Archives for May, 2015

It All Comes Down to This: The Season Finale of Wicked Tuna is TONIGHT!

It’s the final week before the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season in Gloucester, Massachusetts closes and the competition is so close, it will come down to the very last day of fishing to determine the winner. When a single tuna can be worth more than $20,000, it’s anybody’s game. Hard Merchandise holds a narrow lead of…

Persistence Pays Off for Pin Wheel: Wicked Tuna Catch of the Week

On week 14 of the Bluefin tuna season, with less than two weeks of fishing left, the top four Gloucester crews are locked in a tight race to be New England’s best Bluefin boat. With less than $11,000 – or one good Bluefin -­‐ separating the top boat and the vessel in fourth place on…

Discussing Parasites with a Former President on Tonight’s StarTalk

Things get presidential on this episode of StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with former President Jimmy Carter. Carter served as the 39th president of the Untied States from 1977 to 1981. After his presidency he founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization aimed to wage peace and fight disease around the globe. One of the…

Hard Merch’s Triple Threat: Wicked Tuna Catch of the Week

On week 13 of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, the number one position is on the line with only three weeks left to fish, and every Gloucester captain is desperate to stack the deck to earn some final paychecks before the season closes. With the end in sight, it’s the closest race in Wicked…

Remembering Legendary Climber Dean Potter

Legendary climber and wingsuit BASE jump pioneer Dean Potter, 43, was killed in a BASE jumping accident Saturday while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park. He and fellow jumper Graham Hunt, 29, were found dead below Taft Point, a 7,500 foot cliff overlooking the park’s famous valley. Widely considered one of the most…

At the Intersection of Science and Religion on Tonight’s StarTalk

The often controversial when spoken about together topics of science and religion collide on tonight’s episode of StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Richard Dawkins.  Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist, bestselling author, and one of the most outspoken proponents for atheism.  Some of his best-known books, which shed light on the topics of evolution and…

Creatures Big and Small Tempt Fate on Tonight’s Animal Gone Wild

The beastly battle is back this week and we’re putting our top three animal videos in a head to head challenge. Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and tell us who YOU PICK as your favorite.  From a runaway horse hitting the open road, to a carnivorous fish in the Amazon to a backpack…

Sit. Stay… BarkFest Kicks Off Tonight on Nat Geo WILD!

Nat Geo WILD is gearing up for a weekend of all bark, no bite TV featuring some of the smartest, most unique and cutest canines in the world. There will be surfing dogs, service dogs, games to find out if your dog is a genius, Cesar Millan marathons and much more. Calling all dog lovers!…

Rescuing Animals in Tornado-Torn Texas

Karissa Hadden is the host of the new Nat Geo WILD series, Animal Storm Squad. The show follows a team of dedicated meteorologists, storm chasers and animal experts who rescue trapped and injured pets. Led by Karissa, a vet tech with a heart of gold, this series takes an inside look at the heroes who…

Payback’s a Fish: Wicked Tuna Catch of the Week

On week 12 of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, a dry spell for Captain Dave Carraro has pushed last season’s champion to ask for help from his ally and fellow captain, TJ Ott of Hot Tuna. TJ made enormous strides last week, catching three fish to get within striking distance of the fleet’s leader…