Explorer

Explorer

2005 - 2017, Nature / Wildlife, Other
Profiling eye-opening worlds.

Episode Guide

  • Explorer - S10 Ep17 (Season 10 Episode 17)
    Season 10 Episode 17:

    S10 Ep17

    Host Ali Wentworth sits down with civil rights pioneer the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep16 (Season 10 Episode 16)
    Season 10 Episode 16:

    S10 Ep16

    Why some Afghan parents dress their girls as boys; snowboarder Shaun White.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep16 (Season 10 Episode 16)
    Season 10 Episode 16:

    S10 Ep16

    Why some Afghan parents dress their girls as boys; snowboarder Shaun White.

  • Explorer - S10 EP15 (Season 10 Episode 15)
    Season 10 Episode 15:

    S10 EP15

    The executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, is interviewed; Ted Danson examines the illegal fish trade and its growth around the globe.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep14 (Season 10 Episode 14)
    Season 10 Episode 14:

    S10 Ep14

    Host Ted Danson reveals a town in Belgium with a radical approach to mental health.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep13 (Season 10 Episode 13)
    Season 10 Episode 13:

    S10 Ep13

    Explorer investigates conflict gold; an interview with Chelsea Clinton; Ted Danson hosts.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep13 (Season 10 Episode 13)
    Season 10 Episode 13:

    S10 Ep13

    Explorer investigates conflict gold; an interview with Chelsea Clinton; Ted Danson hosts.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep12 (Season 10 Episode 12)
    Season 10 Episode 12:

    S10 Ep12

    Explorer investigates India's laws against homosexuality.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep12 (Season 10 Episode 12)
    Season 10 Episode 12:

    S10 Ep12

    Explorer investigates India's laws against homosexuality.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep11 (Season 10 Episode 11)
    Season 10 Episode 11:

    S10 Ep11

    An in-depth look at America's opioid epidemic.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep10 (Season 10 Episode 10)
    Season 10 Episode 10:

    S10 Ep10

    Jeff Goldblum hosts; investigating why many in Japan choose to disappear.

  • Explorer - Folge 9 (Season 10 Episode 9)
    Season 10 Episode 9:

    Folge 9

    Mexico's violent war on drugs, cattle theft in Oklahoma, plus actor Mandy Patinkin.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 10 Episode 9)
    Season 10 Episode 9:

    Explorer

    Mexico's violent war on drugs, cattle theft in Oklahoma, plus actor Mandy Patinkin.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep8 (Season 10 Episode 8)
    Season 10 Episode 8:

    S10 Ep8

    A booming mobile home market; an Iraqi grandmother fighting ISIS.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep7 (Season 10 Episode 7)
    Season 10 Episode 7:

    S10 Ep7

    New hope for Vietnam War survivors; Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ron Howard; Peter Sagal hosts.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep6 (Season 10 Episode 6)
    Season 10 Episode 6:

    S10 Ep6

    Visiting Jerusalem for a look at the opening of what is believed to be Jesus' tomb.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep5 (Season 10 Episode 5)
    Season 10 Episode 5:

    S10 Ep5

    A new frontier in medicine; a look at the rhino horn black market; Dan Rather hosts.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep4 (Season 10 Episode 4)
    Season 10 Episode 4:

    S10 Ep4

    A look at El Salvador's strict reproductive laws; Scott Pelley discusses the state of the media.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep3 (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:

    S10 Ep3

    Features a rare interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

  • Explorer - S10 Ep2 (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    S10 Ep2

    The U.S. terrorist watch list is examined; Aasif Mandvi hosts.

  • Explorer - Folge 1 (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Folge 1

    Examines Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte's controversial war on drugs that has left countless people dead in the streets.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Explorer

    Examines Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte's controversial war on drugs that has left countless people dead in the streets.

  • Explorer - What Would Teddy Do? (Season 9 Episode 197)
    Season 9 Episode 197:

    What Would Teddy Do?

    Exploring ways Teddy Roosevelt would handle the bitterly divisive issues of today, including gun control, climate change and income inequality.

  • Explorer - Episode 6 (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Episode 6

    A Texas farm with a peculiar crop, cadavers; an interview with Dr. Deepak Chopra.

  • Explorer - Episode 5 (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Episode 5

    Examining the refugee crisis with guest panelists Melissa Fleming, Alek Wek and Jason Cone.

  • Explorer - Episode 5 (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Episode 5

    Examining the refugee crisis with guest panelists Melissa Fleming, Alek Wek and Jason Cone.

  • Explorer - Episode 4 (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Episode 4

    Investigates Russian gender camps and Uganda's Hollywood; blowing up a bus for science.

  • Explorer - Episode 3 (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Episode 3

    Stories of surveillance featuring interviews with former CIA director James Woosley and journalist Lara Logan ("60 Minutes").

  • Explorer - Episode 2 (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Episode 2

    Investigating the over-policed community of Gretna, La.; private companies exploit prisoners for profit; honey seekers pursue a unique high.

  • Explorer - Episode 1 (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Episode 1

    Death. I See Dead People; Happy Birthday, Hanford!; The Timbuktu Job.

  • Explorer - Battle for Virunga (Season 8 Episode 10)
    Season 8 Episode 10:

    Battle for Virunga

    Exploitation threatens to destroy Africa's oldest national park, Virunga.

  • Explorer - Point of No Return (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    Point of No Return

    A team of elite climbers confront their grief, doubt and fear on a 150-mile journey from Myanmar to a remote peak at the edge of the world.

  • Explorer - Point of No Return (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    Point of No Return

    A team of elite climbers confront their grief, doubt and fear on a 150-mile journey from Myanmar to a remote peak at the edge of the world.

  • Explorer - Faces of Death (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    Faces of Death

    Morticians in a New Jersey lab focus on turning death into something beautiful.

  • Explorer - Fighting Isis (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Fighting Isis

    Award-winning National Geographic writer Neil Shea goes on a journey to the heart of Kurdistan.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Explorer

    Award-winning National Geographic writer Neil Shea goes on a journey to the heart of Kurdistan.

  • Explorer - Eyes Wide Open (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Eyes Wide Open

    The human eye is an impressive organ, but animal eyes are far more powerful than ours and are crucial for survival in the wild.

  • Explorer - Evolution of The Eye (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Evolution of The Eye

    The human eye is an impressive organ, but animal eyes are far more powerful than ours and are crucial for survival in the wild.

  • Explorer - Call Of The Wild (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Call Of The Wild

    People break away from technology and reconnect with nature; a look at forest bathing and smartphone addiction therapy.

  • Explorer - Bill Nye's Global Meltdown (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Bill Nye's Global Meltdown

    Educator Bill Nye examines the emotions people experience when facing the stark realities of climate change; featuring actor Arnold Schwarzenegger portraying Bill's climate change therapist.

  • Explorer - Legend of the Monkey God (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Legend of the Monkey God

    Exploring Mosquita, the largest untouched rainforest in Central America where legends swirl of a white city buried inland.

  • Explorer - Warlords of Ivory (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Warlords of Ivory

    An in-depth look at the devastating effects of the illegal ivory trade; with veteran reporter of the wildlife trafficking wars, Bryan Christy.

  • Explorer - Marijuana Gold Rush (Season 7 Episode 19)
    Season 7 Episode 19:

    Marijuana Gold Rush

    Marijuana is grown in hopes to be put in the market for medical marijuana.

  • Explorer - To Catch a Smuggler (Season 7 Episode 18)
    Season 7 Episode 18:

    To Catch a Smuggler

    Inside operations at JKF Airport shows illegal actions.

  • Explorer - How to Build an Ancient Man (Season 7 Episode 17)
    Season 7 Episode 17:

    How to Build an Ancient Man

    Scientists attempt to reconstruct the identity of a Stone Age human using DNA from the scraps of hair dug out of Greenland's permafrost.

  • Explorer - Psychic Gold Hunt (Season 7 Episode 16)
    Season 7 Episode 16:

    Psychic Gold Hunt

    Three psychics look for gold by using their minds.

  • Explorer - Hostage Crisis Massacre (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    Hostage Crisis Massacre

    One man created an international hostage situation on live television.

  • Explorer - Gang War USA (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Gang War USA

    Two dead in North Carolina over a song on the jukebox.

  • Explorer - Crime Lords of Tokyo (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Crime Lords of Tokyo

    Personal stories and candid interviews spotlight this look at Tokyo's infamous organized crime syndicate know as the yakuza.

  • Explorer - Taking Down the Mob (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Taking Down the Mob

    New York City investigates the Mob.

  • Explorer - Stormageddon (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Stormageddon

    Massive floods in Australia and Pakistan, deadly mudslides in Brazil, epic drought and wildfires in Russia.

  • Explorer - Megapiranha (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Megapiranha

    Studying the Megapiranha's relatives in the Amazon.

  • Explorer - Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes

    A team of elite technical divers searches the remote waters of the Great Lakes for lost ships of the past.

  • Explorer - The Angel Effect (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    The Angel Effect

    When faced with life and death, the brain flips an angel switch and help arrives- at least for some.

  • Explorer - Mystery of the Murdered Saints (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Mystery of the Murdered Saints

    For the first time, the Roman Catholic Church allows the remains of saints to be tested.

  • Explorer - Man vs. Volcano (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Man vs. Volcano

    A team of scientists propel into the mouth of Mount Nyiragongo, Africa's most active volcano.

  • Explorer - Clash of the Americas (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Clash of the Americas

    It may have been one of the most cataclysmic geologic events of the last 60 million years, which shaped America as we know it today.

  • Explorer - How to Build a Beating Heart (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    How to Build a Beating Heart

    Scientists attempt to harness the body's natural healing powers to grow skin, muscle and body parts.

  • Explorer - Lost Cannibals of Europe (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Lost Cannibals of Europe

    A Neolithic burial pit in Herxheim, Germany is found filled to the brim with expertly butchered human remains.

  • Explorer - American Hostage (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    American Hostage

    Exploring the Lebanon hostage crisis.

  • Explorer - Born to Rage? (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    Born to Rage?

    When scientists theorize that a single gene is associated with violent behavior Henry Rollins and others are tested.

  • Explorer - How Man Tamed the Wild (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    How Man Tamed the Wild

    Mankind's domestication of wild animals.

  • Explorer - Lost Mummies of New Guinea (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    Lost Mummies of New Guinea

    Scientists head to Papua New Guinea in a quest to solve the mysteries of a remarkable form of body preservation.

  • Explorer - Can the Gulf Survive? (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Can the Gulf Survive?

    Clean up efforts in the first two months after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Explorer - Inside Bioterror (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    Inside Bioterror

    The dangers surrounding bioterrorism.

  • Explorer - Albino Murders (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Albino Murders

    A soccer team is formed in Tanzania to help dispel myths about albinos.

  • Explorer - 24 Hours After Hiroshima (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    24 Hours After Hiroshima

    The dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

  • Explorer - Inside the DEA (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    Inside the DEA

    DEA agents and informants reveal the inner workings of a sting operation designed to capture one of the worlds most prolific criminals.

  • Explorer - Talibanistan (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Talibanistan

    Inside the Taliban-ruled area that straddles Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • Explorer - Fatal Insomnia (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Fatal Insomnia

    Sufferers of fatal familial insomnia experience sleeplessness that results in death within months.

  • Explorer - Journey to an Alien Moon (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Journey to an Alien Moon

    Explorer and inventor Bill Stone works to build an underwater vehicle that will be able to explore the waters of Jupiter's moon, Europa.

  • Explorer - 25 Years (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    25 Years

    Explorer celebrates 25 years on cable.

  • Explorer - Solitary Confinement (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Solitary Confinement

    The science of solitary confinement.

  • Explorer - Electronic Armageddon (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Electronic Armageddon

    The effects a high altitude magnetic pulse could have on infrastructure by destroying the electrical grid.

  • Explorer - Inside the Nuclear Threat (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Inside the Nuclear Threat

    The threat of terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb.

  • Explorer - Vampire Forensics (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Vampire Forensics

    A 400-year-old skull found in a mass grave in Venice launches a forensic investigation into one of humanity's oldest vampire myths.

  • Explorer - Python Wars (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Python Wars

    Burmese Pythons are poised to spread throughout the U.S. from their current home in Florida's Everglades.

  • Explorer - Camp Leatherneck (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Camp Leatherneck

    Marines stationed at Camp Leatherneck, Helmund Province, Afghanistan.

  • Explorer - Gorilla Murders (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Gorilla Murders

    The murder of six mountain gorillas in Africa's Virunga National Park.

  • Explorer - Shark Superhighway (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Shark Superhighway

    The evolution of the hammerhead shark; how it has survived.

  • Explorer - Fighting Back: Stories From the Spill (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Fighting Back: Stories From the Spill

    People fight the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • Explorer - Ultimate Viper (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Ultimate Viper

    Armed with needle-sharp fangs and infrared vision, vipers wield some of nature's most cutting-edge tools.

  • Explorer - Narco State (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    Narco State

    The drug war along the Mexican border and its northward advance.

  • Explorer - Nazi Mystery: Twins From Brazil (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Nazi Mystery: Twins From Brazil

    A town filled with blond-haired, blue-eyed twins deep in the Brazilian outback may be the result of efforts made by infamous Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele.

  • Explorer - Kingdom of the Blue Whale (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Kingdom of the Blue Whale

    Scientists visit the mammal's wintering grounds, chart their migratory paths and identify where they produce their young in an effort to protect the creature's population.

  • Explorer - 24 Hours After Asteroid Impact (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    24 Hours After Asteroid Impact

    Computer graphics and real-world demonstrations show what organisms survived the meteor strike that wiped out the dinosaurs and why they made it.

  • Explorer - Secret History of Diamonds (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Secret History of Diamonds

    The attainment of diamonds, an international symbol for wealth, glamour and undying love, inspires wars, atrocities and crime.

  • Explorer - Inside LSD (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Inside LSD

    The scientific community examine whether LSD is the secret to better brainpower.

  • Explorer - Mystery of the Disembodied Feet (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Mystery of the Disembodied Feet

    Researchers and investigators use the latest advances in forensic science in an attempt to solve the mystery of the seven feet that have washed ashore around British Columbia.

  • Explorer - Climbing Redwood Giants (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Climbing Redwood Giants

    High-tech aerial laser surveys and breathtaking imagery help reveal the little-explored environment of the redwoods.

  • Explorer - Chimps on the Edge (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Chimps on the Edge

    Chimpanzees raised in captivity absorb human culture but continue to become increasingly violent after reaching puberty.

  • Explorer - Sex, Lies and Gender (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Sex, Lies and Gender

    The science of gender and the gray areas in between.

  • Explorer - Inside Death Row (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Inside Death Row

    The residents of Huntsville, Texas, share their feelings on living in a town that is ground zero for capital punishment in the United States.

  • Explorer - Easter Island Underworld (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Easter Island Underworld

    Explorers and scientists attempt to map the vast cave system beneath Easter Island.

  • Explorer - Child Mummy Sacrifice (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Child Mummy Sacrifice

    Science and technology reveal the stories of three 500-year-old Inca child mummies.

  • Explorer - Inside Guantanamo (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Inside Guantanamo

    An intimate portrait of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay as it grows close to being shut down.

  • Explorer - T. rex Walks Again (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    T. rex Walks Again

    Dinosaur builder Hall Train and paleoartist Jason Brougham work to build the world's most accurate, fully skinned, mechanical replica of a T. rex.

  • Explorer - Peru's Mass Grave Mystery (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Peru's Mass Grave Mystery

    A mass grave discovered in Peru may hold the clues to solving the mystery of why the Chachapoya civilization vanished in the 1530s.

  • Explorer - Monster Fish of the Congo (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Monster Fish of the Congo

    A man-sized predator prowls the waters of one of the most powerful rivers in Africa.

  • Explorer - Italy's Mystery Mummies (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Italy's Mystery Mummies

    The mystery of one perfect child mummy leads mummy hunters to a shocking discovery that sheds new light on how and why Sicilians became obsessed with mummies.

  • Explorer - The Virus Hunters (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    The Virus Hunters

    Evidence suggests that viruses gave rise to the first complex cells, played a role in the diversification of life; changed how our young are born, drove evolution and perhaps gave us emotions.

  • Explorer - Guns in America (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Guns in America

    A police officer returns to the job after being shot while on duty; a young mother considers joining the 80 million Americans who own a gun.

  • Explorer - Marijuana Nation (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Marijuana Nation

    Marijuana, the most widely used illicit drug on the planet, is intertwined with culture, economics, law enforcement and perhaps medical miracles.

  • Explorer - Secret History of Gold (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Secret History of Gold

    Exposing the underbelly of the modern gold trade with a treasure hunter and an illegal miner.

  • Explorer - Lost Cities of the Amazon (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Lost Cities of the Amazon

    Scientific explorers examine evidence that during the 16th century the rain forest was far more populated with villages and towns than formerly believed.

  • Explorer - Congo Bush Pilots (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Congo Bush Pilots

    Congo bush pilots traffic everything from humanitarian relief supplies to weapons despite the inherent danger in flying in and out of Africa's most politically volatile and remote areas.

  • Explorer - Moment of Death (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Moment of Death

    Death, with its ever-changing definition, affects humans' bodies and minds.

  • Explorer - Zoo Tiger Escape (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Zoo Tiger Escape

    A Siberian tiger escapes her enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, injuring two and killing one before being shot.

  • Explorer - Finding Anastasia (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Finding Anastasia

    It remains uncertain whether Russian Romanov Princess Anastasia survived the 1918 Bolshevik firing squad or perished along with her brother and father.

  • Explorer - Science of Cats (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Science of Cats

    Scientific evidence of how the cat became the most popular pet on earth.

  • Explorer - Mystery of the Mummy Murders (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Mystery of the Mummy Murders

    Advances in forensic science give solid answers to questions about bog mummies that have confounded scientists for decades.

  • Explorer - Tunnel to a Lost World (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Tunnel to a Lost World

    An archaeological discovery holds up the greatest engineering project in Istanbul's history.

  • Explorer - Death of the Iceman (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Death of the Iceman

    Three possible motives emerge in a 5,000-year-old murder on a glacier in the European Alps, illuminating the origins of conflict in the Copper Age.

  • Explorer - Border Wars (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Border Wars

    Mexican drug smugglers and job seekers who succeed in crossing the border into the U.S.; Border Patrol officers attempt to stem the tide of illegal immigrants.

  • Explorer - Alaska's Last Oil (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Alaska's Last Oil

    The battle for oil in Alaska, the home of the nation's largest wildlife preserve.

  • Explorer - Testosterone Factor (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Testosterone Factor

    Testosterone affects men's strength, status, sex, life expectancy and way of thinking.

  • Explorer - Inside Sumo (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Inside Sumo

    The 1,500-year-old Japanese tradition of sumo wrestling is a closed world.

  • Explorer - Science of Evil (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Science of Evil

    Religious, political and scientific methods of confronting and understanding man's inhumanity to man; the Stanford Prison Experiment.

  • Explorer - Beaches (Season 3 Episode 43)
    Season 3 Episode 43:

    Beaches

    Dangers lurk near the most exotic beaches.

  • Explorer - Last Christians of Bethlehem (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Last Christians of Bethlehem

    In Bethlehem, Christians are in the crossfire between Islam and an entrenched Israeli fortress.

  • Explorer - China's Secret Mummies (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    China's Secret Mummies

    Archaeologists unearth mummies that are thousands of years old and completely out of place in a remote Chinese desert.

  • Explorer - Inside the Body Trade (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Inside the Body Trade

    The global underground trade in body-parts grows.

  • Explorer - Heroin Crisis (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Heroin Crisis

    After the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan's opium production increases to more than 90 percent of the world's supply.

  • Explorer - Mammoth Mystery (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Mammoth Mystery

    Scientists try to determine the causes of the mass extinction of mammoths thousands of years ago.

  • Explorer - Science of Babies (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Science of Babies

    Developments in the first 12 months of human life and how new research indicates these growing abilities are more flexible than previously known.

  • Explorer - Ultimate Crocodile (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Ultimate Crocodile

    The giant saltwater crocodile has survived unchanged for 100 million years and ranks as possibly the most successful predator the world has ever seen.

  • Explorer - FBI Takedown (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    FBI Takedown

    FBI agents meet with an informant, find forensic evidence to crack a homicide, sweep a naval base for terrorist threats, and take down a convicted felon.

  • Explorer - Science of Dogs (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Science of Dogs

    Man's evolutionary manipulation of dogs' appearance, talents and temperament and the efforts to create breeds to suit our needs.

  • Explorer - Struck by Lightning (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Struck by Lightning

    The stories of three victims help unravel the science behind lightning strikes.

  • Explorer - Inside North Korea (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Inside North Korea

    Journalist Lisa Ling goes under cover in North Korea with a Nepalese eye-surgeon.

  • Explorer - Aryan Brotherhood (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Aryan Brotherhood

    Jailhouse interviews and surveillance reveal the deadly tactics of a vicious gang of white supremacists in prisons.

  • Explorer - Doomsday Volcano (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Doomsday Volcano

    The explosion of Santorini's volcano, Thera, rocks the ancient world, casts the land into darkness and sparks a megatsunami.

  • Explorer - Ultimate Shark (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Ultimate Shark

    The motives and power of white-shark behavior.

  • Explorer - Jellyfish Invasion (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Jellyfish Invasion

    Global warming and pollution might be contributing to a jellyfish population explosion; the physiology of the living fossil.

  • Explorer - Iraq's Guns for Hire (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Iraq's Guns for Hire

    Twenty-five thousand international security officers in Iraq risk their lives for their paychecks.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 59)
    Season 2 Episode 59:

    Explorer

    Humpback whales in Hawaii.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 58)
    Season 2 Episode 58:

    Explorer

    Members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition survive after the frozen sea crushes their ship.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 57)
    Season 2 Episode 57:

    Explorer

    A man wrestles crocodiles.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 56)
    Season 2 Episode 56:

    Explorer

    Florida.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 55)
    Season 2 Episode 55:

    Explorer

    Vietnam.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 54)
    Season 2 Episode 54:

    Explorer

    Mzima Springs, Kenya.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 53)
    Season 2 Episode 53:

    Explorer

    Meriden, Conn.; flora and fauna.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 52)
    Season 2 Episode 52:

    Explorer

    Volcanologist Haraldur Sigurdsson in Iceland.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 48)
    Season 2 Episode 48:

    Explorer

    Berlin; climbers scale a 6,500-foot vertical wall.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 47)
    Season 2 Episode 47:

    Explorer

    Four survivors of a lightning strike; Yosemite National Park.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 46)
    Season 2 Episode 46:

    Explorer

    In search of the American alligator; grizzly-bear actors.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 45)
    Season 2 Episode 45:

    Explorer

    Photographers of sky-skiing; underwater helicopter.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 44)
    Season 2 Episode 44:

    Explorer

    Saving whales off the coast of Maui; roller-coaster riding.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 43)
    Season 2 Episode 43:

    Explorer

    Kayakers on the raging Wenatchee River; sea lions.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 42)
    Season 2 Episode 42:

    Explorer

    The National Marine Fisheries Service Cooperative Shark Tagging Program.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 41)
    Season 2 Episode 41:

    Explorer

    A human-powered submarine race; Spain's flamenco tradition.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 40)
    Season 2 Episode 40:

    Explorer

    The puffin, a species of seabird; a Scottish shepherd.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 39)
    Season 2 Episode 39:

    Explorer

    The sunken warship Kronan; scientists communicate with dolphins.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 38)
    Season 2 Episode 38:

    Explorer

    Scientists at the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory in Hawaii.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 37)
    Season 2 Episode 37:

    Explorer

    Meerkats display teamwork.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 36)
    Season 2 Episode 36:

    Explorer

    The survival of members of the ship.

  • Explorer - Explorer (Season 2 Episode 35)
    Season 2 Episode 35:

    Explorer

    Archaeologists examine the lives of the pyramid-builders.

  • Explorer - Secret Lives of Jesus (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Secret Lives of Jesus

    Questions surround alternative Gospels that rendered different versions of Jesus' story.

  • Explorer - Super Carrier (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Super Carrier

    The 6,000-strong crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower supercarrier must prove it and its aircraft are ready for flight operations in a war zone.

  • Explorer - Attack of the Killer Bees (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Attack of the Killer Bees

    Scientists, beekeepers and exterminators work to stop killer bees from invading the southern U.S.

  • Explorer - World's Most Dangerous Drug (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    World's Most Dangerous Drug

    Methamphetamine addiction one of the hardest to quit and it is ravaging communities across the U.S.

  • Explorer - Ultimate Cat (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Ultimate Cat

    Lions, tigers and leopards use stealth to ambush their prey.

  • Explorer - Ultimate Hippo (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Ultimate Hippo

    Animation, up-close footage and infrared-imaging show the world of the hippopotamus.

  • Explorer - L.A.'s Future Quake (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    L.A.'s Future Quake

    A 7.7 magnitude earthquake would cause major destruction in Los Angeles.

  • Explorer - Ultimate Bear (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Ultimate Bear

    Polar, brown and black bears are extremely strong and fast.

  • Explorer - The Hunt for the Lost Ark (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Hunt for the Lost Ark

    The ark of the covenant.

  • Explorer - Python vs. Gator (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Python vs. Gator

    The war between one of Florida's largest and most terrifying native carnivores, the American alligator, and the invading Burmese python.

  • Explorer - Killer Cane Toads (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Killer Cane Toads

    Scientists and citizens of Darwin, Australia, work to halt the spread of the cane toad.

  • Explorer - Drowning in New Orleans (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Drowning in New Orleans

    Hurricane Katrina causes a flood that overtakes New Orleans.

  • Explorer - Outsmarting Terror (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Outsmarting Terror

    Cutting edge technological devices designed to outsmart terrorists before they attack.

  • Explorer - Fire Ants: Texas Border Massacre (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Fire Ants: Texas Border Massacre

    Fire ants ravage the land, the animals and the people in the South Texas borderlands.

  • Explorer - Science of Surveillance (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Science of Surveillance

    Delving into the secret and sometimes disturbing world of surveillance technology.

  • Explorer - Super Rig (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Super Rig

    A rig is capable of drilling in the deepest and most turbulent waters and withstanding powerful storms.

  • Explorer - Super Sub (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Super Sub

    The USS Texas is the newest and most advanced member of the Navy's nuclear-powered submarine fleet; unmanned undersea vehicles.

  • Explorer - World's Most Dangerous Gang (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    World's Most Dangerous Gang

    Examining the violent gang MS-13, which began on the streets of Los Angeles during the 1980s and has rapidly spread to 33 states and six countries.

  • Explorer - Super Snake (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Super Snake

    Debunking myths and uncovering truths about giant snakes exceeding 30 feet in length.

  • Explorer - Super Chopper (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Super Chopper

    The evolution of helicopters.

  • Explorer - Last Days of the Maya (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Last Days of the Maya

    Skeletons discovered in the depths of an ancient cistern in Guatemala might hold answers to the mystery of why the Mayans fled their cities 2,000 years ago.

  • Explorer - Nightmare in Jamestown (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Nightmare in Jamestown

    The excavation of a 17th-century fort reveals the incredible odds the settlers at Jamestown were up against.

  • Explorer - Pyramids of Fire (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Pyramids of Fire

    The pyramids of the Americas.

  • Explorer - Mysteries of Survival (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Mysteries of Survival

    Examining how some people manage to live through struggles for survival while others succumb in just a few days.

  • Explorer - Collapse (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Collapse

    Scientists take a forensic look at the chain events leading up to some of the world's most fatal structural disasters.

  • Explorer - Secrets of the Tornado (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Secrets of the Tornado

    Scientist Tim Samaras and his team deploy multicamera probes into the paths of giant tornadoes to capture images from inside the cyclones.

  • Explorer - Search for Adam (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Search for Adam

    Geneticist Spencer Wells trys to determine if all men are genetically linked to one single being.

  • Explorer - Elephant Rage (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Elephant Rage

    An increase in elephant attacks causes experts to question whether people and pachyderms can live together peacefully.

  • Explorer - Violent Earth (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Violent Earth

    Examining the destructive force of natural disasters, including the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia and a massive fault threatening Istanbul.

  • Explorer - Surviving Maximum Security (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Surviving Maximum Security

    California's Sacramento State Prison is one of the highest security facilities in the nation. Host: Lisa Ling.

  • Explorer - Hogzilla (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Hogzilla

    A forensic investigation into the existence of Georgia's Hogzilla, a legendary beast said to weigh at least 1,000 pounds.

  • Explorer - Tiny Humans: The Hobbits of Flores (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Tiny Humans: The Hobbits of Flores

    Scientists have discovered evidence of a "hobbit-sized" prehistoric species on an Indonesian island.

  • Explorer - Inside Shock & Awe (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Inside Shock & Awe

    The strategies and technology used to coordinate the all-out air offensive that launched Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Explorer - The Witchcraft Murder (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Witchcraft Murder

    The discovery of the remains of a young boy floating in England's Thames River leads Scotland Yard into a case involving witchcraft and cult killings.

  • Explorer - The True Face of Hurricanes (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The True Face of Hurricanes

    Footage from inside the eye of a hurricane.

  • Explorer - Killer Cats (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Killer Cats

    Big cats in California and India are entering populated areas to hunt.

  • Explorer - Spider Sex (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Spider Sex

    Courtship strategies of the spider.

  • Explorer - The Perfect Swarm (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Perfect Swarm

    Locusts swarm across continents, leaving devastation and despair in their paths before mysteriously vanishing.

  • Explorer - Female Suicide Bombers (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Female Suicide Bombers

    Lisa Ling travels to Russia and the Middle East to learn about women who become suicide bombers.

  • Explorer - Blood Antiquities (Episode 195)
    Episode 195:

    Blood Antiquities

    An investigation into ancient Syrian treasures plundered by the Islamic State.

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