Jon Eick

Jon Eick is the Manager of Social Media Marketing for the National Geographic Channels. When he's not watching Nat Geo, he enjoys attending Nationals games, camping, laying in his hammock and riding his bike.

Millenium Falcon or Starship Enterprise? Q&A With StarTalk Host Neil deGrasse Tyson

  This afternoon, Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host of our new late-night talk show, StarTalk, joined us for a Facebook Q&A with our fans. Questions ranged from the scientific to the bizarre to the ultra nerdy, and Neil had a blast answering them all. Here are a few highlights: Josh H: Ok Neil, the question burning…

Amber Room? #WhereintheWorld Revealed!

  Every Monday morning, we ask our fans on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to guess #WhereintheWorld is the location of an image we share. Like us on Facebook or follow us onInstagram and Twitter to take part in this weekly challenge and find the answer right here on the Nat Geo Channel blog every Monday morning.…

Where Old Meets New #WhereInTheWorld REVEALED!

Written by Alex Mazzarisi Located in the heart of Prague, Old Town Prague or Staroměstské náměstí as the locals call it, is an ancient settlement, founded in the 12th century. Once the hub of medieval market activity, the square is now home to  historical monuments and tourist attractions including Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock,…

Get Prepped With Our Doomsday Preppers Playlist!

Doomsday Preppers is returning tonight at 9/8c for a brand new third season! We decided to celebrate by creating a  Spotify playlist based off suggestions from our Facebook fans. Plus, we wrote our own song, “Take a Stand” that highlights some of the awesome things our preppers are doing for season 3. Check out more…

From Moats to Murder Holes: How Medieval Castles Were Defended

In medieval times, castle architects incorporated a variety of defenses and traps intended to slow, injure or kill attackers in order to hold the castle as long as possible, against even the largest attacking armies. Here are a few examples of those designs. (Click to enlarge) Don’t forget to tune-in for an all-new episode of…

#AmishOutofOrder Twitter Round-Up

Last night our very own Mose Gingrich (@AmishNCity) live-tweeted the premiere of Amish: Out of Order, sharing his experience leaving the Amish community while answering questions from viewers on Twitter. Here’s a collection of tweets from Mose, and what other people on Twitter, had to say about the show: @AmishNCity – It was a difficult…

Tout Us for a Chance to Be Featured On TV!

There’s a little Prepper in all of us. We want to know what you do to prep – whether it’s preparing for a night on the town, taking your kids to school or hunkering down for the end of the world. Think about things you do to prep in daily life, from the mundane to…

#WickedTuna Twitter Round-Up

The ratings are in, and the premiere of Wicked Tuna on Sunday night was a huge success. It was also our 4th most buzzed about premiere on Twitter since last summer. Here’s a collection of what people have been saying about the show. @TBlakeEdwards #WickedTuna has got me hooked… pun intended… @Alex_pritika #wickedtuna may just…

Stalking the Mountain Lion

Naturalist Casey Anderson sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream of tracking one of North America’s most elusive ghosts: the Mountain Lion. Casey’s longtime friend and cat expert, Tyler Johnerson, is on hand to help him in his quest to witness “the ghost of the Rockies.” Casey and Tyler set out together armed with specialized…

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…