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Should I Die

   2019    Culture
Someday, I will die. But should I? If I was offered a longer life, I would take that in a second. But how long is too long? Is death something I should deny forever, or is death and the role it plays in the universe something I am better off accepting?
Series: Mind Field

The Stanford Prison Experiment

   2019    Culture
It all begins as a study on the psychology of prison life led by Stanford psychology professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo. 24 volunteers - 12 guards and 12 prisoners - have agreed to spend the next two weeks recreating life in a correctional facility. Normal people can become monsters, given the right situation, that's the standard narrative of the Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous psychological experiments of all time.
But what if the cause of its participants' cruel behavior wasn't what we've always been told?
Series: Mind Field

Payday

   2018    Culture
Targeting unsuspecting Americans, a group of payday lenders made millions off small loans with undisclosed charges, inflated interest rates and incomprehensible rules. But the way the laws are written, is that a crime or just business?
Series: Dirty Money

The Rebel Spirit

   2018    Culture
Freeman's quest to understand what makes a rebellion successful brings him face-to-face with exiles, whistle blowers, hackers and movement leaders. From Berlin to Bolivia to the United States, he'll see the courage, dedication, hard work and hope that it takes to try to change the world.
Series: The Story of Us

The Power of Us

   2018    Culture
Can we find a way to distribute power so that everyone has their say? A U.S. president explains the challenges of making decisions that affect hundreds of millions of lives, and Freeman learns about an African woman who has created a society without men. He explores how the rise of the internet may fundamentally change how democracy works.
Series: The Story of Us
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

   2018    History
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
Coronavirus Special
Coronavirus Special

   2020    Medicine
Ice Age Giants
Ice Age Giants

   2013    Science
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods

   2009    History