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Big History: The Big History Of Everything
 
01 The Superpower of Salt
We all know that mankind can't live without air, food and water... the same is true of salt. The salt on your table is a key to unlocking the story of our planet and the...
02 Horse Power Revolution
The horse has been a revolutionary animal in unexpected ways. It has changed how we speak, what we wear, and sets the hidden limit for the size of our most massive empire...
03 Gold Fever
This episode asks why mankind is gold crazy, and discovers there's a hard-wired reason we lust after it, and a microscopic explanation for why it shines. We reveal how th...
04 Below Zero
Reveals how cold has the power to turn men into Barbarians, spark history's longest running war, and create the concept of race. After the heat of the Big Bang, cold crea...
05 Megastructures
From the Great Pyramid at Giza to the towering skyscrapers of today, humans have engineered massive constructions for at least 5,000 years. But why? How do biology and hu...
06 Defeating Gravity
They form natural boundaries, dictate how we spread around the planet, create natural defenses, and control our weather. From the World War that began with a gunshot in t...
07 World of Weapons
Humans have small teeth and no claws or armor, so how do we project our power? Warfare has defined traditional history, but Big History digs deeper to reveal how it all b...
08 Brain Boost
Behind that cup of coffee or tea is a global story that goes back to the collision that created the Moon and the evolution of plant and animal life. The key is the molecu...
09 Mountain Machines
They form natural boundaries, dictate how we spread around the planet, create natural defenses, and control our weather. From the World War that began with a gunshot in t...
10 Pocket Time Machine
How does the cellphone in your pocket link to the Big Bang, the evolution of human memory, and even the Titanic disaster? Big History reveals how cosmic forces conspired...
11 Decoded
Secret codes run the world. The code of life, DNA, is the operating system for all organisms, which spawned intelligent life like us who eventually created codes of our o...
12 Deadly Meteors
Impacts from space have created our planet and just about everything in it. Like celestial supply ships, they brought in water, metal, and maybe even life. They made our...
13 The Sun
The Sun is our master and creator. It gives us our perception of time, controls our reality, and powers our lives. Big History sheds new light on our nearest star, reveal...
14 Rise of the Carnivores
Eating meat made us human... by giving us bigger brains, better tools, and spoken language. The human need for beef has driven history across the hemispheres, but how did...
15 H2O
Water is the miracle molecule, and mankind has used its perfect properties to revolutionize our lives. It was our first superhighway, the lifeblood of civilization, and g...
16 Silver Supernova
At critical moments in history, our second place metal was the most important metal on Earth. Big History reveals how silver's place in our minds was determined by the he...
17 The Big History Of Everyt...
An epic 2-hour journey through time and space. This special pulls all that we know about science and history into one grand narrative of the universe and humanity, and un...