Commentary: Polarizing Politics and The Amazing Race

Recently, fans of The Amazing Race online were discussing possible future locations for the series. Especially as the series is still struggling to hold on for dear life. (Though in a slightly less precarious situation now than a few months ago.)

And one long wished-for destination (and one of the few Amazing Race-producing countries in the world), Israel, was mentioned. Almost immediately several fans expressed everything from hesitation to downright abhorrence. The reason being the complex and decades-long political and social quagmire that has only gotten much more heated in even just the last few weeks. Continue reading

The Amazing Race 30 Season Wrap-Up


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Thirty seasons for any television program is a major accomplishment. So for The Amazing Race, which after its 3rd season needed some celebrity endorsements to even find a timeslot on CBS, completing this 30th season is almost a miracle. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 12 – “He just pulled a propeller out of his butt.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 12 – It’s Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure (Hour 2)

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This is it. Teams fly on China Airlines business class to their final destination, San Francisco. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 11 – “The crabs were vicious killers.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 11 – It’s Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure (Hour 1)

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Teams head to Hong Kong for the penultimate Leg. Upon arrival, teams must head to Victoria Peak where they will take a photo with the skyline behind them in order to receive their clue. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 10 – “They’re dead, right?”


Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 9 – The First Rule of Amazing Race Club (Hour 2)

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Teams must now fly to Chiang Mai, Thailand via Bangkok. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 9 – “God, I want to rip my shirt off.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 9 – The First Rule of Amazing Race Club (Hour 1)

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After Jessica buys sneakers, teams are off to Manama, Bahrain for the first time ever. All teams have tickets on the same flights via Addis Ababa and Dubai. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 8 – “Don’t worry about looking like an ass.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 8 – All’s Fair in Love and War (Hour 2)

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Teams are on their way back to Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare and Khan Fabrics and Haberdashery. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 7 – “Is punching [her] in the face allowed or no?”


Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 7 – All’s Fair in Love and War (Hour 1)

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Teams fly to Harare, Zimbabwe and then take a train to Marondera and Imire Rhino & Wildlife Conservancy. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 6 – “Do I trust her? Hell no.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 6 – “All’s Fair in Love and War”

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Teams use the Travelocity app to book tickets on one of two flights to Prague, Czechia! On the first flight are Henry & Evan, Lucas & Brittany, Kristi & Jen and Eric & Daniel. On the second flight arriving one hour later are Alex & Conor, Cody & Jessica and Trevor & Chris. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 30, Episode 5 (or Episode 4, Hour 2) – “It smells like bull poop.”


Episode 30.05 (or Episode 4, Hour 2– “Gotta Put Your Sole Into it”)

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Teams must now drive themselves up the coast to Les Baux de Provence, visited on the very first season of The Amazing Race. Continue reading