Justin Fornal
Justin Fornal
Explorer, Author, Extreme Athlete

National Geographic

National Geographic Traveler | Best of the World 2018

Fornal leads an expedition to Oaxaca, Mexico in search of the last Mixtec snail dyers.

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Investigating jinn and traditional healers in Zanzibar
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/160128-zanzibar-herbalist-jinni-exorcist/
 
Dung art Rwanda
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/imigongo-cow-dung-art-rwandan-widows-recover-genocide/
 
Finding the Skull of Nat Turner
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/nat-turner-skull-slave-rebellion-uprising/
 
Nat Turner’s Legacy
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/nat-turner-slave-rebellion-legacy/


VICE

A new documentary produced/researched by Fornal that follows genealogist Antoinette Harrell as she tracks down the last African American slaves of the American South.  

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/437573/blacks-were-enslaved-well-into-the-1960s

https://video.vice.com/en_us/video/vice-the-slavery-detective-of-the-south/5a947b9cf1cdb3764f3eee86

 

Fornal reports from Ramallah, Palestine in the West Bank to find out where politics and ice-cream meet. 

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/59jj4n/this-ice-cream-shop-is-so-good-that-israelis-sneak-into-palestine-to-eat-there

 

Fornal sits down with one of Mississippi's last great work workers to discuss mojo bags.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59w8yd/i-died-met-god-and-came-back-as-a-roots-healer

 

A brief history of Jerusalem's oldest bakery. 

https://munchies.vice.com/en_uk/article/mbxk83/zalatimo-sweets-mutabak-jerusalem

 

A short film produced/researched by Fornal that follows one of the descendants of Apache warrior Geronimo's descendants as she makes her passage to womanhood. 

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/qveded/inside-the-sacred-ceremony-that-ushers-apache-girls-into-womanhood


Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown

Mexico City's Best Pulque

https://explorepartsunknown.com/mexico/your-guide-to-mexico-citys-best-pulquerias/

A Perfect Day in the Bronx
https://explorepartsunknown.com/the-bronx/the-perfect-day-in-the-bronx/
 
Deep Fried Turkey, Compton-Style
https://explorepartsunknown.com/los-angeles/deep-fried-turkey-compton-style/

Donkey’s Place, Camden New Jersey

https://explorepartsunknown.com/new-jersey/donkeys-place/  



PRESS

WHISKY SWIM:

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/latest-news/15406/explorers-swim-islay-coast-for-looted-malt/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gaa5iXb_EbI

EXPLORERS CLUB 2017: 

http://felixkunze.com/projects/explorers-club-2017/

EXPLORERS CLUB 2016: 

http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/explorers-club-dinner-photos-2016

TRAIN RIDES: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/nyregion/in-the-bronx-test-driving-a-plan-to-open-railroad-tracks-to-the-public.html

BRONX STRONGEST: 

http://bronx.news12.com/story/35563303/worlds-strongest-borough-program-aims-to-change-health-habits

KITTEN RESCUE:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-celebrity-superhero-saving-stranded-cat-article-1.1829386

http://www.welcome2thebronx.com/wordpress/2014/06/11/baron-ambrosia-saves-the-day-in-the-bronx-rescues-cat-stuck-in-a-tree-5-stories-high/

SWIM NEWARK: 

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2015/09/filmmaker_tv_host_completes_swim_down_notoriously.html

SWIM CAMDEN: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/nyregion/with-a-forbidden-swim-shining-a-light-on-a-citys-verdant-waterways.html

ZOMBIE PUG: 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/zombie-pug-bronx-no-kill-animal-shelter-alive-article-1.2859740

BIRCH WINE/CAVE PARTY: 

http://animalnewyork.com/2014/partying-illegal-cave-pixies-nymphs-arabian-prince/

GAME DINNER 2017:

 http://gothamist.com/2017/05/15/a_night_of_bobcat_stew_raccoon_sush.php#photo-1

GAME DINNER 2016: 

http://gothamist.com/2016/04/18/small_game_dinner.php#photo-1

GAME DINNER 2015: 

http://gothamist.com/2015/04/13/small_game_dinner_bronx.php#photo-1

GAME DINNER 2014: 

http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2014/04/bronx-small-game-dinner.html

GAME DINNER 2013 : 

https://firstwefeast.com/eat/2013/03/the-night-i-ate-raccoon-bobcat-and-coyote-with-baron-ambrosia

GAME DINNER 2012: 

http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2012/02/little-furry-things-the-2nd-annual-bronx-pipe.html

GAME DINNER: 2011: 

http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Blogs/Eat-Drink-Post/February-2011/Capes-rsquoCoons-and-Tealights-My-Evening-with-Baron-Ambrosia-Eating-Bugs-Possum-Beaver-and-Otter/

https://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/serving-otter-beaver-and-god-knows-how-many-muskrats-in-the-bronx/

BRONX FOOD: 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/dining/22baron.html

https://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/05/in-a-quest-for-flavor-baron-ambrosia-expands-his-realm/?scp=1&sq=baron%20ambrosia&st=cse