Jessa Crispin

The best podcasts about dying, or almost dying

Stay Away from Matthew MaGill is one of those ‘they don’t make men like that any more’ stories, while Against the Odds focuses on ill-fated tales of endurance

Shackleton's ship, 'Endurance,' stuck in the ice in the Weddell Sea during the Antarctic expedition, 1915. Image: Granger Historical Picture Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

If there’s any form of entertainment that I will reliably find time for, no matter how big the to-read pile or how long the to-do list, it is the dying-on-an-adventure true story. I have yet to watch about half the films being called the best of the year, but I am devouring documentaries about hikers and extreme sports athletes going missing in national parks on every streaming service.

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