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  • Sex for Sale: American Escort

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    S 8 : Ep 6 - 2/22/12

    Mariana van Zeller journeys to the heart of the American escort industry and uncovers the gritty reality behind the supply and demand of high-end sex work.
  • The Man Who Can Fly

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    S 8 : Ep 5 - 2/12/12

    Some think of Dean Potter as a real-life superhero. He can climb the unclimbable, visualize the invisible and fly through the air with the greatest of speed. As perhaps one of the world's best BASE jumpers, Dean holds several records for height, distance and flight duration. Now, Dean has set his sights on Mount Bute -- a 9,000-foot granite launch pad along the British Columbia coastline.moreless
  • The 400 Million Dollar Emerald

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    S 8 : Ep 4 - 1/29/12

    Emeralds. Their green fire has captivated for centuries. In high stakes game of emerald deals - it's a bidding war coupled with raw obsession, where a million dollars can fit in a pocket. And in California, the world's largest emerald is caught in a caper of kidnapping, arson, and deception.moreless
  • Guerrilla Gold Rush

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    S 8 : Ep 1 - 1/15/12

    Colombia is in the throws of a gold rush unlike anything it has seen in years. Across dense jungle and the rural countryside, wildcat miners are tearing up huge swaths of land in a frenzied search for the precious metal. Even more worrying for authorities is that this gold may be fueling a new chapter in the civil conflict that has defined Colombia for the last five decades.moreless
  • Marijuana Gold Rush

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    S 7 : Ep 10 - 12/2/11

    Despite the fact that cultivation of cannabis remains a federal offense, a new generation of "ganja-preneurs" hopes to cash in on the growing market for medical marijuana. In California, the Green Rush is in full bloom as growers, dispensaries, hydroponic nurseries, testing labs and insurance companies fight for a piece of this irresistible economic brownie. Marijuana Gold Rush enters the brave new business world of pot - where Manhattan execs have joined forces with old-school growers in Northern California to explore the real potential of this budding industry.moreless
  • To Catch a Smuggler

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    S 7 : Ep 9 - 11/27/11

    Fraudulent visas. Narcotics mules. Stolen art. Human trafficking. Illegal citrus. Its all part of a days work at JFK Airport. Explorer brings you an inside look at the operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Homeland Security Investigations special agents at the busiest international airport in the USA.moreless
  • How to Build an Ancient Man

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    S 7 : Ep 8 - 11/23/11

    A tuft of tangled human hair is dug out of Greenlands permafrost. From these 4,000-year-old threads of evidence, scientists attempt the impossible to be the first to reconstruct the identity of a Stone Age human being. From the scraps of DNA, an ancient face appears. But as they break into this genetic code, they find far more than they bargained for, and the discovery threatens to turn our long-held concept of how humans populated the earth, on its head.moreless
  • Psychic Gold Hunt

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    S 7 : Ep 7 - 11/17/11

    Three psychics put a new spin on an old story - by searching for lost treasure using only the power of their minds. John, a remote viewer; Susette, a psychic; and Mike, a dowser, live in central California, an area with a history steeped in the legendary gold repositories of old Spanish Missions. The three of them believe they can locate treasure that's been hidden for nearly two centuries through strictly "supernatural" means. Will these paranormal techniques help them uncover a legendary stash of buried gold, or will their extrasensory visions come up dry?moreless
  • Hostage Crisis Massacre

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    S 7 : Ep 6 - 10/28/11

    Hostage Crisis Massacre is the story of how one man armed with a gun created an 11-hour international media spectacle, played out live on television. National Geographic goes deep inside the high-stakes hostage negotiation in Manila that offers stark lessons on what can go wrong when the police negotiators lose control and the media takes over.moreless
  • Australia's Great Flood

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    S 7 : Ep 5 - 10/27/11

    A freak inland tsunami smashes through towns and cities, bringing widespread destruction and claiming lives across the Australian state of Queensland. Then cyclones batter the coastline, wreaking even further havoc. At the end, 22 people are dead and three remain missing. Australia's Great Flood captures the devastating 2011 flood as it happened, through the eyes of those who experienced it.moreless
  • Murder in the Roman Empire

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    S 7 : Ep 4 - 10/20/11

    British investigators discover bones hidden under the floor of an old army barracks near the Scotland border. Preliminary observations indicate the victim may have been bound and was killed with blunt force trauma to the skull. But, this victim died nearly 1,800 years ago. Solving the mystery of who murdered a 10-year old child in 213 AD, Murder in the Roman Empire delves into the life of an ancient Roman garrison using forensics, archaeology, and criminal investigation. Could an individual soldier have taken advantage of deserted barracks to hide his crime? Or was there collusion among a group of soldiers?moreless
  • Gang War USA

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    S 7 : Ep 3 - 10/17/11

    In Greensboro, North Carolina, an argument over a song playing on the jukebox at a Mexican restaurant ends with two brothers dead--shot dead at point blank range. The culprit is a member of the notorious transnational gang MS-13. How did a gang that started in Los Angeles, California in the mid-1980s end up responsible for the murder of two innocent men in Greensboro, North Carolina? The search for answers leads deep inside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). Could the American government's war on transnational gangs, ironically, be making them stronger and more deadly?moreless
  • Crime Lords of Tokyo

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    S 7 : Ep 2 - 10/14/11

    Tokyo: orderly...modern...and seemingly safe. But this vast neon city hides a dark secret. For the millions who live here, it's something you don't see every day, and you may never encounter it face to face. For people on the inside, however, nothing could be more obvious than the power of Japan's infamous organized crime syndicates known as the Yakuza. National Geographic takes you inside this secretive underworld to meet the real Yakuza-thugs and high-ranking bosses-plus the people who write about their every move, and the cops who track them down. Incredible personal stories and candid interviews reveal an organization both honorable and corrupt, violent and restrained, compassionate and driven by an insatiable greed.moreless
  • Taking Down the Mob

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    S 7 : Ep 1 - 9/30/11

    It's one of the most explosive Mob investigations in New York City history, told by the detectives who hunted the mobsters involved-and two members of their own police force who were willing to kill for the Mafia.moreless
  • Stormageddon

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    S 6 : Ep 32 - 5/29/11

    Massive floods in Australia and Pakistan. Deadly mudslides in Brazil. Epic drought and wildfires in Russia. Historic snows and bitter cold across North America. 2010 was one of the most destructive years in history. Join National Geographic as we present the dramatic images and personal stories of this catastrophic weather year.moreless
  • Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes

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    S 6 : Ep 31 - 5/10/11

    The discovery of a human skull in the depths of Lake Superior begins a story that will take historian and author Brendon Baillod across two Great Lakes and a century of history. It takes him and a team of elite technical divers more than 20 miles off Milwaukee where they discover the wreck of one of Lake Michigans lost queens. It takes them to the remote waters of Lake Superior where they risk their lives to determine the identity of yet another lost ship. And it takes us into the forgotten life of a brave and stubborn woman who lived, and died, on these wild waters. Whether her presence cursed these lost ships, or a more earthly explanation can be found, the Great Lakes reputation as a graveyard for mariners stands firm.moreless
  • Mega Piranha

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    S 6 : Ep 30 - 5/17/11

    Piranhas-the stuff of nightmares and legends. They're infamous for how fast they can devour prey, and are known to attack in groups of up to 100. National Geographic joins a team of scientists heading to the Amazon to investigate a piranha mystery of immense proportions. A fossil of a giant jaw fragment has been identified as an ancient piranha, but with a terrifying twist: the tooth belonged to a fish seven times the size of existing piranha species.moreless
  • Mystery of the Murdered Saints

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    S 6 : Ep 29 - 4/19/11

  • The Angel Effect

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    S 6 : Ep 28 - 4/27/11

  • Man vs. Volcano

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    S 6 : Ep 27 - 4/7/11

  • How to Build a Beating Heart

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    S 6 : Ep 26 - 2/7/11

  • Secret Lives of Jesus

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    S 6 : Ep 25 - 4/28/03

  • Attack of the Killer Bees

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    S 6 : Ep 24 - 12/27/06

  • Race Against the Killer Flu

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    S 6 : Ep 23 - 4/28/03

  • Ultimate Cat

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    S 6 : Ep 22 - 4/28/03

  • Lockdown: Predators Behind Bars

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    S 6 : Ep 21 - 4/28/03

  • Born to Rage

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    S 6 : Ep 20 - 12/14/10

    Were you born to rage? Is the need for anger management in your genes? Many, like ex-punk rocker Henry Rollins, have struggled with feelings of aggression their entire lives, and National Geographic is on a mission to figure out why. Scientists are investigating a single gene-dubbed the warrior gene-that has been associated with violent behavior, raising the disturbing possibility that some people are Born to Rage. Henry tests this theory on a colorful crew: outlaw bikers, mixed martial arts fighters, Buddhist monks and former gang members. DNA testing reveals which of them-including possibly Henry Rollins himself-carries the warrior gene. The results provide an extraordinary insight into human behavior.moreless
  • Lockdown: Gangland

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    S 6 : Ep 20 - 4/28/03

  • Lost Mummies of New Guinea

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    S 6 : Ep 18 - 11/16/10

    In Papua New Guinea, there are people who may be the last on Earth with living memory of a practice most of the world believes to be long vanished-human mummification. In a search for the last mummy made in the region, National Geographic's team of anthropologists and researchers trek through caves, villages, and mountains to uncover the secrets of the ancient tradition. At the heart of their quest is an aging tribal leader named Gemtasu who wants to revive the practice-with his own body.moreless
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