By Robert W. Prince
Hear amazing true stories from Alaska told by the people who experienced them!
Happy Mother's Day 2023
Putt Clark’s mom makes her family to the most disgusting archaeological dig in history and Ryan Peterson tells the story of the Mother’s Day gift that refuses to quit giving.
Richard Dickman and his brother teach themselves how to fly WHILE FLYING, and Ryan learns how background checks work in Alaska.
Jessica Thomas barely survives when her pickup truck goes through the ice, but it turns out to be just the start of her problems.
Atileo Frizzera accidentally becomes the poster boy for chainsaw chaps and Karl Monetti takes advantage of a plane crash to recruit a rugby player.
Lorien Nettleton gets auctioned off in the Talkeetna Bachelor Auction Matthew Sturm decides the best way to make it through a tricky kayaking situation is to get naked.
Ray Smith runs with a pack of wolves and Jan Hanscomb finds it hard to rid her house of an uninvited bear.
Sean McGee tells the story of a police bust gone awry thanks to ice and Dick Griffith literally freezes his butt off.
There’s a mysterious evil force that lives in Alaska and it’s called “The Blowhole.” Anyone who has ever seen it has learned why they always say, “Don’t stop in the blowhole.”
Josh Weiser tells the story of the most incredible experience he ever had as a tour bus driver in Denali National Park.
Dawn Erbeck shares a story about the hazards of bringing jewelry into the wilderness and host Rob Prince shares his personal experience with a life threatening case of lost and found.
Sarah Sullivan discovers as a little girl that her mother’s threat assessment radar isn’t as tuned in as she thought it was and Taryn Hughes delivers her own baby in her truck on the way to the hospital on a ...
Champion dogmusher Brent Sass shares the hilarious story of his first attempt at caribou hunting and Bill Schnabel tells the story of how not to raise pigs for bacon.
Matt Irinaga is saved by a mysterious stranger emerging from the ice fog and Phoebe Rohrbacher meets the nicest man in Alaska in the un-nicest of ways.
Deb Horner picks up a furry hitchhiker who refuses to leave her truck, Kat Betters picks up a dead hitchhiker who miraculously comes back to life, and host Rob Prince tells the bizarre story of the time he picked up ...
Jabin Collins experiences a life-altering car accident that threatens his dream of playing high school football, but not all things that are “life-altering” alter life in a bad way.
LaVerne Haakenson tries to call her mom's bluff and gets served a huge slice of humble pie and Hadara Ben-Israel follows her mom to Alaska as a girl only to find that her mom has had a serious change of ...
Ian Wright and Alyssa Quentin try to solve their problems in MacGuyver-like ways but don’t get MacGuyver-like results.
Travis Cole and Hayden Nevil discover that the most dangerous animal in Alaska is also one of the cutest.
Hailee McCaig goes on a remote canoeing trip with a beligerent friend and gets stranded when they wrap their canoe around a huge rock.
Scott Waterman and his friend survive a fiery plane crash only to have to walk miles through snowy woods and a kid nearly surrenders to hypothermia.
Guy brings joy to a little girl with a magical flower garden and Lynda Brandenberg tells a classic prank-gone-wrong story from her family's early days in Alaska.
Dawson Moore and the cast of an Alaskan play decide the show doesn’t necessarily have to go on, and Skip Lipscomb’s hat saves his life while on the job.
In two separate stories, Ron Boynton and Dr. Jesse Robertson escape their problems in the most fundamental way you can–running like hell.
Mike Spindler participates in a daring night rescue on Arctic sea ice and Amanda Byrd decides the best thing she can do to try and save a drowning man is to point at him.
A woman moves to Alaska and finds the freedom to explore her understanding of the world, leading to huge and terrifying ideological shifts.
Knute Keilland takes a prominent visiting scientist for an impromptu swim and Cody Dean steps out of his tent for a pee and makes a horrifying discovery.
Geoff Carrol fights off a polar bear with the wrong end of a shotgun and Mike Ruckhaus falls asleep behind the wheel of a Nodwell tracked vehicle while traversing frozen arctic tundra.
Host Rob Prince meets his neighbor for the first time–three years after he passed away…
Mike Speaks receives life-saving beers from the heavens on a poorly-executed winter hike around Denali.
Jan Hanscomb accidentally traps a bear in her house and Linda Brandenberg recounts an old family story of when a prank “backfired.”
Ryan and Val move to Alaska from D.C. only to learn that bears up here consider hibernation to be optional and Randy Brown’s day gets weird when he finds himself in a canoe in the middle of a river holding ...
Sam Cosnotti arrives alone in Seward shortly before Christmas and is welcomed by a co-worker to a rather unconventional Christmas Day dinner.
One woman starts having paranormal experiences after moving in to an apartment next to a graveyard in Juneau and another family makes a disturbing discovery on a road trip through Delta Junction.
Betsey Jacobs nearly loses her new service-puppy-in-training in a frozen river and Seth Robinson and his wife are worried about getting caught in an avalanche, so they consult with their dog. NO DOGS DIE IN THIS EPISODE so don’t worry.
Our first Halloween Special! Host Rob Prince investigates creepy screams coming from a classroom nearby, an anonymous storyteller talks about the time she heard mysterious voices talking upstairs in the middle of the night, and the legend of the Delta ...
Dark Winter Nights Executive Producer Ryan Peterson takes an ancestry test and tells himself he doesn’t care if it helps him find his birth parents. Turns out he cared.
Lorien Nettleton gets auctioned off in the famous Talkeetna Bachelor Auction and Matthew Sturm decides the best way to get out of a tough Alaskan wilderness situation is to get naked.
Alexandra was hooked on alcohol from her first taste at age 12. By age 17 her addiction had led to tragedy. Now she wonders if she can ever forgive herself.
An Alaska woman’s battle with alcoholism starts extremely young and ends in tragedy.
Jessica Eicher ponders moving to Mars after being one of 0.5% of applicants to the Mars One program to make the first cut and astrophysicist Dr. Peter Delamere thinks she’s nuts to want to go.
David Best heads out into the woods of Anderson, Alaska looking for property he bought only to accidentally become a legend in the community.
Dark Winter Nights creator/host Rob Prince conducts an exhaustive investigative report about kids getting their tongues stuck to stuff in winter–at great personal sacrifice.
Jan Hanscomb is home alone when a huge, fuzzy intruder tries to break in and Linda Brandenberg shares a legendary family story of a prank that majorly backfires.
James Mennaker survives a flash flood, Richard Coleman gets to see what river ice looks like from below, and Mike Daku survives a plane crash.
James Mennaker’s family gets caught in a flash flood, Richard Coleman goes through the ice, and Michael Daku survives a plane crash.
Ryan and Val come across a moose that can stand on its hind legs and Randy Brown’s day gets weird when he suddenly finds himself wrestling with a bear by the tail.
Tom Bachert receives an absolutely bizarre request from a stranger in the fog on a frigid night and Andrew George decides to take a few hundred salmon ice skating.
Sarah Manriquez battles an epic blizzard on Alaska’s barren North Slope in a tiny tour bus full of wide-eyed visitors to Alaska.
One scientist takes on a polar bear and another falls asleep on the job with hilarious repercussions.
Host Rob Prince goes over to inspect the home of his recluse neighbor and discovers something that makes headlines across Alaska.