Hosted by Jason Silva, Origins: The Journey of Humankind rewinds all the way back to the beginning and traces the innovations that made us modern.


  • Origins: The Journey Of Humankind: Cheating Death
    We are in an escalating race with super-bugs and super-viruses: living organisms that attack our bodies, adapt to our treatments, evolve and fight back. Can the lessons learned in the past help defeat these modern day plagues?
  • Origins: The Journey Of Humankind: Power Of Money
    Travel back in time across the entire sweep of human history on a quest to discover the meaning of money and how what we value has changed as civilisation has evolved.
  • Origins: The Journey Of Humankind: Progress of War
  • Origins: The Journey Of Humankind: Spark Of Civilization
    We are the Fire Species. Harnessing fire gave us the power to create, to destroy and to transform. But it also taught us hard lessons about what we can and cannot control. This is the story of how fire transformed our biology and carried us from the savannah to the Moon.
  • Origins: The Journey Of Humankind: Building the Future
    The story of shelter is also the story of how humans shaped the world, pushed back against nature and customised it to our needs. The result is something uniquely us, uniquely modern and the end result is civilisation.
  • Origins: The Journey Of Humankind: The Road Ahead
    We've always been a species on the move and the roads we've taken to conquer space and time have fundamentally changed us. Never content, we are forever creating faster, more efficient ways to master the earth and the sky.
  • Origins: The Journey Of Humankind: Into The Unknown
  • Origins: The Journey Of Humankind: The Writing on the Wall
    It's something the human race has been striving for since the dawn of our species. Through wireless connections and mobile phones, billions of people can make their voices and ideas heard around the globe but just how did we become a race of connectors?
  • Origins: The Journey Of Humankind