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THE MAKING OF: A NAT GEO PODCAST is National Geographic’s first-ever for your consideration podcast, featuring in-depth interviews with some of the talented teams responsible for the network’s 2020 Emmy® contenders—both those who are in front of the camera and also behind the scenes. Hosted by award-winning journalist Stacey Wilson Hunt, the series features interviews with on-screen talent and other guests including Dr. Amani Ballour (“The Cave”), Jeff Goldblum (“The World According to Jeff Goldblum”), Dr. Jane Goodall (“Sea of Shadows”), Bear Grylls (“Running Wild with Bear Grylls”), Marcia Gay Harden (“Barkskins”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Brain Games”), Gordon Ramsay (“Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted”), David Thewlis (“Barkskins”), Neil deGrasse Tyson (“Cosmos: Possible Worlds”) and Sue Aikens (“Life Below Zero”). In order to take voters even deeper inside National Geographic productions, episodes also feature key behind-the-scenes creatives, including showrunners, directors, producers, writers, composers, production designers, costume designers, and directors of photography.

THE MAKING OF: A NAT GEO PODCAST National Geographic

    • Education
    • 4.9, 25 Ratings

THE MAKING OF: A NAT GEO PODCAST is National Geographic’s first-ever for your consideration podcast, featuring in-depth interviews with some of the talented teams responsible for the network’s 2020 Emmy® contenders—both those who are in front of the camera and also behind the scenes. Hosted by award-winning journalist Stacey Wilson Hunt, the series features interviews with on-screen talent and other guests including Dr. Amani Ballour (“The Cave”), Jeff Goldblum (“The World According to Jeff Goldblum”), Dr. Jane Goodall (“Sea of Shadows”), Bear Grylls (“Running Wild with Bear Grylls”), Marcia Gay Harden (“Barkskins”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Brain Games”), Gordon Ramsay (“Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted”), David Thewlis (“Barkskins”), Neil deGrasse Tyson (“Cosmos: Possible Worlds”) and Sue Aikens (“Life Below Zero”). In order to take voters even deeper inside National Geographic productions, episodes also feature key behind-the-scenes creatives, including showrunners, directors, producers, writers, composers, production designers, costume designers, and directors of photography.

    Episode 1: Return to the Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Episode 1: Return to the Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The most beloved science franchise on the planet made its highly anticipated return this spring with “Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” which was lauded by CNET as “more important than ever.” Series host and world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks with journalist Stacey Wilson Hunt about the importance of science in the current social and political climate, the legacy of the series, and more.

    For more information on “Cosmos: Possible Worlds” and all of National Geographic’s 2020 Emmy® eligible programs, visit www.natgeotv.com/fyc.

    For Your Emmy® Consideration for:
    Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
    Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program — Ann Druyan
    Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program — Brannon Braga
    Outstanding Special Effects
    And all other eligible categories

    NOTE: This podcast was pre-recorded before the civil unrest and social justice reform movement taking place now in our country. 

     

    • 38 min
    Episode 2: Inside the Brain of Keegan-Michael Key

    Episode 2: Inside the Brain of Keegan-Michael Key

    The new season of the Emmy®-nominated series “Brain Games” features a star-studded lineup of celebrity guests, from actors and musicians to entrepreneurs and athletes. Series host and executive producer Keegan-Michael Key joins Stacey Wilson Hunt to discuss the energy of the new season and his approach to helping the world’s biggest celebrities (and viewers at home) realize their exceptional brain power through fun and highly entertaining interactive games, illusions and social experiments.  

    For more information on “Brain Games” and all of National Geographic’s 2020 Emmy® eligible programs, visit www.natgeotv.com/fyc.

    For Your Emmy® Consideration for:
    Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special
    Outstanding Technical Director, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series
    Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program
    Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program
    And all other eligible categories

    NOTE: This podcast was pre-recorded before the civil unrest and social justice reform movement taking place now in our country. 

     

    • 33 min
    Episode 3: “Barkskins” with Marcia Gay Harden, David Thewlis and Elwood Reid

    Episode 3: “Barkskins” with Marcia Gay Harden, David Thewlis and Elwood Reid

    National Geographic’s limited series “Barkskins” is a sprawling tale of mystery, drama and grit in 17th century New France dubbed “the next great TV epic” by Daily Beast. Showrunner and writer Elwood Reid talks with Stacey Wilson Hunt about adapting Annie Proulx’s epic New York Times bestselling novel, and is joined by cast members David Thewlis and Marcia Gay Harden.

    For more information on “Barkskins” and all of National Geographic’s 2020 Emmy® eligible programs, visit www.natgeotv.com/fyc.

    For Your Emmy® Consideration for:
    Outstanding Limited Series
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie — David Thewlis
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie — Marcia Gay Harden
    Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special — Elwood Reid
    Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)
    Outstanding Period Costumes
    And all other eligible categories

    NOTE: This podcast was pre-recorded before the civil unrest and social justice reform movement taking place now in our country. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 4: Running Wild with Bear Grylls and Bobby Bones

    Episode 4: Running Wild with Bear Grylls and Bobby Bones

    The hit adventure series “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” found its new, rightful home on National Geographic this season, with more action, stunts and visceral moments than ever before. Host and world-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls joins Stacey Wilson Hunt to go behind the scenes of the series, and they’re joined by one of this season’s most popular participants, radio personality Bobby Bones.

    For more information on “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” and all of National Geographic’s 2020 Emmy® eligible programs, visit www.natgeotv.com/fyc.

    For Your Emmy® Consideration for:
    Outstanding Structured Reality Program
    Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program — Bear Grylls
    And all other eligible categories

    NOTE: This podcast was pre-recorded before the civil unrest and social justice reform movement taking place now in our country. 

    • 26 min
    Episode 5: Taking the Kitchen Around the World with Gordon Ramsay and Jon Kroll

    Episode 5: Taking the Kitchen Around the World with Gordon Ramsay and Jon Kroll

    “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted” shows a side of the multi-Michelin-star chef that many viewers have never seen before: humble student and adventure junkie. He and showrunner Jon Kroll join host Stacey Wilson Hunt to break down the challenges and thrills of going off-the-grid in pursuit of unfamiliar culinary inspirations, customs and history.

    For more information on “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted” and all of National Geographic’s 2020 Emmy® eligible programs, visit www.natgeotv.com/fyc.

    For Your Emmy® Consideration for:
    Outstanding Structured Reality Program
    Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program – Gordon Ramsay
    Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program
    And all other eligible categories

    NOTE: This podcast was pre-recorded before the civil unrest and social justice reform movement taking place now in our country. 

    • 32 min
    Episode 6: Getting Curious with Jeff Goldblum

    Episode 6: Getting Curious with Jeff Goldblum

    The cult of Jeff Goldblum was never more alive and apparent than in his National Geographic original series for Disney+, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” which the New York Times called “nearly impossible not to like.” He joins host Stacey Wilson Hunt to discuss how he stays curious, even in quarantine, and shares some of his favorite moments from the series. 

    For more information on “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” and all of National Geographic’s 2020 Emmy® eligible programs, visit www.natgeotv.com/fyc.
    For Your Emmy® Consideration for:
    Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special
    Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program
    And all other eligible categories

    NOTE: This podcast was pre-recorded before the civil unrest and social justice reform movement taking place now in our country.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Some light in a complicated world

This podcast is so interesting. It gives time to listen and learn. Why haven’t we heard Stacey before?! What a light. Her talent with interviews knows no bounds. This is definitely worth a listen.

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