint, […]

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Nick Offerman’s Call of the Candy-Ass

Earlier this year, I was sitting in Los Angeles traffic lamenting that my pathetic seat heater has only three settings, and listening to a podcast hosted by an outdoorsman. At one point, the guest casually mentioned Henry David Thoreau, and the host all but jumped on him, repeatedly and derisively calling Thoreau a lightweight because […]

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Michael B. Jordan Is the Most Endearing Nature-Doc Narrator

You probably know actor Michael B. Jordan as the star of the Creed franchise or as Black Panther’s antihero. But this year, the Sexiest Man Alive (according to People magazine) has ventured into new territory: nature documentaries. And honestly? We’re here for it. Following in the footsteps of celebrity narrators like Morgan Freeman and Sigourney Weaver, […]

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