In Stupid Man Smart Phone, Discovery Channel puts to a man and his mobile phone to the test in a number of survival skills.
From hailing a cab in the early hours of the morning, to diagnosing an illness in three symptoms, our smartphones can help us overcome any practical problem. In this entertaining series, pampered city-dweller Russell Kane takes this idea to its extreme.
He’s attempting some of the world’s toughest outdoor adventures, with no training, no guide and his only survival tool is a mobile phone. Each episode sees the sardonic stand-up joined by a young internet star who can consult a huge online fan base.
Together, they’ll travel via dog sled to a Norwegian Sami village, transport a cow across the Moroccan desert, and take on many more arduous expeditions. They’ll have to hunt, find shelter and perhaps most testing of all put up with each other.
The wannabe survivalists won’t be completely alone; they’ll be joined by the international online community. As well as video-calling some of the web’s top survival experts, they’ll also crowdsource suggestions on social media. But how do they know which tips to trust? And can a smartphone really help you find enough to eat, drink and stay alive?
Catch Stupid Man Smart Phone exclusively on the Discovery Channel (Astro Channel 551) on Tuesday, 5th December 2017 at 9.55pm.