In September 2013, Manu Toigo was on Discovery’s Naked and Afraid in Panama, filming the “Double Jeopardy” episode, when she was bitten by a mosquito. Once she returned to the U.S., headaches, fever, and bleeding led to hospitalization, where doctors eventually realized that mosquito had transmitted dengue fever. Her recovery was slow, and required physical therapy due to what she… continue reading
National Geographic’s new series Missing Dial follows a family’s search for their missing son in Costa Rica—and promises “the mystery will be solved.”
Watch the trailer and learn more.
In NatGeo’s terrific The Story of God, Morgan Freeman seeks answers around the world.
Watch the first five minutes of episode three, and catch up online.
A scene from the Feb. 26 episode of Cesar Millan’s NatGeo WILD series Cesar 911 has prompted an investigation from Los Angeles County authorities and has created an uproar online. So what happened? What happened when Cesar Millan trained a dog around pigs The incident took place during the season 3 episode of Cesar 911, which was titled “Simon Strikes Again.”… continue reading
An exclusive trailer for the next season of National Geographic Channel’s Life Below Zero, which shows Sue Aikens and others dealing with winter.
An interview with Brain Games host Jason Silva, who talks about the show’s appeal—and changes this season, including hour-long episodes and international locations.
Mygrations is an upcoming National Geographic Channel series the network just announced, and as you can see in this exclusive preview, it features 20 people following the journey taken by millions of migrating wildebeest every spring. They’ll trek from Serengeti plains to Kenya’s Maasai Mara.
In its announcement, the network calls this “an incredibly dangerous journey through a landscape dominated by apex predators, including lions, leopards, hyenas and crocodiles. Tens of thousands of wildebeests won’t make it—so how will humans fare?”
Here’s an exclusive preview of the new show.
Terlingua, Texas, is 200 miles from “a major anything,” one person says during the first episode of National Geographic’s Badlands, Texas. Like so many other remote locations, it is now, ironically enough, the subject of a reality TV series. I’ve only seen episode one of the show, which has received practically no promotion, but what… continue reading
Six Hollywood icons tell six stories of the scientists who are doing work that’s changing and saving lives. That’s National Geographic’s new series Breakthrough. It debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET with Peter Berg’s “Fighting Pandemics,” though you can watch the entire premiere below right now. It’s part of NatGeo’s cross-platform promotion of its ambitious new series. (The network has also given me 10 one-year… continue reading
As Halloween approaches this week, three networks are doing live stunts with varying degrees of grossness, horror, and actual value. They start tonight, with live brain surgery, and end Halloween eve, with an alleged exorcism of a house. The three specials come from three networks known and/or once known for their nonfiction programing—National Geographic Channel, A&E, and… continue reading
What do a 2012 viral video, ivory carvings, terrorism, and investigative journalism have in common? They all come together in Warlords of Ivory, the first episode of the relaunch of National Geographic’s Explorer. In the one-hour episode, which premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, National Geographic magazine chief correspondent and special investigations unit founder Bryan… continue reading
As a child of the 1980s, The National Geographic Explorer theme song by Elmer Bernstein (listen here) is burned into my mind. The show debuted in 1985, and I cannot clearly recall any of the specific shows, nor did I remember that it actually aired on Nickelodeon at first, but that was a channel I… continue reading
Life Below Zero‘s 11th episode last week ended with Sue Aiken flying off her snowmachine, literally. It turns to the left, flips, and she flies through the air and tumbles into snow. Thursday’s season finale of the National Geographic Channel reality series deals with the aftermath, though the episode jumps ahead in time quickly. I… continue reading
The Watch, a new National Geographic Channel series, is the weirdest thing I’ve seen all year, and that’s a compliment. It’s a surveillance documentary, an exploration of isolation and loneliness, and a paranormal reality series all in one. The four-episode series debuts next Thursday, April 9, at 10 p.m. ET, with no commercials for its first 22.5… continue reading
Ultimate Survival Alaska, which is now in its third season, sends four teams of three on a 13-leg race through Alaskan wilderness. It is dramatic and thrilling, and features moments of great danger. It has also been accused of staging moments and not authentic. Is Ultimate Survival Alaska fake? “Nothing is staged. Everything you see those people do… continue reading