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

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
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
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
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.
Deutsche Welle
The Brandenburg Gate, a Berlin Landmark

The Brandenburg Gate, a Berlin Landmark

The Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of both Germany's division and eventual reunification. "The Gate" museum traces its turbulent history in a fascinating multi-media show.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Meet a local: Dublin

Meet a local: Dublin

Friendly and hospitably -- that's how Ireland's capital receives its guests. City guide Tanya Jordan shows us around the nicest places in her home town Dublin.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Rocking against the far right

Germany: Rocking against the far right

The Lohmeyers have been staging a rock festival in their garden for over a decade now. The aim is to upset their neo-Nazi neighbors in the village of Jamel, which has become a far-right stronghold.
Deutsche Welle
French police face emergency

French police face emergency

Around 65 French police officers have taken their lives in recent years. The high suicide rate is linked to the immense, ongoing pressure French police have been facing since the terror attacks in 2015.
Deutsche Welle
Hi from Varanasi, India

Hi from Varanasi, India

DW viewer Norris Pritam from New Delhi sent a video of his vacation in Varanasi on the banks of the River Ganges.
1min
Deutsche Welle
Meet a local: San Antonio, Texas

Meet a local: San Antonio, Texas

DW viewer Diana Barrios Trevino takes you around her hometown San Antonio in Texas. Starting at the San Antonio River, then a visit to the Mexican Market and the Mission San Jose church.
4mins
Deutsche Welle
France's second-class heroes

France's second-class heroes

If the media celebrate an immigrant who does something wonderful, he or she may be offered a fast track to citizenship. Those who do good out of the limelight do not enjoy such preferential treatment.
Deutsche Welle
Russia's Youth Army play war at summer camp

Russia's Youth Army play war at summer camp

In Russia, nationalistic youth groups spend the summer in paramilitary training. That is quite to the government's liking.
Deutsche Welle
Turkey's collapsing currency

Turkey's collapsing currency

Inflation is soaring in Turkey, and the economy is being hit by economic sanctions. Its currency is tanking. Poor people are suffering the most.
Deutsche Welle
Florence: Art, culture and cuisine

Florence: Art, culture and cuisine

Michelangelo, Botticelli, da Vinci - Florence is a Renaissance treasure trove. You could spend days in the Uffizi alone, but the city on the River Arno offers much more!
2mins
Deutsche Welle
Ecuador with blogger Steve Hanisch

Ecuador with blogger Steve Hanisch

On his trip through Ecuador, blogger Steve Hanisch visits Quito's old town and the volcano Quilotoa.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Looking for treasure in Ukraine

Looking for treasure in Ukraine

DW viewer Denys Kushnarov takes you on a treasure hunt in Monastyrok.
1min
Deutsche Welle
Turkey: The children of Aleppo

Turkey: The children of Aleppo

Many Syrian children have physical and psychological wounds. According to UN statistics, 80,000 have had to have limbs amputated. Those in Turkish refugee camps are trying to forget the traumas of war.
Deutsche Welle
Britain: Farmers against Brexit

Britain: Farmers against Brexit

British farmers in Kent are worried ahead of Brexit. Many have accused the government of not being up to scratch in the negotiations. They would like another referendum.
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 over 50 years.
Deutsche Welle
Visit the Los Glaciares National Park

Visit the Los Glaciares National Park

The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still growing and one of the country's biggest tourist attractions.
1min
Deutsche Welle
Discovering the Wadden Sea

Discovering the Wadden Sea

Norderney lies in Lower Saxony's Wadden Sea Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009. A visit to this unique habitat is one of the highlights of a vacation on the island.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
The emirate of Ras al-Khaimah

The emirate of Ras al-Khaimah

Sara Al Zaabi presents her home country, the northernmost of the seven United Arab Emirates. She takes you through the old souk in Ras al-Khaimah city and explains why the Emiratis prefer to picnic in the mountains.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Hunting endangered whales in Iceland

Hunting endangered whales in Iceland

Despite worldwide protests and years of a ban on whaling, Iceland's fishermen are hunting fin whales again. But this time, not only are environmentalists objecting but ever more Icelanders. Whale watching is far more lucrative than whale hunting.
Deutsche Welle
Refugee crisis in Spain

Refugee crisis in Spain

More and more migrants are setting course for Spain and pushing the country to its limits. Their numbers have already tripled over those for all of 2017. Many look for jobs in Spain, competing with migrants already there.
Deutsche Welle
Sweden: The Elin Ersson case

Sweden: The Elin Ersson case

The young student Elin Ersson stopped the deportation of an Afghan asylum-seeker on a flight from Sweden and triggered a debate on civil disobedience.
Deutsche Welle
Meet the plus-sized pole dancer

Meet the plus-sized pole dancer

A size 24 pole dancer who starved herself for days at a time in a desperate bid to be thin has finally embraced her curves - hitting back at online trolls who've dubbed her a "pig."
2mins
Press Association
V-mail from: the Philippines

V-mail from: the Philippines

Check-in- viewer Jeff Nesmith is an American living in Vietnam. He took a vacation to the island of Leyte. Here's his video of a dive down to the colorful underwater worlds of the Pacific Ocean.
2mins
Deutsche Welle
Viewer Eyal David shows us Tel Aviv

Viewer Eyal David shows us Tel Aviv

From the old town to the beach, Tel Aviv is lively and well worth a visit! Check-in viewer Eyal David shows us famous parts of his home city, as well as some lesser-known areas.
4mins
Deutsche Welle
The garden kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz

The garden kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz

These magnificently-designed grounds with their palaces, gardens and parks were commissioned about 250 years ago by the progressive Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau.
3mins
Deutsche Welle