Where the Wild Men Are


We all occasionally dream of giving up the day job and moving away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. But some people take their desire to get away from it all to the extremes. In this returning series, Ben Fogle lives with different people who inhabit some of the most remote locations in the world.

Ben visits the planet’s most intrepid homemakers and examines the motivations behind their life-changing decisions. These brave pioneers have ventured down a very alternative path. Canadian artists on the Pacific west coast who’ve built a floating island. An American widow farming on the edge of the Sahara desert. An Iranian who abandoned his medical career for a rugged island off the coast of New Zealand. A trailblazer who built a backpackers’ hostel with a difference in the Guatemalan jungle.  A cabin builder in the Arkansas bush, and a Brit patrolling Cambodian waters to stop the illegal trawler trade. Discover the reality of leaving it all behind, and meet those who’ve ditched a life of debts and daily grind to search for something different.

Ben wants to discover the realities of leaving it all behind. Are they daring? Or just downright crazy?

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