Diggers

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  • 2013
  • 4 Seasons
  • 5.1  (299)

The National Geographic show Diggers is a breath of fresh air in the era of reality television. The two stars, KG Wyant and Tim Saylor are as authentic as they are enthusiastic about their hobby. Billing themselves as hobbyists metal detectorists they travel the country not in search of fame and fortune but for the thrill of uncovering items of bygone eras. They search the countryside armed with metal detectors and determination. The two hosts are usually invited by landowners and historical societies to search a particular area for metal objects that have been buried in the earth. Some of these items may only be a few years old and some may date back to before America was a country. Their hunt for lost objects is not about money, many of the items may have very small value to collectors. The thrill of the hunt and the anticipation of what they may find is what is so contagious about this show. The honesty and enthusiasm of the two hosts is enjoyable and entertaining. These men actually love searching for the next piece of unknown history that their metal detectors find.

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Wild West New
18. Wild West New
October 20, 2015
The Diggers goes to iconic stops in the Wild West to uncover lost nectar from the 1800s
Gunslingers
17. Gunslingers
October 19, 2015
KG and Ringy follow in the footsteps of legendary notorious American gunslingers. The Diggers put their talents to use searching for Billy the Kid’s gun, gold-rush artifacts from Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, treasure hidden by Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid and bullets from a Bonnie and Clyde shootout.
Nazis in Mississippi
16. Nazis in Mississippi
September 7, 2015
The Diggers are searching for World War II German artifacts in the heart of - Mississippi? Yes, it surprised us, too. But there were hundreds of thousands of German prisoners of war locked up right here in the U.S. In 1943, the US military started bringing German POWs to the United States to relieve the stress of housing them in England and North Africa. KG and Ringy are headed to Camp Clinton, a major POW basecamp established in Mississippi.
Lewis & Clarkâ' Montana Bonanza
15. Lewis & Clarkâ' Montana Bonanza
September 7, 2015
KG and Ringy are on the trail of some epic nectar right in their own backyard! They're in Montana following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, the legendary explorers who paved the way for westward expansion. If there's any evidence of their expedition left behind, the Diggers are determined to find it. Along the way, they'll also search for Twenty-Eight Mile Station, a lost stagecoach stop that hosted travelers from the headwaters of the Missouri River heading to the Pacific Northwest.
Captain John Smith's Virginia Nectar
14. Captain John Smith's Virginia Nectar
August 31, 2015
The Diggers head to Virginia's Northern Neck to follow in the footsteps of one of America's first explorers, Captain John Smith. In 1608, one year after settling Jamestown, Smith set out with a small crew on back-to-back expeditions in hopes of mapping the Chesapeake Bay and discovering a route to the Pacific Ocean.
12 Years a Slave
13. 12 Years a Slave
August 31, 2015
KG and Ringy are in Louisiana, on the trail of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in the 1840s and sold into slavery. Solomon chronicled his ordeal in his autobiography, "12 Years a Slave," which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie 160 years later.
Santa Fe Trail
12. Santa Fe Trail
August 24, 2015
Back in the 1800s, Wild West legends like Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp frequented the towns along the Santa Fe Trail, and so did everyday outlaws, gamblers, and thugs.
The Battle of Saratoga
11. The Battle of Saratoga
August 24, 2015
KG and Ringy have exclusive access to three significant sites from the famous Battle of Saratoga. In the fall of 1777, America's Continental Army rallied against a Redcoat attempt to crush them.
Battle of Shiloh
10. Battle of Shiloh
August 24, 2015
Searching for artifacts remaining from the surprise attack by Confederate soldiers on Grant's army.
America's Deadliest Fire
9. America's Deadliest Fire
August 24, 2015
KG and Ringy offer insight into Peshtigo, Wisconsin's forgotten history where the deadliest fire in U.S. history happened on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
The Real McCoy
8. The Real McCoy
August 17, 2015
KG and Ringy are back in eastern Ky. and W. Va. on the frontlines of one of the most infamous feuds in American history, the Hatfields and the McCoys.
Band of Brothers
7. Band of Brothers
August 10, 2015
The Diggers travel deep into the heart of Dixie in search of World War I and World War II artifacts from Southern training camps and airfields.
Grant's Landing
6. Grant's Landing
August 3, 2015
The guys investigate a possible landing site made during the Civil War.
Treasures of the Caribbean
5. Treasures of the Caribbean
August 3, 2015
KG and Ringy are on the hunt for buried treasure in St. Croix, but pirates aren't the only ones who could have left behind riches on this small U.S. Virgin Island. The legendary Knights of Malta once ruled here. The boys could become legends in their own right if they can find any artifacts from either of these mysterious groups.
The Ludlow Massacre
4. The Ludlow Massacre
July 27, 2015
The guys head to Colorado to check out the site of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre in which miners were fired on by guards during a strike.
Sleepy Hollow
3. Sleepy Hollow
July 27, 2015
KG and Ringy are in upstate New York, looking into "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Madison's Montpelier
2. Madison's Montpelier
July 20, 2015
The Diggers have been granted exclusive access to James Madison's historic estate to find artifacts.
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
1. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
July 20, 2015
KG and Ringy are hot on the heels of one of the Wild West's most notorious outlaws, Butch Cassidy.
Description

The National Geographic show Diggers is a breath of fresh air in the era of reality television. The two stars, KG Wyant and Tim Saylor are as authentic as they are enthusiastic about their hobby. Billing themselves as hobbyists metal detectorists they travel the country not in search of fame and fortune but for the thrill of uncovering items of bygone eras. They search the countryside armed with metal detectors and determination.

The two hosts are usually invited by landowners and historical societies to search a particular area for metal objects that have been buried in the earth. Some of these items may only be a few years old and some may date back to before America was a country. Their hunt for lost objects is not about money, many of the items may have very small value to collectors. The thrill of the hunt and the anticipation of what they may find is what is so contagious about this show. The honesty and enthusiasm of the two hosts is enjoyable and entertaining. These men actually love searching for the next piece of unknown history that their metal detectors find.

Diggers is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (66 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2013.

Where to Watch Diggers

Diggers is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Diggers on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    5.1  (299)