Born to Explore (2011– )
7 Jan. 2017Tanzania: Remote Tribes
Join host Richard Wiese in Tanzania, a land renowned for its extraordinary wildlife and more than 100 indigenous tribes. In a remote village, Richard is welcomed into the Iraqw tribe to experience daily life. He explores the Serengeti to witness one of the most incredible events on the planet-the Great Wildebeest Migration. And deep in the bush, he visits the people of the Datoga tribe and joins their festive celebration honoring a village elder.
14 Jan. 2017Turkey: Journey to Love Valley
Join Richard Wiese as he journeys to Turkey, a land where east meets west. Richard explores Istanbul's fabled Spice Market, and a traditional fortune-teller reveals his future through the grounds in his coffee cup. Explore Cappadocia, a region known for "fairy chimneys," some of the most striking geologic formations on earth. Join Richard as he takes to the skies aboard a hot air balloon for an aerial adventure of a lifetime and discovers why Turkish rugs are considered some of the best in the world.
21 Jan. 2017Namibia: Wild Cheetah
Explorer Richard Wiese travels to Namibia to meet a woman who has dedicated her life to saving cheetahs from extinction-Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Richard tracks cheetahs on the Namibian plains and helps a medical team with a cheetah check-up. Learn how local farmers have formed an extraordinary partnership with wildlife conservationists and use dogs to protect Livestock, ensuring the survival of Namibia's cheetah population.
28 Jan. 2017India: Good Karma
Explorer Richard Wiese travels to the mystical land of India to explore its ancient yet vibrant traditions. His mission-to perform a "seva" or good deed at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, a Sikh temple known for feeding thousands. At the world renowned Kalakshetra Foundation, he experiences the magic of Indian music and dance and discovers why they're considered holy arts. Meet an artist who paints holy elephants and find out why Indian pottery is an age-old craft.
4 Feb. 2017Scotland: Vikings, Puffins & Ponies
Travel with host Richard Wiese to the Shetland Islands in northern Scotland. At a renowned breeding farm, Richard meets a herd of pint-sized Shetland ponies; on the craggy cliffs of Sumburgh Head, he encounters thousands of sea birds, including pintsized puffins. He meets a lively woman who reveals the secrets for knitting the classic Shetland sweater and explores life below the waters of the North Sea.
11 Feb. 2017Indonesia: Orangutans-People of the Forest
Explorer Richard Wiese travels to Borneo, Indonesia, one of only two islands on the planet where orangutans live in the wild. Richard experiences life aboard a "klotok" boat during his journey deep into the rainforest in search of these magnificent great apes. Find out why Borneo's rainforests are vanishing and meet the local communities who are banding together to save the mighty orangutan.
18 Feb. 2017Canada: The Mighty Polar Bear Migraton
Host Richard Wiese journeys through Arviat, Canada where polar bears and Inuit people exist in unease harmony of these barren Arctic regions.
25 Feb. 2017Tanzania: Summit on Kilimanjaro
Join Richard Wiese as he journeys to Tanzania to climb the highest mountain on the African continent - Mount Kilimanjaro. With friends and family, Richard sets out on a seven-day climb to the summit at over 19,000 feet. He follows the same path he took with his father at age 11, more than 40 years ago. This is his 14th ascent up Kilimanjaro-only this time, Richard encounters the worst weather he's ever faced on the mountain.
4 Mar. 2017Morocco: The Last Nomads
Discover Morocco with explorer Richard Wiese on a Saharan adventure. Atop an Arabian stallion, he joins in the Fantasia, an annual tribal celebration of traditional horsemanship. He journeys through the Sahara to meet a family of Berber nomads; encounters classic Moroccan hospitality and finds out how nomadic people survive in the desert.
11 Mar. 2017Chile: Flowering of the Llamas
Richard Wiese travels to the driest place on earth, Chile's Atacama Desert. He explores the Valley of the Moons on horseback and meets the Atacamenos, a people who have survived in this harsh environment for hundreds of years. In a tiny oasis community, Richard joins a family in a sacred thanksgiving ceremony called the "Floramiento" or flowering of the llamas, where these beasts of burden are adorned with flowers.
18 Mar. 2017South Africa: Saving the Mighty Rhino
Join explorer Richard Wiese as he journeys to South Africa, for incredible encounters with white rhinos and elephants. Richard joins a conservation team on foot and by helicopter as they implant tracking devices to help monitor rhinos and protect them against poachers. He's welcomed into a Zulu tribe and meets some enterprising women who started a community garden that feeds the tribe and supplies local safari lodges.
25 Mar. 2017England: The Queen's Swan
Join Richard Wiese in England. He discovers that an unlikely bird, the swan, has played a key role in Britain's long line of proud traditions. Richard visits the Abbotsbury Swannery, where caring for these magnificent birds is a royal institution. He meets the Queen's Swan Warden and the Swan Herd and participates in a swan rescue.
1 Apr. 2017Cyprus: Cleopatra's Secret Island
Richard Wiese travels to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus steeped in ancient tales of love and intrigue. He joins world-famous archeologist Dr. Joan Connelly, who is digging for clues to confirm the existence of a sacred temple built by Cleopatra to honor her love child with Julius Caesar. Richard visits the organic farm and restaurant of one of Cyprus' most celebrated chefs, and learns about the famous "tatsia" dance.
2 May 2017Scotland: Land of Loch Ness
Journey with Richard Wiese to Scotland as he competes in the Highland Games, a celebration of Scottish traditions that goes back more than a thousand years. Richard meets a shepherd who is one of the top trainers of Scottish Sheepdogs. On the waters of Loch Ness, he learns the secrets of Nessie from the man who's spent more than 40 years searching for the legendary monster.