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Last night on Life Below Zero, winter preparations were in full swing as the changing seasons bring the tough transition from fall to winter. In Eagle, Andy set off to find elusive moose, as he and Kate need to replenish their red meat supply for the coming winter. In Kavik, Sue sealed up camp to…

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Life in the Arctic is harsh. With freezing temperatures and dangerous threats from predators, every day is a struggle to survive. However, for Chip and Agnes Hailstone, family is the key to their existence. Even with the rising pressures to gather enough food to last this family of eight all winter, hunting season is used as…

On week eight of the Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, the midway point of fishing where crews either knuckle down and push hard, or crumble from the grind. The Gloucester captains are determined to work harder than ever to put as many tuna on their decks and charge into the rest of the season as strong as…

Australia is an island continent located between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Most Australian cities and farms are located in the southwest and southeast regions, where the climate is more comfortable to inhabit. In the northeast region of the country, there are dense rainforests and vegetation. The famous outback, remote rural areas of the country,…

      Rome, Italy, also known as “the Eternal City” is one of the oldest European cities, dating back almost 3,000 years. Rome is a popular destination spot today, with its trove of architectural masterpieces drawing tourists yearly. One of the most fascinating parts of the ancient urban center though is its historic basement.…

Living Life Below Zero is tough enough, but filming below zero is another beast entirely. Keeping up with Glenn, Sue, Andy, Kate, Chip, Agnes, and Erik is hard–throw in plummeting temps, a few cracks in the ice, and close run-ins with bears and you’ll begin to see just how challenging filming in these conditions really…

Tonight on the season premiere of Life Below Zero, Alaskans battle harsh conditions and limited daylight to survive the onslaught of winter and protect the future of their remote livelihood. With temperatures plummeting, it’s a race against the clock to secure available resources and maintain the sanity it takes to live Life Below Zero. In…

We’re very excited to say that our EAT: The Story of Food microsite has been nominated for a Webby! We’re up for the Website category of Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics, and we’d love your support! Head on over to pv.webbyawards.com to cast your vote. If you haven’t had a chance to dig…

On week seven of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna fishing season, the captains decided to follow Pin Wheel’s lead and chase the bite up north in Maine waters. It’s a gamble to make such a long steam, but playing it safe inshore could be just as costly. After word gets out of Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s…

A World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka is located on a plateau 600 feet above ground. This ancient center of worship is especially unique for the famous “Lion Mountain” at the summit of the structure. Poems, which are known as “Sigiri graffiti,” are inscribed on this ancient rock and are considered some of the most…

On Feb. 18 we kicked off our 40 day “Killing With Kindness” campaign, inspired by what we know historically was Jesus’s encouragement of all people to be kind to each other. Over the last six weeks we’ve highlighted organizations from around the world that do incredible work to help veterans, the homeless, the sick, and…

BLOG UPDATE: Happy April Fools’ Day! You just fell for the purrrfect joke. Lions belong in the wild, not in an Uber! While we may not be delivering on-demand lion cubs today, we are supporting National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative to help protect lions, tigers, and other endangered big cats. With your help, we can make…

On week six of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna fishing season, Pin Wheel captain Tyler McLaughlin and Dave Carraro of FV-tuna.com have already pushed ahead of the rest of the Gloucester fleet, leaving several veteran captains in their wake. One of those captains is Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise. It’s been a slow start for him…

With the explosion of infographics and big data, maps aren’t just about geography anymore. They can tell us all kinds of things about the human experience. New series The Big Picture With Kal Penn is all about finding the unexpected — and sometimes surprising — realities in both the world at large and our own…

This week on Building Wild, the Cabin Kings had five days to build the ultimate treehouse cabin in Vermont. Building a lofty two-story cabin is just part of the challenge. John Perrone, Jr. wants a cabin that will not only be the perfect place for his upcoming bachelor party, but will also work for his…

Ittoqqortoormiit is a tiny town in in Eastern Greenland. It’s not just a tiny town though – it’s the smallest town in the country. Formerly known as Scoresbysund, Ittoqqortoormiit only has about 450 inhabitants. The closest human presence to this little town is the Danish Sirius Patrol, who work at the border protecting the Northeast…

National Geographic Channel’s KILLING JESUS charts the intense political, social, and historical conflicts that led to the execution of one of history’s most well-known figures. It’s a story nearly the whole world knows, with more than 2.2 billion people around the globe following the teachings and principles of Jesus of Nazareth. But the intimate historical…

In the lead-up to this Sunday’s premiere of KILLING JESUS on NGC, we’ve been screening the three-hour film for audiences around the country including at Bel-Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. Actor Haaz Sleiman (Jesus), executive producer Teri Weinberg, and screenwriter Walon Green all participated in a Q&A following the screening. One of the pastors…

We’re nearing the end of our 40 day “Killing With Kindness” campaign, inspired by what we know historically was Jesus’s encouragement of all people to be kind to each other. Continuing through April 5, the National Geographic Channel is putting a daily spotlight on organizations that help to spread kindness in the world. Catch up…

This week on Building Wild, Mike and Wendy Steindl offer The Cabin Kings yet another interesting challenge in cabin building. Mike is a professional pilot and with the help of some of his flying buddies he’s determined to build an aviation-themed cabin, complete with a “control tower.” Driving out to the site with the bones…

Revisiting the Boston Bombings

It all began on April 15, 2013, when two homemade pressure-cooker bombs hidden in backpacks exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. A four-day-long manhunt eventually smoked out the alleged perpetrators 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar, who eventually tried to flee…

Mount Fuji is considered the “symbol of Japan,” standing as the tallest mountain in the country at 12,380 feet.  Mount Fuji is also an active volcano, sitting on a “triple junction” of tectonic activity: the Amurian plate, the Okhotsk, and the Filipino plate all converge in the region beneath Mount Fuji.  The mountain is only…

In today’s world, we depend so much on the dollar to survive. From swiping our credit cards at the grocery store to feeding our spare quarters to the parking meter, money makes the world go around. But money can be complicated – it can create competition, establish status, and cause stress. When it comes to…

Congratulations Dallas Seavey! Our Ultimate Survival Alaska star won his third Iditarod in four years, beating his father to the finish line in Nome early Wednesday after racing 1,100 miles across Alaska. Dallas became the youngest Iditarod champion in 2012 at age 25, and he won again last year in 2014. Seavey finished this year’s…