Archives for May, 2014

Life Below Zero Challenge #6: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

For the Arctic residents of Life Below Zero, complacency is not an option. Lack of preparedness means certain death. The stakes are high living on the outskirts of humanity, and for many in the lower 48, life can be pretty sedentary, pretty comfy and cozy… until now! [Cue Life Below Zero Weekly Challenges]. “Life begins…

10 Appalachian Slang Words You’ve Never Heard Before

On this week’s episode of Filthy Riches, ginseng hunter Billy Taylor and his family trek deep into the Appalachian Mountains for a late season haul. While the frustrating nature of ginseng hunting requires patience, the Taylors turn the trek into a celebration: roasting pork on the fire, capturing rattlesnakes and getting into mud fights. And…

Were the ’90s the Last Great Decade?

Following last year’s critically acclaimed The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, NGC once again presents the defining documentary of a generation, this time exploring the meaning behind the milestones to determine if the ’90s was in fact the last great decade. It was a decade of highs and lows. Bill Clinton swept into office…

Arctic Wisdom: Old Dogs, New Tricks

On Life Below Zero, the Alaskan survivalists need all the help they can get preparing for the harsh Arctic winter. Andy and Kate Bassich value their independence on the tundra, but living off the land during the region’s coldest months requires a ton of work. To lighten their load, Andy and Kate take on a new…

Explosions (Of Course) And Super Hot Peppers: None of the Above Quiz Time!

What do people want after a long, exasperating day? A beer maybe. A little down time in front of the TV possibly. To see some stuff exploding? Definitely. Thankfully, None of the Above host Tim Shaw is all about three things: calling people “dude,” putting his Ford Ranchero in harm’s way, and blowing stuff up. And what…

In Case You Missed It: Reel Talk Episode 3

Last night on Reel Talk, Wicked Tuna favorites Dave Marciano and Paul Hebert joined host Mike Salk in-studio to discuss some of their biggest catches and disappointments thus far, both this season and in their many years as fishermen. There’s certainly no bad blood between these two, but that doesn’t mean things didn’t get a…

4 Ways COSMOS Predicts Our Civilization May Die

Every week, COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey celebrates Earth’s abundant forms of life, from the birth of living organisms to humans’ existence today. But in tonight’s episode, it looks at how our civilization may die. The episode doesn’t get too gloomy with its doomsday predictions, postulating a few possible ends to life on Earth. Some ends…

Grudge Matches and Catches on Wicked Tuna: Bad Blood

As the captains and crews of Wicked Tuna start their 12th week, the biggest bluefin tuna of the season finally arrive. With the opportunity to get big paychecks on the deck, the competition heats up and old grudges are renewed. No one has forgotten slights and jabs and as the fish bite, the Captains take…

George Washington’s Lost Camp Mystery Item Revealed

This week’s mystery item was a solid find. An item that helped identify the location of Bear Camp, a long lost camp used by George Washington, British War General Edward Braddock, and over 2,000 soldiers during the French and Indian War. Along Braddock’s Road, the Diggers crew unearthed an Early American bayonet clip. The bayonet clips of that…

Caribbean’s Deadly Underworld: Q&A With Bob Ballard

Tonight on Caribbean’s Deadly Underworld, renowned ocean explorer Bob Ballard and a team of scientists embark on a daring deep-sea expedition to explore the hidden geologic dangers of the Caribbean, and the bizarre life that inhabits these extreme ocean depths. Ballard, currently director of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, has conducted…