National Geographic Explorer

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  • 2003
  • 11 Seasons
  • 8.0  (314)

National Geographic Explorer is a documentary series that premiered in 1985 on the National Geographic Channel. The show was hosted by a renowned explorer and adventurer, Phil Keoghan. National Geographic Explorer takes viewers on a journey around the world, showcasing people and places that are often overlooked by traditional media. The show is dedicated to exploring nature, science, culture, and history that connects people with the planet.

The series features episodes from over 66 countries, taking viewers to some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the world. The show's format focuses on different topics and themes, making sure each episode is unique and informative. The series highlights some of the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time, such as climate change, poverty, and social injustice.

Keoghan's infectious enthusiasm towards the natural world creates an electric atmosphere for exploration in each episode. He leads an adventurous team of filmmakers and scientists who travel through rainforests, deserts, mountains, and oceans, capturing awe-inspiring footage.

The show has an educational aspect, and the episodes include interviews with locals, experts, and scientists, giving viewers an in-depth look at each topic. The storytelling approach ensures that the audience can connect with the subject matter and understand its significance.

For instance, in the episode titled "Code Red Mountain Gorilla," the show highlights conservation efforts aimed at saving the endangered mountain gorillas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The episode shows the challenges that these primates face, such as habitat loss and poaching. Through interviews with conservationists, viewers learn how human conflict, particularly civil war, has contributed to the decline of the gorillas' population. The episode ends on a hopeful note, showcasing the work of primatologists, rangers, and community leaders who are working together to save the gorillas from extinction.

Another episode, titled "Polar Obsession," takes viewers on a journey to the Arctic region. The episode features stunning footage of polar bears, whales, and seals, highlighting the biological diversity of the region. The show also portrays the complicated issues surrounding climate change and the melting of the Arctic ice. The episode shows how climate change affects the lives of people and animals living in Arctic communities.

National Geographic Explorer also covers groundbreaking scientific research. For instance, in the episode titled "Ultimate Wave Tahiti," the show explores the science of oceanography and the mechanics of waves. The episode features a team of surfers who travel to Tahiti to surf the most massive waves in the world. It also showcases the work of scientists who use wave models to understand ocean currents and predict natural disasters, such as tsunamis.

In summary, National Geographic Explorer is an educational, informative, and awe-inspiring series. The show takes viewers around the world, showcasing stunning landscapes, unique cultures, and cutting-edge scientific research. Phil Keoghan's engaging and adventurous approach to exploration makes each episode a must-watch for anyone interested in the world around us. Through the show, viewers learn about the most pressing issues facing our planet, and the efforts being made to solve them. National Geographic Explorer is a timeless documentary series that epitomizes the spirit of exploration and discovery.

National Geographic Explorer is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (168 episodes). The series first aired on October 12, 2003.

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Inside the Bear's Den
13. Inside the Bear's Den
February 11, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to Maine with biologists to tag a hibernating mama bear and her cubs. JJ Kelley explores new Nasca lines in Peru. Cara Santa Maria investigates the future of farming in Denmark. Gelareh Darabi probes what makes Icelanders so strong and whether it's their Viking ancestry.
Race Car Science
12. Race Car Science
February 11, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to North Carolina to see the science behind Nascar racing. Jago Cooper explores a chilling new discovery of human sacrifice. Francesca Fiorentini investigates what DNA tests actually tell you. Tim Samuels reveals a new probiotic made from the human gut.
Ancient Fighting Arts
11. Ancient Fighting Arts
February 4, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to India to try his hand at an ancient form of martial arts. Gelareh Darabi explores new technology helping to detect deadly tornadoes. Ryan Duffy investigates the illegal logging of rosewood trees in Cambodia and the risk to environmental journalists bringing attention to the issue. Jago Cooper probes the intelligence of whales and their ability to mimic humans.
Lion of Zambia
10. Lion of Zambia
January 28, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to Zambia to help tag lions. Francesca Fiorentini investigates the cause of a rash of earthquakes in Oklahoma. Cara Santa Maria explores if we are breeding dogs to death. Ryan Duffy joins Cory Booker as he uncovers environmental racism. Jago Cooper reveals risks to the global chocolate supply and solutions underway to save it.
Yellowstone Wolves
9. Yellowstone Wolves
January 21, 2019
Host Phil Keoghan heads to Yellowstone National Park in search of their most famous apex predator: the wolf. Sal Masekela travels to Uncertain, Texas, to see the invasive species taking over the local lake. Ryan Duffy heads to Florida to investigate rehabilitation facilities that are said to be putting profits before patients.
Swimming with Sharks
8. Swimming with Sharks
January 14, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to Mexico to help tag whale sharks in order to save them. J.J. Kelley explores the amazing talents and potential of super recognizers. Mariana van Zeller investigates the status of the Fukushima cleanup and Francesca Fiorentini looks into the history of heart disease in mummies.
Human Towers
7. Human Towers
January 7, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to Spain to immerse himself in the world of the "castellers," who build human towers. Sal Masakela explores the risks of the cash only marijuana business. Mariana van Zeller investigates growing tension between grizzlies and humans. We examine why the color blue is rare in animals.
The Boiling River
6. The Boiling River
December 17, 2018
Phil Keoghan journeys to Peru to probe the mystery of the boiling river. Mariana van Zeller investigates the unsolved attack on U.S. embassy workers in Cuba. Cara Santa Maria explores breakthrough technology for people with missing senses. Francesca Fiorentini heads to the Pacific Northwest to find out how snowflakes form into avalanches.
Space Race
5. Space Race
December 10, 2018
Phil Keoghan journeys to the Atacama Desert to visit the Paranal Observatory. Mariana van Zeller heads to California to speak with members of the Flat Earth movement and a group of volunteers trying to debunk their claims. Albert Lin explores the potential of hibernation on Mars and how lemurs can help. Cara Santa Maria explores meteorite trading in Morocco and what it means for space research.
Border Battle
4. Border Battle
December 3, 2018
Phil Keoghan journeys to the India/Pakistan border, where an unexpected border ceremony takes place daily. Tim Samuels gets a firsthand look into tensions between humans and an expanding saltwater crocodile population in Australia. Mariana van Zeller investigates wrongly issued Red Notices. Albert Lin learns about communication among trees via the "wood wide web."
Inside the Eagle's Nest
3. Inside the Eagle's Nest
November 26, 2018
Hawaii imports 90 percent of its food; we meet a group of industrious Hawaiians living off the food grid. Over 1.5 million U.S. children have potentially fatal peanut allergies. Could new research lead to a cure? Gain an expert's view on the deep cultural language of samurai swords. The bald eagle, America's national symbol, was nearly extinct 40 years ago; we share its ongoing story of survival.
Digging Up Dinosaurs
2. Digging Up Dinosaurs
November 19, 2018
Host Phil Keoghan heads to Utah to dig for dinosaurs. From EXPLORER correspondents: Tim Samuels tests his reproductive health and the global drop in male fertility; Mariana van Zeller embeds with a goods smuggler in Gaza who fears his country and livelihood may be stifled; could the cure for the next plague be hidden in a pail of dirt? Francesca Fiorentini gets to the bottom of "miracle dirt."
Mouth of Hell, The
1. Mouth of Hell, The
November 12, 2018
Host Phil Keoghan ventures inside the active Masaya volcano in Nicaragua. Sal Masekela embeds with motorcycle riders transporting solar panels to remote areas of Tanzania. Mariana van Zeller meets with an oil mogul whose horse cloning business may provide insight to cure Type 1 diabetes. Gelareh Darabi travels from Hawaii to the Midwest to see how Americans are preparing for a nuclear attack.
Where to Watch National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Explorer is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch National Geographic Explorer on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    October 12, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (314)