The Best Episodes of Naked and Afraid

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2019

Discovery Channel takes the ubiquitous survival show theme to the next level by stripping it to its bare essentials. Two complete strangers -- a man and a woman -- meet in a very unique way: They're stranded in a dangerous, desolate location, without food and water, and they're completely naked. Each episode follows the two as they attempt to survive on their own for 21 days, with nothing but one personal item each and the knowledge that the only prize is their pride and sense of accomplishment. Because there is no other choice, the couple quickly get to know each other -- and their surroundings -- and hope that their instincts, survival skills and intestinal fortitude will serve them well.

Man vs Amazon

#1 - Man vs Amazon

Season 2 - Episode 1

Two survivalists journey to the most hostile environment on the planet to take on the Amazon without modern conveniences or clothing. Battling piranhas, jaguars and mosquitoes, can they survive the unsurvivable?

star 8.05
313 votes
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Stalked On All Sides

#2 - Stalked On All Sides

Season 10 - Episode 11

Pinned down by Africa's most dangerous threats elephants, hippos and lions, survivalists "Mama Kel" and Eric work together to avoid becoming prey and endure relentless storms, but a debilitating injury puts them both at risk.

star 7.99
85 votes
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Don't Let the Jungle Bugs Bite

#3 - Don't Let the Jungle Bugs Bite

Season 10 - Episode 15

Avoiding the dangers of a rushing river, two survivalists brave a vast cave system in the Colombian rainforest; trying to survive 21 days, the jungle tests them with threats including venomous fer-de-lance snakes, piranhas and biting insects.

star 7.84
73 votes
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The Spirits Are Angry

#4 - The Spirits Are Angry

Season 10 - Episode 9

A haunted Colombian rain forest punishes the survivalists with threats from deadly jaguars, 300 species of snakes and relentless biting insects. But their challenge is threatened when they don't heed the curse of the jungle.

star 7.83
87 votes
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Naked Gets Weird

#5 - Naked Gets Weird

Season 10 - Episode 1

Surviving 21 days naked in the wilderness leads to weird and awkward moments. From bizarre prep and mortifying naked intros to nighttime cuddling gone wrong to learning bathroom routines the hard way, Naked and Afraid gets weird.

star 7.81
148 votes
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Stomping Grounds

#6 - Stomping Grounds

Season 10 - Episode 7

In South Africa's Limpopo Basin, elite survivalists Matt Wright and Gary Golding must protect novice survivalists and super-fans attorney Molly Jansen and dog sledder Blair Braverman first as separate teams for 10 days then merging on Day 11 while dealing with spitting cobras, territorial elephants and a violent last-minute storm. Being unused to the unyielding heat, Blair was forced to tap out on Day 14.

star 7.77
71 votes
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Baked Alaskan

#7 - Baked Alaskan

Season 10 - Episode 6

A deadly spider bite puts Gwen, an Alaskan homesteader at risk of tapping but she works with her partner to get her revenge, in the 130-degree heat of the Mexican jungle.

star 7.76
94 votes
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Paradise Lost

#8 - Paradise Lost

Season 2 - Episode 3

Two survivalists are dropped on a deserted Fijian island. They must battle the elements, as well as each others’ annoyances, as they try to survive 21 days together. With blistering heat, minimal water and scarce food, this will be no honeymoon.

star 7.71
238 votes
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Himalayan Hell

#9 - Himalayan Hell

Season 3 - Episode 7

Two more survivalists try to survive 21 days without food, clean water, and their clothes in the Himalayan foothills of northern India. In the face of severe dehydration, one survivalists' debilitating illness threatens to derail both their chances of success.

star 7.70
212 votes
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Double Jeopardy

#10 - Double Jeopardy

Season 1 - Episode 8

Two pairs of strangers, dropped on opposite ends of the remote Panamanian rainforest, eventually meet and must work together to conquer the Everest of extreme survival challenges.

star 7.70
158 votes
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Primal Fear

#11 - Primal Fear

Season 3 - Episode 1

Mountain man Luke and homeschooling mom and triathlete Lindsey are dropped into the dry and thorny landscape of Africa’s Namibia. A lack of food, fire and the difficulty of navigating the thorny landscape threaten to keep the intrepid team from completing their 21-day survival challenge.

star 7.70
234 votes
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What The Duck?

#12 - What The Duck?

Season 10 - Episode 13

In Mexico's unforgiving, cenote-covered landscape, two fan survivalists are dropped on an island filled with venomous coral snakes, territorial jaguars, blood-sucking chiquistas and a duck named Henry that they desperately want to eat for dinner.

star 7.69
67 votes
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Curse of the Swamp: Part 2

#13 - Curse of the Swamp: Part 2

Season 7 - Episode 9

Jeremy and Melanie continue their challenge in the haunted swamps of Louisiana, enduring threats from predators as they search for food.

star 7.68
247 votes
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Naked and Haunted

#14 - Naked and Haunted

Season 10 - Episode 10

star 7.66
80 votes
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Trouble in Paradise

#15 - Trouble in Paradise

Season 9 - Episode 11

Torrential downpours and brutal wind storms push two starving survivalists to their breaking points in the Honduran jungle.

star 7.66
112 votes
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Colombian Conflict

#16 - Colombian Conflict

Season 4 - Episode 7

Charlie, a no-nonsense New Yorker, and Danielle, a nature-loving vegetarian, attempt to survive for 21 days in the deadly Colombian jungle. With polar opposite personalities, will Charlie and Danielle work as a team, or will the jungle tear them apart?

star 7.65
145 votes
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Dunes of Despair

#17 - Dunes of Despair

Season 3 - Episode 10

Two survivalists battle hunger and dehydration in Brazil.

star 7.64
162 votes
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The Pain Forest

#18 - The Pain Forest

Season 2 - Episode 5

Two survivalists attempt to endure 21 days in the Malaysian rainforest. With relentless rainstorms, they will have to fight the elements with only their knowledge of the wilderness. Will this firefighter and single mother team survive?

star 7.63
227 votes
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Loaded For Bear

#19 - Loaded For Bear

Season 9 - Episode 9

Surrounded by aggressive and territorial black bears day and night, two survivalists must compete against the apex predators for resources in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

star 7.63
161 votes
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Lost at Sea

#20 - Lost at Sea

Season 8 - Episode 1

A divemaster and a Navy Seal are, for the first time on Naked and Afraid, stranded at sea. On their arduous journey to land they face exposure to deadly sharks and heatstroke. If they make it to land, can they work together despite their differences?

star 7.62
368 votes
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Blindsided

#21 - Blindsided

Season 9 - Episode 14

A dangerous burn and clashing survival strategies plague returning survivalist Steven Townes and newcomer Angela Hammer in the jungles of Panama.

star 7.62
79 votes
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Frozen and Afraid

#22 - Frozen and Afraid

Season 10 - Episode 2

Dropped onto a frozen Alaskan glacier, All-Star survivalists Laura Zerra and Steven Hall scramble to stave off frostbite and hypothermia. Aggressive moose and porcupine are both threats and potential food sources as their skills are put to the test.

star 7.62
121 votes
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Forbidden Fruit

#23 - Forbidden Fruit

Season 9 - Episode 4

Gary Golding and Karra Falkenstein are put to the test of surviving the savannah of the Jalapao region of Brazil, where bug swarms and lack of food put them to the limit. Depleted and broken will either of them make it to Day 21?

star 7.62
173 votes
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Beware the Bayou

#24 - Beware the Bayou

Season 1 - Episode 6

Billy Berger and Ky Furneaux are dropped in the bayou and must survive 21 days in the Louisiana swamplands. They are washed out of their shelter by storms and have to tackle deadly snakes at every moment while avoiding the abundant hungry alligators.

star 7.61
294 votes
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Argentina Impossible

#25 - Argentina Impossible

Season 3 - Episode 5

A survival instructor teams with a pediatrician to fight storms, cold, and starvation in Argentina’s Yungas Cloud Forest. It’s a race against time as the pair puts their skills to the test before hypothermia shuts them down.

star 7.57
209 votes
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