Archives for November, 2012

Are you Prepped? A Weekly Roundup.

Perhaps being a Doomsday Prepper and focusing all your spare thoughts on how to survive the future is not the life for you. You can certainly argue that the world hasn’t fallen to pieces for many lifetimes. It probably won’t be destroyed in yours. All the same, looming disaster fascinates most of us. So let’s…

Recording the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Matt Currington Location Producer-Director Everyone who experienced Super-storm Sandy has their own story to tell. This is mine. Wednesday October 31, 11.30am, London. The cellphone rings with the voice of veteran Television Producer and author Bob Strange on the other end: “Matt, I’m in a meeting now, but I have a question: can you…

Our Favorite CapIts From Last Night

We want to highlight some of our favorite CapIts from last night’s back-to-back premieres of the all-new season of Doomsday Preppers. If you haven’t already, be sure to download IntoNow and submit CapIts during next week’s show for a chance to be featured on the blog! IntoNow is a mobile app that recognizes your favorite…

National Geographic Channel Partners with IntoNow to Provide Exclusive Content for Doomsday Preppers and Rocket City Rednecks

Can’t get enough Doomsday Preppers?  Feening for even more preps?  Can’t wait to break down the latest episode with your friends? Now, thanks to our just announced partnership with IntoNow from Yahoo!, all that and more is at your fingertips.  Not familiar with IntoNow?  Well here’s the scoop. IntoNow is a mobile app that recognizes…

Doomsday Preppers Featured in USA Today

Check out this great piece featured in USA Today that looks at prepping from every angle: For ‘preppers,’ every day could be doomsday. Examine the roots of prepping and some of the earliest examples, and look at what it has become in the digital age. Take a look at how prepping has gone from fringe to…

Inside Combat Rescue

The war that rivals Vietnam as the United States’ longest still rages in Afghanistan. Near Kandahar, insurgent fighters ambush American and Allied soldiers, while the Taliban’s I.E.D.s – Improvised Explosive Devices – don’t distinguish between military and civilian, friend and foe. In the heart of the fighting are the Pararescuemen (PJs) of the 38th Rescue…

Killing Lincoln

On April 9, 1865 the Confederate Capital of Richmond, Virginia laid in ruins.  The Rebel Army had been decimated, and Confederate General Robert E. Lee finally conceded defeat at Appomattox Court House.  Two days later, crowds gathered outside the White House, trampling the flowerbeds and pushing to the front in order to hear their leader…

Top Non-Fiction Shows Week of 10.29.12

I didn’t hurry up posting this week’s top shows because Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden was the 2nd most viewed show in NGC history, or because it was a top 5 broadcast in cable on Sunday night.   No, I hurried and posted this to rub it into our friends at other…

Inside the Afghanistan War

U.S. forces entered Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, and quickly toppled the Taliban in what many hoped would be a swift, clean victory over al Qaeda and the men who directed 9/11. Flash-forward to March 2012, and the war is now entering its 125th month. Amazingly, this country’s longest war has drifted in and out…

Non-Fiction Top Rated Shows Week of 10.22.12

Here we are again, checking on on what’s popular on the non-fiction channels, NGC, Nat Geo Wild, History, Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Travel. NGC’s new season of Alaska State Troopers tends to dominate the schedule, but this week a new episode of Taboo: Strange Syndromes was the highest rated. Nat  Geo Wild saw Dog…