Rite of Passage

Season 1 Episodes

  1. Madagascar - The Bull Wrestlers on El Rey Network
    Episode 1

    Madagascar - The Bull Wrestlers

    Tim ventures into the remote Central Highlands of Madagascar to find the Betsileo, a people whose name means ‘invincible’. He wants to take on their intense manhood initiation Savika, where a young man must prove himself by wrestling an angry bull.

  2. Cameroon - The Snake Divers on El Rey Network
    Episode 2

    Cameroon - The Snake Divers

    Tim travels to Cameroon to take on the terrifying manhood rituals of the Snake Divers.

  3. Mongolia - the Eagle People on El Rey Network
    Episode 3

    Mongolia - the Eagle People

    Tim attempts the unique initiation of the Kazakh Eagle hunters.

  4. Thailand - The Cave Climbers on El Rey Network
    Episode 4

    Thailand - The Cave Climbers

    Tim travels to Thailand to take on the intense manhood rituals of the Cave Climbers of the Andaman. Can he overcome his fear of heights and conquer a terrifying climb through the highest island caves?

  5. Guinea Bissau - The Island People on El Rey Network
    Episode 5

    Guinea Bissau - The Island People

    Tim travels to Guinea Bissau to undertake the brutal ritual, Fanado. 

  6. Siberia - The Reindeer People on El Rey Network
    Episode 6

    Siberia - The Reindeer People

    Tim undertakes the intense Siberian ritual of the Reindeer People. 

  7. Venezuela - The Swamp Cowboys on El Rey Network
    Episode 7

    Venezuela - The Swamp Cowboys

    Tim’s in Venezuela, on a wild ride with the tough-as-teak Swamp Cowboys. In this part of the world, you’re not a man until you’ve tamed a wild stallion.

  8. Kyrgyzstan - The Horse Gladiators on El Rey Network
    Episode 8

    Kyrgyzstan - The Horse Gladiators

    Tim travels to Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia to take the Horse Gladiators on at their own game, Kok Boru, a brutal mash up of gridiron and rodeo, with a decapitated goat as a ball.

  9. Mexico - The Running Men on El Rey Network
    Episode 9

    Mexico - The Running Men

    Tim ventures into the remote canyons of Mexico to find the Tarahumara, famous long-distance runners whose coming-of-age ritual involves running down and throttling a wild deer.

  10. Papau New Guinea - The Shark People on El Rey Network
    Episode 10

    Papau New Guinea - The Shark People

    Adventurer Tim Noonan travels to isolated Snake Island, deep in the South Pacific, where young men must venture out alone and single-handedly catch a shark to be considered a man.

  11. Brazil - The Wasp Warriors on El Rey Network
    Episode 11

    Brazil - The Wasp Warriors

    Intrepid adventurer Tim Noonan ventures deep into the wilds of Brazil to find the fierce Wasp Warriors, men who endure hundreds of venomous wasp stings in order to prove themselves.

  12. Brazil - The Suffering Man on El Rey Network
    Episode 12

    Brazil - The Suffering Man

    Intrepid adventurer Tim Noonan ventures deep into the wilds of Brazil to find the Suffering Men. The Xavante believe you only reach true manhood when you experience a vision of your future, brought on by severe physical exhaustion.

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