Tougher in Alaska

About the show

Host Geo Beach, who has lived in Alaska for more than 25 years, takes viewers on a tour of his state, revealing how its people have been forced to adapt to sometimes extreme weather conditions, rugged and often dangerous terrain and a culture in which communities are separated by vast distances. Topics covered include gold mining, salmon fishing, logging, law enforcement and transportation.

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Upcoming episodes

Apr 26th
200p

Dangerous Earth

Geo knows the danger of living on top of one of the most active seismic zones in the world – he can see three steaming volcanoes from his backyard. In this episode he will travel to the sinking village of Newtok, work on a glacier that is actually growing bigger and threatening the town of Yakutat, and he’ll fly into the spectacular Lake Clark National Park to install an earthquake-tracking GPS station on top of two connecting tectonic plates…and will be forced to escape in dramatic fashion when a deadly storm rolls in and threatens the crew’s safety.
Apr 27th
300a

Dangerous Earth

Geo knows the danger of living on top of one of the most active seismic zones in the world – he can see three steaming volcanoes from his backyard. In this episode he will travel to the sinking village of Newtok, work on a glacier that is actually growing bigger and threatening the town of Yakutat, and he’ll fly into the spectacular Lake Clark National Park to install an earthquake-tracking GPS station on top of two connecting tectonic plates…and will be forced to escape in dramatic fashion when a deadly storm rolls in and threatens the crew’s safety.
May 3rd
200p

Wild Waste

In the Lower 48, people don’t think twice about flushing their toilets or leaving their trashcans on the curb. In Alaska, waste disposal is a much tougher business. In Ketchikan, the bear capitol of the world, Geo will race to collect trash before the black bears can get to it. Then, Geo teams up with a guy who may have one of the toughest jobs in all of Alaska—a remote maintenance worker. This guy is the sole plumber, electrician and carpenter to nearly a dozen bush villages in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, an area the size of Washington state. Once Geo’s out of the bush, he’ll head to the frozen city of Fairbanks and make house calls to help thaw frozen septic pipes and tanks so that can be a Fairbanks a free-flowing city once again.
May 4th
300a

Wild Waste

In the Lower 48, people don’t think twice about flushing their toilets or leaving their trashcans on the curb. In Alaska, waste disposal is a much tougher business. In Ketchikan, the bear capitol of the world, Geo will race to collect trash before the black bears can get to it. Then, Geo teams up with a guy who may have one of the toughest jobs in all of Alaska—a remote maintenance worker. This guy is the sole plumber, electrician and carpenter to nearly a dozen bush villages in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, an area the size of Washington state. Once Geo’s out of the bush, he’ll head to the frozen city of Fairbanks and make house calls to help thaw frozen septic pipes and tanks so that can be a Fairbanks a free-flowing city once again.