Posts Tagged ‘Josh Clark’

Karl Pilkington, Warwick Davis and Josh & Chuck = Science Channel Saturdays

January 17, 2013 | by kdelmonico

Ever want to know more about alien hand syndrome? Teleportation? Weather modification? Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant have developed a cult following through their podcast, Stuff You Should Know, which covers topics just like these, and this Saturday their show by the same name comes to Science Channel.

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Josh and Chuck through the last few months (both in real life and podcast world) and I have to say – they are hilarious and awesome. Saturday’s episode had me in stitches by the end of a 45 second clip, so I highly recommend tuning in for Stuff You Should Know. At the very least, you will have great fodder for the next time someone asks you about alien hand syndrome.

Another can’t-miss premiere comes to Science Channel on Saturday, as An Idiot Abroad, the long-running, wildly elaborate practical joke that Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are playing on their friend Karl Pilkington, returns for a third season – this time with Warwick Davis.  I, personally, am a huge fan of Warwick Davis and was so excited to hear that he would be teaming up with Karl to trek the 5,000 mile Spice Route from Italy to China… I think I know what I’m doing Saturday night.

Check out Josh and Chuck talking about the large hadron collider below, and tune in for An Idiot Abroad and Stuff You Should Know, Saturday starting at 9pm ET/PT, on Science Channel.

Discovery Communications Brings New Programming to TCA

January 5, 2013 | by kdelmonico

TCA Logo

Today, Discovery Communications will unveil some of its upcoming programming at the Television Critics Association Winter 2013 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA. Television critics from across the country are preparing to hear the presentations from Discovery networks Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, Velocity, Science Channel and OWN. You can read all the news by clicking on the links below and follow @DiscoveryComm and #TCA13 on Twitter for live updates from the Tour. We’ll also be sharing photos from our panels as they happen on Discovery Communications Flickr account.

Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery Joins the Kennedy Family and Civil Rights Movement Legends on A March to Justice

Investigation Discovery Asks if American Justice is Truly Color Blind 


Kings of Crash Rips The Doors Off The Dangerous World Of Demolition Derby Driving on Velocity

Animal Planet

U.S. Military Forces are South Africa’s New Weapon in Rhino Poaching War in New Animal Planet Series

Science Channel

Stuff You Should Know With Josh and Chuck Goes From Podcast to Primetime This January on Science Channel

Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis Book a Return Trip to Science Channel With An Idiot Abroad

Discovery Channel

The Presidents’ Gatekeepers Break Their Silence Exclusively to Discovery Channel

Discovery Sets Its Eyes on SXSW Interactive with Five Panels: Vote Today!

August 13, 2012 | by aharris

SXSW 2013 LogoIt seems just as soon as SXSW Interactive wraps each March, planning for the next year begins. That’s certainly the case here at Discovery Communications, and we’re excited to have five panels/presentaions for your consideration in this year’s PanelPicker. From the captains of Discovery Channel‘s Deadliest Catch candidly discussing how they use social media to connect with their fans to a presentation from our own Beth Rockwood and Bluefin Labs Co-Founder Deb Roy discussing how advertisers partnering with media brands benefits viewers using social media.

Click on the links below to find out more about the panels and presentations we’ve proposed, and cast your votes through August 31 if you want to hear from us in Austin next year!

Discovery Communicatons Takes On Comic-Con 2012

July 17, 2012 | by kdelmonico

As a Comic-Con newbie, I was unsure of what to expect when I packed my bags last week. If you’ve never been to San Diego Comic-Con, it’s some parts magic, some parts mayhem, and all parts awesome. The magnitude of the event cannot be overstated, as 130,000 people pack the San Diego Convention Center dressed in costume, waiting in line for hours to see their favorite panels. It’s definitely a “you have to see it to believe it” type of event.

Discovery Communications had a great presence at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, with panels for SCIENCE’s Dark Matters, Firefly and Stuff You Should Know; Discovery’s Mythbusters and five panels from our friends at The Hub.

Josh and Chuck’s Stuff You Should Know panel kicked of the Comic-Con craziness, recording a live version of their hit podcast about the science behind time travel. Notable quotes include: “Hawking is my homeboy” and “You can time travel into the future, you just have to go really, really, really fast.” Panel attendees also got a sneak peek of Josh and Chuck’s new show, Stuff You Should Know, coming to SCIENCE in January 2013. In this picture, they are meeting their life-sized alter egos, and Chuck appears to be unsure about the stand-up-poster version of Josh.

The fans have spoken! The SYSK fans packed the room to learn about time travel.



All of Comic-Con was buzzing about the Firefly 10th anniversary panel. Packed to the gills with uber-fans who slept in line overnight for a chance to glimpse the Serenity crew back together again, the panel also featured Firefly creator Joss Whedon. SCIENCE also announced their special dedicated to the reunion, called Browncoats Unite, premiering on 11/11/2012.

 Question everything. SCIENCE was literally all over Comic-Con with their bright orange swag bags. This nice Storm Trooper would have given his SCIENCE bag a big “thumbs up”…that is, if he had thumbs.

The street team hard at work, spreading the SCIENCE love!


Later, John Noble’s fans flocked to his Dark Matters panel to learn more about the dark side of scientific experiments. The new season of Dark Matters premiered on SCIENCE Saturday at 10pm ET/PT.




On Saturday night, Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters rounded out the event with their panel, moderated by director John Landis. The SDCC audience was treated to an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming season, which you can now check out here.


Our friends at The Hub also joined in on the Comic-Con fun, with 5 panels (including the very popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic panel) an Aquabats concert and of course, Care Bears!


One of the best parts of Comic-Con? Spending time with my fellow Discovery Communications colleagues and coming together to pull off such a huge event. It was a great team effort and now the only question left is how we can outdo ourselves in 2013!


Josh & Chuck from ‘Stuff You Should Know’ to Take SXSW by Storm

March 6, 2012 | by aharris

Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark of 'Stuff You Should Know'Starting this week, tens of thousands will descend on Austin, Texas for SXSW 2012. Among those from the Discovery family attending are Josh Clark & Chuck Bryant from the popular Stuff You Should Know podcast and blog on

On Sunday, March 11, at 3:30pm, Josh & Chuck will return to the Driskill Hotel to record the latest installment of their SYSK podcast. If you’re at SXSW Interactive, mark your calendar to join us on one of the rare occasions that they’re joined by a live audience. The following day, March 12, join Science and Josh & Chuck, as well as The Daily Show‘s John Hodgman, Eugene Mirman, Lucy Wainwright Roche and others, for the Stuff You Should Know Variety Show at Fado’s beginning at 5pm (including a sneak peek at their pilot for Science). There will be free drinks for the first 100 and lots of “stuff” you don’t want to miss.

Not at SXSW? Make sure to keep up with Josh & Chuck on Facebook and by following @SYSKPodcast on Twitter.

Help Discovery, Discovery News & HowStuffWorks Get to SXSW Interactive 2012

August 15, 2011 | by aharris

SXSW 2012 LogoToday, SXSW launched their PanelPicker voting for SXSW Interactive 2012. For those new to SXSW, the festival brings together the best of film, interactive and music in Austin, TX. The 19th annual SXSW Interactive Festival kicks off on March 9, 2012 and features the best of online, wireless, gaming and social media…and may include some of the Discovery family.

Discovery Communications has proposed four panels covering social TV (featuring Deadliest Catch‘s Capt. Keith Colburn and Storm ChasersReed Timmer), online news (with the Discovery News team), podcasting (thanks to HowStuffWorks’ Stuff You Should Know team) and on converting women’s interest to general interest online (with HowStuffWorks’ Stuff Mom Never Told You).

Additionally, our friends at VolunteerMatch have put forth a panel featuring Discovery and discussing our CSR efforts. Click on the links below to read about the panels and, most importantly, cast your vote:

SXSW is a community-driven event and public votes make up 30% of the decision process (complemented by recommendations by staff and the Advisory Board). Thanks for taking a look at our panels and voting…we hope to see many of you in Austin in March 2012!