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The Deadliest Catch: Captain’s Call

Guest post from Lisa of My Thoughts, Ideas and Ramblings and Lisa Reviews.

Drew asked me to guest post this entry since I am a huge fan of Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel. He also allowed me to take his place on a conference call with two of the captains from there. Both Andy and John from the Time Bandit were on the call, and we got to ask them any questions that we wanted.

For those of you who don’t know, The Deadliest Catch shows what life is like on the crab boats. This is one of the most dangerous jobs there is out there. You can make a ton of money doing this, but if you ever fall into the Bering Sea, the chances of you coming out alive are slim. I personally think it is one of the best reality shows out there!

Some of the cool things that I learned is that Andy and John are actually 2 of 5 brothers. They take turns with what seasons they fish, so the other can get a break. Otherwise, they would be spending ten and a half months on the water. Amazingly, Andy has been married 23 years. In this line of work, that just doesn’t happen. They figure that 99% of the guys are divorced. They have never lost anybody overboard either. They have had broken arms and legs and lost fingers though.

The new season starts April 15th. There were a couple of things that they told us about it. First, you don’t want to miss the season premiere. The first five minutes will make the hair on your arms stand on end. Second, John’s son Scott joins the boat this year. The last thing they told us was that they played a pretty good prank on Phil. Of course, they couldn’t tell us what it was.

Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, our call got cut short. However, you can listen to the call here. The most awesome part of this call was the deal I get to tell you about. Any readers from here are able to take $10 off any one of the Deadliest Catch DVD sets (this includes the Ultimate Fan Collection – all three seasons and the pilot episode). The coupon code is DC10OFF and is good until Friday, April 11th.

I can’t wait for the new season to start! Hopefully, you’ll be watching the show with me.

Thanks very much for covering that phone call Lisa. And thanks for a great guest post!