Archives for February, 2012

Growing Up With National Geographic

I grew up with a stack of National Geographic magazines in our family library that I would spend hours going through.  I loved the pictures from the most exotic corners of the World and seeing animals that I could not make up in my dreams. When I was approached to do this project I was…

Just Announced: Adventurers of the Year

Nearly 72,000 votes came in, and the People’s Choice was loud and clear. National Geographic is pleased to announce that the 2012 People’s Choice Adventurers of the Year are Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa. With no money, no sponsors, and borrowed gear, they packed up the only essentials they had of their own:…

Catch Up with Beyond the Puck Before Episode 3 Premieres

From Krista Ference: Yumm! I love this episode because it’s all about food! We eat well and our grocery bills are proof! We eat a variety of different foods and a lot of organic fruits and vegetables! The fridge is stocked for Andrew full of his favourite things… he always has the same breakfast so…

Message from Andrew’s Wife

We are the Ferences. Andrew is an inspiration! I know after following him during the course of these episodes, that you will be as fond of him as we are… hopefully not literally as fond! Krista (me), mom and wife… I don’t like describing myself!  Ava, our smart and adventurous 6 year old and Stella,…

Ultimate Factories: Heineken

Across the globe, more than 200 bottles of Heineken are opened every second of every day. The army of 1,600 master brewers at Heinekens flagship brewery in Zoeterwoude, Holland, must ensure that every sip of Heineken is absolutely perfect. We’ll see how the water is purified, mashed with malted barley, fermented with yeast, bottled, labeled…

Guest Post from Survivor Jane: How to be a Girlie-Girl and Still Survive the End of the World As We Know It

You may recall Survivor Jane as one of the preppers who took part in our Doomsday Preppers Blog Carnival.  Today we’re thrilled to welcome her back to share her unique perspective on prepping.  Read on to learn more about this self-proclaimed girlie-girl turned survivor who now runs her own site on survival preparedness for women…

Twitter Round-Up: #AmericanWeed

American Weed was our 2nd most buzzed about new show premiere of the last 6 months, trailing only Doomsday Preppers. For a while last evening, our hashtag, #AmericanWeed was trending on Twitter. What did folks have to say about the show? Here’s a sampling  of some of the more interesting or amusing tweets that we…

American Weed: Marijuana Drama

By Megan Slattery- Field Associate Producer It’s 7AM and our crew is standing outside the doors of a massive warehouse in Denver. Bleary eyed but eager to get started, we wait to be let in through a series of three locked security doors. Kevon greets us but doesn’t seem to be tired at all. In…

Sex for Sale: American Escort

Type the words “the girlfriend experience” into your favorite search engine. Within seconds, you’ll find ads promising companionship by the hour. Much of the sex industry has moved online. Today, an entire workforce of women is just an internet connection and a phone call away. National Geographic’s Mariana van Zeller journeys to the heart of…

NG Channels Viewer Favorites Week of Feb 6, 2012

This week on National Geographic Channel, the end of the world took over as Doomsday Preppers set ratings records for NGC.  Our highest rated telecasts on a Tuesday night in the 11 year history of the network.  4 of the top 10 spots this week were Doomsday Preppers, we’ve been really excited about the conversation…