In the show, Jonathan goes to extremes to test the art and physics of escape. He is joined by chief collaborator Mikey Nelson and master builder/engineer Terry Stroud. Episode topics include:
To test what the body can do with minimal movement, Jonathan locks himself inside a box on top of a shaking washing machine with his body covered in 200,000 bees.
How does the force of spinning affect the body and the mind? Jonathan attempts to escape from a locked barrel pushed down a large hill and rolling at 126 revolutions per minute, spins on a chair at incredible speeds and then navigates barefoot through piles of broken glass, and withstands two Gs of force on his body courtesy of the Water Wheel of Doom.
While exploring the science and the pain associated with projectiles, Jonathan chains himself in a standing position as six tennis ball cannons pummel his body with balls flying at 45 mph; jumps into just 17 inches of water, mud and hay from a height of almost 20 feet; and becomes a human projectile himself by getting placed in a giant slingshot and launched over 65 feet in the air.
Jonathan is whacked by hanging objects, rides aboard a speeding BMX bike into an impact-measuring device, and makes an attempt to escape while Mikey slams into him going full speed on a BMX.
Car On My Head
Jonathan has himself sealed inside of a vacuum bag with all the air sucked out; then allows huge amounts of weight to be added onto his stomach and attempts to survive having the weight of a car placed on his head.
Trail By Fire
Jonathan has his hands and feet set on fire, licks a red-hot fireplace poker and must escape being burned at the stake while being chained and handcuffed.
Jonathan gets placed in a pen as dinner for some hungry turkeys, learns about ostriches aggressive behavior, and comes face-to-face in a pen of dangerous giant birds.