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Anthony Bourdain’s New Cuba Episode Shows an Island in Transition

Anthony Bourdain’s New Cuba Episode Shows an Island in Transition

Dan Peltier, Skift

"Parts Unknown" remains CNN's highest rated show. Americans and others from around the world will learn what Cuba can offer travelers that may be different from what they've been told in the past. Tourists from outside the U.S., of course, have freely visited Cuba for many years.

1 year ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 1: Surrendering to Seoul

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 1: Surrendering to Seoul

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The first episode of season five serves to remind viewers that Bourdain and the ZPZ crew plan to keep traveling and portraying countries in the most interesting way possible for as long as CNN will have them.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain Goes Off-Screen With Live Event Series

Anthony Bourdain Goes Off-Screen With Live Event Series

Samantha Shankman, Skift

There have never been more people angling to become the next Bourdain with the help of social media and digital cameras, but he's held his spot as the king of travel and food media. This series is another way to enforce his stature and keep interest in "Parts Unknown" high as the series rolls on.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 8: An Unvisited Side of Jamaica

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 8: An Unvisited Side of Jamaica

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Jamaica is the perfect example of a destination that's become more focused on servicing tourists than it is taking care of its residents, a dangerous shift in priorities that will have a tremendous impact on the quality of life and livelihoods of future generations.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 4: Vivacious in Vietnam

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 4: Vivacious in Vietnam

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Bourdain's enthusiasm for a destination defines the tone of an episode, and this is one in which clearly all involved were more than happy to be there.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 7: Heroin in Small-Town USA

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 7: Heroin in Small-Town USA

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Anthony Bourdain and ZPZ take their inquisitive, open approach home for an honest, if not somewhat troubling, look at America's changing suburbs. The tactfulness in which the show examines such an issue should be a lesson for news and entertainment programs.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 6: Surprised by Iran

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 6: Surprised by Iran

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This is simply the best episode of season three with Bourdain eloquently explaining the culture, politics, and food of Iran and, as only he has a knack to do, break down the barriers between Western viewers and their misperceptions of a nation that they would also likely love.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 5: Adventures in Tanzania

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 5: Adventures in Tanzania

Samantha Shankman, Skift

After all these years, Bourdain is still willing to wade into the unknown and put anything in his mouth for the sake of experiencing new culture. That's what differentiates him from most others that tiptoe around the outside of a new place.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 3: Getting Personal in Paraguay

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 3: Getting Personal in Paraguay

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although open about much of his life, Bourdain rarely spends so much time talking about personal matters making Paraguay a unique destination as seen through the lens of his mind.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 2: Discovering the Bronx

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 2: Discovering the Bronx

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Some of Bourdain's best adventure take place within the U.S. where he uncovers the rich and surprising culture and history of his own country. That sentiment is all the more powerful in his own city.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 1: Seeking Out Shanghai

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 1: Seeking Out Shanghai

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Bourdain and team now have a formula that they know works and they're largely sticking to it, making time to experiment more with visuals and cinematography than interactions and content.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Is Nominated for 7 Emmy Awards

Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Is Nominated for 7 Emmy Awards

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Parts Unknown does more than raise the standard for travel programming, it gives viewers a taste of the cinematic and content quality that they are missing on most programs across all categories today.

2 years ago