Hi guys. I'm going to share some news and this week's airing schedule with you, and then I want to comment on a recent controversy we have all fallen into as fans of Josh Gates and "Expedition Unknown." I am hoping it comes off as informative and not argumentative.
More episodes of "Expedition Unknown" (EXU) have been ordered by Travel Channel! You can read more about it in this article
This week, there is a new episode on Wednesday night, except it's one of the Global Game Show episodes where Josh interviews fellow travelers with history trivia of the location they are visiting and we are usually treated to never before seen footage. You can see when there are reruns at this link
This is not the controversy in question, but just some feedback - there are some fans who moan on social media that these are not "real" episodes. I encourage you to mentally revisit that time period when "Destination Truth" (DT) was on an extended hiatus to the point where we begged for anything, even episodes with unseen footage or outtakes, before it was unceremoniously cancelled. Let's be grateful that Travel Channel loves to keep the EXU content coming!
Now, we address the Nefertiti controversy. Josh has received some backlash after revealing this bust that he and his team of historians worked so hard on via the Today Show. Accusations of white washing her image and so on. My feedback on this is merely presenting to you quotes from other people involved to hopefully smooth this over. This may be useful if you have friends, family or acquaintances who are also upset by this recent historical reveal.
I think a summation of the bust can be examined in the statement Josh gave at the end of Episode 8 of Season 5, which I transcribed here for you all: "Only one question remains - is this the face of Nefertiti? [...] The reconstruction also bears similarities to the bust in Cairo and depictions in other museums around the world. While the shape and features of Elizabeth's reconstruction are forensically accurate, the skin tone is more hypothetical. Ancient Egypt was ethnically diverse - a melting pot of cultures from within Africa all the way to the near East. Since Nefertiti's parentage is a matter of debate, the skin tone of the famed Berlin bust, which was crafted in Nefertiti's era, was used for reference."
Ramy Romany, someone from Egypt, who was featured on past "Destination Truth" episodes in terms of Egyptian history and a past advocate of preserving Egypt's history right here on this fan site, has taken to helping defend Josh. When someone on Instagram commented that we should stop white washing history, he replied "This reconstruction is definitely brown. Like my skin tone type brown. Quite not the white." Remember, I am just quoting what someone else said here, but even I chuckled at the reply!
For the full story on how this bust came to be, please refer directly to Episodes 7 and 8 from Season 5 of "Expedition Unknown" via iTunes or reruns on Travel Channel. From the 35 minute mark to the end of episode 8, in particular, is especially helpful in this evaluation. I encourage you to send your support to Josh and his team on their various social media handles, as well as to contribute to this fan post. Have a great week, guys!
Ps - please keep any comments left here civil :-)
Hi guys. I'm going to have limited access to the site for a little over a week, so I want to make sure you guys have resources in the interim. I'll still be checking in on social media, and as always, you can contact Josh Gates on social media to try and interact with him.
There's a new episode of "Expedition Unknown" (EXU) on Wednesday, January 31st, while Friday the 2nd there are "Destination Truth" (DT) and "EXU" reruns, as well as some reruns on Saturday the 3rd.
Wednesday the 7th, there is another new "EXU" episode, while Friday the 9th has "DT" and "EXU" reruns, with more reruns on Saturday the 10th. Check out TravelChannel.com/Schedule to check when these episodes air!
More stuff to check out: here is a playlist of exclusive videos, and if you love exclusives, check out a copy of the "Fan Guide to Destination Truth" - enjoy!
In other news, Josh will be featured in an upcoming AAA Home & Away Magazine issue.
There is a new episode of "Expedition Unknown" on Travel Channel this Wednesday peppered into an "EXU" marathon. There is also a "Destination Truth" marathon Friday. Check out the schedule for your time zone.
And finally, today is your dear fan site runner's birthday! If you could consider supporting the fan site by getting me the "birthday present" of ordering a shirt/mug/phone case, or ordering a copy of the "Fan Guide to Destination Truth," I would be very grateful. Thanks guys! -Amanda
Lots of updates for you this weekend! There is a fan event in Ohio next weekend where you can meet Josh Gates (check the photo in this post for all details needed), as well as some other fun items and news.
Since Josh Gates has given fans a lot of travel advice for doing things you have never experienced before, I made a fun video with travel tips to take a cruise, which is surprisingly the one travel-related thing I have done that Josh has never done. I hope you enjoy the video!
As a review - new episodes of "Expedition Unknown" with Joshua Gates are airing on Travel Channel currently. A new episode happens every Wednesday. Info on when new episodes and reruns air is available via the Travel Channel schedule. You can also use this to check out when "Destination Truth" reruns are on - usually Fridays.
Hi guys. Just wanted to put up a placeholder post on here for you with some good information:
There are new episodes of "Expedition Unknown" with Joshua Gates airing on Travel Channel as we speak. A new episode is popping up every Wednesday.
Check out when episodes air for you in your time zone, or when reruns will air, by checking out Travel Channel's schedule. You can also use this to check out when "Destination Truth" reruns are on, which is typically Fridays.
There is also a new series/show with Josh coming this year, so check out details!
One last bit - to support the fan site, please check out fan apparel & the "Fan Guide to Destination Truth" :-) Thanks for visiting & stay tuned for the site's 10th anniversary activities!
New episodes of "Expedition Unknown" are just 4 days away (I suppose 4 and a half left, if you count today). How excited are we?! We will get episodes with Joshua Gates focused on Stonehenge, Vikings, Nazis, Butch Cassidy & more!
For now, check out "Expedition Unknown" reruns on Wednesday nights on Travel Channel & "Destination Truth" reruns on Travel Friday nights.
Hi guys! A couple of items to tide you over:
As the countdown to new episodes of "Expedition Unknown" on Travel Channel December 27th continues, here is your reminder that you can see re-run marathons of "EXU" on Wednesday nights, as well as "Destination Truth" and "EXU" rerun marathons on Friday nights.
With Christmas and other significant holidays around the corner, some of you still may have procrastinated on grabbing gifts for people. Fear not! If you know someone who is a Josh Gates, "Destination Truth" or "Expedition Unknown" fan, or they are starting to become a big fan, here are some items you can buy have shipped directly to a fellow fan for the holidays:
Hi guys! I hope you all have noticed and are enjoying the site's makeover. It should make going around the site and accessing resources easier. The sidebar has been improved with items such as official cast member social media (like Josh Gates' Instagram account, where you can see photos like the one in this post) or how to get merchandise, such as the Fan Guide to Destination Truth or fan gear.
A reminder - there are new episodes of "Expedition Unknown" coming December 27th to the Travel Channel! Until then, you can check out marathons of "EXU" and "Destination Truth" reruns on Fridays and Wednesdays. You can check out TravelChannel.com/schedule for more info. Have a great week ahead!
Leave it to Josh to post what our air date is not even an hour after I update the fan site haha
In all seriousness, our air date for new episodes of "Expedition Unknown" on Travel Channel is December 27th! Stay tuned for iTunes season pass info and alike items.
Until then, check out yesterday's update for Josh Gates' new fan mail address.
As a reminder to help support the fan site, you can buy the Fan Guide to Destination Truth, or you can buy "Destination Truth" and "EXU" fan swag here (shirts, mugs and phone cases available). they are also all great holiday presents.