Gayne: My 9-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son love your show. They watch it as sort of a puzzle. They try to see if they can guess what you or Dave will do with the materials at hand. This from kids who’s other favorite show has a super annoying yellow sponge. Why do you think survival shows are so popular?
Cody: A variety of reasons. I think in America, especially with the terror attacks, hurricanes like Katrina, and the recession, we are starting to see just how bad things can get. How dependent we are on the grid. How fragile it really is. I think that draws up something deeper in us. Something unsettling. And it’s reassuring to see how people can survive. Can make it. I think people also like to see indigenous skills, which have been really popular in Europe for quite some time. Also I think people like the adventure factor.