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The Outside Podcast
Our flagship series, The Science of Survival, takes stories of life-and-death and looks at the science behind why things happen the way they do. These are immersive, sound-rich narratives that explore our place in the natural world.

Bundyville
“Bundyville” is a deep dive into the politics and fringe religious beliefs that drive Cliven Bundy, his family and their followers. From prophecies and nuclear testing to white supremacists and radical plans to shrink public lands, “Bundyville” explains how one family has beaten the federal government twice — and why this battle has just begun.
“Bundyville” was produced by 30 Minutes West, and is a joint effort by Oregon Public Broadcasting and Longreads.


No End In Sight was a multimedia production created for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), in Portland. This piece about blindness was presented inside the planetarium, which provided a unique opportunity to play with the audience’s visual field as the story progressed.

Flight 980
“What Happened to Eastern Air Lines Flight 980” is a piece of longform journalism that was also turned into a three-part podcast series for the Outside Podcast and collected in Best American Travel Writing 2017.