If you saw last night’s episode of Making Monsters, then you got to see Ed and the Distortions crew make their monsters come to life with the power of Kinect for Windows technology.
The Distortions crew worked together to create a 14-foot demon and 2 4-foot-tall guard dogs that look as if they were crafted from molten lava. The Kinect for Windows team then came in to make the demon and his dogs even more sinister – their eyes track the visitors to the 13th Floor haunted house in Denver and the demon greets in his creepy voice. In fact, the dogs bark or growl when approached by an adult, or pant and whimper when approached by a child -– all through the power of technology.
But where did the idea for the interactive demon gatekeeper and his devil dogs come from? Well, the unbridled imagination of 2 young boys, of course:
Diehard GA fans will remember that their beloved GA crew’s first investigation aired on this day, 4 years ago on the Travel Channel. In celebration of the show’s 4th birthday, we asked fans to submit some of their best fan art – here are a few of our favorites! READ MORE
Tune-in to see where Travel Channel is headed this week — from the sultry sands of Rio to the frosty tundra of Alaska.
Tonight at 9|8c, Anthony Bourdain continues his final tour in Rio de Janeiro. Can’t get enough Rio? See the sizzling city’s best beaches!
Tuesday @ 9|8c, we’re back at Miami International Airport for an all-new episode of Airport 24/7: Miami. Watch the drama unfold as the Miami-Dade Police Department tracks down a baggage thief, and see where to stay in Miami if you ever find yourself passing through MIA.
Friday @ 9|8c, the Ghost Adventures crew heads to the Sedamsville Rectory in Cleveland, OH. Next time you’re there, be sure to check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Saturday @ 7|6c, see the strange paranormal history of the tundra on Legends of Alaska. Watch this overview of Alaska’s legends, and how to hunt Alaska’s bigfoot.
It wasn’t the upcoming presediantial election that had the Nation’s Capital all heated up with dukes out Monday night. Our very own Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern joined fellow celebrity chef José Andrés, Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi and The Chew host Carla Hall for the 9th Annual Capital Food Fight, a star-studded foodie bash and fundraiser for DC Central Kitchen.
The final food fight was a “surprise” iguana cookoff between our hosts Bourdain and Zimmern. No stranger to tasting and cooking the “taste-like-chicken” meats, Zimmern said, “The fact that they could even get iguana stateside is a tribute to the global pantry here in Washington, DC. And as someone who has cooked this and eaten it before, I don’t want to say I think we have an advantage, but I’m going to say we may have a little advantage.”
After watching Jordan cruise through Southern California looking for toy gold, chat live with the Toy Hunter himself — right after the episode at 9:30|8:30c!
Want to know what his favorite toys are? Curious about what goes on behind the scenes while filming Toy Hunter? Interested in Jordan’s most expensive toy purchase ever? Join tonight’s moderated chat and get your answers. Just an FYI – Jordan won’t be appraising any toys tonight – unfortunately, it’s just too difficult without seeing them in person.
Visit the chat page now to submit a question in advance — we’ll be picking the best ones to start off the chat — or come back at 9:30|8:30c while Jordan is hanging out in our brand-new online Travel Lounge for a chance to talk to Travel Channel’s resident toy expert!
Our own Anthony Bourdain will bring his Guts & Glory tour to 11 cities this fall, starting on November 1. The internationally-renowned chef, author and host of No Reservations and The Layover will visit each city for one night only, sharing candid insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience. We can’t wait to hear the questions you’ll have for him!
The “chef-at-large” at New York’s famed Brasserie Les Halles, Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a hysterical and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens – as well as his newest work, the bestselling graphic novel Get JIRO!.
Tickets are selling out fast, so if you want to spend an evening with our favorite opinionated travel expert, grab yours today. We’re positive it’ll be an interesting night.
Tonight at 9|8c, on an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures, Zak, Nick and Aaron head to the Great Lakes to investigate reports of strange, demonic activity at the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, MN. The owner, Kelly Freese, is convinced that the dark energy is emanating from the basement, so the crew heads down to the underbelly of the hotel to learn what’s down there … and what they find may send shivers down your spine. READ MORE
Tony has breakfast with good friend and chef Jose Andres, Aaron hangs with some of his scariest fans and much more.
“@grahamelliot and I on @appforlife set in Chicago . First date.” – Andrew Zimmern | “On way to dance class!” – Anthony Bourdain | “Me & Mike hanging out over the river!” – Amy Allan | “Have to throw this one back, too small!” – Anthony Melchiorri