Millions worldwide are physically dependent on commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. Pharmaceutical companies have hidden their dangerous side effects, addictive nature and long-term harm. This is the story of the disastrous consequences that occur when profit-driven medicine intersects with human beings in distress.
Science & Tech
Forging the Future explores the most exciting disciplines in popular science today. Each episode features a deep dive into: Artificial Intelligence, Achieving Immortality, Living Off the Earth, Genetic Engineering, Cyborg Technology, and creating a Disease-Free World with the Human Microbiome.
Sextortion syndicates target victims globally through social media. Illegal endangered animal trades thrive on Facebook. Digital black markets operate anonymously using software designed for press privacy and freedom to sell drugs. Secret child pornography rings run rampant in closed groups and private chats.
No longer confined to your computer or your phone, the Internet is now in garbage cans, refrigerators, and the infrastructure of our cities. The future will either be a surveillance nightmare or an eco-utopia, the outcome determined by startups in Silicon Valley and Shenzhen.
What does it take to reach 100 Million Views? With dark humour and caustic wit, Itamar Rose uncovers the truth about a platform that promised transparency and democracy, but hides an exploitative, censored and unaccountable underbelly.
Can magic mushrooms cure depression? Over two years we follow the first ever medical trial of psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) being used to treat a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.
Scientists from Europe, the United States and Canada, many of them pioneers in the field, offer convincing evidence that play is not to be taken lightly. In fact, it has the power to make animals and humans smarter, healthier and more likely to survive.
With heartfelt stories, Dying to Live takes us into the worlds of those awaiting and going through organ transplants, and with penetrating insight explores the policy failures that allow this to happen. Finally, Dying to Live offers solutions to a very easily solvable crisis.
What do we say without realising and how can we read the signals others give us involuntarily? We look deep in to the science of Body Language as well as practical applications in law enforcement, romance, commerce, national security and more.
Rise of the Trolls reveals the hard truths surrounding anonymity, dark instincts and freedom on the internet. Once you become the target of a Troll, what starts as a minor annoyance can escalate into a living nightmare. But who are Trolls? Will the fight to stop them destroy our personal freedoms?
Narrated by Patrick Stewart and shot in 4K, Journey to Space reveals that Nasa’s next era will be its greatest yet, overcoming challenges from landing astronauts on Mars to capturing asteroids.
Why do we accept huge levels of inequality and social injustice? This is one of the central questions we set out to answer, beginning with a surprising set of social experiments in Norway, which suggest that our willingness to support systems of inequality is far greater than we are often prepared to admit.