Society and Culture Shows

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
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
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

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

The digitalisation of street art

The digitalisation of street art

There's new street art adorning the walls of Cape Town's Salt River - courtesy of the annual International Public Art Festival.
3mins
Arts, , , ,
24.com
A love affair with corrugated iron shared by two artists across social divides

A love affair with corrugated iron shared by two artists across social divides

Mark and Genius in Cape Town have been working together for a decade reworking discarded iron into high-end pieces of art.
5mins
Arts, , ,
24.com
This Week's Viewer's Video: Argentina

This Week's Viewer's Video: Argentina

DW- viewer Joaquin Sosa took a vacation with some friends in the northern Argentinian provinces Catamarca and La Rioja, where wine making and rugged countrysides make for a stunning atmosphere.
1min
Deutsche Welle
Meet a local: Blumenau, Brazil

Meet a local: Blumenau, Brazil

Lizete Zimmermann explores Blumenau, which is considered Brazil's most German city. The city has a rich Oktoberfest tradition. After the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, it's the country's biggest folk festival.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
A celebration of love on Robben Island

A celebration of love on Robben Island

Every year, engaged couples have the opportunity to get married on Robben Island - once a beacon of hate - on Valentine's Day.
24.com
Why New York Still Uses Wooden Water Towers

Why New York Still Uses Wooden Water Towers

When you look across the New York City skyline, you might notice the thousands of wooden water towers that line the tops of the buildings. Cheddar Explains why there are so many water tanks and why they are still wooden.
Cheddar
How Winning An Oscar Became About Money

How Winning An Oscar Became About Money

Winning an Oscar isn't just about making a good movie. Studios, actors, and marketing firms run expensive campaigns for months prior to the big night. Here's what it really takes to bring home an Academy Award.
Cheddar
Social tensions put in the spotlight at Stellenbosch Triennale 2020

Social tensions put in the spotlight at Stellenbosch Triennale 2020

The art expo in the heart of the Cape Winelands will be running from 11 February to 30 April 2020.
2mins
Arts, , ,
24.com
A city tour of Valencia

A city tour of Valencia

Journalist Carles Claver takes you through his home town and shows its historical and modern sides. The tour begins at the central market, the Mercado Central, and ends in the City of Arts and Sciences.
4mins
Deutsche Welle
Stroll through Paris

Stroll through Paris

Freddy Quiros from Costa Rica has created a portrait of the French capital in a short video.
1min
Deutsche Welle
Here's Why The Driving Age Is 16 In Most States. Should It Be?

Here's Why The Driving Age Is 16 In Most States. Should It Be?

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. 16 to 17-year-old drivers are almost twice as likely to die in a car crash than drivers who are just two years older. So why is the minimum driving age still ...
Cheddar
How The Red Carpet Became An Award Show Staple

How The Red Carpet Became An Award Show Staple

Hollywood has transformed the red carpet into a platform for actors and actresses to showcase high fashion before award shows like the Oscars. But it didn't always used to be this way. Cheddar explains how the red carpet came to be a staple of awa...
Cheddar
Denmark: Greenland is Melting

Denmark: Greenland is Melting

In frozen Greenland, climate change may create new opportunities for investment. As the glaciers dwindle, and the ocean thaws, economists have been showing increased interest in the country's resources and development.
Deutsche Welle
Brexit: Help Wanted

Brexit: Help Wanted

Specialized European restaurants in London fear that Brexit will mean they will be left without good staff to hire. And some of their international guests are already leaving the British capital.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Bracing for Swine Fever

Germany: Bracing for Swine Fever

Germany is taking extensive precautions against the swine fever spreading on its eastern border. But many question whether shooting wild boars and erecting temporary fences will be effective at keeping the pathogens out.
Deutsche Welle
How the U.S. Military Influences Hollywood

How the U.S. Military Influences Hollywood

The Department of Defense has a widespread influence on Hollywood, from hardcore action films to comedies like Pitch Perfect 3. Turn's out, it’s actually a century old practice. But just how involved is Washington?
Cheddar
Stunning footage of an Austria skip trip

Stunning footage of an Austria skip trip

A stunning viewer video of a ski trip in the Austrian Alps includes impressive drone footage.
1min
Deutsche Welle
A tour through Haifa

A tour through Haifa

A Haifa local leads the way through the beautiful port city in Israel. The tour includes the Baha'i Gardens, a cable car journey up Mount Carmel and a visit to the Wadi Nisnas neighborhood.
4mins
Deutsche Welle
Parakeet plague in Spain

Parakeet plague in Spain

Monk parakeets from South America are multiplying in Madrid and endangering Spain's native birds. Bird conservationists and the city of Madrid want to take drastic measures to tackle the green parakeets.
Deutsche Welle
Strikes against Macron in France

Strikes against Macron in France

Transport strikes in France have reached week six, and they're now the longest in the country's history. The strikes have been especially hard for Parisians, but the protesters have shown no signs of relenting.
Deutsche Welle
How much tourism can Austria take?

How much tourism can Austria take?

In Austria, plans are underway to build the largest glacier ski resort in the world. The project would require massive alterations to the environment. The proposed removal of a mountain peak has caused an uproar.
Deutsche Welle
DW viewer visits Venice

DW viewer visits Venice

DW viewer Svitlana Seliverstova from the Ukraine went to Venice with her son. The trip was his gift to her for Mother's Day.
2mins
Deutsche Welle
Cali - Global capital of Salsa

Cali - Global capital of Salsa

Globetrotter Steve Hanisch visits Cali in Colombia and tries dancing the Salsa.
4mins
Deutsche Welle
Why All Films Have That Disclaimer

Why All Films Have That Disclaimer

Nearly all films have this disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction. any similarities to persons living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental." You've seen it many times, but you've probably never considered why it was there. Cheddar expl...
Cheddar
Dream of dancing a solo in "The Nutcracker"

Dream of dancing a solo in "The Nutcracker"

Semyon Semyonov is eleven years old, and is already an accomplished ballet dancer. Semyon has been chosen to dance a solo in "The Nutcracker" at the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok. He also studies ballet at a prestigious academy in the city.
Deutsche Welle
Poland: Adamowicz's widow

Poland: Adamowicz's widow

Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz was assassinated in January 2019. Some claim that hate speech helped to create the conditions in which the murder took place. Now, Adamowicz's widow, a new European MP, is fighting against hatred and violence.
Deutsche Welle
Cruise on the Yangtze River

Cruise on the Yangtze River

DW viewer Rainer Gottlinger took a cruise down China's longest river, the Yangtze. He captured the highlights like the Three Gorges Dam and natural surroundings on video.
2mins
Deutsche Welle
Costa Rica: Nature paradise and colonial past

Costa Rica: Nature paradise and colonial past

DW viewer Geovanna shows you around San Jose, Costa Rica's capital, from the cathedral to the market. She also takes you to see stunning flora and fauna at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Backpacker Steve Hanisch visits Lofoten

Backpacker Steve Hanisch visits Lofoten

Freezing and charming at the same time: a journey through northern Norway. Globetrotter Steve Hanisch explores the Lofoten islands, including isolated Fjords, fishing villages and the world's best cinnamon buns.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Meet Rostock's Danish Mayor

Germany: Meet Rostock's Danish Mayor

The German town Rostock made headlines in 1992 following racist riots. Now many residents hope that their newly elected Danish mayor will inspire progress, modernize the city, and encourage economic advancement.
Deutsche Welle
The Beethoven House in Bonn

The Beethoven House in Bonn

The Beethoven House was founded in 1889, and includes a museum and memorial site devoted to Bonn's most famous son. A new permanent exhibition shows what Beethoven was like as a person, as well as an artist.
5mins
Deutsche Welle
Vienna: home of schnitzel and cakes

Vienna: home of schnitzel and cakes

Vienna is famous for its food -- including Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte. We talk to a chef and a pastry chef to find out what makes these dishes so special.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
The journey of an HIV positive mother

The journey of an HIV positive mother

Nobuntu Ma-awu shares her story about her HIV status and how the births of her two children led her to help others with non-profit organisation mothers2mothers which received a large donation from British Airways's charity initiative.
3mins
Health, ,
24.com
Germany: Living with antisemitism

Germany: Living with antisemitism

Berlin has a large and thriving Jewish community. But many Jews in the German capital are concerned about the recent rise in antisemitism, including the recent synagogue attack in Halle.
Deutsche Welle
Lithuania battles cybercrime

Lithuania battles cybercrime

A group of Lithuanian volunteers called the "elves" have teamed up to fight fake news and other disinformation spread by Russian cyber-trolls.
Deutsche Welle
Turkey: the garbage-truck library

Turkey: the garbage-truck library

Some garbagemen in Ankara were upset about people throwing away books, so they started putting them aside -- and now they've set up their own library.
Deutsche Welle
France: Militant vegans

France: Militant vegans

Attacks on butcher shops, restaurants, and cheese shops are increasing - especially in France where food is a culture in and of itself. Radical vegans are behind the acts of vandalism.
Deutsche Welle
France's Moulin Rouge Lives from its Myths

France's Moulin Rouge Lives from its Myths

The Moulin Rouge in Paris became notorious for its provocative can-can dance. One-hundred and thirty years on, it still attracts visitors in search of glitz and glamour.
Deutsche Welle
Over 100 Bombings Rock Sweden

Over 100 Bombings Rock Sweden

There have been more than 100 bombings in Sweden this year - more than twice as many as in 2018. Experts blame the violence on feuding criminal gangs. And the police seem powerless to act.
Deutsche Welle
Uzbek Grandma Turns DJ in Moscow

Uzbek Grandma Turns DJ in Moscow

A teacher from Uzbekistan had been cleaning for years in Moscow when she stumbled onto the club scene. Although there's increasing xenophobia in Russia, she's respected despite her ethnicity, age, and career as a cleaner.
Deutsche Welle
How Fake Trees Took Over America

How Fake Trees Took Over America

Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And with concealment costs at an average of over $100,000 per tower it begs the question...WHY?!
Cheddar
Bosnia: refugee drama in the Bihac region

Bosnia: refugee drama in the Bihac region

In a camp at the border between Bosnia and EU member Croatia, refugees are currently living in catastrophic conditions. Local authorities refuse to deal with the situation and demand that new camps be set up in other parts of the country.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: The Search for dead Soldiers

Germany: The Search for dead Soldiers

Just outside Berlin, the remains of thousands of soldiers who fell in the Second World War are buried. The "Association for the Recovery of the Fallen in Eastern Europe" searches for the dead and has made a surprising discovery--74 years after the...
Deutsche Welle
A wild treasure hunt is the best way to see this SA mining town

A wild treasure hunt is the best way to see this SA mining town

The biggest diamond in the world was mined in Cullinan, and those who live there won't let you forget it.
2mins
Travel, , , ,
24.com
Can Venice be saved?

Can Venice be saved?

Flooding in Venice has heavily damaged St. Mark's Basilica and several palaces. Local residents are upset that a hugely-expensive flood-control system that was begun 17 years ago is still not complete.
Deutsche Welle
Turkey: the amateur astronomer of Diyarbakir

Turkey: the amateur astronomer of Diyarbakir

For nearly 30 years, a former baker has studied the night sky over his home town of Diyarbakir. He managed to prove that Galileo's calculations on the moon's orbit were wrong.
Deutsche Welle
Church asylum program under pressure in Germany

Church asylum program under pressure in Germany

German authorities have cut down on asylum permits for refugees who've been housed at churches and monasteries. In 2016, 80 percent got permits; 2019 it was just 1.4 percent. We'll talk to some refugees who are staying at a monastery in Bavaria.
Deutsche Welle
The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

TV Dinners have a surprising beginning, and dominated American markets as soon as they became available. But are we falling out of love with them as a country?
Cheddar