To promote the final episodes of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, CNN Creative Marketing produced a series of spots that celebrate the late celebrity chef, his show, and his influence.

The launch spot (above) is set to the song “Long Slow Goodbye” by Queens of the Stone Age and features both Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan, who also perform the Parts Unknown theme song.

A second spot offers a bittersweet meditation on travel, paired with striking images of Bourdain from the

previous 11 seasons.

And in a third CNN’s W. Kamau Bell provides narration to promote the show’s Kenya episode. Bell traveled to Kenya to shoot the episode with Bourdain in early 2018.

There was no one like Anthony Bourdain, and there was no show like Parts Unknown, says CNN.



Allison Gollust – Chief Marketing Officer

Rick Lewchuk – Senior Vice President

Whit Friese – Vice President & Group Creative Director

Matt Barnett - Creative Director

Lisa Ghormley - Marketing Director

Dan Brown – Senior Director, Production

Robin Sterling – Senior Writer/Producer

Jenny Specker - Senior Graphic Designer

Nichole Goralnik – Senior Production Manager

Greg Enfield – Post Production Manager

Denise Patierno – Asset Manager

Stephen Taylor- Editor, CNN


Daniel McNeill, Editor

Warner Audio

Stephen Warner - Sound Design and Mixing


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