This month of May, Discovery Channel highlights two kinds of survival: getting through the most dangerous tests to secure a perilous job, and lasting in a tough environment with barely nothing to get by.
In Deadliest Job Interview, the spotlight is on eight of the most extreme and perilous professions in the world. Told from the perspective of the rookies, or "greenhorns," Deadliest Job Interview will follow these tough men and women as they enter the workforce of eight dangerous jobs, as they risk everything to secure a highly challenging - and dangerous - position.
This six-episode series follows arborists climbing 200 feet high in the Redwood Forest, volcanologists climbing to the top of the explosive Stromboli to wind turbine technicians in some of the windiest conditions on Earth.
With the threat of danger around every corner, there is no room for mistakes. These rookies must learn the ropes as the lowest person on the totem pole and prove their skills and determination to their mentors and peers. The stakes are higher than ever because it's not just their job on the line - but also their lives! Deadliest Job Interview premieres May 16, airing Mondays at 11PM on Discovery Channel.
And then, there is surviving with, well, nothing. In the second season of Marooned with Ed Stafford, Ed Stafford is the man who survives with “nothing”. He spent 60 days naked and marooned on a desert island with only a camera to record his amazing adventure. Now he’s set himself a series of new challenges: to see how well he can not only survive, but also thrive in some of the world’s toughest environments.
In each episode, Ed maroons himself in a different remote location where he could get killed within hours. He’s completely on his own with nothing; No food, no water, not even a knife.
Each environment - jungle, African bush, desert, forest, coast, mountains – presents a unique and deadly serious challenge. Ed pits himself against the elements and if he hasn’t got his basic survival needs sorted within 10 days, he never will. The new season of Marooned with Ed Stafford premieres May 24, airing Tuesdays at 8PM.