Modern Marvels

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  • TV-PG
  • 1995
  • 20 Seasons
  • 8.1  (1,733)

This documentary series takes a look at big construction projects that were pulled off by humans. The series examines the creativity and engineering that went into the projects' conceptions, and the amazing feats that were part of construction. The series aired from 1995 to 2015 on the History and A&E networks.

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Food: Inventions and Innovations
8. Food: Inventions and Innovations
April 11, 2021
Go behind-the-scenes to see how Jelly Belly creates delicious jellybeans in every flavor imaginable! Then Adam Richman explores kitchen innovator Blue Apron's 495,000 square foot facility to see how they churn out 4 million mouth-watering meals every month. And, we see how innovating can lead to out-of-this-world ice cream when we go inside the home of Dippin' Dots to see their super-cool process.
Food: Fast Food
7. Food: Fast Food
April 4, 2021
A history of the fast-food industry follows the steps needed to sell the food, including harvesting, processing, packaging and preparation. Among the places featured are McDonald's, Wendy's, Carl's Jr. and Jack in the Box. Also: a visit to a potato-processing plant; and a segment on Taco Bell.
The Future of Food
6. The Future of Food
March 28, 2021
Adam Richman travels through time to uncover: the Future of Food! With special security clearance to a U.S. Army lab we get a glimpse into the cutting-edge food research that's taking a quantum leap into the future. At Impossible Foods, we make a delicious discovery and learn why it's not impossible for plants to look, taste and even bleed like meat. Plus, science fiction becomes fact when we see food grilled and served by robots, food made to last for years, and food made to be eaten in Earth's upper atmosphere. The future of food is here and it's tasty!
Food: Snacks
5. Food: Snacks
March 21, 2021
When it comes to snack foods there's none wiser than Wise! We tag along as Adam Richman gets full access to see how Wise produces over 50-million bags of sweet and salty snacks per month. Then we get something meatier to bite into when we see how Jack Links is changing the jerky game by converting 17-million pounds of beef into meat sticks at just one of their facilities. Plus, see if Adam can singlehandedly unload 50,000 pounds of potatoes, and treat yourself to some tasty facts behind America's greatest guilty pleasures!
Food: Chocolate
4. Food: Chocolate
March 14, 2021
Follow Adam Richman as he visits America's oldest candy store to see how they craft decadent chocolate treats. Then, discover how internationally recognized Theo Chocolate produces up to 2.5-million pounds of chocolate per year! Find out where cacao is grown in the United States, how many famous chocolate Easter eggs get produced each day, and we visit the magical workshop of "Mr. Chocolate" himself--Jacques Torres.
Food: Ice Cream
3. Food: Ice Cream
March 7, 2021
We all scream for ice cream when Adam Richman visits the legendary Turkey Hill Dairy to see how they make their famous frosty treat for the masses! Then, sneak a peek into Dreyers's flavor development process. And the last bite is the best when we find out how Joy Cone bakes over 2-billion ice cream cones per year. From the cow to Carvel, from soft serve to sprinkles, discover how your favorite sweet treat comes to be, and the epic history behind it!
Food: Cheese
2. Food: Cheese
February 28, 2021
Things get cheesy when Adam Richman visits a central Pennsylvanian cheese maker with an award-winning mozzarella they insist on making the authentic Italian way. And you don't have to tell grocery giant Kroger that cheese is big business--we see how they slice, shred and package over 2.5-million lbs. of cheese per week. Adam learns all the history, incredible facts, and amazing processes behind one of America's most beloved foods!
Food: Cookies
1. Food: Cookies
February 21, 2021
Adam Richman visits baking behemoth Entenmann's to see how they keep up with America's insatiable demand for delicious and dunkable chocolate chip cookies. Then, find out how Otis Spunkmeyer creates the cookies you find at some of the biggest restaurant chains in America! From Fortune Cookies to your favorite childhood treats, Adam becomes a cookie connoisseur in this episode for all things cookies.
Technology-The Manhattan Project/More Engineering Disasters
Technology-The Manhattan Project/More Engineering Disasters

Trailer - 48 sec

Technology-The Worlds Longest Bridge/Walt Disney World
Technology-The Worlds Longest Bridge/Walt Disney World

Trailer - 37 sec

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

Trailer - 1 min 16 sec

Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building

Trailer - 46 sec

Television-Window To The World
Television-Window To The World

Trailer - 1 min 19 sec

Architectural Wonders-Egyptian Pyramids/Great Wall Of China
Architectural Wonders-Egyptian Pyramids/Great Wall Of China

Trailer - 38 sec

Description

This documentary series takes a look at big construction projects that were pulled off by humans. The series examines the creativity and engineering that went into the projects' conceptions, and the amazing feats that were part of construction. The series aired from 1995 to 2015 on the History and A&E networks.Modern Marvels is a series that is currently running and has 20 seasons (731 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1995.

Where to Watch Modern Marvels

Modern Marvels is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Modern Marvels on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, History, Vudu, History Vault, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1995
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (1,733)