Watch The Big Picture With Kal Penn

The Big Picture With Kal Penn is an innovative investigative program starring and hosted by Kal Penn who most know as a comedic actor from the Harold & Kumar film franchise and the situation comedy How I Met Your Mother. This program has Penn and his crew seeking to find the unexpected realities in life by using statistics and numbers to visualize new forms of data. Some of the topics that they tackle are rabid sports fans, addiction, crime, sex, and of course money. The show is shot in a documentary style and introduces viewers to many different interesting characters and situations.

Mondays 9:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 12 Episodes
March 30, 2015
Cast: Kal Penn, Gilbert Soto
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The Big Picture With Kal Penn Full Episode Guide

  • Kal Penn maps out the busiest, most populated and mind-boggling place on earth. Welcome to Humanopolis: the city inside you.

  • Kal Penn explores the everyday ways we've made ourselves at home in outer space. From GPS to TV broadcasts, a remarkable number of our everyday activities rely on outer space. Visit the Utah desert where people with aspirations to colonize Mars simulate living on the planet to research its viability. In Kansas, hunt for 40,000-year-old meteorites. Finally, a homemade satellite is built and launched with college-age enthusiasts.

  • Meet the clever people that are making the most of our trash and getting filthy, stinking rich.

  • Kal Penn breaks down diets from all over the world to find out if we really are what we eat.

  • Explore the real places of today's cyber-world and why they matter more than you might expect.

  • See how some of the hardest hit places on the planet are faring against nature's worst elements.

  • Kal seeks out the ultimate fantasy sports franchise, assembling the best fans, players and sport.

  • Kal Penn goes "viral" to uncover what causes and drives pandemics around the world, and what can make them even more dangerous than you think. Go to a Chinese animal market where one of the most infamous pandemics of our age started. Visit scientists on the front lines fighting the most dangerous creatures in the world, the mosquito. See how a top-secret lab is preparing us for the scariest "what if" situations of bioterrorism in the U.S.

  • There are billions of dollars out there — you just have to know where to look. We’re on a quest to dig up the goods, from the most remote ends of the earth to our own backyards. And we’re charting a course to where X really does mark the spot of buried treasure.

  • This episode will delve into how the small, rural town of St. Albans, Vermont, is making big money for drug dealers; how the local economy in Canon City, Colorado, benefits from incarceration; and how the gangs in Washington, D.C., compete to control territory, a fight that is happening more and more through social media.

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