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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 8: Brazil Before the World Cup

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 8: Brazil Before the World Cup

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This final episode again highlights why Parts Unknown is the only standout travel show on TV today: Bourdain and crew show the beauty of a destination by confronting its realities through food, culture, and conversation.

5 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 5: Tastes of Northern Thailand

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 5: Tastes of Northern Thailand

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Parts Unknown has hit its groove in season three, pairing Bourdain with an area expert, encouraging heavy drinking, and letting the real story of a destination tell itself through the duo's adventures.

5 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 5: Inside Present-Day Russia

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 5: Inside Present-Day Russia

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Even while irresponsibly drinking and indulgently snacking, Bourdain gives viewers a better idea of what's happening inside present-day Russia than any news segment we've ever seen.

5 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 3: A Meal Shared Among World-Famous Chefs

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 3: A Meal Shared Among World-Famous Chefs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Bourdain appears relaxed, grateful and truly happy to be in the company of Lyon's great chefs showing that his true love remains cooking and food, more so than the media game that's built him into he is today. It's a treat for viewers to see Bourdain enjoy an experience so thoroughly.

5 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 2: Searching for Sanity in Sin City

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 2: Searching for Sanity in Sin City

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Nobody wants to think of Las Vegas as the cultural center of the country, but Bourdain's exploration of the decadent to the dreary suggests it's a better snapshot of the country than most want to admit.

5 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Season 3 Premiere: Sounds and Scents in Amritsar

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Season 3 Premiere: Sounds and Scents in Amritsar

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The cinematographers are revealing themselves to be the real secret sauce that makes 'Parts Unknown' so unique and enchanting on TV today.

5 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Ready for Season Opener in India

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Ready for Season Opener in India

David Bauder, Associated Press

The not-so-secret key to 'Parts Unknown' is Anthony Bourdain, his intellectual curiosity, and his ability to sum up the uniqueness of a region or intractable global issue in a mere metaphor or phrase. As the new season kicks off, we know if it's interesting to Bourdain, then it's interesting to us.

5 years ago

Interview: The Evolution of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’

Interview: The Evolution of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Parts Unknown is the only travel show that highlights how intertwined the industry is with everything from peas to protests in every corner of the world. It's an education as much as entertainment.

5 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 7 Recap: A Tribute to Detroit

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 7 Recap: A Tribute to Detroit

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Parts Unknown confirmed this season that its mission goes far beyond culinary or even cultural interests. It's entertainment that reveals and comments on today's socioeconomic realities, and we're all the better for it.

6 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 7 Recap: Sushi and Sex in Tokyo

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 7 Recap: Sushi and Sex in Tokyo

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This is not the Tokyo that the city's Olympic committee wanted anyone to see before or after it was selected as the 2020 host. Bourdain takes Tokyo's bizarre side culture and questions just how strange it, or each of us, are.

6 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 6 Recap: Understanding Joburg

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 6 Recap: Understanding Joburg

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Old news reels intermixed with gorgeous images of local landscape and people, an open and honest conversation about socioeconomics and politics, and a plate full of food -- these are the ingredients to one of this season's best episodes yet.

6 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 4 Recap: Meats in Sicily

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 4 Recap: Meats in Sicily

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Viewers are able to see a destination through Parts Unknown's honest and cadid lens, which means that amazing meals are grounded in conversation about locals' everyday reality and the most beautiful vistas are given context through history. Any other travel show would highlight the food without any talk of politics, pig blood, or scheming tour operators.

6 years ago