The Alaskan Riviera is a Northern Exposure podcast by Hazel and On. Each show discusses an episode of the American television show which ran from 1990-1995 on CBS.

Episode: 1.5


Title:  “Russian Flu”


Written by: David Assael


Directed by: David Carson


Date Aired: August 9, 1990


Plot Summary:  A mysterious flu takes over the whole town, while Joel tries to have a romantic weekend with his fiancé Elaine, who is visiting from New York.

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Direct download: 1_5_Russian_Flu.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 9:17pm PST
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Episode: 1.4


Title:  “Dreams, Schemes and Putting Greens”


Written by: Sean Clark


Directed by: Dan Lerner


Date Aired: August 2, 1990


Plot Summary:  Holling and Shelly decide to get married, while Maurice and Joel try to seal a business deal.

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Direct download: 1_4_Dreams_Schemes_and_Putting_Greens.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 6:15pm PST
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Northern Exposure: 1.3 Soapy Sanderson

In this episode of The Alaskan Riviera, we discuss the third episode of Northern Exposure.

Episode: 1.3

Title: "Soapy Sanderson"

Written by: Karen Hall (from a story by Karen Hall and Jerry Stahl)

Directed by: Steve Cragg

Date Aired: July 26, 1990

Plot Summary:  Maggie and Joel are recipients of a generous inheritance, while Ed discovers the wonders of filmmaking.

Direct download: 1_3_Soapy_Sanderson.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 3:53pm PST
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In this episode of The Alaskan Riviera, we discuss the second episode of Northern Exposure.

Episode: 1.2

Title: "Brains, Know-How and Native Intelligence"

Written by: Stuart Stevens

Directed by: Peter O'Fallon

Date Aired: July 19, 1990

Plot Summary:  Ed asks Joel to help his ailing uncle, while Chris is fired from his radio show because of an American poet. Meanwhile, Joel has plumbing trouble and has to ask for Maggie's help.

Show Notes: Archived articles about Northern Exposure can be read at Moosechick's website, and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" by Walt Whitman can be read in its entirety from the Poetry Foundation.

Direct download: 1_2_Brains_Know_How_and_Native_Intelligence.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 8:07pm PST
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