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

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
Serbia: Arsenic in drinking water

Serbia: Arsenic in drinking water

The drinking water in parts of Serbia has been contaminated with arsenic for years. Nearly a million people are affected. The maximum allowed concentration of the carcinogenic toxin was exceeded by as much as 27 times.
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
Northern Ireland's Brexit nightmare

Northern Ireland's Brexit nightmare

Could Brexit undermine peace in Northern Ireland? Catholics and Protestants are concerned about the future of the inner Irish border after Brexit. Unionists and Sinn Fein have already been delivering verbal attacks.
Deutsche Welle
A viewer's video from Paris

A viewer's video from Paris

Maruf Hasan from Bangladesh was in the French capital for the first time. The classics were on his agenda: the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a boat trip on the Seine.
1min
Deutsche Welle
A day in Jakarta

A day in Jakarta

The central fruit and vegetable market and the National Monument commemorating the struggle for independence are among Amelia Virgiani Pertiwi's favorite places in the Indonesian capital.
4mins
Deutsche Welle
Wartburg Castle near Eisenach

Wartburg Castle near Eisenach

This is where minnesingers met to compete, Martin Luther translated the Bible into German and students demanded German unity. Wartburg Castle is both a tourist attraction and a landmark.
2mins
Deutsche Welle
The tragedy of Camerino

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
Sweden: Chip under our skin

Sweden: Chip under our skin

Microchips are making life more convenient for thousands of Swedes, but data protectionists are worried that the digital implants could be misused by state or private interests. Some users enjoy not needing keys to unlock their doors.
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
The Top 5 Most Interesting Halloween Traditions From Around The World!

The Top 5 Most Interesting Halloween Traditions From Around The World!

Halloween for many means trick or treating, dressing up as ghosts or carving pumpkins, but the holiday is actually celebrated in many interesting ways by different cultures. From Día de Muertos in Mexico to the Kawasaki Halloween Parade in Japan!
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France's first female cantor

France's first female cantor

Traditionally, cantors, the musical prayer leaders in synagogues, are men. Sofia Falkovitch wants that to change. She was the first woman in Europe to train for the position. Now she proudly takes her place at the front of the synagogue.
Deutsche Welle
Terrorizing a refugee camp

Terrorizing a refugee camp

In the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, criminal gangs claiming to be associated with Islamic State have established a reign of terror. Greek authorities see no evidence for links to the Islamist terrorist group.
Deutsche Welle
Bulgaria: State corruption?

Bulgaria: State corruption?

The murder of a woman journalist has sparked a debate over corruption and fraud among Bulgaria's politicians and oligarchs. Journalists complain that the government is curtailing media freedom.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Battling tomb raiders

Germany: Battling tomb raiders

Growing numbers of treasure hunters are digging up archeological sites illegally and destroying artifacts. Scientists are concerned. Many potential discoveries are irretrievably lost because of the looters' activities.
Deutsche Welle
From Weimar to Dessau to Berlin

From Weimar to Dessau to Berlin

Form, function, colors. A short history of the Bauhaus, which observes the centenary of its foundation in 2019.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Turkey's wall to keep Syrians out

Turkey's wall to keep Syrians out

Turkey hopes to stem the flow of Syrian refugees with an 800 kilometer wall along its border. Now, vast refugee camps are forming on the Syrian side. Many families are separated by it.
Deutsche Welle
Organ donation tourism in Spain

Organ donation tourism in Spain

Shorter waits for donor organs are luring patients to Spain from across the European Union. Spaniards in desperate need of transplants have to wait longer. Spanish authorities are considering a minimum residence requirement of two years.
Deutsche Welle
A natural jewel - The Herrenhausen Gardens

A natural jewel - The Herrenhausen Gardens

350 years of garden art: The Herrenhausen Gardens are one of Europe's best known landscape parks. The Baroque ensemble transports visitors back to the time of Princess Sophia, who had the gardens built next to her palace.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle

Film backdrop, day-trip destination and ancestral home of the Hohenzollern dynasty: like a vision from days of chivalry, this Neo-Gothic castle sits on a bluff above the Swabian Alb. We drop by for a visit.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Cliffs of Moher: a natural wonder in Ireland

Cliffs of Moher: a natural wonder in Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher are a unique and special sight in County Clare on Ireland's west coast. They rise as high as 200 meters straight up from the Atlantic waves.
1min
Deutsche Welle
Yazd - World Cultural Heritage in the desert

Yazd - World Cultural Heritage in the desert

In 2017, this over-5000-year-old city in Iran was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. DW globetrotter Steve Hanisch had a look around.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Urban Gardening

Urban Gardening

Turning unused urban spaces into vegetable gardens is a trend that has many adherents in Berlin, because it's eco-friendly and promotes a sense of community. Visit the Himmelbeet Cafe and the Prinzessinnen gardens.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Turkish club trades footballers for goats

Turkish club trades footballers for goats

Cash-strapped football club Gulspor in the southwestern Turkish city of Isparta has sold 18 youth players to pro teams. With the income, they bought 10 goats. The Turkish team hopes to make a tidy profit from the sales of goat's milk.
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 won't produce much electricity either.
Deutsche Welle
New refugee crisis looms on Bosnian border

New refugee crisis looms on Bosnian border

A humanitarian crisis is looming in Bihac, near Bosnia's border with Croatia. Refugees are flocking here, hoping to enter the EU. Each day people cross fields still littered with landmines from the Bosnian War in an attempt to reach Croatia.
Deutsche Welle
Angry mobs take to the streets in Germany

Angry mobs take to the streets in Germany

Right-wing extremists have recently whipped up anti-immigrant sentiment in the eastern German cities of Chemnitz, Dresden and Kothen. Why are so many residents here susceptible to the hatemongers' rhetoric?
Deutsche Welle
Bulgaria: A place for Germans to retire?

Bulgaria: A place for Germans to retire?

More and more Germans are retiring to Bulgaria, because the cost of living is lower. But it doesn't always work out as hoped. Expenses pile up, communication can be difficult, and some hoping to return to Germany find they've burned their bridges.
Deutsche Welle
Accused rapists of Rotherham in the dock

Accused rapists of Rotherham in the dock

In Rotherham, northern England, several trials in connection with the massive sexual abuse of at least 1400 children and teenagers have begun. Most of the accused are men of Pakistani origin. More and more of the victims are telling their stories.
Deutsche Welle
Russia's Tatars try to save their language

Russia's Tatars try to save their language

Many Tatars believe their culture is endangered, as their language is no longer a compulsory subject alongside Russian in Tatarstan's schools. Moscow did away with the requirement. But many in the autonomous republic want it back.
Deutsche Welle
Weird and wonderful creations up for top design award

Weird and wonderful creations up for top design award

A space boot developed from human sweat ...to a "fashion homage to grandma" are among the creations vying for a top design award.
1min
Press Association
Impressions from Mexico & Guatemala

Impressions from Mexico & Guatemala

Whyi Gun Kim from Seoul shows you impressive footage of dancing and adventures in Mexico and Guatemala in Central America.
1min
Deutsche Welle
Houston - from graffiti to space travel

Houston - from graffiti to space travel

Graffiti artist Gonzo 247 shows you highlights of his home town, among them Space Center Houston.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Former gang members fuse drill music with gospel

Former gang members fuse drill music with gospel

Former gang members have fused drill music with the gospel to try and rescue youths from violence and drugs.
2mins
Press Association
Czech Republic: The PM and fraud

Czech Republic: The PM and fraud

Czech conglomerate Agrofert, founded by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, has been accused of subsidy fraud. To what extent is he involved?
Deutsche Welle
Russia: The wolf children

Russia: The wolf children

The Second World War left thousands of children orphaned in former German territories such as East Prussia. They were seen as the enemy, and grew up denying their identity.
Deutsche Welle
Right-wing on the rise in Sweden?

Right-wing on the rise in Sweden?

Ahead of the general election in Sweden, right-wing populists are stoking xenophobia by linking crime and immigration. Maher Turkie from Lebanon mediates in Malmo between police, politicians and young people from immigrant backgrounds.
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