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The Simple Joys of the Dull Men’s Club

18 hours ago

If you don't fancy sports, dance lessons or reading groups, there may be a place for you yet. Introducing: The Dull Men's Club—a global group where embracing ...

This 15-Year-Old Beat a Rare Disease to Become a Competitive Cyclist

18 hours ago

Most competitive cyclists don't wear a backpack that keeps them alive as they race. But most competitive cyclists are not like Hannah Jordan. The 15-year-old ...

Laugh the Pain Away (Srsly)

18 hours ago

As a doctor, Madan Kataria knows that there isn't much laughter in medicine, but he has found plenty of medicine in laughter. That's what led him to create ...

Comanche: A Great Big Film Coming Thursday, June 29

1 day ago

Even the most daunting world records are meant to be broken… eventually. For elite navigator Stan Honey and a crew of sailing all-stars, beating the prestigious ...

Green With Happiness: Meet the Jolly Green Lady of Brooklyn

2 days ago

Everything in Elizabeth Sweetheart's life is green. From her bright green hair, to her self-dyed green overalls, the New York City artist has earned her moniker, ...

The Man Who Keeps Paris Dry

2 days ago

Most people know Thierry Millet as “Monsieur Pep.” That's because for the past 47 years, he has run a small business called Pep's—the only umbrella repair ...

The Architectural Wonders of Thailand’s White Temple

3 days ago

There are 33000 traditional temples in Thailand. But with its majestic, otherworldly exterior, Wat Rong Khun is unlike any other site of worship. From the ghoulish ...

The Builders | THE SHOW, Episode 2

3 days ago

Welcome to THE SHOW, the latest and greatest way to explore our Great Big World. Come along as we take off to faraway places and meet the dreamers and ...

The Legacy Makers | THE SHOW, Episode 1

4 days ago

In this episode, we meet some incredible performers preserving, revitalizing and creating legacy. We start our journey at a hula school in Hawaii, then travel ...

Whose Body Is a Beach Body Anyway? The Woman Redefining Swimwear

6 days ago

The beach is meant to be fun, light and enjoyable. But for some, the beach is an uncomfortable place, where gender norms and body image stereotypes create ...

Saint Petersburg's Gilded Church of Blood and Potatoes

6 days ago

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the most colorful and ornate landmarks in all of Europe. Located in the middle of Saint Petersburg, Russia, ...

The Mega Kitchen Serving 40,000 People Each Day

7 days ago

With one of the largest kitchens in Asia, the Shri Saibaba temple in Shirdi, India, prepares, cooks and serves quantities of food that are nearly unimaginable.

Love & Basketball: Stories of Hoop Dreams On and Off the Court

7 days ago

In this reel, we hit the court with some serious ballers as we explore the great global sport of basketball. We travel to the frozen north to meet the Toronto Raptor's ...

The Rotten, Funky Stench of Taiwan’s (Delicious) Stinky Tofu

1 week ago

With its unconventional name and niche menu offerings, Dai's House of Unique Stink is a distinctive food joint. First, there's the fact that the restaurant has had to ...

More Than Murals: The Artist Keeping Japan's Bathhouse Art Alive

1 week ago

Sentos are public bathhouses with a long and rich history in Japanese culture. Traditionally, tranquil, hand-painted murals adorned the walls of each sento.

Sounds of the Nightmare Machine

1 week ago

What happens when a horror movie composer and a guitar maker join forces? They create the world's most disturbing musical instrument. Affectionately known ...

How an Innovative Community Experiment Revitalized a Seoul Neighborhood

1 week ago

Not long ago, the old industrial neighborhood of Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, had a reputation for being rough around the edges. Today, it's a thriving ...

Refugee Hoops In America’s Heartland

1 week ago

Tucked away in America's heartland, a group of refugees from South Sudan are learning to play ball with the best of them. Omaha, Nebraska is home to the ...

Transitioning as a Family

1 week ago

Around five years ago, Corey Maison first came out to her mom as transgender. A few years later, her mom Eric came out as transgender, too. The transition ...

A Symphony to Last a Thousand Years

1 week ago

Can you imagine what the world will be like in 1000 years? Yeah, neither can we. But one man has created a piece of music that will still be playing by the end of ...

How a Father-Son Duo Turns Trash Into Transformers

2 weeks ago

In 2010, Chinese farmer Yu Zhilin and his son Yu Lingyun opened up their own metalworking shop in the country's Hunan Province. Inspired by the futuristic ...