Hanna Toler

Digital Content intern at National Geographic Channel.

Out on The Hill of Death

What do “The Hill of Death”, the banks of the Big Black River and the hills just outside of Vicksburg have in common? They’re serious nectar sectors full of  Civil War finds from one of the country’s bloodiest hours. With the help of Mississippi Governor, Phil Bryant, the Diggers crew set off on their tour of Vicksburg…

Tim Shaw Gets A Handle On Heat

Cigarettes, cell phones, and static electricity—throw a gas pump into the equation and you could have a real recipe for disaster. Tim Shaw performs  experiments like this and many others with unbelievable outcomes that will blow your mind and reveal the extraordinary truth behind “what makes things do what they do.” From breaking down audio…

1 in 5 people will be a hero during their lifetime. As young adults, we hear about heroic tales and dream of living up to that standard. The stuff of legends holds a bit of truth in our everyday lives, when a seemingly impossible task of bravery and valor becomes possible. While these heroes are…

Tim Shaw takes his spectators on a sensational journey into the world of science. We’re not talking beakers and cylinders in a laboratory—Tim is hitting the streets conducing surprising experiments that dazzle his audiences, deploying one experiment that could revolutionize the food industry. In his first experiment on None of the Above: Sparks Will Fly, Tim…

Congratulations, Dallas Seavey!

Just when we thought Dallas Seavey couldn’t get any more hardcore, he went ahead and one-up’d himself winning the legendary Alaskan Iditarod Race (again). Let’s hear it for Dallas!!! Early this morning, the Ultimate Survival Alaska star Dallas Seavey coasted across the finish line of what is said to be “the last great race on earth.”…

COSMOS: A Special Exhibition

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY is finally here and to celebrate the National Geographic Museum is opening up a special exhibition, featuring plenty of ways for COSMOS lovers to transcend time and space into a world of imagination and cosmic understanding. The exhibition, which opened yesterday, coincided with the National Geographic LIVE! screening of COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY at National Geographic’s…

After 30 years locked away in a time capsule, on the season premiere the Diggers crew uncover one of the tech world’s most priceless relics. Thought to be lost forever, the time capsule that was buried at the 1983 “The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be” International Design Conference has resurfaced. Although the large…

There’s no denying Ultimate Survival Alaska is one of the fiercest competitions to grace the Alaskan wilderness, but how did these individuals become survivalists? This group of extreme enthusiasts endured one of the harshest landscapes in the United States, bush-wacking, climbing, and fighting their way to the finish line. Some survivalists learn their skills through years of intense…

Diggers Slang

Montana boys, King George and the Ringmaster, are heading down south for some Civil War Nectar on Diggers: Juiced: Digging the South. They’re hitting the jack pot below the belt line of the South and living their version of the American dream. With the Diggers truck locked and loaded, KG and Ringy are heading down…

Super Meth

Mexican super meth is infiltrating the United States and because of the cut rate prices and purity of the strain; it’s spreading like wildfire. The San Francisco Bay area acts as the primary hub for it’s infiltration into the United States and as a result, it is the area that’s most suffering the initial consequences…

Family Beef

Survivor Finalist Big Tom is back and this time it’s with the whole family. This multi-generational farm family is opening its doors to America and telling everyone to ‘come on in!’ Family Beef follows the life and adventures of the Buchanan family cattle farm. Running a traditional cattle farm is a tough business, but Big…

Top 8 Rides of a Lifetime

  Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. When it comes to riding bikes, there’s no other sensation quite like it. It’s the experience of complete openness and freedom on the road. If you’re curious why your dog rides with its head out of the window in the car, try asking why…

A Soldier’s Point of View

Specialist Travis Staats is part of the route clearance team – their job is to go ahead of the convoys in specialized vehicles known as HUSKYs to make sure there are no IEDs on the road ahead. A somewhat thankless job that is known by few but saves hundreds of service men and women’s lives…

Humanitarian or Eco-Terrorist – this is the question many in legislature are being faced with. There has been a battle between animal rights activists and the practice of factory farming for years. But only recently has legislature begun to fight back. The Factoring Farming industry is a booming and burgeoning business in the United States.…

There is no greater sacrifice than what our service men and women do for this country. Each day they are no doubt risking their lives and sacrificing many of their own freedoms for their family and friends as well as millions of American’s they’ve never even met. They are a proud group of selfless people,…

Trouble in Charkh

These are the stories that are often left untold – of a man’s life in Afghanistan, fighting for an entire country’s freedom. A small convoy of an Army and a Marines Special Forces team is ambushed in an attempted to take over a dangerous Taliban territory, Charkh. They were tasked with checking on the local…

Mysteries of the Mob

The Mafia in America has been around since the late 19th century. But by the 1970s, the American mob had become one of the most powerful criminal organizations in United States history. Mafia businesses were a hidden empire of a great and sprawling power structure, fed by extreme violence, crime, and an unbelievable amount of…

Swimming with Crocodiles

While some animals have a reputation for being notoriously dangerous, there is always the unusual exception. Growing up in South Africa, Roger Horrocks, naturally developed a fear of a dangerous local predator, the giant crocodile. It was only until his first, face to face, underwater encounter with a crocodile that he began to question his…

The ice-clogged Yukon River faces the yearly spring breakup, an annual event causing flooding in Alaskan villages such as Eagle and Circle. Major flooding is suspected to hit the interior of Alaska – water level rapidly rising and soaking nearly every inch of the town. When spring hits, she won’t be missed. In 2009 the…

American Sex Slave

Many people think sex trafficking only happens on foreign shores. But here in America, sex slavery is thriving.  Perhaps most astounding is that the average age for these girls’ entrance into the sex industry is 12-14 and the vast majority of those in prostitution have no other options for survival. In this episode, investigative journalists…

Remaking History

It’s history in the (re)making. Killing Kennedy, National Geographic Channel’s latest documentary project, kicked off filming earlier this summer, meaning there are plenty of behind the scenes footage and inside photos of the incredible talent coming our way! It’s the second docudrama of its kind for National Geographic and it’s boasting some fantastic talent for…

Hangout With Jason Silva

Are you a technology enthusiast, an inventor, philosopher, or dreamer? Breaking through the forefathers of techno-philosophers such as Terrance McKenna and Marshal McCluhan – the men that led the charge on exploring technology when it first gained momentum in the 1960’s, Jason Silva, host of Brain Games is the techno-philosopher and “wonder-junkie” of our new age.…

Wild’s Cutest Snow Babies

Need your daily dose of adorable? These little cherubs belong to a special group of baby animals born in some of the coldest and harshest environments on Earth. This cast of impossibly cute and incredibly tough Snow Babies will find out what it takes to survive in an icy climate. On their journey to adulthood,…

Happy Birthday Marina Oswald

Today is Marina Oswald’s birthday. She was born in Severodvinsk, Russia as Miss Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova and later moved to Minsk where she would meet her husband Lee Harvey Oswald. After the birth of their first child, June, the Oswalds made their way to Texas to raise a family. Her husband, Lee Harvey, a former…

Nature Governs Life

In a time before supermarkets, grocery stores, and anything engineered for convenience or timeliness, there was only one way to sustain a lifestyle – go out and forage your own path. Before we could buy packaged meat, we had to hunt, kill, and butcher it ourselves, a practice that seems pretty savage to most in…