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The Fight for Peace

   2018    Culture
Morgan Freeman travels the world to study the cycles of war and peace. From the ritualized combat of the sacred Tinku festival in Bolivia to Rwanda's post-genocide reconciliation program, this episode deals with humanity's enormous capacity for violence and the endless pursuit of harmony. Conflict can drive innovation, but is war necessary?
Series: The Story of Us

How to Talk to Aliens

   2019    Technology
Where is everyone? We have been listening for messages from outer space for more than half a century, and so far... silence, why? Are we truly alone in the universe? Or is everyone else acting like us and just doing a lot of listening? Maybe we need to be louder. Maybe we need to send more messages out there. But how do you write a letter to an extraterrestrial whose language and culture and biology and mind we have no concept of? And what do you say?
Given all of the unknowns about what they might behave, should we say anything at all?
Series: Mind Field

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

Men Rights

   2018    Culture
The films looks at the world of men's rights activists. Buzzfield reporter Scaachi Koul talks about her personal online encounters with the aggressive anti-feminist movement and talks to an expert who describes them as misogynistic. She talks to a female men's rights activist to find out what she has to say. She also looks at programs that try to help men without blaming women.
Series: Follow This

How to Make a Hero

   2018    Culture
A hero is just someone who acts selflessly, out of concern for others, at personal risk and without the expectation of reward. In this episode, Michael Stevens asks employees to help him run a seemingly dangerous experiment, to see if they would blow the whistle to stop him.
Series: Mind Field Season 2
How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works

   2014    Science
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

   2014    Science
Love On The Spectrum
Love On The Spectrum

   2019    Culture
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture
The Mind Explained
The Mind Explained

   2019    Medicine
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
Speed
Speed

   2019    Technology
Blood of the Vikings
Blood of the Vikings

   2001    History