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: 3.9

Title: Get Real

Written by:  Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

Directed byMichael Katleman 

Aired:  December 9, 1991

Log Line: Magic is in the air when the circus comes to Cicely. Marilyn becomes romantically involved with The Flying Man, while Holling fears his passion for Shelly may be waning when he realizes her feet are big. 

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

Direct download: 3-9_get_real.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 11:06pm PST

Episode: 3.8

Title: A-Hunting We Will Go

Written by:  Craig Volk

Directed by: Bill D'Elia

Aired:  November 18, 1991

Log Line: After grousing about the hunting frenzy sweeping Cicely, Joel sees firsthand what it's all about by outfitting himself to join Chris and Holling for the primal ritual in the wilds. Holling, however, prefers the home fires to the campfire, while, back in town, Ed fears that Ruth-Anne is being stalked by the Grim Reaper. 

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

Direct download: 3-8_A-Hunting_We_Will_Go.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 11:18pm PST

Episode: 3.7


Written by:  Dennis Koening

Directed by: Sandy Smolan 

Aired:  November 11, 1991

Log Line: Joel grapples with the possibility of a new start with his old love when his ex-fiancee Elaine visits Cicely; Bernard brings Chris is inheritance from their father, giving Chris the opportunity to go to Africa, as his dreams have told him to; and Adam becomes the chef at Holling’s Bar.

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

Direct download: 3-7_roots.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 9:56pm PST


The Alaskan Riviera is branching out into interviewing Northern Exposure fans, and people who have been inspired to work on a project related to the show. We’re delighted that our first interview is with Mirpy Daniels, a transplanted New Yorker who is developing a Northern Exposure musical. You can find out more about the musical and her other projects at

You can also see her answers to our first Northern Exposure questionnaire on our blog.

Direct download: Mirpy_Daniels_Interview_2014.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 10:44am PST

Episode: 3.6

TitleThe Body in Question

Written by:  Henry Bromell

Directed by: David Carson

Aired:  November 4, 1991

Log Line: A frozen body discovered in the local river could cause a world-wide historical revolution: was Napoleon really at Waterloo or was he ice fishing near Cicely and fathering a tribe of French-speaking Native Americans?

For more about the episode, visit our blog.


Direct download: 3-6_the_body_in_question.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 11:24pm PST