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Category Archives: TV

We Need More Cooking Shows Like ‘Chefs vs. Wild’

The restaurant industry never sleeps. And seemingly so, neither do the employees: when the doors open, orders begin to roll in and the sounds of the kitchen come alive, pots clicking, fires burning, and the oven timer ringing off the chain. If something goes awry, chefs internalize every problem in the kitchen—and after twelve-hour shifts, […]

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Q&A: The First Woman to Win ‘Alone’ Endured a Wet and Icy Hell

In late July, producers of The History Channel’s hit survival/reality show Alone debuted a spinoff series that promised to be an even greater test of grit and wilderness skill than the original format. Called Alone: Frozen, the series handpicked six previous contestants and then dropped them onto a barren stretch of Labrador, Canada’s remote Atlantic […]

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Everyone Wanted to Make a Movie About the Thai Cave Rescue. Did Any of Them Get It Right?

On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars, a youth soccer team based in the jungled mountains of northern Thailand, and their young assistant coach parked their bikes in the mouth of Tham Luang Cave after practice. The cave network was dry when they entered, but as they traveled more than a mile […]

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In ‘Yellowstone,’ Transplants to the West Are the Enemy. Is the Hit Show Right?

I don’t remember thinking Bozeman was particularly trendy when I moved here in 2012. I was drawn to the place because rent was cheap, it was located near my seasonal guiding gig, and the peaks were bigger than the ones in the northeast, where I’d come from. We stuffed three people into a cramped two-bedroom […]

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In ‘Edge of the Earth,’ Jimmy Chin Goes Beyond the Instagram Wins and Fails of Elite Athletes

In 2018, when Free Solo was busy breaking box office records and blowing minds, Jimmy Chin—who shot the film and directed it with his wife and collaborator Elizabeth “Chai” Vasarhelyi—was getting the same question a lot: How was Alex Honnold not paralyzed by fear as he clung to the face of El Capitan without a […]

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Q&A: ‘Alone’ Winner Juan Pablo Quinoñez Said He Wouldn’t Quit. And He Didn’t.

Last week, the thrilling finale of Alone’s ninth season gave us plenty to chew on. Atop the list was the impressive resilience of Juan Pablo Quinoñez, who survived 78 days in the wild and took home the overall title and the $500,000 prize purse. Quinoñez drank water straight from the river and built an impressive […]

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‘Keep Breathing’ or ‘Alone:’ Which Survival Show Is More Entertaining?

My partner and I binged every season of the History Channel’s reality TV show Alone during the early days of the pandemic and have kept up with new seasons as they’ve dropped. We devoured Alone on weekends. We ate countless dinners in front of Alone. I even did some crunches and push-ups while Alone played in […]

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Watch Outside’s Resident Chef Biju Thomas Live on Today

Tune into Today on Tuesday, August 2 and catch Outside’s resident chef, Biju Thomas, live from New York. He’ll share two of his favorite summer salad recipes inspired by the flavors of Kerala, India. Thomas will share tips and tricks to create vibrantly-colored dishes featuring fresh, in-season produce. As a chef and food content creator, Thomas […]

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Michael B. Jordan Is the Most Endearing Nature-Doc Narrator

You probably know actor Michael B. Jordan as the star of the Creed franchise or as Black Panther’s antihero. But this year, the Sexiest Man Alive (according to People magazine) has ventured into new territory: nature documentaries. And honestly? We’re here for it. Following in the footsteps of celebrity narrators like Morgan Freeman and Sigourney Weaver, […]

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The Most Creative ‘Alone’ Contestants of All Time

Let’s pour one out for the crafty and creative contestants on Alone.  (Spoilers ahead.) On Friday’s eighth episode, the show bid adieu to two of my favorite cast members from season nine: Tom Garstang and Jessie Krebs. Having wasted away to a skeletal waif, Garstang wisely called for a rescue after slipping on a downed tree […]

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