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Follow the men and women of the Army, Navy, Drug Enforcement Administration, Coast Guard and other forces through the chaos of battle with real-life, first-person footage. It’s their vision, their words, their war. We’ll see them ready to face whatever hell awaits around every corner — screeching bullets from enemy fire, drug dealers’ knives and…

Hawaii can make a person feel small in the best way possible. Whether standing on the edge of a massive cliff overlooking a blue ocean or staring into the belly of a volcano, Hawaii is a place like no other and it would be difficult to think of it as anything but paradise. There’s a…

Vietnam. The Cold War. Desert Storm. The Iraq War. The Afghan War. This weekend, National Geographic Channel gathers 11 active and retired U.S. Army generals for American War Generals, a first-of-its-kind look back at a half century of America’s military battles told by the men that led them. The film, premiering Sunday, September 14 at…

With more than a third of the Carolina bluefin tuna quota already filled, everyone in the fleet feels the pressure to fish at every opportunity. So when an Atlantic Ocean winter storm system whips up rough seas and ice in the local harbor, it forces northern and southern captains to take huge risks to fish…

When the Outer Banks winds take a turn for the worse, it’s man against sea as the turbulent Atlantic Ocean threatens the fishermen’s quest for bluefin tuna. Plagued by a short quota and an even shorter weather window, the pressure is on for the northern and southern boats to act fast or risk financial—or nautical—…

Few images in history are as seared in America’s consciousness as that of American Airlines Flight 11 crashing into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 2001. In the days, months, and even years following the attack, the horrific events of that day and the aftermath have been relived through the media —…

It’s early in the Outer Banks Bluefin tuna season, but it’s already obvious that even an experienced fisherman might not have what it takes to survive in this hyper-competitive fishery. The animosity between southern and northern boats reaches a fever pitch, while the longstanding rivalry between two southern boats raises the stakes for the whole…

Love at first sight. A “sixth sense.” That feeling in the pit of your stomach that something’s not quite right. Our brains guide our actions, but as it turns out, you make a lot of decisions that you’re not even aware of making. That split-second feeling in your gut that overrules your logical thinking skills…

When another Northern boat comes steaming into the Outer Banks, the Southerners fear a full-scale invasion of the fishery. While some take drastic action to send a warning to their new rivals, others double down on their efforts to start bringing in Bluefin and guarantee their own fair share of the quota. For Tyler McLaughlin…

Tonight on Doomsday Preppers, meet three preppers who plan to utilize natural resources to survive the disasters they fear. Rick and his wife Jane moved from their suburban Florida home to the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. Rick is preparing for the destruction of America’s power grid by an EMP. He hosts a popular radio…

Tonight on Survive the Tribe: Desert Hunters, Hazen joins the San bushmen of the Kalahari Desert for an extreme lesson in persistence hunting by some of the world’s best animal trackers. Venturing into the sweltering bush in 113 degrees weather, Hazen must find water fast. Making it through a scorpion-infested nightfall, Hazen undertakes his first…

Robbing Drug Dealers

In ghosts of political scandals past, President Obama once remarked in an interview that his favorite character from the critically-acclaimed drama The Wire was easily the shotgun-wielding outlaw Omar Little. This was a somewhat shocking claim to many who didn’t watch the show – Omar was not only a part-time drug dealer, he was a part-time…

For tonight’s episode of Going Deep with David Rees, we caught up with arborist Dr. Margaret Lowman, aka Canopy Meg, an amazing lady and one of the world’s foremost experts on trees. Canopy Meg’s tree-top exploration has taken her all over the world and she has discovered some surprising things along the way. She’s a…

The long, cold winter has just hit New England, and while the bluefin tuna season has come to an end in Gloucester, Mass., it’s just getting started in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After a disappointing season, several of Gloucester’s top fishermen head south to try to salvage their finances by fishing for the…

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,…

The host of Going Deep with David Rees talks show inspiration, his plans for the future, learnings from the past, and donuts. Here are a few highlights from Monday’s redddit AMA with David Rees. Q: What topic do you most want to tackle for season 2? A: davidreespencil: We have a list of 100 topics.…

If you haven’t seen the show that has everyone talking, don’t worry–your time has come. Five full episodes are now available on Hulu, including a special new episode that we’re releasing a full week before it airs! What have you missed so far, you ask? Well, for starters you’ve missed out on How To Tie…

Tonight on Going Deep With David Rees: How To Throw A Paper Airplane, learn how to build a record-breaking paper airplane with John Collins, The Paper Airplane Guy. Here are a few insider tips to get you started on this episode’s four featured models, The Boomerang, The Tube, The Suzanne, and The Tumble Wing, from the…

People eat with their hands and mouths, but the most important organ in our food consumption process is the brain. The sensation of taste is actually a complex mental phenomenon, shaped by evolution to help us recognize the five basic tastes. Our cravings for sweet foods, fat and saltiness enabled our ancient ancestors to consume the…

In an urban environment, or even in a suburban environment with HOA rules to abide by, you may think your options for raising your own livestock are nonexistent. That’s where Nick Klein of Hostile Hare comes in. Once you get past the cute, fuzzy-bunny factor, it turns out rabbits are a surprisingly efficient alternative to…

When it comes to conventional thinking about men and women’s brains, cliches tend to take over: men are from mars, women are from venus. Women are more emotional, while men think with their…testosterone.  As any thinking person can guess, the differences actually are far murkier, with much of our conventional wisdom about how men and…

Battling dense jungles, sub-zero temperatures and shifting sea ice isn’t epic adventure — it’s everyday life if you want to “Survive the Tribe.” The new series tracks wilderness guide Hazen Audel as he joins the world’s most remote tribes on their quest for survival. When it comes to enduring dense Amazonian jungle or the unrelenting…

A natural disaster, an economic collapse, an unexpected harsh winter — for every person, there’s that moment when they discover that the world and everything they hold dear can be taken away. And that is why they prep. And this season, Doomsday Preppers digs deep into the basics of prepping. Forget expensive, elaborate bunkers and builds…

Heroin on the Rise

The War on Drugs is over the hill. And while the government has spent billions trying to curb addictions and bust up drug markets, official efforts have yielded few results. Last night’s episode of Drugs, Inc. followed the comeback of a substance that sparked the fiercest battles of the War on Drugs. Heroin use has…

Going Deep With David Rees is a how-to show about things you think you know how to do, because simple things are more complex than they seem. Take for example last night’s episode on How to Dig a Hole. What more could you need to know than how to simply pick up a shovel and…