Society and Culture Shows

My God

My God

Host Chris Nichol meets a series of guests for an animated discussion about life, God, the universe and what drives us forward.
50 Episodes
Flame
Rare Breed

Rare Breed

Rare Breed is a unique series that follows Northern Irish farming families across an entire year. Working hand in hand with nature and the weather we see how young and old share in this seasonal rhythm that brings food from the soil to the kitchen table.
24 Episodes
Flame
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
20 Episodes
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
17 Episodes
BBC Future
Secret Lives of Women

Secret Lives of Women

Examine the little-known, fringe subcultures of some women in America. It includes wide-ranging themes, from shopaholics, to plastic surgery, eating disorders and sex.
15 Episodes
Via Vision
Leyland's Australia

Leyland's Australia

Mal and Laraine Leyland take us on the caravanning and camping adventure of a lifetime around Australia.
14 Episodes
Viewlorium
Roller Derby Till I Die

Roller Derby Till I Die

Follow the lives of 16 unique skaters as they discover what it takes to devote their lives to being roller girls.
13 Episodes
Flame
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
11 Episodes
BBC
Out In The Cold

Out In The Cold

When it's -37 Celsius outside and the wind is howling, most of us would do anything to avoid leaving our cozy homes and going to work. But for a handful of individuals living in the extremes of the Arctic, going out in those conditions is their work.
10 Episodes
Beyond
Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time investigates an ancient world that is rapidly disappearing as it collides with modernity. Each episode takes the viewer into a different ancient tribe to look at its untampered traditions and customs.
8 Episodes
TVF Media
Haunting: Australia

Haunting: Australia

Hailing from all corners of the globe, six of the best ghost hunters in the business have joined forces to investigate paranormal activity in Australia's most haunted locations.
8 Episodes
Flame
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

The best pieces of the world in bite-size format.
7 Episodes
ANYDOKO
Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
6 Episodes
BBC
Rio: City of Sport

Rio: City of Sport

Explore the story of sport in Rio de Janeiro in the run up to the two greatest sporting events on earth - the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
6 Episodes
Flame
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
6 Episodes
VPRO
Dumb, Drunk And Racist

Dumb, Drunk And Racist

Joe Hildebrand has just three weeks to change the opinion of four Indians who think Aussies are Dumb, Drunk and Racist.
6 Episodes
ABC
Virgins Wanted

Virgins Wanted

Virgins Wanted is an observational documentary that follows one man and one woman as they seek to auction their first sexual experience.
6 Episodes
ABC
The Story of Australia

The Story of Australia

The Story of Australia focuses on the heritage, diverse culture, industry, enterprise and unique natural features of Australia. High Definition footage, including underwater, aerial and special effects photography, is used to capture the world of Australia.
6 Episodes
Flame
Am I Perfect?

Am I Perfect?

Am I Perfect? is a documentary series that follows 19-year-old Australian Maddy, as she sets out on a journey to see if ‘Hollywood’ perfection is attainable. In this social experiment, she subjects herself to vigorous beauty treatments, diets and exercise regimes endorsed by the media over a gruelling ten weeks.
6 Episodes
Passion
101 East

101 East

Bold, untold stories from across Asia and the Pacific. 101 East is Al Jazeera's in-depth current affairs program from the world's most populated region.
4 Episodes
Al Jazeera
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
4 Episodes
BBC
The Big House

The Big House

In a radical social experiment, we take one big house in Ireland and staff it up with the direct descendants of the men and women who lived and worked there - upstairs and downstairs.
4 Episodes
Flame
This Is

This Is

Cinematic snapshots of our favourite places.
4 Episodes
ANYDOKO
Strong Men

Strong Men

The world's toughest humans are profiled in this documentary series hosted by the Pumphrey brothers, famed as Human Wrecking Balls.
3 Episodes
Reel
Two Men In China

Two Men In China

Two Men in China sees the indefatigable Tim Flannery and John Doyle - armed with inquisitive minds and enduring humour - explore our powerful neighbour and our major trading partner.
3 Episodes
ABC
In A League Of Their Own

In A League Of Their Own

Follow the fortunes of the first all-Aboriginal Australian Rules football team to enter a mainstream AFL-affiliated competition, through their first bone-jarring season.
3 Episodes
Ronin
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Episodes
BBC
Russia On Four Wheels

Russia On Four Wheels

Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani set off across Russia on two massive road-trips across the world's biggest, and one it's most enigmatic, countries.
2 Episodes
BBC
Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

Assessing opinion in the Middle East two years on from the start of the Arab Spring.
2 Episodes
BBC
The Chinese Are Coming

The Chinese Are Coming

Justin Rowlatt investigates the spread of Chinese influence around the planet and asks what the world will be like if China overtakes America as the world's economic superpower.
2 Episodes
BBC
Everyday HK

Everyday HK

Everyday HK is an original video series following Steph Lau's day to day life in Asia's global city Hong Kong.
2 Episodes
ANYDOKO
Game. Set. KL.

Game. Set. KL.

Explore the best of Malaysia with tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios.
2 Episodes
ANYDOKO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
2 Episodes
BBC Future
Japanoizy

Japanoizy

Discover traditional and modern Japan.
2 Episodes
ANYDOKO
All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
1 Episode
BBC
My Big Decision

My Big Decision

Documentary series following a number of British teenagers as they each embark upon a road trip that could lead them to a life-changing decision.
1 Episode
BBC
Wonderland

Wonderland

This BBC documentary strand is an annual eight-part series of hour-long films about different aspects of contemporary British life.
1 Episode
BBC
Top Picks

Top Picks

We list our favourite foods and things to do all over the world.
1 Episode
ANYDOKO
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Episode
BBC Future
Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp swapped spear gun for camera in 1962, after winning six Australian spear fishing titles and representing Australia at the world titles.
1 Episode
Viewlorium

Society and Culture Episodes

Turkey: Liberal Imam on thin ice

Turkey: Liberal Imam on thin ice

If Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs, or Diyanet, gets its way, imam Ahmet Muhsin Tuzer will be forbidden from preaching in his small mosque because of his second love: Turkish rock music. Singing breaks a taboo.
Deutsche Welle
Britain's preppers prepare for Brexit

Britain's preppers prepare for Brexit

Preppers are people who actively prepare for disasters like nuclear accidents or war. Now some survivalists in the UK are readying themselves for what they view as an imminent catastrophe: Brexit.
Deutsche Welle
Southern Germany gets snowed under

Southern Germany gets snowed under

Masses of snow have brought life to a standstill in parts of Bavaria and Austria. Entire villages have been cut off from the outside world and the threat of avalanches grows with every snowfall. Many districts have declared a state of emergency.
Deutsche Welle
Under the gun: France's hunters

Under the gun: France's hunters

Hunting has long been a popular pastime in France. But a spate of deadly accidents has many French people calling for the sport to be banned. Around a dozen people were killed during the last hunting season alone.
Deutsche Welle
A road trip across Australia

A road trip across Australia

From Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef: impressions of a 2000-kilometer trip from Australia's biggest city to the world's biggest coral reef.
2mins
Deutsche Welle
A winter trip to Moscow

A winter trip to Moscow

The Russian capital develops an exceptional splendor in winter, from the snow-covered Kremlin to illuminated boulevards, ice floes on the Moskva River and skaters in Gorky Park.
2mins
Deutsche Welle
Enjoying Orlando

Enjoying Orlando

DW viewer Bob Smith shows his home town in Florida, from Lake Eola to the Orlando Eye to Seaworld, a theme park where you can stroke porpoises and feed stingrays.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Threatening reporters' lives in Russia

Threatening reporters' lives in Russia

Russia's independent media outlets are coming under political pressure. Journalists have even received death threats. But many refuse to be intimidated.
Deutsche Welle
France: Lord of the Manor and Revolutionary

France: Lord of the Manor and Revolutionary

The lord of a chateau has joined forces with activists to stop construction of a bypass in the Vallee Dordogne. It's no isolated case: all across France protest movements against infrastructure projects are taking shape.
Deutsche Welle
Spain: The Wolfman

Spain: The Wolfman

Marcos grew up in the woods of Galicia with wolves. He thinks humans are the animals' greatest enemy. He considers himself half-wolf, half-human, despite living amid society for over 50 years.
Deutsche Welle
Italy: The tragedy of Camerino

Italy: The tragedy of Camerino

Camerino, Italy, devastated in a 2016 earthquake, is crumbling despite authorities' promises to make the houses habitable again. Camerino's residents found shelter in nearby communities and are waiting to return.
Deutsche Welle
Turkey: Emancipation by Emmental

Turkey: Emancipation by Emmental

Turkish women are using a recipe for Swiss cheese to bring prosperity to their village. And, breaking with the patriarchal tradition in the mountains of Anatolia, their men are supporting them. Their cheese is being exported to Hong Kong.
Deutsche Welle
Russia: The silent HIV epidemic

Russia: The silent HIV epidemic

HIV is on the rise in Russia. But those infected are stigmatized and often insufficiently treated. In a country where the Orthodox Church calls for abstinence, many are scared to speak about their diagnosis.
Deutsche Welle
Meet a Local: Bogota, Colombia

Meet a Local: Bogota, Colombia

Juan Felipe knows the loveliest spots in this city with its 8 million residents, from the Barrio la Candelaria, to the Plaza Bolivar, to Mount Monserrate - 3,100 meters above sea level - with the best view of Bogota.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Dresden's State Art Collections

Dresden's State Art Collections

With 15 museums, the Dresden State Art Collections form one of the oldest, largest and most important museum complexes in the world. We present its highlights.
2mins
Deutsche Welle
Belgian Samaritans under Arrest

Belgian Samaritans under Arrest

Belgian citizens who provide shelter or even assistance to unregistered migrants face the prospect of arrest and charges for organized immigration crimes.
Deutsche Welle
Ukraine: The trauma of combat

Ukraine: The trauma of combat

Many Ukrainian soldiers are returning from combat in the Donbass region with psychological traumas. Some are no longer able to handle civilian life, but there is little state aid. Private organizations are trying to help the veterans.
Deutsche Welle
The Man Who Turns Trees into Music

The Man Who Turns Trees into Music

A storm blew down thousands of spruce trees in Val di Fiemme. Now, their wood is to go to make musical instruments. Italy's foremost instrument maker plans to salvage the logs, but he'll need help to do it.
Deutsche Welle
Helsinki goes underground

Helsinki goes underground

Finland's capital is going underground, as there's little space to build above ground. There are plans to construct shopping centers, train stations and museums. Conditions below ground are often ideal, with constant temperatures and low humidity.
Deutsche Welle
Poland: Pedophile priests

Poland: Pedophile priests

Increasingly, victims of abuse are taking legal action against pedophile priests in Poland's Catholic Church. Many were abused as children, when they served as altar boys. Now they're taking their former tormentors to court.
Deutsche Welle
Uproar against Macron

Uproar against Macron

The "yellow vest" protests against French President Macron's policies threaten to paralyze France. The demonstrators are accusing Emmanuel Macron of disregarding the interests of the less-well-to-do majority.
Deutsche Welle
Meet a local: Kerry, Ireland

Meet a local: Kerry, Ireland

Irishwoman Mairin Ahern takes us around her home region, a county shaped by the torn Atlantic coast, steep cliffs and tiny fishing villages.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Maastricht - a European City

Maastricht - a European City

With elements from the Middle Ages to the modern era, the southernmost city of the Netherlands attracts students and tourists from the world over.
2mins
Deutsche Welle
The Top 5 Most Amazing Hertitage & Historic Sites In Africa!

The Top 5 Most Amazing Hertitage & Historic Sites In Africa!

Africa is absolutely brimming with incredible stories of history, traditions and culture. We've put together a perfect list of all the very best spots you can find that are filled with history!
1min
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Where To
Blockade in the Sea of Azov

Blockade in the Sea of Azov

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is re-kindling long-standing tensions. Have the two countries once again come to the brink of war?
Deutsche Welle
Hungary Bans Homelessness

Hungary Bans Homelessness

The Hungarian state has made homelessness a crime. Anyone without a fixed address is sent to prison. That forces the homeless into hiding from the law. Aid organisations fear more will die in the winter cold.
Deutsche Welle
Germany's Last Coal Mine Shuts Down

Germany's Last Coal Mine Shuts Down

Germany has ended coal mining. The people of the Ruhr see it as the bittersweet end to an era in their history. The pits were closed not so much for environmental as for economic reasons. Mining is no longer lucrative.
Deutsche Welle
Integration at Stake for Italy's Villages

Integration at Stake for Italy's Villages

Calabria's aging villages could use migrant families. But the Italian government is threatening to end the integration project. A mayor has even been placed under house arrest for helping refugees more than allowed.
Deutsche Welle
Winter Sports Tips for the Chinese

Winter Sports Tips for the Chinese

China will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. So its athletes are getting winter sports tips from their Norwegian counterparts and putting everything they've got into bringing their skills up to Scandinavian standards.
Deutsche Welle
Check Out The Big Burgers & Crafty Cocktails At This Perth Joint!

Check Out The Big Burgers & Crafty Cocktails At This Perth Joint!

Greenhorns is Perth's adventurous burger joint, slinging epic American-style creations to have you drooling. On the menu, catch a range of hefty burgers, classic sides, craft beers, cocktails and boozy shakes!
23secs
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Where To
Russia: The silent HIV epidemic

Russia: The silent HIV epidemic

HIV is on the rise in Russia. But those infected are stigmatized and often insufficiently treated. In a country where the Orthodox Church calls for abstinence, many are scared to speak about their diagnosis.
Deutsche Welle
Drinking water shortage on Langeoog

Drinking water shortage on Langeoog

Rising sea levels and hefty storm surges are threatening to contaminate the German island of Langeoog's freshwater lenses. Residents have accused the EU of failing to take sufficient action to tackle climate change.
Deutsche Welle
Sylt - What to do in winter

Sylt - What to do in winter

Sylt has more than 40 kilometers of sandy beaches and all sorts of ways to explore them: riding, jogging, surfing, just walking or taking a guided nature tour. You'll never be bored on Sylt.
2mins
Deutsche Welle
A brief portrait of the island of Sylt

A brief portrait of the island of Sylt

Sylt is one of the most popular holiday islands in the German North Sea, not least because it has so much variety. Between the mudflats and the west beach, you can find your own personal highlight at any time of year.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Spain: A city and a drug smugglers' haven

Spain: A city and a drug smugglers' haven

Only a few kilometers separate Morocco from the Spanish coast. Smugglers use the route daily to run several tons of narcotics into Europe. 75 percent of all hashish consumed in Europe comes through Morocco.
Deutsche Welle
Bulgarian dams threaten the environment

Bulgarian dams threaten the environment

Bulgaria is banking more and more on hydroelectric power. It's already authorized the construction of 300 new dams. But environmental organizations say these will destroy valuable ecosystems and still won't produce much electricity.
Deutsche Welle
Meet a local: Buenos Aires

Meet a local: Buenos Aires

DW viewer Juan Facundo Cuello shows you the center of the Argentinian capital, the traditional barrio of La Boca with its colorful houses, and the hipster district Palermo Soho with its bars.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
A trip to Gelmeroda

A trip to Gelmeroda

The artist Lyonel Feininger was so impressed by the village church that he immortalized it in 13 paintings, and architect Ernst Neufert built a timber house in Gelmeroda that is now a pilgrimage site for Bauhaus fans.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Living in fear - Refugees in Chemnitz

Living in fear - Refugees in Chemnitz

This summer, far-right extremists hounded migrants through the eastern German city of Chemnitz. Now, weeks later, locals remain divided over immigration. Some are actively fighting xenophobia, while others say they fear migrants.
Deutsche Welle
Exodus from Croatia

Exodus from Croatia

Growing numbers of Croatians are moving abroad because of the country's ongoing economic crisis. The region of Slavonia is particularly affected. Many families have left, forcing schools to shut.
Deutsche Welle
Spain's mistreated greyhounds

Spain's mistreated greyhounds

Spain's Galgos, or Spanish greyhounds, are bred for the rabbit hunt. But the less-than-fastest runners are often abandoned or killed once the hunting season is over. It is a common and cruel practice in Spain.
Deutsche Welle
Meet a Local - in Amsterdam

Meet a Local - in Amsterdam

Sebastian van der Sangen shows you around his home city of Amsterdam: Start off with a boat tour of the canals and visit the NDSM wharf, one of the Dutch capital's cultural hotspots.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Dubrovnik - The pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik - The pearl of the Adriatic

Since it became a backdrop for the TV series "Game of Thrones", the Croatian city of Dubrovnik has become an even more popular as a tourist destination. DW viewer Viktor Kudzia sent images of his trip there.
1min
Deutsche Welle
Belgium's dangerous heritage

Belgium's dangerous heritage

A special unit of the Belgian army clears many tons of First World War munitions every year. Traces of the Great War abound, especially in northwestern Belgium where buried grenades have been cleared since 1918.
Deutsche Welle
Hunting for lost treasure in Italy

Hunting for lost treasure in Italy

Fishermen in Naples are struggling to earn a living from fishing. But they are hoping their planned tours of archeological treasure on the seabed will attract enough tourists for them to secure their financial futures.
Deutsche Welle
Worries in the Ukraine: Worries in the West

Worries in the Ukraine: Worries in the West

Ethnic Hungarians in western Ukraine are putting pressure on Kiev - with the support of Viktor Orban's government. A group of separatist-nationalists say they want to right "historic wrongs" of the First World War.
Deutsche Welle
Visit Hambach Castle

Visit Hambach Castle

Hambach Castle stands on a hill above the sea of vines along the Wine Route. In 1832 the Hambach Festival, a milestone in the democratic movement in Germany, took place there.
2mins
Deutsche Welle
Meet a local: Cartagena, Colombia

Meet a local: Cartagena, Colombia

Bookseller Martin Murillo Gomez lives in a city as colorful as a paint box. Walking through its streets with their bright buildings is a pleasure he loves to share.
3mins
Deutsche Welle