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15 minutes

Keeping Tradition Alive in the Scottish Isles

How do we keep traditions alive in this era? On the isle of Harris, the production of Harris Tweed is breathes life into old ways. Take a journey with us and explore this beautiful culture and the landscape that inspires it!

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11 minutes

Only in Japan: Rice Made Fascinating!

Have you noticed how it feels a bit empowering when you are the one who knows a little inside information about another country? Let’s start with a fundamental Japanese food and see where it takes us!

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12 minutes

Eight Hidden Gems Around the World

Take a moment to explore some hidden gems around the world! Head with us to the places that prove it’s still an amazing world and give yourself a reminder that you may have some wonders in your own backyard!

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43 minutes

Being Thankful with Snap Judgment

If you are looking for some insights on gratitude and happiness, here’s a new lens from which to view possibility. There’s nothing better than true stories told by master story-tellers! See what we mean by that!

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25 minutes

Chasing Rivers: An Adventure on the Colorado

Think about your nearest river. Where did it come from? Where is it going? Here’s a remarkable story from a National Geographic photographer about how his adventure to chase the Colorado River reshaped his perspectives.

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9 minutes

Master of Extreme Sport, Filmmaker, Teacher?

What does the person behind the camera have to master to bring us extreme sports videos? They may be deeper and more talented than we think! Here’s two sides to a videographer who reminds us about the wonder and complexity of creative people.

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7 minutes

Mystical Trees from Around the World

What’s more beautiful than a tree with its sprawling limbs pressed against a blue sky, or a tangle of leafy branches creating a cooling shade, sparkling with late afternoon light? Let’s have a quiet look at the wonder of trees…

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14 minutes

Celebrating Our Similarities

What if we spent more time celebrating our similarities? Here’s a National Geographic Photographer’s tale of how connected we really are to even the world’s most remote populations!

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25 minutes

An Adventure Atop the Tepuis

Take a trip to South America to Explore the Tepuis, magnificent mesas rising up from the jungle below. Join the explorers who study these islands in the sky, and their remarkable flora and fauna!

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13 minutes

Celebrating the Little Wonders!

What if we took more time to celebrate the quirky wonders in our own backyard? Olney, Illinois is home to a beloved population of albino squirrels, and their passion for this piece of local heritage reminds us to reflect on what makes our culture unique!

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10 minutes

A Photographer’s Life Changing Stories

Photographers bring the world to our living rooms and have witnessed much of life on this planet. Here are two stories that changed one photographer’s life, and the lessons they taught him…

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47 minutes

Do You Know Petra?

Her crumbling features take nothing away from her beauty and remarkable origins. While the efforts to create her defy explanation, the mystery adds to the wonder of Petra.

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12 minutes

To Chase a Cheese

The Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival might be one of the strangest annual events in the world. This is what happens when thousands of people cram onto a hillside to watch brave souls chase a wheel of cheese down an almost vertical incline…

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28 minutes

Climbing China’s Remarkable Rocks

What would it be like to head out on an expedition with National Geographic? These are the remarkable stories and images from an incredible adventure to climb some of China’s most amazing rock formations…

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18 minutes

Never “save” a great idea for later!

A little probe that was sent hurtling through space in 1977 – one that’s still moving and beaming back info – can teach us a lot about what we should do with a great idea. This could be the best idea hatched 39 years ago!

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15 minutes

Keeping Tradition Alive in the Modern World

The weaving traditions of Peru are not only breathtaking in their beauty, but they preserve and celebrate a long cultural heritage of the handcrafted. On this edition of Saturdays Around the World, we take a journey to the Andes for a spectacular glimpse of tradition.

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14 minutes

The BlackFish Outcome: Good People Can Win!

After 3 years of public pressure following the broadcast of a documentary called Blackfish, SeaWorld is finally canceling its Killer Whale shows, stopping its captive breeding program, and phasing out keeping killer whales in captivity all together!

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30 minutes

Wytham Woods, a Laboratory with Leaves

Oxford University’s Wytham Woods is a place of science, art, and conservation. This incredible Laboratory with Leaves is a wonderful reminder that the beauty of nature is waiting for us in our own backyard!

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12 minutes

At the Volcano’s Edge

What happens when you use drones to explore the depths of one of the world’s most active volcanoes? We join explorer and filmmaker Sam Cossman on his journey to discover life at the edge of one of the planet’s most hostile environments!

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15 minutes

Incredible Ice Music Festival

Once a year, under the first full moon, in a frozen town in Norway, musicians come together to create incredible music on instruments made entirely of ice. The world the festival creates is an incredible and unique aural experience.

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6 minutes

Jellyfish Lake: An Otherworldly Place

On Saturdays Around the World, we take you to Jellyfish Lake, one of the most incredible underwater places in the world. It is home to millions of beautiful, virtually stingless Golden Jellyfish, and it is an aquatic marvel.