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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 (724 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1995.

Where do I stream Modern Marvels online? Modern Marvels is available for streaming on History, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Modern Marvels on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, History Vault, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV, History online.

20 Seasons, 724 Episodes
January 1, 1995
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Lloyd Sherr
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Modern Marvels Full Episode Guide

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • The Panama Canal is thought to be the 7th wonder of the modern world, but now to fit the worlds' growing fleet of super ships, the Panama Canal is getting a completely revamped; a look inside the billion dollar Panama Canal Expansion Project.

  • This countdown special goes gaga over gizmos--celebrating the most amazing gadgets Modern Marvels has ever featured.

  • For this countdown special, we're buckling up and punching it--as we raid the Modern Marvels archives for the hottest rides we've ever presented. From the retro to the rugged to the reckless, our top ten picks showcase our love affair with vehicles that blow back our hair or quicken our pulses. Our only limitation: they've got to stay earthbound--so no sea or aircraft. Other than that, anything goes...from one of Jay Leno's vintage autos to a sleek battery-driven roadster to a motorcycle you've got to see to believe. Our number 1 choice: a ride so hot that one passionate owner applied for a license to marry it.

  • Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition, the top ten guilty pleasures you just can't resist... America's Favorite Foods.

  • The Panama Canal is considered the 7th wonder of the modern world. But today, it is too small. Now in order to fit the worlds' growing fleet of super ships, the Panama Canal is getting a complete overhaul. This all-new, one-hour Modern Marvels takes us inside the billion dollar Panama Canal Expansion Project. With unprecedented access, this program features exclusive footage of the building of the new canal and shows us what it takes to complete one of the greatest construction projects in history. From massive explosions at the excavation site to eighteen hour concrete pours at the lock walls... from the assembly of the largest locks gates in the world to their transport on the backs of semi-submersible ships across the Atlantic... With the help of visually stunning photography and ample use of drone and time-lapse cameras, we'll follow the building of a modernized Panama Canal and capture the impressive scale and pace of this undertaking.

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Modern Marvels: Technology-The Manhattan Project/More Engineering Disasters Trailer (48 sec) Modern Marvels: Technology-The Worlds Longest Bridge/Walt Disney World Trailer (37 sec) Modern Marvels: Golden Gate Bridge Trailer (1 min 16 sec) Modern Marvels: Chrysler Building Trailer (46 sec) Modern Marvels: Television-Window To The World Trailer (1 min 19 sec) Modern Marvels: Architectural Wonders-Egyptian Pyramids/Great Wall Of China Trailer (38 sec) Modern Marvels: Technology Of Kitty Hawk Trailer (1 min 19 sec) Modern Marvels: Deep Sea Salvage Trailer (37 sec)