Few television shows have attracted as much speculation as the Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People. Indeed, it’s story of a family living independently in a remote part of Alaska has attracted a lot of attention in its short three-year run. What began in 2014 as an interesting, unusual premise became an enthralling television staple for many fans of the show. However, things have been far from squeaky clean. Whether it’s stints in prison, allegations of fakery or keeping well-hidden secrets – the Brown family has intrigued, infuriated, and baffled audiences worldwide with their controversial approach to reality TV. Here are 20 facts that reveal some hidden truths about Alaskan Bush People.
20. One family member is a published writer
The show has had many allegations directed at it, but one thing that can’t be refuted is that male head of the family Billy Brown is actually a credited author. Indeed, his book One Wave at a Time is regarded as a major influence on the program’s narrative. It tells the story of a 16-year-old orphan who had to fend for himself in the Alaskan wilderness.
19. Some of the family nicknames are actually their real names
Upon initially hearing the names of the Brown family children, you might just assume that they are all nicknames. Surprisingly, though, they are not. Bear and Bam Bam are nicknames, but Snowbird and Rain are actually the real names of the two girls. The Brown family – confusing audiences since 2014.