Todd Sampson’s Life on the Line


The laws of physics govern all life on this planet. They are one of the few things in life that are universal, immutable and predictable – yet we rarely think about how they impact upon everything that we do.

Now TV host Todd Sampson (Gruen) is putting his own life on the line in a series of epic challenges to reveal exactly how these powerful forces work.

With help from some of Australia’s leading young physicists, and a first-class construction and safety team, Todd sets out to show physics in action on an unimaginable scale, from sledding through a blazing inferno with only water to protect him, to scaling a 13-storey building with just a vaccuum cleaner strapped to his back – nothing is off limits in this high-risk series that puts science to the ultimate test!
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Mar 21, 2017

Season 1
Episode 1

Exploring the physics of heat transfer, Todd rides a custom-made sled through an 800-degree fire with nothing but water to protect him. With the help of physicist Jessica Bloom, Todd demonstrates water's unique ability to absorb heat, revealing how even a thin layer of water can save his skin from being burnt in the flames.
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