Explorer: Collection 1
Explorer takes viewers around the world, opening a window on hidden parts of the world, unlocking mysteries both ancient and modern, and investigating stories of science, nature, and culture.
Part 1: Drugs Death and Duterte
Explorer examines the Philippines controversial war on drugs, from ancient Maya status symbol to contemporary fashion statement, explore the history of Grillz.
Part 2: Life on the Watchlist
Explorer investigates the U.S. terrorist watch list, host Aasif Mandvi interviews Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman and outsourcing to India is examined.
Part 3: Dalai Lama
National Geographic interviews His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Nick Schifrin hosts an in-studio discussion on the intersection of science and religion. Physicist Michio Kaku and Professor Candida Moss discuss whether religion and science are complimentary or in conflict.
Part 4: Right to Life
A look at El Salvador’s strict reproductive laws; Explorer Correspondent Francesca Fiorentini travels to El Salvador to learn about women who have received lengthy prison sentences for miscarrying during pregnancy.
Part 5: Iceland Saves the World
Icelands gene pool could unlock the cure to diseases like Alzheimers; Ryan Duffy investigates the rhino horn black market. Dan Rather talks to Jason Silva about the changing relationship between humans and technology.
Part 6: Holy Rock
Explorer heads to Jerusalem for an exclusive look at the opening of what is believed to be Jesus tomb. Plus, Scientists test penguins in Antarctica to understand the effects of pollution, but first they have to catch them.