Archives for May, 2013

Making a Promo: Behind the Scenes From the Locked Up Abroad Shoot

By Katie Smithson, Writer/Producer Ever wonder what it’s like to shoot in the morgue of an abandoned military base on Long Island? Yeah, us too! So that’s why we put this little video together to share. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the Locked Up Abroad promo shoot. It was a long cold day, but we…

New Brain Challenge: Seeing is Believing

Another week, another brain challenge. Do you believe your eyes? Or really, should you believe them? In the eighth challenge, we’re going to find out! We’re inching closer and closer to unlocking your total brain profile… complete all twelve challenges to reveal your results. Complete all 12 episode challenges to reveal your total brain profile..…

Never-Before Filmed Ritual in Polygamy

In the polygamous community of Centennial Park, on the Utah-Arizona border, everything is about growth – children, families, even the town itself. But, with growth, comes plenty of growing pains. The town itself was born only about twenty years ago and can barely keep up with its expanding numbers. As families grow with more wives…

Sex and Attraction: What Do Apes and Humans Have in Common?

Every aspect of human behavior is governed by our instincts and shaped by our evolutionary past. But surely, when it comes to sex and attraction, we can’t have much in common with these hairy, naked, and altogether unashamed animals, can we? After all, we have had four million years of evolution and hundreds of centuries…

The Male Brain vs. The Female Brain

Men and women are wired differently and on this week’s episode of Brain Games, Jason Silva explores the differences between men and women when there is a meeting of minds. Some scientists theorize that the male and female minds are inherently different not to make life more difficult, but in order to allow genders to…

Catch All-New Series Life Below Zero This Sunday

Isolated. Dark. Cold. Combating minus 60-degree days. Your only neighbors are bears, wolves and foxes. For many, living in these conditions would be a nightmare, but for some residents of the remote corners of Alaska, it’s a preferred way of life. All-new series Life Below Zero, premiering this Sunday, May 19, at 10 p.m., takes…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now?: Mike Cooke

If you tuned in to Mike Cooke’s heart-pounding story on Locked Up Abroad: Mexican Prison Escape, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Mike to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say: Before you took off for Mexico with your buddies, how…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now: Frank Sayre

If you tuned in to Frank Sayre’s heart-pounding story on Locked Up Abroad: Mexican Prison Escape, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Frank to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say: When did you first learn how to sail? I was…

Mexican Prison Escape

In 1972, surfers Mike Cooke, Mace Stanley and their high school buddy are sailing down the west coast of Mexico looking for adventure. Seduced by an offer of $10,000 each, they get involved in a doomed venture to transport more than a ton of weed back to the states by yacht with two smugglers. After…

Want to ‘Hang Out’ With Buzz Aldrin and Conrad Anker?

Mark you calendars for May 20th at 2 p.m. EST! Conrad conquered Everest, Buzz walked on the moon, and now they’re looking at Mars… and beyond. Now is your chance to have a conversation with men who have risked everything to accomplish some of humankind’s most stunning feats as they talk the business of risk-taking…