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Where Did the Idea of Hell Come From?

What happens to bad guys when they die? Actor Danny Trejo is no stranger to villains, so he’s setting out to find the answer to this burning question. 70% of Americans have said they think hell is a real place, and Danny’s taking a journey into the afterlife to map out where the idea of…

The Power of Miracles

Are miracles real? Are miracles the foundation of your faith or unlikely events on which our brains impose divine meaning? Are miracles important or essential to faith? Morgan Freeman takes on these questions on “The Power of Miracles,” the final episode of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, airing Sunday May 8 at 9/8c.…

Where Does Evil Come From?

Where does evil come from? Why does it exist? How does it invade our lives and how has the idea of evil evolved over the years? Can we turn the darkness into light? Morgan Freeman tackles these questions and more in the new episode of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, airing Sunday, May 1…

Where Did We Come From?

Where did we come from? What happened “in the beginning”? Humanity’s first question remains one of its most intensely debated. Were we created in the image of God, or are we the result of a 13.8 million-year-old singularity? Are there similarities among the religious creation stories from around the world? How do they compare with…

Who Is God?

Who is God? This is a question that plagues nearly everyone during their life. We ask not only who or what God is, but if our perception of him has changed over the course of history? Or could god be just an idea, a divine presence that is deep seeded in our brains? Morgan Freeman…

Exploring the Cult of Mary

The Virgin Mary is the most depicted and celebrated mother of all time. For two thousand years, she has been revered as the Blessed Virgin, the Queen of Peace, and the Mother of God. To truly understand the Virgin Mary however, we must understand the millions of believers who are devoted to her. National Geographic…

The 2000s: A New Reality Premieres Sunday

Known as the turn of the century, the age of technology and pop culture, and the war on terror, the 2000s transformed reality. In NGC’s two-part series The 2000s, we reflect on what feels like yesterday with a major throwback on our recent history with the help of eyewitnesses, celebrities, and politicians. Check out these five highlights from chapter…

Frascati: The Drink of Rome

Zane Lamprey chugs to Rome tonight, one of the world’s greatest cities for over two thousand years. As they say, “When in Rome, drink like the Romans.” Italy is a hotbed for fabulous wine production, and wine is the most imbibed cultural beverage. Thus, it’s worth taking a look at the most synonymous wine to…

Thirsty for Adventure [And Cocktails]? New Series “Chug” Premieres Tonight!

Rum company owner, world traveler, and drink aficionado, Zane Lamprey, travels the globe to explore drinking customs and cultures by tossing back a few with the locals in the all-new series Chug. As he explores the libations of the region, Zane visits watering holes, breweries, distilleries, and wineries. In every episode, he journeys by train…

10 Facts About How Our Brain Gets Angry

Why do we get angry? On some levels, it’s a primal instinct, one of our oldest and most primitive emotions, hard-wired into our brains by evolution. Anger is also societal, with American culture more accepting of hostile displays in public (to which anyone who’s ever been stuck in rush hour can attest). As it turns out,…