Is Kanoa Igarashi the LeBron of Surfing?

“I think Kanoa is rightly looking at this moment”—when he will represent Japan in the Olympics, the most-watched sporting event on earth—“and thinking, This is when I can be, honest to goodness, for a few days, the biggest athlete on earth.””




Source: Outside
Published: Jul 19, 2021
Length: 14 minutes (3,656 words)

What’s Wrong with Jeb’s Brain?

“BASE-jumping pioneer Jeb Corliss is one of the original madmen, a fiend for the extreme who has miraculously survived multiple crash landings in a sport that rarely allows second chances. Now, at 44, with a self-diagnosed psychological disorder, he’s embarking on his most fraught journey yet: into the depths of his own mind.”

Source: Outside
Published: Nov 18, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,602 words)

What Remains

Studying glaciers has taught science about the Earth’s age and natural cycles. So what does the death of one California glacier tell us about our future?

Published: Apr 4, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,672 words)

Cooking Lessons

Two successful chefs decided to open a chain of healthy fast food restaurants in lower income neighborhoods where fresh, nutritious food is scarce. They started in Watts and hired in Watts. They kept prices low, wages fair and quality high. They were disrupting conventional fast food. Their model had a mandate. Making it work has been difficult.

Published: Mar 30, 2017
Length: 27 minutes (6,952 words)

My Dinners with Harold

How a reserved literature grad student named Harold McGee used a scientific approach to cooking that changed the way the culinary world speaks and thinks about food.

Published: Dec 1, 2016
Length: 16 minutes (4,180 words)