- 1 Season
Big History is a television show that details moments in the past that had a huge impact on the world, but did so without a lot of notice. Meant to chance the way we look at our history, each episode looks at one subject in great detail and describes how an event, person or thing was interwoven into the fabric of the world. All areas of history are covered and include disciplines like astronomy, geology, biology, art and economics. Once a subject or topic is introduced, its growth and influence over people, nature or government is introduced bit by bit until a global picture is presented for viewers to realize. No subject is too small or insignificant, because there are so many things, such as salt, gold and fleas, that have changed and shaped the course of history over thousands of generations. In addition to explaining how each subject has changed history, Big History poses questions for the viewers to ponder, and then slowly reveals the answers. Usually these questions are not what they seem and the answers are a very unexpected and startling. Big History episodes sheds new light on our history and present state to best describe current situations.