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Bear Goes Wild with Barack Obama

  • Season 1

Summary

Bear Grylls takes President Barack Obama on an adventure in the Alaskan wilderness as they journey across a glacial outwash and through dense forest on the way to see the famed Exit Glacier

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Episode 1: Bear Goes Wild with Barack Obama

Summary

Bear Grylls is joined by the US president for his latest adventure. The pair go on a trek across the Alaskan wilderness, travelling through dense forest and glacial outwash to visit the Exit Glacier, where they observe the effects of climate change first hand. Along the way, they climb trees to gather berries and cook salmon on a campfire, sharing their thoughts on family, fears and faith.

Review

Blimey, this is a step up from Stephen Fry and Miranda Hart, eh? Bear Grylls roughs it in Alaska with none other than the 44th President, in a trek that Grylls says rode roughshod over the secret service protocols that keep the Potus safe. Yes, scores of dark-clothed spooks were just out of shot, but Obama ignored their warnings, accepting the challenge to shin down sheer slopes and, in the only brief preview clip that was available, eat a salmon that a wild animal had previously gnawed on and discarded. That sequence brings out the dry wit that has livened many a White House briefing: “Bear is a… mediocre cook.”

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PresenterBear Grylls
ContributorBarack Obama

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  • Episode 1

    Series 1 Episode 1

    Summary

    Bear Grylls is joined by the US president for his latest adventure. The pair go on a trek across the Alaskan wilderness, travelling through dense forest and glacial outwash to visit the Exit Glacier, where they observe the effects of climate change first hand. Along the way, they climb trees to gather berries and cook salmon on a campfire, sharing their thoughts on family, fears and faith.

    Review

    Blimey, this is a step up from Stephen Fry and Miranda Hart, eh? Bear Grylls roughs it in Alaska with none other than the 44th President, in a trek that Grylls says rode roughshod over the secret service protocols that keep the Potus safe. Yes, scores of dark-clothed spooks were just out of shot, but Obama ignored their warnings, accepting the challenge to shin down sheer slopes and, in the only brief preview clip that was available, eat a salmon that a wild animal had previously gnawed on and discarded. That sequence brings out the dry wit that has livened many a White House briefing: “Bear is a… mediocre cook.”

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterBear Grylls
    ContributorBarack Obama
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