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How Zane Lamprey kept his televised global drinking quest alive

Spending your life as a global pub-crawler and star of your own drinking reality shows is not as easy as it looks. Just ask Zane Lamprey; he’s been at it for almost a decade. Like a phoenix of alcohol, Zane keeps rising from the ashes again and again. His shows have worked, even if the networks …

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Eric Greenspan tries to break down stereotypes with meat

Eric Greenspan is Hungry offers a quintessentially American story: two super-successful, Jewish, Berkeley-educated, city boys traipse around the backwoods of the Bible Belt, learning from the locals how to shoot, fish, and sometimes shoot fish, all in a quest for great meat. In the process, we all learn a lot about how exotic protein—hog, wild …

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Something different for food reality TV: a focus on food

Nancy Barber is a friend and writer who knows food better than I do, having written about local Florida restaurants, among other topics. So, when National Geographic invited reporters on a sponsored trip to New Orleans to learn about its three food-focused reality series, I asked her to cover them for reality blurred. In the first of several pieces, she reports …

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