The Mouth of Hell+
Phil Keoghan journeys into Nicaragua's Masaya Volcano. Sal Masekela rides with the Light Riders in Tanzania, who are bringing electricity to remote villages. Mariana van Zeller investigates high-tech breakthroughs in cloning, Gelareh Darabi goes inside the bizarre world of high-end nuclear disaster bunkers.
Phil Keoghan journeys to the Atacama Desert to visit Paranal Observatory. Mariana van Zeller heads to California to speak with members of the growing Flat Earth movement, and a group of volunteers trying to debunk their claims. Albert Lin explores a new frontier in human's ambition to travel to Mars - hibernation - and how lemurs can help. Cara Santa Maria explores the world of meteorite trading in Morocco and what it means for space research.
Digging Up Dinosaurs+
Phil Keoghan journeys to the Moab Desert to unearth an ancient fossil of the dinosaur known as Dystrophaeus. Tim Samuels investigates declining sperm counts in the Western World. Mariana van Zeller is granted exclusive access to an underground smuggling tunnel in the Gaza Strip. Francesca Fiorentini uncovers the potential medicinal benefits of dirt.
Phil Keoghan journeys to the India/Pakistan border, where an unexpected border ceremony takes place daily. Tim Samuels gets a firsthand look into tensions between humans and an expanding saltwater crocodile population in Australia. Mariana van Zeller investigates wrongly issued Red Notices. Albert Lin learns about communication amongst trees via the "wood wide web."
The Boiling River+
Phil Keoghan journeys to Peru to probe the mystery of the Boiling River. Mariana van Zeller investigates the unsolved attack on US Embassy workers in Cuba. Cara Santa Maria explores breakthrough technology for people with missing senses - from a BrainPort that allows the blind to see using their tongues to a vest that uses vibration to simulate hearing. Francesca Fiorentini heads to the Pacific Northwest to find out how snowflakes form into avalanches.
In The Eagle's Nest+
Phil Keoghan takes a risky expedition to see eagle chicks on Catalina Island. JJ Kelley heads to Hawaii to see how residents are living off the land by hunting and gathering. Ryan Duffy investigates the scientific community's accidental role in rising peanut allergy rates. Mariana van Zeller learns how genuine samurai swords are made in Japan.
Ancient Fighting Arts+
Phil Keoghan journeys to India to try his hand at an ancient form of martial arts. Gelareh Darabi explores new technology helping to detect deadly tornadoes. Ryan Duffy investigates the illegal logging of rosewood trees in Cambodia, and risky plight of environmental journalists bringing attention to the issue. Jago Cooper probes the intelligence of whales, and their ability to mimic humans.
Inside The Bear's Den+
Phil Keoghan journeys to Maine with biologists to tag a hibernating mama bear and her cubs. JJ Kelley explores new Nasca lines in Peru. Cara Santa Maria investigates the future of farming in Holland. Gelareh Darabi probes what makes Icelanders so strong and whether it's their Viking ancestry.
Host Phil Keoghan heads to Yellowstone National Park in search of their most famous apex predator: the wolf. Sal Masekela travels to Uncertain, Texas, to see the invasive species taking over the local lake. Ryan Duffy heads to Florida to investigate rehabilitation facilities that are said to be putting profits before patients. Mariana van Zeller is shown innovative new technology being used to save whales.
Swimming With Sharks+
Phil Keoghan journeys to Mexico to help tag whale sharks in order to save them. JJ Kelley explores the amazing talents and potential of super recognizers. Mariana van Zeller investigates the status of the Fukushima cleanup, and Francesca Fiorentini looks into the history of heart disease in mummies.
Phil Keoghan journeys to Spain to immerse himself in the world of the "castellers," who build human towers. Sal Masakela explores the risks of the cash only marijuana business. Mariana van Zeller investigates growing tension between grizzlies and humans. We examine why the color blue is rare in animals.
Lions of Zambia+
Phil Keoghan journeys to Zambia to help tag lions. Francesca Fiorentini investigates the cause of a rash of earthquakes in Oklahoma. Cara Santa Maria explores if we are breeding dogs to death. Ryan Duffy joins Cory Booker as he uncovers environmental racism. Jago Cooper reveals risks to the global chocolate supply and solutions underway to save it.
Race Car Science+
Phil Keoghan journeys to North Carolina to see the science behind Nascar racing. Jago Cooper explores a chilling new discovery of human sacrifice. Francesca Fiorentini investigates what DNA tests actually tell you. Tim Samuels reveals a new probiotic made from the human gut.
Host Richard Bacon discusses government surveillance with journalist Jeremy Scahill, spy master James Woolsey, and whistleblower Cian Westmoreland; Award-winning war correspondent Lara Logan considers journalism’s dangerous future; Explorer investigates America’s “Kill List;” Millennial refugees fight ISIS with viral comedy videos; Sufferers of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity look to Green Bank, West Virginia, a technological dead zone, for hope.
Legend of The Monkey God+
Explorer examines man's obsession to uncover ancient civilizations. From Cortez to 20th century archeologists to today's adventurers, there's a craving to be the first to discover who and what came before us. And some of those who explored these most remote of places lost everything… their money, their families and even their lives. Explorer joins filmmaker and adventurer Steve Elkins on his quest for the mythical "Lost White City" or "City of the Monkey God" in the Mosquitia rainforests of Honduras. Legend has it that the ancient city was laden with gold and that residents lived a life of luxury. But even after countless resources, hundreds of...
Bill Nye’s Global Meltdown+
Bill Nye is feeling down. The therapist listens sympathetically, and diagnoses the cause: Bill is suffering from grief: climate change grief. Thus begins the most unorthodox hour ever devoted to the subject of climate change. Bill Nye, scientist, mechanical engineer, comedian, actor, and Science Guy, will walk through the five stages of climate change grief and, along the way, teach us what's gone wrong with our planet and how we can start to turn things around.
Explorer 2, 4+
Richard Bacon sits down with UNHCR’s Melissa Fleming, supermodel Alek Wek, and Doctors Without Borders’ Jason Cone to discuss their firsthand experience with the global refugee crisis; Explorer Bryan Christy investigates African wildlife ranches where they claim trophy hunting can help save endangered species; The polar bear has become the Arctic’s biggest superstar – as the money-making face of everything from global warming to Coca-Cola.
Eyes Wide Open+
The human eye is considered an impressive organ. So much so, that some say the human eye is simply too complicated to have evolved. They say the eye is so perfect that it must have been "designed." But is it really all that? Because for every amazing thing that our eyes can do, there's an eye out there that does it better. From the eagle that spots a rabbit from two miles up, to the shark that sees through murky waters at night, from chameleon eyes with twice the view, and fly eyes with 10-times the speed, the world is full of animals that see further, faster, and clearer than we do. We will travel to the farthest branches of the tree of life,...
In June 2014, ISIS fighters swept across the Syrian border and tore into Iraq. The militant wave seemed unstoppable, until they reached the border of Kurdistan- a homeland of a fierce and forgotten people.
Join host Aasif Mandvi as "Explorer," reveals a secret U.S. government program that monitors suspected terrorists in "Life on the Watchlist." Plus, a fascinating conversation with Nobel laureate Paul Krugman on the volatile intersection of politics and economics. Also, outsourcing isn't just for corporations any longer. Correspondent Jena Friedman shows how you can outsource almost anything in your life, even your own job.
Join host Nick Schifrin as Explorer takes you to eastern India for an exclusive and revealing interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Then, world renowned physicist Michio Kaku and theologian Candida Moss engage in a lively debate over planet Earth's physical and spiritual mysteries. Plus, correspondent Tim Samuels travels to Iceland in search of the island's most celebrated and most mischievous "residents," elves.
Battle for Virunga+
Virunga National Park is within one of the most volatile regions on the planet. Rebel groups and militias roam its jungles; the park's protected species are slaughtered as pawns in a bloody war; western oil giants seek to extract the park's vast resources; and park rangers are murdered on the job. In many ways, the war-torn national park and its struggling residents are flashpoints for a global crisis: much of the planet's most biologically diverse lands are home to some of the world's poorest populations..crippled by decades of bloody regional war. Are there enough Earthly resources to support the planet's growing population? Will protected wilderness...
Join host Dan Rather as Explorer heads to a tiny nation that's having a big impact on medicine. With its unique genealogy and state of the art technology, Iceland just might save the world. Also, correspondent Ryan Duffy takes you inside the dark and deadly world of the illegal rhino horn trade. Plus, you may think pro wrestling is fake, but the secret behind the show is very real. We pull back the curtain on life in the ring.
What Would Teddy Do?+
Most Americans agree that we're living through a volatile and tumultuous time. Our nation is changing rapidly, and not always for the better. Throughout the 2016 Presidential election, controversy, pessimism, and fear for our nation's future have dominated the headlines. Americans long for a hero to set us back on course... a dynamic, courageous, and incorruptible leader who truly believes we can be great again; someone, in fact, just like Teddy Roosevelt - a President both Republicans and Democrats adore. But if he were in the White House today, how would Teddy handle bitterly divisive issues like gun control, climate change, income inequality,...
Join host Peter Sagal as Explorer travels to Southeast Asia, where America's secret bombing campaign in Laos has left an enduring, deadly legacy.
Join host Peter Sagal as Explorer travels to Japan, where the nation is facing a growing problem, its dwindling population. Then, meet an Iraqi grandmother who is leading a brave militia in the fight against ISIS. And, high housing prices are causing millions of Americans to pack up and ""go mobile."" Correspondent Bill Mintz investigates the downsized American Dream.
Join host Peter Sagal as Explorer travels to Mexico where the nation's war on drugs has had unintended, deadly consequences. Visit a remote town in the Mexican state of Guerrero where ordinary citizens are taking up arms against drug cartels and gangs. Then, we head to the plains of Oklahoma where a very different kind of crime wave is underway, cattle theft. And, Homeland star Mandy Patinkin on his mission to help refugees around the world.
Join host Jeff Goldblum as Explorer travels to Japan where an estimated 100,000 people choose to disappear from society each year. Bryan Christy examines the bizarre phenomenon of the nation's "evaporated people." Also, dive deep into the frigid waters of Antarctica in search of crucial data that could help save our oceans. Then, warm up as we sample the hottest chili peppers on earth. Plus, a lively interview with actor Sam Rockwell.
Join host Ted Danson as Explorer reveals a radical, groundbreaking approach to mental health involving a rare surgical procedure.