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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…

Live Free Or Die’s Most Dangerous Moments

It takes a level of fearlessness to get up off the couch and voluntarily forfeit the comforts of modern life for a semi-primitive existence. Naturally, the cast of Live Free Or Die are an adventuresome, thick-skinned bunch. Whether out of nature or necessity, the show’s subjects haven’t shied away from the disgusting and the dangerous,…

Drugs, Inc. Explores Molly Madness

It’s not easy to generalize about why people choose certain drugs, particularly over an extended period of time. The popularity of different drugs tends to rise and fall, based partially on availability and economics and partially on taste. I’ve written about PCP’s resurgence in parts of the mid-Atlantic and how pharmaceutical painkiller abuse primed suburban…

Snitches, Rats, Turncoats: Understanding Confidential Informants

The confidential informant walks a thin line, and expressions like “snitches get stitches” may be putting it lightly. Last night’s episode of Drugs, Inc. followed a drug dealer as he attempted to hunt down a CI. The CI can be a vital part of criminal investigations, especially in identifying individuals involved in criminal enterprises. But…

5 Body Language Tricks That Give You Power

Over 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world—so many that linguists estimate one language dies out every two weeks. But one of the most important languages to your life, one that affects your every interaction with others, is communicated without a sound. Your brain is hyper-sensitive to body language, reading and judging others by their movements and postures…

PCP in D.C.

Last night’s episode of Drugs Inc. explored D.C.’s growing PCP market. And while the episode focuses mainly the drug’s rise in the nation’s capitol, the resurgence isn’t limited to the area – indeed, PCP is also on the rise in Philadelphia and some other cities in the Mid-Atlantic region. But for those who remember PCP…

It’s Actually Time – A Cultural History of “The Macarena”

Maybe you saw the headline and the song is already stuck in your head. Perhaps to the relief of many Americans in 2014, an encounter with the “Macarena” is generally limited to bar mitzvahs and baseball games. But as those who left their houses in 1996 remember, “Macarena” was at one time all but unavoidable.…

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…

10 Appalachian Slang Words You’ve Never Heard Before

On this week’s episode of Filthy Riches, ginseng hunter Billy Taylor and his family trek deep into the Appalachian Mountains for a late season haul. While the frustrating nature of ginseng hunting requires patience, the Taylors turn the trek into a celebration: roasting pork on the fire, capturing rattlesnakes and getting into mud fights. And…

All-New Series “The Legend of Mick Dodge” Premieres Tonight!

Twenty-five years ago, Mick Dodge left the modern world behind. He ventured deep into the Hoh Rainforest in the Pacific Northwest, kicked off his shoes (literally!) and made his home in the trees, hidden in the moss. He was only rarely seen by the outside world, until he agreed to let our film crew record…