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Beyond the Ordinary

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Thinking on your feet is something most people can do. But being so good at it that you can charm huge crowds and win competitions? That’s a rare skill – almost magical. Meet three performers whose art would be nothing without the ability to th
They’re surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery Mother Nature has to offer, but they don’t even notice as they freefall through the air in a descent that comes to an abrupt halt when they hit the water at 85kph… without any protective
As a boy, Italian-Iranian Dario Costa dreamed of being an aviator performing daring and spectacular flights, just like his cartoon heroes. Today, Dario is a championship pilot for the Red Bull Air Race Team and a stuntman who’s performed in a H
Meet Anna Pogossyan and Temirlan Toktabek, founders of Vacant, a revolutionary technology system that enables students to find spaces on campus where they can study. They talk about their entrepreneurial journey, from having just two days to de
Meet Sophie Bolzer, founder and CEO of Audvice, a software solution that enables people to share knowledge with audio (not quite a podcast, not quite an audio book, but somewhere in between). She talks about her entrepreneurial journey to headi
Meet Joanna Power and Paramveer Bhachu, founders of Lava, a company that plans to save millions of litres of water a year. They talk about their entrepreneurial journey, from being students with a good idea, to heading up a startup business wit
As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer – until a pump track was built in her neighbourhood and a dream was born. The odds were stacked against her, but she was determined to succeed. This
From the moment he became the youngest driver ever to win in Formula One in 2016 at the age of 18, Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen has been the sport's brightest light. Now, in the 2021 F1 season, the champs have a genuine challenger snap
Thousands of athletes worldwide were preparing for what should have been their career highlight. Competitions they had been training for not just weeks and months, but in some cases decades. Dreaming of the prospect of success, winning and gold
Season Three is available now! Meet the people pushing the boundaries of sport, adventure, gaming, culture and more. With new episodes each Tuesday, make sure you follow to be the first to hear the latest one. Discover more about Beyond the Ord
B-Boys RoxRite, Lil Zoo and Neguin come from completely different parts of the world, but the three Red Bull BC One All Stars crew members all have the same thing in common: their lives have been changed forever by breaking.Make sure you hit fo
Have you ever wondered what it really takes to travel to the very limits of human endurance? To do things most mortals couldn’t even dream of? To become superhuman?Ultrarunner Rob Pope and cross-country skier Veronika Mayerhofer, who is also a
Meet Belgian paraglider Tom de Dorlodot as he competes in the world’s toughest adventure race: Red Bull X-Alps. For 13 brutal days Tom battled weather, fatigue and demoralising setbacks as he sought to finish the 2021 competition. We tracked h
Some people just seem to see the world a bit differently. For a small but growing group of athletes, every city street becomes a potential playground, every sloping roof, every tree or park bench a jumping-off point for adventure.What does it m
What do you do when faced with fear that makes you freeze? How can athletes manage and offset that fear? What’s muscle memory got to do with it?We explore what it means for athletes to operate at extreme heights; managing their emotions and exe
After his pro surfing career stalled, Benn Richardson shifted his career focus. He took to diving for abalone, regularly spending four hours at a time in cold, shark-infested waters off the Tasmanian coast. This is his story.This is a long read
Red Bull X-Alps is an elite adventure race, a unique test of flying skills and physical endurance – and for most of the men and women taking part, a competition they don’t have a hope in hell of winning. For 12 days, this exceptional group of u
Without a World Cup race under her belt, Austrian 19-year old Valentina "Vali" Höll is already being tipped to dominate downhill mountain biking. She comes from a family steeped in the sports’ history and grew up idolising Rachel Atherton – so
Meet the people pushing the boundaries of sport, adventure, gaming, culture and more. Hear from MTB rider Vali Höll, surfer Benn Richardson, cliff divers Rhiannan Iffland and Gary Hunt, freerunners Jason Paul, Hazal Nehir and Didi Alaoui, B-Boy
For this bonus episode, we meet Steven – “A regular guy with good job in the city … and in a split second, I was living my life second by second” when he was knocked off his bike on his way to work – and Sam, who injured her spinal cord when sh
Jump on board Jimmy Spithill’s AC75 yacht as we take you on an immersive ride to the centre of one of the planet's wildest races - The America's Cup. Hear what it sounds like being in the middle of the action with a team functioning in high pre
This is a long read taken from RedBull.com.When the F1 season started in Austria, coming back after the break due to Coronavirus, teams were very limited in the number of people they could bring with them. That only increased the importance of
This is a long read taken from The Red Bulletin magazine. It’s about a group of all-female roller skaters who are taking control of the skateparks of Athens, in the face of a skate scene that’s still largely dominated by men. Chicks in Bowls, A
This is a long read taken from The Red Bulletin magazine. Cooped up during the pandemic, a crew of Wyoming outdoor athletes decided to bring the adventure closer to home. They planned a local mountain triathlon – colloquially known as a ‘picnic
We speak with Carlin Isles, the fastest rugby player in the world and an athlete who's raced against some of the quickest sprinters in history. Having famously said no to the NFL, he's represented the USA in both Rugby Sevens and on the track a
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