Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Madventures in Papua New Guinea


Hi Malum,
I work with Travel Channel's online community team and wanted to let you know that one of our shows, Madventures, will be featuring Papua New Guinea in a new episode, airing tonight, Monday 10/19 at 11pm E/P.
What is Madventures?
Madventures is on a quest to explore the most insane destinations in the world. Hosts Riku and Tunna are two fearless Finns who cross the globe carrying nothing but backpacks and cameras from the Himalayas to the African deserts, from Tokyo to Polynesia.
Riku and Tunna's adventures include meeting the world's last cannibals in Papua, uncovering the illegal bazooka business in Cambodia and doing rock-paper-scissors to see who has to eat monkey brains straight from the skull in the Amazon.
Papua New Guinea Details
This week in the all-new episode of Madventures, explorers Riku and Tunna get lost in Papua New Guinea’s darkest jungles, infested with crocodiles, missionaries and other merciless predators. The duo are on the search for mankind’s ultimate taboo with a particular question in mind: Is cannibalism still alive? You can catch the new episode TONIGHT, Monday, 10/19, at 11pm E/P on the Travel Channel.
I hope you get an opportunity to watch the show and if you're on Twitter, connect here and let us know what you think! Also, I'm putting together a list of bloggers to keep individuals interested in receiving weekly updates filled-in on giveaways, show info, sneak peek videos, etc. Please let me know if you are interested in being on this list.
On a more personal note, I hope you do not find this email offensive. I try to reach out to people who would be interested to know that Madventures is featuring their area!

Erin Pickard

Room 214, Inc. on behalf of the Travel Channel

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Crumbs! How could anyone find that offensive? But what's next on the packed program of wanton and carefree adventure? A descent into the labyrinth of a US slum to see how some of the poor at home are coping with the effects of the sub prime mortgage disaster?

    What about witnessing the disposal of a million litres of milk in Europe that was paid for with government subsidies?

    Rivetting stuff? Gee! I'm glued to my set already.

    A half a century ago, I can remember Lowell Thomas making a safari into the deepest New Guinean jungle "In Search of the Unknown Tribe". It always puzzled me, as someone who worked in PNG and knew a tad about the country and its people, how someone could 'know' about an unknown tribe?

    Well, you got a bite mate. I do hope you in your program you don't make a practice of denigrating a place where a bit of support would be more help than sensationalising a past practice of a different culture just to make a buck today.