The Bull Wrestlers
Air date: June 8, 2017
Adventurer Tim Noonan meets the Betsileo people of Madagascar, a group still ruled by mysterious customs; who believe in medicine men, spirits and magic. To become a Betsileo man, you must complete an intense initiation called Savika, going one-on-one with an angry zebu, a species of bull with a hump and long curved horns.
The Snake Divers
Air date: June 15, 2017
Tim travels to Cameroon, West Africa, to find the Gbaya people and undertake the most terrifying ritual in the world. Only when you crawl headfirst into the lair of a giant rock python and wrestle the monster snake from its den can you be called a man.
The Eagle People
Air date: June 22, 2017
Tim journeys to Mongolia to attempt the ancient Kazak ritual of the Eagle hunters. Only if he can train a Golden Eagle to hunt the Corsac fox will he become a true Eagle man.
The Cave Climbers
Air date: June 29, 2017
Tim travels to Thailand in search of the fabled Cave Climbers of the Andaman, undertaking their intense ritual. Only when you scale the highest island caves, with no climbing gear or safety net, and harvest a priceless nest made from bird saliva, can you be called a Cave Climber. Can Tim overcome his extreme fear of heights to conquer this terrifying path to manhood?
The Island People
Air date: July 6, 2017
Tim travels to the Bijagós Islands in Guinea Bissau, West Africa to undertake the unique ritual called Fanado. Tim must prove his bravery during a dangerous crocodile hunt, to receive the tribal scars of Fanado.
The Reindeer People
Air date: July 13, 2017
Tim travels to the Siberian tundra, to attempt the ritual of the Nenets reindeer people. To become a man Tim must learn to slaughter a reindeer without spilling a drop of its blood.
The Swamp Cowboys
Air date: July 20, 2017
Tim travels to the swampy plains of southern Venezuela, to meet the tough-as-teak Llaneros, or Swamp Cowboys. These extraordinary people battle giant anaconda, swarming alligators and Biblical floods to keep their cattle safe. But the true mark of a man is his ability to catch and tame a wild stallion. Can Tim bond with a wild beast before floods turn the plains into a aquatic killing field?