Each episode, the MythBusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, two special effects experts with more than 30 years of experience, methodically set out to bust three urban legends. And they don't just explain if something's true or false: through trial and error, they demonstrate it. Sometimes they crash things, sometimes they blow things up -- all in the name of science.
In the face of an economic meltdown, six men will risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska. Todd Hoffman, along with his father, is leading a group of greenhorn miners in search of the American dream and a new frontier. Gold fever is back, and the rush is on.
Meet military-trained Dave Canterbury and naturalist Cody Lundin -- trained survival experts featured in Dual Survival. Together, Canterbury and Lundin take on some of the planet's most unforgiving terrain to demonstrate -- in their own way -- how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive.
Strangers find themselves stranded in some of the world's most remote areas with no water, no tools -- and no clothes. As their extreme survival skills are put to the test for 21 days, each pair must battle the elements, each other, and their own inner weakness to triumph over the terrain and their predicament.
It's the deadliest job on earth: crab fishing off the Alaska coast on the icy Bering Sea, home of the most violent waters in the world. During the five-day "season," a handful of adventurers will work around the clock against Arctic weather and brutal waves for a chance at big money. Sadly, they may not all return.
Think the days of bootleggers, backwoods stills and "white lightning" are over? Not a chance! It's a multi-million dollar industry, but perhaps more importantly to the Moonshiners, it's a tradition dating back hundreds of years. While this practice is surprisingly alive and well, it's not always legal.
Richard Rawlings and sidekick Aaron Kaufmann search far-flung corners of the country for rare and extraordinary muscle cars to restore and auction off to the highest bidder.
The Kilcher family lives on a 600-acre homestead in Alaska. For four generations, they have lived off the land in a subsistence lifestyle. With another brutal winter quickly approaching, the entire homestead struggles to stockpile enough meat and firewood to last. See how they not only survive, but thrive on Alaska: The Last Frontier.
For families who decide to move off-grid, the learning curve is a steep one. The most resourceful and determined families can succumb to harsh weather coniditions. These families call in survival experts to force the ultimate decision: stay to tough out their first year, or pack it up and go back to civilization.
Surviving the Cut follows America's toughest men as they try to fight their way to special operations most elite status.
Bear Grylls trained as a survival expert with the British Special Forces. Follow him through some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world, as he does everything necessary to survive. Learn his survival techniques: from finding shelter and building fire, to the extremes of scaling cliffs and eating (or drinking) the unimaginable.
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Walter, Arthur and Bill risked their entire fortune and livelihood to launch the budding enterprise. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions.
Surviving the Cut follows America's toughest men as they try to fight their way to special operations most elite status.
Two master bushcrafters to compete head-to-head in builds that test their abilities in different environments, topography and primitive living challenges. Each build pushes the competitors' skills and stamina as they build using nothing but their hard-won skills, a few simple hand tools and whatever resources nature provides.
Dirty Jobs is an unflinching yet engaging look at unsung American workers performing unusual - but vital - vocations. Much can be learned as host Mike Rowe introduces the viewer to an assortment of men and women who make their living doing the most unthinkable jobs.
History's most brilliant mind was also its most dangerous. With 300 inventions, Tesla's mind still dominates our world today. But while he was making millions, he also made enemies. Tesla's experiments became larger and more dangerous. After his mysterious death his research - worth billions - was seized and ransacked. Now, recently declassified documents have opened up a treasure trove of new information as to the whereabouts of Tesla's research.
Follow a team of adventurers as they attempt perhaps the greatest climbing challenge of their lives.
From the early quest of the Mercury program to put a man in space, to the historic moon landings, through the Soyuz link up, and the first un-tethered space walk by Bruce McCandless, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventures, as they happened, told by the people who were there. Featured in the series is never-before-seen footage from NASA's secret film vaults, digitally remastered into stunning quality.
Discovery Channel's Shark Week exposes you to the incredible truths about sharks as perfect predatory machines. Understand more about the world's deadliest marine hunters and why they've survived for millions of years. Shark Week tells you everything you want to know about sharks and their world.
AIRPLANE REPO follows repossession experts as they take on the legal, yet extremely challenging, task of repossessing the planes of the nation's wealthiest. Hired by banks, they face numerous obstacles with each new job including violent altercations with owners, the risk of arrest and unknowingly flying a damaged plane.
Richard Rawlings is the owner of several successful businesses including Gas Monkey Garage a world-renowned hot rod shop and Gas Monkey Bar and Grill. He is traveling the country in search of struggling automotive and motorcycle shops that are on the brink of failure. Will Richard be able to save these struggling garages from closing?
Untrusting of outside law enforcement, some Amish in Lancaster County, PA have for many years regularly turned to a small organized group of men for protection and justice. Amish Mafia provides a first-ever look at the men who protect and maintain peace and order within the Amish community in Lancaster.
On Fast N' Loud, Richard Rawlings fired or had serious "issues" with several brilliant and colorful mechanics at Gas Monkey Garage. Now, four of these Gas Monkey "rejects" have decided to start their own shop in the garage's original location in hopes of competing and beating Richard at his own game.
Located outside of Denver, Colorado, is a place called Gunsmoke where you can buy, sell and trade guns. From hand canons to hunting rifles, it has the largest and most experienced group of gunsmiths in the state. And if you don’t see what you want, they’ll build one for you from nothing more than a block of metal.
Street racing is exploding across the country and taking new form, with racers organizing exhilarating, underground street racing leagues and establishing teams to represent their respective cities. In STREET OUTLAWS: NEW ORLEANS, follow a motley crew of street racers in The Big Easy as they band together to prove they are the nation’s.
In Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, the world's most famous living scientist explores the greatest mysteries of the cosmos. In three landmark installments he reveals the wonders of the universe as never seen before. See how the universe began, how it creates stars, black holes and life -- and how everything will end.
Just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle lies a town on the edge of civilization: Tanana, Alaska. This frozen village of 200 is part of an unknown America where men hunt and trap to survive, existing like modern day cavemen. Follow these Yukon Men as they struggle to find food and heat and battle life-threatening predators just to survive.
Legendary NYPD Detective Ralph Friedman walks viewers through one of the thousands of white-knuckle cases he investigated while working the mean streets of New York City's notorious 41st precinct. Dubbed "Ft. Apache", during the city's most violent years, the 41st precinct was home to every type of violent crime imaginable.
The Devils Ride takes you inside the exclusive and elusive world of the Laffing Devils motorcycle club. This diverse crew is bonded by a commitment to each other and to the club, and they don't let just anyone in. To them it's not only a bike club, it's a brotherhood.
In the gold rich jungle, mining for gold is the easy part, escaping with your riches and your life is the hard part. Two down on their luck Americans try to hit it big in this exotic land where those who risk their lives can strike gold.
Chuck Palumbo is a former wrestler looking for a new career. Rick Dore is a world-renowned hot rod guru in search of vintage automobiles. Together they run SLAM, a body shop dedicated to helping car hoarders. They'll restore rare hidden gems in each collection, but only if the hoarders are willing to sell off their stockpile.
Former Special Forces survival expert Myke Hawke and his TV journalist wife Ruth take on some of the most forbidding and remote locations around the world. In each location, they test their will and their marriage, ultimately finding the common ground to stand up to nature as husband and wife in the wildest places on Earth.
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice, follows three gold mining teams run by driven dredge captains whose very livelihoods depend on mining this wet and frozen gold. Split second thinking, extreme focus, and team work are key to staying alive under the ice. The risks are great, and the payoff even greater.
Follow Atlanta auction house owner Paul Brown and his team as they hunt for and sell some of the most unusual items in America. Get to know the sellers, then watch their rarities hit the auction block as Paul and his intrepid crew dazzle bidders for top dollar.
He has taken us to the ends of the universe - now, Professor Stephen Hawking tackles the most personal, yet cosmic of questions: Is there a meaning to our lives?
After a crew of greenhorn miners had a successful year of gold mining in Alaska, the group packs up their equipment and heads for new opportunities in South America. Facing unfamiliar terrain and local miners who are competing for the same precious metal, will the crew go home empty handed or will they go for the gold?
What happens when a military survivalist, a trained biologist, a reclusive hunter and a hulking pro fighter team up? They go where no other monster hunters dare, deep underground, to the most inaccessible environments on Earth. Watch as Bill Brock and his team travel to discover the legendary creatures that thrive in the darkness below.
It's back to basics for Jesse James. With his life in a tailspin, Jesse said goodbye to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and moved back to Austin, Texas. He's had enough of the distractions and wants nothing more than to leave his problems behind and get back to his roots as one of the top fabricators in the world.
Newport, Oregon is one of the last remaining fishing towns along the edge of the violent ‘Graveyard of the Pacific’. Here, generations of Dungeness crab fishermen and their families sacrifice everything they have to carve an existence from the sea. DEADLIEST CATCH: DUNGEON COVE goes on board the vessels that navigate the stretch of sea.
In 1524, a horde of Incan gold known as the Treasure of the Trinity was stolen. A new theory has emerged about the treasure's location - a remote location home to 1,000's of deadly vipers. Treasure Quest follows a team of the world's top explorers who set out on a two-month journey to find this priceless treasure.
Jason Wilson opened Sacred Steel with his motley crew of misfit friends, honing their mechanical skills they founded Douche Larouche, now a full fledged institution, complete with bylaws and regular meetings ("church"), and in chapters across the country and across the globe. Club members range from outlaws, to noteworthy fabricators and childhood friends, to highly connected icons in the world of underground bikes.
In the remote wilderness of northern Saskatchewan, the Barks family are homesteaders who have rejected modern living and instead choose to live off the grid. Isolated from the rest of the world, two days from the nearest hospital and at the mercy of the harsh weather, every day brings with it new challenges and dangers.
Curiosity is an adventure of discovery, an expedition to uncover the truths behind life's most challenging questions. With an insatiable thirst for answers and experiences, we're prepared to do anything, go anywhere and ask anyone to get to the heart of the matter.
In the rust belt, speed reigns supreme - the faster the car, the fatter the profit, and every second counts. FAT N' FURIOUS: ROLLING THUNDER follows Tommy Christmas and the hilarious car junkies of Christmas Automotive as they hunt down left-for-dead cars, and bring them back to life on the racetrack.