President Barack Obama will join television presenter and survivalist Bear Grylls to tape a special edition of Running Wild with Bear Grylls during his time in Alaska this week.
NYT writer Dave Itzkoff broke the news on Twitter, following an official press release issued by NBC early Monday.
President Obama will tape an episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" while in Alaska, to air later this year, NBC says.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 31, 2015
According to the press release, Obama will become the first-ever American president to receive a crash course in wilderness survival from Grylls, whose NBC show takes celebrities out into nature. The pair will also spend much of the episode discussing the disastrous effects of climate change.
No word yet on whether or not Obama will have to (a) drink his own piss, (b) use his own piss to cook food, or (c) both per Michelle Rodriguez‘s example in a previous episode. Considering the obvious political bent, many of Obama’s detractors are probably hoping for one or all of these options.