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Naked & Afraid (Season 15) | Wiki, Cast, and Trivia

Naked & Afraid (Season 15) | Wiki, Cast, and Trivia

Naked & Afraid is an American reality series that airs on the Discovery Channel. Each episode follows the lives of two survivalists who meet for the first time naked and are tasked with surviving a 21-day stay in the woods. Each survivor may bring one useful object, such as a machete or a fire starter. After meeting in the designated location, the couples must construct a shelter and locate water and food.

The 15th season premiered on February 19, 2023, on Discovery and Discovery+.


The events of each couple’s quest play out in a single episode. Partners strip down and meet each other. They are provided with rough cross-body satchels containing a personal diary/camera for use when the camera crew is not there at night and a map. They all wear identical necklaces with a center bead, which is a microphone with a wire that connects to a wireless audio transmitter hidden in the satchel. Some personal jewelry is allowed. {Wikipedia}

Each survivalist is allowed to bring one helpful item, such as a hatchet or a fire starter.[3] There is a camera crew who are not allowed to intervene except for medical emergencies when it is “absolutely necessary”. Castmate Alison Teal reports that she was granted an “emergency” tampon.[4] At the beginning of the fourth season, the survivalists were given a third “surprise” item. A team is allowed to “tap out” at any point during the 21-day challenge. {Official Instagram}

If they do not tap out, they must arrive at the designated extraction point on the final day to be picked up by a helicopter, plane, automobile or boat, or another vehicle suitable for the environment. Viewers are updated throughout with statistics, including how many days have passed, the time, and the temperature. {Offiical Website}

Naked and Afraid computes and then updates the cast members’ PSR (Primitive Survival Rating), which is based on predictions and observations of survival fitness in skill, experience, and mental strengths. Before and after weight measurements are also revealed at the end of an episode.