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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,…

Are You the Next Great Explorer? Expedition Granted is Here to Fund Your Dream Expedition!

Move over Indiana Jones, it’s a new day in exploration. Today, explorers can come from all backgrounds and disciplines, and Expedition Granted is here to help fund one person’s dream expedition. Whether your passion lies in art, music, food, science, or technology, there are no limits to what area you can explore. Want your shot…

Ultimate Survival Dilemma

On this week’s episode of Ultimate Survival Alaska, day 28 of the group’s journey, the men are facing one of their most difficult legs yet –navigating The Prince William Sound. Leg 7 of their trip; it’s pouring down rain and winter is finally unfolding. To navigate the mine field of ice, the men have been…

Collapse – Imagining the Future

by Quinn Kanaly and Noel DockstaderProducer/Director/Writer In making the film Collapse, we took a giant leap into the year 2210 to depict scientists studying the ruins of our fallen civilization. It was a daunting challenge. We often dramatically recreate scenes from the past, but at least we have history as a guide. Imagining the future…

Killer Bees and Japanese Monster Movies

by Diana DonnellyAssociate Producer For Nat Geo Amazing!, we try to take you around the world and back, but sometimes in the course of scouring the world for stories, we find ourselves much closer to home. For this episode, I ended up working with an expert underwater cinematographer located just a few miles from where I…

"I would like to marry you… I will make you happy. Yes?"

By Abigail RodriguezAssociate Producer First Day of Filming:I took a tiny step forward. The pressure of my foot sent a rotten green board flipping up like a see-saw in front of me. I tried not to look down at the waters of Lake Victoria thirty feet below the rotten pier I was standing on. Grip…

Trouble the Water

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this astonishing powerful documentary is at once horrifying and exhilarating. Directed and produced by “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and “Bowling for Columbine” producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, Trouble the Water takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. The…