Archives for April, 2012

Wicked Tuna Who’s the Villain: Dave vs. Kevin

On last night’s episode of Wicked Tuna: Greed, Ego & Jealousy the conflict between Captain Dave and Captain Kevin comes to head. Watching the Christina catch the biggest tuna Gloucester has seen all season was torture enough for uber-competitive Captain Dave of the Tuna.com. Having to deal with the taunts about it from the Christina’s…

Alabama Fan First, Transgender Second

The following is written by Eli Strong, one of three people whose stories are featured in the Nat Geo special American Transgender, premiering Tuesday, May 1 at 8PM et/pt. December 1, 1990. A lot of people talk about unforgettable days from their childhood. Their first day of school, the day they move into a new…

Behind the Scenes of ‘Training for the Apocalypse’

By Alexandra Fuller, Producer of Training For the Apocalypse When you’re making a documentary about people preparing for an apocalypse, you spend a lot of time thinking about it. As in, the end of the world as we know it. But despite ploughing through multiple books about 2012 and the coming end times, despite spending…

Don’t Be A Googan!

We’ve all met them… ~That car creeping below the speed limit in the fast lane… ~The man hesitantly pushing button after button at the ATM machine with 20 people waiting in line… ~The lady slowing scribbling out a $5 check at the checkout line during the busiest shopping hour… ~ The weekend warrior getting in…

NG Channels Viewer Favorites Week of April 16, 2012

Amish: Out Of Order premiered this week on NGC and we’re extremely excited about the reaction we’ve seen to our new series.  One of the strongest starts for a series in the spring ever, continuing a record breaking ratings month for the channel.  Wicked Tuna continues to go strong on Sunday nights and Doomsday Preppers…

Q&A With ‘American Transgender’ Stars

Male or female? Boy or girl? Most of us can answer that question without a second thought, but for some people, the answer isn’t so simple.  American Transgender takes us firsthand into the daily lives of three individuals—Clair, Jim, and Eli—who each identify with a different gender from the one in which they were born…

Dangers of Deep-Sea Exploration

Deep-sea exploration, of course, is an inherently dangerous pursuit. Venturing nearly seven miles down into the Challenger Deep, for example, means  surviving perhaps the most extreme, forbidding environment on the planet. The pressure is 1,000 times that experienced at sea level, the rough equivalent of having 50 jumbo jets piled atop the submersible, and the temperature…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now? Erik Aude

If you just tuned in to Erik Aude’s horrific story on Locked Up Abroad: From Hollywood to Hell, I’m sure you have questions. You can live-tweet with him during the 10P EST premiere on Twitter at @lockedupabroad. But in case you miss him there, we checked in with Erik to get answers and see what…

Strange Laws From Around the World

One of the more important lessons gleaned from Locked Up Abroad is respecting foreign customs and laws (especially the laws). What you may consider normal might actually book you a one-way ticket to the gallows. Yes, it’s the 21st century, and some people are still sent to the gallows. Still, who has the time to…

Doomsday Preppers: Extreme Prep Edition

Tonight’s special episode of Doomsday Preppers will revisit the best and most extreme preppers from the series’ first season, incorporating never before seen footage.  To start out, viewers will get a glimpse at some of the best bunkers for taking shelter–from Ed Peden’s missile silo to Martin Colvill’s big rig sleeper cab. We’ll explore how…