Society and Culture Shows
Society and Culture Episodes
Did you know orange juice wasn't a nationally consumed beverage until the mid 1900's? It feels like the ubiquitous drink of breakfasts all around the country, and yet, its production and consumption has been on the decline for the past few years. ...
Traditional producers of Prosecco are being undercut by some serious competition. But they are determined to protect the integrity of their product, even if they have to resort to unusual measures.
You might not recognize the name, but if you've driven around Los Angeles you'll definitely recognize the style. Googie architecture became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s thanks to one man's design. Cheddar explains how this architecture styl...
Take a sneak peek at this wine harvest at Constantia Glen - with award-winning winemaker Justin van Wyk.
Italy has shut all universities and schools until early April. This has created problems for parents. They now have to supervise their children, rather than go to work.
Cossacks are trying to combat the Coronavirus - with folk remedies and holy water. And the authorities are allowing them.
In a historic first, a Swedish court has upheld the territorial rights of a Sami village. But the battle over access, hunting rights, and natural resources on their land is only just beginning.
20 years after her father disappeared in Minsk, Elena Zakharenko meets one of the killers, Yuri Garavsky, a member of a death-squad that kidnapped and murdered her father, a prominent critic of the Belarus government.
The German constitution guarantees citizenship to the descendants of Jews who fled the Nazis. But because the laws on the matter are surprisingly convoluted, the citizenship claims of many people are denied.
Some Romanian politicians are demanding an end to the ban on hunting brown bears. There've been several fatal attacks on people over the past few months. But animal-rights activists say the hunting ban should stay in place and say the victims reac...
A Venice volunteer group, "Cittadini Non Distratti," is making life difficult for pick-pockets. During carnival season, thieves often prey on unsuspecting tourists. Venice police have their hands full, and welcome help from the volunteers.
Tons of oysters are stolen in France every year. The Gendarmerie wants to stamp out the thefts. In order to protect this shellfish delicacy, they are now patrolling the oyster beds on kayaks and with drones.
In Britain's "Sands United" football team, fathers play for their lost babies. The club helps men to talk about their trauma within a community, and to process their grief.
12-year-old Mariana lives in a Roma settlement in Sliven, Bulgaria. She wants to escape the crime and poverty that are part of her everyday life -- by becoming a successful musician. Violinist Georgi Kalaidjiev is paying for her music lessons.
The mission of the "Ocean Viking" is to save as many refugees as possible at sea. But when the ship's volunteer crew wanted to bring 300 people to land, their boat was quarantined in Italy, allegedly because of corona virus.
A social movement comprised of mothers in Russia is fighting for their sons who were jailed for demonstrating. They accuse officials of holding show trials for protesters, who they say are political prisoners.
Spain's economy is recovering but there still aren't enough jobs for university graduates. Many have to take temporary, poorly paid jobs to make ends meet. Living costs are high, so a lot of graduates have to live with their parents.
Goats and cows have a new job in Portugal -- helping to prevent forest fires. They eat a lot of the brush that allows fires to spread fast.
Since 2009, Leipzig has commemorated the Monday Demonstrations that led to the fall of East Germany with a light festival. All year long, visitors can dive into the history behind the Peaceful Revolution.
Sirens sound different depending on where you are, but the message they send is the same: GET OUT OF THE WAY! So why are some NYC lawmakers working to change the emergency vehicle sirens to European ones?
This episode sees Adrian undergoing a retinal test. He is also blind folded and deprived of his sight for an entire morning before he heads off to talk to the top eye surgeons and doctors.
Music pushed Beethoven to the brink, and then brought him back from the edge. In the final episode of Chasing Happiness, Adrian will listen to music, and endeavour to find out why it makes him rather happy.
This episode of Chasing Happiness sees Adrian literally on the run and chasing happiness. Following last episode’s food-emphasis, we learn about the importance of a solid exercise routine to accompany a good diet if we all want to be happy troopers.
In this edition of Chasing Happiness, we will focus on different parts of our brain and how it correlates to happiness. Are certain people more resilient to stress and thus happier people?
Food, it is a huge part of the Asian culture. Adrian demystifies the relationship between food and happiness, with the help of dieticians and food scientists.
Host Adrian Pang seeks to unravel the mystery behind happiness through‘happiness experiments’ and discussions with medical professionals and happiness experts. Can happiness be quantified? Potentially yes.
Before extravagant colour and bopping beats take over the Mother City's streets for the Cape Town Carnival, their workshop has to go into creative overdrive to deliver all the floats, costumes and heart of the iconic parade.
Have you ever wondered what it's really like to be on the The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? In this video, former contestants Ben Higgins, Becca Kufrin, Jojo Fletcher, and Jordan Rogers discuss their experiences, and explore the secrets of the show.
World traveller Steve Hanisch takes you on a tour of the Norwegian capital Oslo. Highlights include the opera house, Akershus Castle, the Holmenkollen ski museum, and a football stadium.
The wreck of the USS Liberty, a WW II-era military transport ship, is popular with diving enthusiasts around the world. The wreck is located about 30 meters off the coast of Tulamben, Bali.
There's new street art adorning the walls of Cape Town's Salt River - courtesy of the annual International Public Art Festival.
Mark and Genius in Cape Town have been working together for a decade reworking discarded iron into high-end pieces of art.
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.
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.
Every year, engaged couples have the opportunity to get married on Robben Island - once a beacon of hate - on Valentine's Day.
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.
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.
The art expo in the heart of the Cape Winelands will be running from 11 February to 30 April 2020.
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.
Freddy Quiros from Costa Rica has created a portrait of the French capital in a short video.
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 ...
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...
For the first time, the fascinating hidden side of Holmes’ legacy is revealed through exclusive interviews – including BBC ‘Sherlock’ creator Mark Gatiss – reconstructions and memorable clips from popular Sherlock productions.
Presented by actor Monique Bree, Episode One focuses on newborns and the first few weeks of a baby’s life. It takes a look at the benefits of breastfeeding -for mother and baby and offers some advice on how to get through those early days.
Actor Kiel McNaughton and his son Noah are back with advice on when and how to make the move from nappies. Plus fever – what does it mean, what should you do and when should you be worried?
Actor Monique Bree is back with more insights into the early weeks. We show you how to breastfeed and answer questions, including ‘How often?’, ‘How much?’ and ‘How do I know if I’m getting it right?’
TV presenter Sonia Gray fronts Episode Seven with her twin daughters, Thandie and Inez. First up, what toddlers should be eating and how we can lead by example. Then, the importance of installing and using car seats correctly.
All Blacks Cory Jane is back with a story on being the parent you want to be: rock, paper or tree? Then, what’s on the menu after first foods we look at developing baby’s tastebuds, and the importance of play.