Featured Producer: BBC


Fire 50 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the hottest natural phenomena on Earth: lightning and volcanoes. More than 3 million lightning bolts strike the planet each day, each 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun and carrying millions of volts of electricity. It kills many thousands of people each year and many more are severely injured. Exactly how lightning works is only just being uncovered. Supe...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Frat Boys 53 min.

America’s college fraternities are notorious for hard drinking and hard partying, but they are also accused of fostering a culture of brutality and sexual assault. During one term at the University of Central Florida, the program follows the life of a group of frat boys as they embark on the pledging process, when new recruits have to prove themselves before they can become a fraternity brother. M...

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Ice 51 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the coldest natural phenomena on Earth: icebergs and avalanches. Avalanches claim hundreds of lives every year. Now scientists are learning how something as tiny, fragile and delicate as a snowflake can transform into something as deadly as an avalanche. Changes in snow can give it the quality of concrete when someone is buried underneath it, and CT scanners are h...

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Wind 51 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena on Earth: tornadoes and auroras. We look into the heart of the storm to find out how advances in technology and eyewitness footage are transforming our understanding of tornadoes—the fastest winds on the planet. New technologies are furthering our understanding of the extreme weather events that produce them and what gives...

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Desert Heartlands 51 min.

Travel from the cold deserts of Nevada to the giant cactus-studded lands of Arizona and the scorching Mojave Desert in California. Discover how some of America’s most iconic animals like mustangs and coyotes have learned to survive.

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The High Country 51 min.

The High Country is the land of grizzly bears and giant trees, of frigid winters and scorching summers, of tough ranchers and gold-rush fever. From the Rockies to the Sierra Nevada, in this land of extreme seasons survival demands endurance. It’s all about taking what you need to stay alive by whatever means, from parasitic plants to thieving black bears, and tenacious pikas to battling bison.

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Restless Shores 50 min.

Tectonic forces shape all life here, creating stunning landscapes like the San Andreas Fault reaching all the way north to the Pacific coast. Meanwhile elephant seals battle it out for mates, grey whales form a unique friendship with a small community of people and gulf grunion fish race ashore to spawn in their millions.

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Wild West 150 min.

A legendary land known for its scorching hot deserts, red rock canyons, giant snow-capped mountains, and rugged shorelines. Welcome to the Wild West, home to a vibrant cast of tricksters, pioneers and outlaws, from the shrewd coyote to the feisty hummingbird, the mighty blue whale to the spirited mustang. This series explores this fascinating area of North America—the canyonlands, the high country...

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The Truth about Meat 53 min.

Every week brings a new headline about the dangers of meat. Sausages top the cancer list. Bacon is as bad as smoking. And other processed meats are positively deadly. But is there any truth to these juicy meat-based headlines? Leading industry experts dispel some everyday myths about meat, scientific studies reveal the beneficial health aspects that meat can provide, and stunts and demonstrations...

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The Weirdest Weather in the Universe 53 min.

From bowling-ball-sized hailstones to twisting tornadoes, the weather on our planet is extraordinary. But even Earth’s most extreme weather can’t compare to that seen on other planets in our solar system—let alone planets millions of light-years away. Using state-of-the-art research and amazing CGI images, Horizon recreates the most spectacular weather in the Universe. From diamond rain to clouds...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016