I was in the Indian Ocean making a show. Courtesy of Discovery Channel. I actually have pretty good endurance still. I think all of us would love to snap our fingers and be Chris Pratt, but in the real world, as long as I am able to get out there and move around and have adventures and go to all of the places that the show takes us, I feel great about it. Last year, Gates did a special on the book that set off a frenzy; it also inspired the Krupat family of Boston to do a little digging themselves. I bring true tales of travel and adventure to light as the host of The Get Lost Podcast. All rights reserved. We are having great conversations with great guests every week. Josh Gates, host and co-executive producer of "Expedition: Unknown" on the Discovery Channel, says it all started in 1982 with a book called "The Secret" by Byron Preiss. He has appeared on the TODAY Show, CNN and a variety of other national television and radio programs. Joe Sills: Have you ever felt limited in the field because you were riding that rollercoaster and maybe weighed a little more than you wanted to at the time? Discovery Communications. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Josh Gates sends scientist Phil Torres and paranormal researcher Jessica Chobot to investigate supernatural encounters, mysterious creatures, and astonishing extraterrestrial phenomena, taking viewers to … Josh Gates: Pre-pandemic, it was being overseas 200-plus days a year. I Quit exclusive clip: Take a look inside KLADO ready for the new series, Bering Sea Gold exclusive clip: Kris Kelly shares his thoughts on ice mining. Gates transformed his office space into a set for his at-home talk show "Josh Gates Tonight.". Haunted houses and Halloween festivities are changing in the time of COVID-19! Joe Sills: At last check, you said you’ve lost about 35 pounds since March. © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. Though Expedition Unknown sometimes results in Josh not finding anything, he will usually stumble upon lost treasures. Offers may be subject to change without notice. It’s my core strength. I am that guy. Pre-pandemic, Gates was spending the majority of his year overseas while filming the hit Discovery Channel series “Expedition Unknown.” It was a lifestyle that made the 43-year-old adventurer an expert at sleeping on airport floors and grabbing meals—any kind of meals—on the go. He buried 12 treasure boxes in 12 parks across America and then published this book, which you have to use to find your way to those different boxes. It’s fairly straightforward. The Wednesday adventures with one of our favorite hosts will begin on Nov. 11, 2020. It’s about being active. Joe Sills: As a new talk show host, is there a guest you would find intimidating to interview. As one reddit user wrote, “The odds of making a discovery on a tv show must be astronomical. I'm a freelance writer, explorer, and photojournalist. I climb up mountains. Josh Gates: I think a lot of people are intimidated by figuring out their perfect workout routine. At the time, we didn’t know how that was going to translate onscreen but it has become the norm. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Making “Expedition Unknown” is such a challenge. ET on the Discovery Channel. But recently, the everyman’s adventurer has changed his routine, dropping more than 30 pounds since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic while inadvertently documenting the results onscreen. Joe Sills: I feel like you are a “normal” guy and you’re inspirational to other “normal” guys who want to do great things. Even a simple 30-minute walk can do wonders for your day. Josh Gates: Yeah, I think that and age. I have a mindless diet and a conscious diet. Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates unsolved iconic stories across the globe. Josh Gates: I think that’s where most of us get into trouble—with prepacked, processed food. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. What you see on TV is what you get away from TV. 48 min | TV-PG | Premiered 07/23/2020. Neil deGrasse Tyson is coming on soon. He was the host and co-executive producer of Destination Truth and Stranded on Syfy, and currently hosts and co-executive produces The Discovery Channel (and former Travel Channel) series Expedition Unknown and also Legendary Locations. One thing he’s not doing is limiting his potential since … Gates is married to his wife, Hallie Gnatovich. A mysterious “Yeti” footprint recovered by Josh in the Himalayas is now on display at the “Expedition Everest” attraction at Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. But before that, viewers will get the chance to watch Josh Gates Tonight, a new talk show that brings celebrities and experts virtually to our screens. Undercover Billionaire. The interview is virtual, making sure we got new programming when Discovery crews couldn’t get anywhere. I have a great relationship with my Apple Watch and my calorie tracking app. Josh Gates (born August 10, 1977) is an American television presenter, television producer and author. With Josh Gates, Phil Torres, Jessica Chobot, Jimmy Church. `Exhibition Unknown' chronicles his global adventures as he investigates iconic unsolved events, lost cities, buried treasures and other puzzling stories. Josh Gates: I think everybody during the pandemic has gone one of two ways: either you haven’t paid attention to your fitness at all and you’re at home and stuffing your face. BOSTON -- Part of a 40-year-old mystery has been solved by a family in Boston. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. One of the world’s most frequent fliers reveals how he lost more than 30 pounds while staying at home. I have never felt pressured by any network I have ever worked for or anybody to change the way that I look. I will always tune into his shows! Hump Day is about to get a whole lot better. He is Married to Hallie Gnatovich. If you haven’t worked out in a while, the first week or two can be miserable. But the thing about me is I am authentically this guy. This week, I connected with Gates to see how one of the world’s most frequent fliers views fitness in the field. '”, On the Boston family: “Jason Krupat reached out to me a couple of weeks ago who said like a lot of other people have said, ‘I know where one of the boxes is.’ The difference is that he attached a photo with a broken piece of ceramic. Discovery Channel’s hit-series Expedition Unknown chronicles Gates as he sets out on a global quest to find the truth behind iconic legends and thrilling archaeological mysteries. We were able to document spectacular artifacts and mummies and bring viewers along in real time. So what you’re going to see is that moment of meeting Jason and having him take us through the city to explain to us what he found.”. Kilimanjaro and climbed Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas. We have had famous actors and archaeologists and explorers. Discovery star Josh Gates, host of 'Expedition Unknown: Search for the Afterlife,' reveals the scariest place in America. I lived on airlines and lived on airport floors. And so about a year after the book was published, the first box was founded by these three teenagers in Chicago, which ended up itself being kind of an amazing story. It is. Recommended. It has been supremely weird for me to not get on an airplane. Joe Sills: It sounds more like a lifestyle than a job. But a lot of it isn’t so much that I am out of breath. I’ve never been some buff adventure dude. Josh has done the occasional voice-over role. It’s a different muscle to flex and I am having such a blast talking to celebrities and really interesting people, while giving folks a break every week that lets them have some fun. In the four-part global event Expedition Unknown: Search for the Afterlife, Gates tackles mankind’s ultimate mystery as he investigates ancient rituals, paranormal claims, and cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs on the nature of death and consciousness. I'm an explorer, adventurer and freelance travel writer who kicked off my career with a solo, cross-country road trip of America in a tent. This author Byron published this book and did this really brave in thing. Expedition Unknown chronicles archeologist Josh Gates as he travels around the world in search of lost cities, treasures, and more. I’ve been making TV for 11 or 12 years now. It really is the room I work out of. I called him up and I said, ‘Jason, what the hell is this? Two boxes have been found, 10 are still missing. We also had lights and cameras laying around, and because I am very involved in the show already, I have some facility to set that stuff up. Josh will also be helming a two-part special in Israel and Jordan working alongside archaeologists attempting to decipher the Dead Sea Scrolls and to uncover new fragments in remote desert caves. You’ll get to join in with the fun. We go, we have these adventures; but we also want to show all of the flat tires and bad food and the things that go wrong that go along with it. The show has been really well received. Depends on Who You Ask, Is 'Alaskan Bush People' Being Canceled? Josh Gates is an avid explorer whose unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for adventure propels him to the farthest corners of the world. I go through phases where I am being really disciplined and lose weight. Josh Gates has scaled the planet’s most remote mountains, trekked through its densest jungles and ventured to the depths of its darkest caves. So what we do is take people back through where we are up to this point. Josh Gates visited the site last year as part of the Discovery Channel’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ series. Sometimes, the easiest food to get your hands on is the stuff that’s the worst for you. There is an architectural piece from a beautiful Indonesian traditional house that was gifted to me. It’ll be worth the wait. That’s where my focus really is, and I try to be as healthy as I can be along the way. Most recently, Discovery documented a live mummy unveiling on Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live. I spent a few weeks sitting at home not doing much, and it kind of hit me…I have this time and it is important to use this time. Adventuring around the world is a young man’s game. I am a big believer in calorie tracking. I am not in my 20s anymore. Get ready for Josh Gates Tonight and Expedition X on Discovery. I Quit exclusive clip: Can Alex and Sibrena get the investment they need? While audiences have accompanied Josh on five seasons of adventures through tumultuous terrain and uncharted territory, some fans still question the authenticity of the docu-series or if he’s ever found anything on Expedition Unknown. From a fabled pirate treasure in the jungles of Panama to the truth behind the controversial legend of the crystal skull, Josh is spinning the globe and heading off-the-map in search of answers. Say, David Letterman? I think the viewers of this show like to live vicariously through Josh. In Wednesday’s episode of Expedition Unknown, Josh Gates will interview a Boston family who located buried treasure from the 1982 book The Secret. In addition to Forbes, my work has appeared in publications that include National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Travel Channel and Fodor's Travel. Take a look at an exclusive sneak peek of Expedition X Season 2 thanks to our friends at Discovery Channel. Cheryl Hines, Joe Manganiello, and Apollo astronaut Charlie Duke will also join Gates, and the man himself will give us a look at floating in zero-gravity, mechanical mortal combat in the Battle Bots arena, and so much more. They are just hanging out. When people watch “Expedition Unknown,” the impression I want to give them is that they are along for the journey. Where did you find this?’ He told me enough to get me interested and then he said, come to Boston and I’ll take you through it. We redesigned it a bit during the pandemic. With any reality TV comes, comes questions regarding if the show is just staged for viewers’ entertainment. Really quickly, we threw “Josh Gates Tonight” together in a spare bedroom in my house, which had bookcases in it that looked sort of adventurous and had some of my artifacts on them. Part of the mission of the show is keeping it real, in that sense.