60 Second Docs Season 1
S01 E01Sep 27, 2016
6-Year-Old Basketball Girl Sep 27, 2016 6-year-old Jaliyah Manuel can dribble better than anyone you know and she's already set on a career in the WNBA.
S01 E02Jul 21, 2016
Grandma Gamer Jul 21, 2016 80-year-old Shirley Curry defies grandma stereotypes by becoming one of the oldest avid Skyrim players in the world. She believes video games keep her mind active and says other people her age could benefit greatly from slaying virtual dragons.
S01 E03Oct 4, 2016
Cat House Oct 4, 2016 When Lynea Lattanzio gave up her home to care for stray and abandoned cats twenty years ago, she never could have imagined how successful it would become. As the founder and director of California's Cat House on the Kings, she has helped save the lives of more than 30,000 cats and has dedicated the rest of her life to saving even more.
S01 E04Aug 4, 2016
Weed Nuns Aug 4, 2016 The Sisters of the Valley is a medicinal cannabis company run by Christine Meeusen and Darcy Johnson in California's central valley. Their mission is to erase the negative stigma around weed and end human suffering as best they can. The nun outfits aren't worn as part of any organized religion but rather as a sign of devotion to the plant.
S01 E05Sep 13, 2016
Dirty Cop's Redemption Sep 13, 2016 In 2008, police officer Andrew Collins framed an innocent man for drug possession, lied under oath and sent the man to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Andrew was subsequently caught and served jail time. Through an unbelievable twist of fate, he is now close friends with the man he sent away. They work together at a coffee shop in Michigan.
S01 E06Jun 7, 2016
Meet a Real-Life Fangsmith Jun 7, 2016 A former dental technician who now goes by the name Father Sebastiaan travels the world fitting real-life vampires with custom fangs. In this video, he explains how his unusual occupation gives his life purpose.
S01 E07Sep 6, 2016
Satanic Temple of Los Angeles Sep 6, 2016 The Satanic Temple of Los Angeles, co-founded by 50-year-old William Morrison, was established not as a religious order but as a political movement whose primary mission is to defend first amendment rights against the encroachment of the American Christian agenda. Here, Morrison explains why the group has marked the day 6/6/16 with a visit to City Hall in Lancaster, CA.
S01 E08Sep 29, 2016
Mermaid School Sep 29, 2016 At the Los Angeles Mermaid School, swimmers get to explore the world from just beneath the surface. According to Virginia Hankins, the resident finstructor, becoming a mermaid is the perfect way to put aside bad habits and escape the normal routine.
S01 E09Aug 16, 2016
Invasion of the Sex Robots Aug 16, 2016 The future of sex is here and for Matt McMullen and his RealDoll Sex Robots, things couldn't be brighter. Since 1997, Matt and his team have been creating some of the most realistic sex toys. With the age of sex robots upon us, Matt's giving customers their own body to love.
S01 E10Nov 10, 2016
8-Year-Old Skater Pro Nov 10, 2016 Eight-year-old Sky Brown came to America from Japan with her parents and younger brother, Ocean, to skateboard...and she's making plenty of waves in the process. Just this year, Sky became the youngest girl to compete against adults at the Vans' Open Pro Series. But shaking up the male-dominated sport is hardly a big deal. For Sky, if she can inspire future generations of girls to pursue their drea
S01 E11Jul 19, 2016
Biggest Football Player Ever Jul 19, 2016 7-foot 440-pound high school senior John Krahn, 17, just might be the largest football player ever. But even though he towers over his competition, Krahn's life aspirations aren't all football - so what does someone his size dream about becoming if the NFL doesn't come knocking?
S01 E12Feb 24, 2017
Braco the Gazer Feb 24, 2017 Long ago, Braco gave up speaking in order to show the world the healing power of his gaze. In a world filled with new age spiritualism and belief, is Braco The Gazer the real thing? With no evidence to confirm, skeptics remain doubtful despite the growing number of followers who come from around the world to attend one of his events for healing.
S01 E13Jan 24, 2017
Brothel Worker Jan 24, 2017 An hour outside of Las Vegas at Sheri's Ranch, 29-year-old single mother, Allissa is a legal brothel worker earning up to $30,000 a week. While prostitution and the stigma as a sex worker may perpetuate negative perceptions, Alissa feels like she and others like her are providing a safe and valuable service to those looking for a new life experience.
S01 E14Mar 29, 2017
Bug Whisperer Mar 29, 2017 Aaron Rodriguez of the Bronx has a massive collection of huge and rare bugs, as well as a NYU Biology Master's Degree on them (thesis covers Tomato Horn Worms); but what sets him apart is his reasons for collecting.
S01 E15Dec 8, 2016
Cannabis Kitty Dec 8, 2016 Meet the newest consumer of medical marijuana - family pets. When traditional methods fail, pet owners like Lisa Mastramico are turning to edible CBD oils (cannabis refined specifically for animals) to alleviate pain problems. She, along with other proponents, are finding that weed is significantly decreasing her cat's pain and allowing it to live a normal life again.
S01 E16Jul 7, 2016
Catnip Club Jul 7, 2016 Described as "a private members disco and community," L.A.'s Catnip Club gives women a safe nightlife space to party without fear of objectification - or worse. Founder Franny Divine says she started the club because women weren't getting the kind of support they needed from friends and even law enforcement after incidents of sexual assault.
S01 E17Jan 10, 2017
Chainsaw Artist Jan 10, 2017 There's something dangerous about Stacy Poitras' sculptures. One mistake while carving could result in a ruined chainsaw carving...or even worse. But that's to be expected when he's using a chainsaw as a paintbrush. After dropping out of art school to pursue chainsaw art as part of CMT's Chainsaw Gang, Stacy has gained a new perspective on life and what it means to be an artist.
S01 E18Nov 17, 2016
Marijuana Martyr Nov 17, 2016 In 2014, Charlo Greene famously quit her job on live television to head the weed dispensary, Alaska Cannabis Club. While working as a reporter at KTVA Anchorage, Alaska, Charlo came face to face with real problems facing medical marijuana patients.
S01 E19Nov 29, 2016
Daddy Daughter Hair School Nov 29, 2016 Phil Morgese started the free Daddy Daughter Hair Factory in Daytona Beach, Florida, as a way to encourage dads to spend time with their young daughters. As a single father, Phil realized that all girls need support from a male figure and this was the perfect way to throw out gender rules and connect with his. Now, 34 classes later, his idea is really starting to catch on.
S01 E20Mar 22, 2017
DIY Breasts Mar 22, 2017 When Barb Demorest learned she had breast cancer, she had no idea that her diagnosis would change her life -- and thousands more. After her mastectomy, being given a free knit breast prosthetic didn't just rekindle her hope for the future.
S01 E21Feb 2, 2017
Extreme Couponing Feb 2, 2017 A Virginia woman is using coupons to help feed thousands of people in need. Her goal: To feed 30,000 people by her 30th birthday - without spending a dime.
S01 E22Mar 13, 2017
Financial Dominatrix Mar 13, 2017 Financial domination, the latest internet fetish just may be the most expensive one to date. For financial dominatrix Megan, aka "Princess," earning a living is as simple as asking for money, and her customers are always willing to please.
S01 E23Mar 1, 2017
Food Truck for the Homeless Mar 1, 2017 Founded by Ravi and Jacquelin Singh in DTLA, Share A Meal is a food truck dedicated to providing free burritos to homeless people. They believe that a full spiritual experience requires daily actions of service and sharing.
S01 E24Jan 5, 2017
Goat Yoga Jan 5, 2017 Bring your own mat, the goats are provided at Lainey Morse's backyard yoga class. And if you think this type of practice will never catch on, think again - there's already more than 600 people on the waiting list.
S01 E25Mar 8, 2017
Handi the Gamer Mar 8, 2017 At a time when the internet can be a devastating place for young people, Michael "Handi" Olson has found his home on Twitch, the popular streaming website for gamers.
S01 E26Jul 28, 2016
I Have a Stutter Jul 28, 2016 For 20-year-old Ray Demnitz, having a severe stutter has gone from a curse to a blessing in disguise -- all thanks to a change in perspective.
S01 E27Jun 30, 2016
I'm a Furry Jun 30, 2016 19-year-old Christopher from California deals with his social anxiety by dressing up as a neon green fox named Kona. But it's not just about making himself feel better, it's about spreading the happiness as far as it will go.
S01 E28Jun 28, 2016
Armpit Hair, Don't Care Jun 28, 2016 The new female body hair movement
S01 E29Apr 7, 2017
Limbless Crossfit Apr 7, 2017 To excel at crossfit, you need strength and determination. For Lindsay Hilton, who was born without arms and legs, she got that...and then some.
S01 E30Dec 1, 2016
Mr. Okra of New Orleans Dec 1, 2016 In the vibrant city of New Orleans, Mr. Okra is a man like no other. For the last 50 years, Arthur Robinson, aka Mr. Okra, has been delivering fresh produce in the back of his pickup truck to his community. It's enough to make him quite the celebrity in his little pocket of the world.
S01 E31Mar 10, 2017
Nude Yoga Mar 10, 2017 Provides sage, inclusive spaces where people can exercise in the nude.
S01 E32Mar 3, 2017
Obama Impersonator Mar 3, 2017 With his uncanny resemblance to the 44th President of the United States, Reggie has become the most famous Barack Obama impersonator in the world.
S01 E33Dec 6, 2016
Professional Cuddler Dec 6, 2016 Meet Fei, a professional cuddler with Cuddle Sanctuary in Santa Monica, California. For $80 an hour, Fei treats her clients to one-on-one cuddling sessions and group workshops about consent and touch. Despite constant misunderstandings of her profession, Fei explains that her therapy is about more than and sex, it's about helping others discover intimacy through hugs and release through touch.
S01 E34Mar 6, 2017
Recycling Kid Mar 6, 2017 At 3 years old, Ryan became obsessed with recycling, and how it can help save the environment, and decided to start his own business - Ryan's Recycling Company.
S01 E35Oct 13, 2016
Restoring the Rainforest Oct 13, 2016 A Brazilian man "reforested" a patch of barren land - seed by seed - in order to create 77 acres of rainforest.
S01 E36Feb 13, 2017
Rocco Steele Feb 13, 2017 On the night of the Las Vegas launch party for his new underwear line, 10 Seven, former gay porn star Rocco Steele reflects on his life's journey.
S01 E37Jan 17, 2017
Roller Girls Jan 17, 2017 This is the world of roller derby, the high-speed, full contact sport that pits skater against skater. The only thing more intense than the sport are the girls who play it.
S01 E38Nov 22, 2006
Speedcubers Nov 22, 2006 Welcome to the world of speedcubing, the fast-paced puzzle competition that is growing in popularity around the world - even if you've never heard of it. Cubers like Michael Young, from West Hollywood, are battling to see who can solve the Rubik's cube in the fastest time.
S01 E39Jun 16, 2016
Sugar Baby Jun 16, 2016 20-year-old college student Camila finds cosmic justice in charging older men she meets online $500 a date. For her, it's an empowering statement against the patriarchy.
S01 E40Aug 2, 2016
Superman of Hollywood Boulevard Aug 2, 2016 48-year-old Christopher Dennis' life didn't go as planned. After some early success as an actor and model, Dennis struggled with drugs and eventually found himself on Hollywood Boulevard, working for tips from tourists as a Superman impersonator. Still, Dennis finds purpose in brightening other peoples' lives.
S01 E41Sep 20, 2016
California's Teen Smokers Sep 20, 2016 California raised the age of smoking from 18 to 21 in June, leaving thousands of young smokers in the lurch with no way to legally purchase the cigarettes they're now dependent on. They're not happy about it.
S01 E41Sep 20, 2016
California's Teen Smokers Sep 20, 2016 California raised the age of smoking from 18 to 21 in June, leaving thousands of young smokers in the lurch with no way to legally purchase the cigarettes they're now dependent on. They're not happy about it.
S01 E42Jul 5, 2016
The Homeless Jedi Jul 5, 2016 32-year-old Ace Venom (his legal name) identifies as a Jedi realist. And like Jedi from Star Wars films, Ace relies upon a philosophy of righteousness and helping others to endure his day-to-day struggles in Portland, where rising rent prices have left him and his fiancée homeless.
S01 E43Feb 9, 2017
Therapy Pig Feb 9, 2017 Pigs can't fly, but at San Francisco's International Airport, Lilou the therapy pig is turning heads. As part of the airport's Wag Brigade, Lilou helps bring a bit of happiness to what otherwise might be a stressful day of flying. While airports pigs are rare, therapy animals aren't. More than 30 states already employ their own team of therapy dogs. And during stressful times, anything helps.
S01 E44Sep 1, 2016
Topless Maid Sep 1, 2016 30-year-old Jessica Hughes makes $175 an hour cleaning Hollywood homes topless - and she wouldn't change a thing.
S01 E45Jul 26, 2016
The Treeman of Venice Jul 26, 2016 57-year-old Lonell Powell, AKA Treeman, explains why it's important to stop and smell the roses.
S01 E46Nov 15, 2016
Urban Beekeeping Nov 15, 2016 Some people have dogs, George Langworthy has bees. In Los Angeles, where it is now legal to keep hives in your backyard, George is one of a number of beekeepers helping to preserve bee species that have seen a severe drop in numbers over the last several years. And his work could not be any more important.
S01 E47Jun 9, 2016
Used Panties for Sale Jun 9, 2016 A New York-based college student discovers that selling her used underwear to strangers on the Internet is an easy -- and thrilling -- way to way pay her bills. But she also can't escape the reality that her secret job carries its fair share of risks.
S01 E48Feb 17, 2017
Snake Venom Extractor Feb 17, 2017 Jim Harrison has been milking snakes for their venom for the last 41 years -- that's 1000 extractions a week, nine accidents and five times on life support.
S01 E49Nov 1, 2016
Wheelchair Pups Nov 1, 2016 In Rosharon, Texas Laurie and Larry Miller combine their skills as a Vet Tech and pipewelder to make custom wheelchairs for disabled dogs, giving them a second chance at mobility, play, and normal lives.
S01 E50Jan 31, 2017
Beer Pong Champ Jan 31, 2017 Andrew Borys from Calgary, also known as: BBS DoingNothing, is the most impressive beer pong player you've ever seen. He nails cup after cup in a pyramid stack, hits 'em across the room with a pitching wedge, all day long.
S01 E51Sep 15, 2016
Autograph Hunter Sep 15, 2016 Around Hollywood, he's known simply as Red Bull. A mysterious red-headed autograph hunter who makes a living off the signatures he feverishly collects around town. This is his story.
S01 E52Dec 15, 2016
Black Santa Claus Dec 15, 2016 Meet Langston Patterson, the new face of the holidays. As the black Santa Claus at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles, Patterson is hoping to bring children of all ages and races together to celebrate the holidays in a loving way.
S01 E53Apr 19, 2017
Bong Maker Apr 19, 2017 When 4:20 hits, bong maker Robert Mickelsen is on the clock. Though the longtime artist and glassworker doesn't smoke, he's thrilled to be a part of the USA's growing cannabis counterculture. And since the 2008 recession, that's also how Mickelsen has made his living -- by making and selling pipes and bongs at all price points, from double digits to $30,000 a piece.
S01 E54Mar 17, 2017
Breast Milk Bikers Mar 17, 2017 This breast milk biker gang saves premature babies. As the president of the Sirens Women's Motorcycle Club in New York City, Jennifer Baquial knows how she can come off to some people. So when the Executive Director of the New York Milk Bank called her out of the blue and asked if she'd be willing to deliver breast milks to moms and babies in need, she jumped at the idea.
S01 E55Dec 27, 2016
Care Farming Dec 27, 2016 Karen Snook of Kindred Spirits Care Farm believes animals are the key to helping vulnerable, at-risk students and youth achieve success. On her care farm, located on a high school campus, students learn to reconnect with the earth, animals and nature, while learning to trust their own instincts. Through care farming, therapy with nature and animals, her students are healing and growing as people.
S01 E56Aug 9, 2016
Adult Thumbsucker Aug 9, 2016 As an adult thumbsucker, Harvey Miller feels like his favorite habit is largely misunderstood. For him and others like him, thumbsucking is a harmless way to fill a void. And who can argue with that?
S01 E57Jan 3, 2017
Dad in Jail Jan 3, 2017 With their dad in jail, twin teens Justice and Freedom have been forced to make a lot of sacrifices for their family. Before they were born, the twins' father was convicted of a crime and sent to jail. But despite his time in prison, their father has been a constant in their lives. It is because of this unique bond that the family has grown stronger together - incarceration and all.
S01 E58Feb 7, 2017
Doctor Freeze Feb 7, 2017 Max More is used to talking about life extension. In fact, his non-profit organization, the Alcor Foundation, is using cryonics to find immortality. By using extremely cold temperatures to preserve a human body, Max plans on placing ailing humans into a suspended state with the intent of restoring them at a time when available technologies might better be able to restore good health.
S01 E59Jan 19, 2017
Doomsday Bunkers Jan 19, 2017 With Donald Trump's inauguration looming, the luxury bunker market has exploded. Gary Lynch, a survival shelter salesman and general manager of Rising S Bunkers in Texas, explains why -- fear of nuclear war -- and takes us inside the underground strongholds America's wealthy elite are now scrambling to purchase in order to prepare for the end of the world. Gary has been producing top-quality dooms
S01 E60Aug 25, 2016
Family of Gator Wrestlers Aug 25, 2016 With no structured competitions and a ludicrously high death potential, gator wrestling might be the most dangerous and pointless sport there is, but it's still got a strong following among Southerners like T. Michael Kliebert, who grew up in the swamps. For them, it's all about tradition and Mr. Kliebert explains why.
S01 E61Aug 23, 2016
Grandma Bodybuilder Aug 23, 2016 68-year-old Ruby Pikes began entering bodybuilding competitions at age 51 and has since dedicated her life to fitness and helping other older women reach their fitness goals. Here she explains what keeps her going and why age is no excuse to stay unhealthy.
S01 E62Jan 26, 2017
Grandma Kitchen Jan 26, 2017 Nestled cozily on New York's Staten Island, a little restaurant called Enoteca Maria thrives on traditional food cooked entirely by a staff of grandmas from all over the world.
S01 E63Apr 17, 2017
Calgary Flames Organ Player Apr 17, 2017 Willy Joosen, the Calgary Flames' organist since 1988, is a lover of all things hockey, Canada, and piano. For nearly 30 years, he's played the arena, translating popular music into booming organ chords and commanding audiences of over 20,000. It's exhilarating, to say the least -- for both Joosen and his team's fervent fans.
S01 E64Dec 29, 2016
I'm a Pyro Dec 29, 2016 For the men who set off bombs for the enjoyment of others, every day at work can be a matter of life and death.
S01 E65Oct 20, 2016
I'm an Exorcist Oct 20, 2016 Shea Bile was brought up believing in the supernatural. As the son of a medium, Shea has embraced the rebellious side of spirituality and is now a practicing occultist and exorcist. While he believes in demonic possession, he'll be the first to tell you that any exorcism has to start from within. And he'll give you the tools you need to liberate yourself.
S01 E66Jun 23, 2016
I'm Graysexual Jun 23, 2016 25-year-old Jared says sexuality isn't so black and white - sometimes, it's gray. According to Jared, who identifies as both gay and graysexual, sexuality is a mix of orientation and desire. For him, sex isn't really part of the equation.
S01 E67Feb 22, 2017
Kid Climber Feb 22, 2017 At 7 years old, mountain climber Tyler Armstrong set out to conquer the world's highest mountains. Now 13, he's climbed five of the seven great summits, including Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Mount Elbrus (Russia) and Mount Aconcagua (Argentina).
S01 E68Oct 27, 2017
Latinos for Trump Oct 27, 2017 Campaigning as a Mexican-American for Trump has brought Marco Gutierrez a fair share of unwanted attention. But for Marco, a founding member of Latinos 4 Trump, it isn't just about raising questions, it's about reclaiming lost opportunities for people like him and protecting the freedoms of the American Dream.
S01 E69Sep 8, 2016
Michigan Militia Sep 8, 2016 At a time when the conversation over gun control and immigration reform has taken center stage, Lee Miracle has picked his side. As the coordinator of the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, Lee has placed himself of the side of the Second Amendment - ready to defend his right to bear arms, even if it's against the government.
S01 E70Mar 31, 2017
One Man Band Mar 31, 2017 For the last four decades, Arthur Nakane has made Los Angeles sound a little sweeter. Even after a serious injury left him partially paralyzed and without the full function of his hands and limbs, the self-proclaimed one-man-band continues to serenade the crowds who gather daily in Little Tokyo to watch him play.
S01 E71Apr 3, 2017
Paralympic Swimmer Apr 3, 2017 Outside the pool, U.S. Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist for the U.S. National Team Rebecca Meyers confronts life's challenges. In the water, she demolishes them. Diagnosed with Usher syndrome, she's been deaf since birth, and she will eventually go blind - her eyesight deteriorates more every day. Still, Becca's anything but disabled - just ask her about her gold medals, and her ESPN ESPY.
S01 E72Apr 5, 2017
9-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Apr 5, 2017 Ryan Wang is a typical 9-year-old boy, with one extreme exception -- he's a world-famous classical piano prodigy. In 2013, when he was just five years old, he performed at Carnegie Hall, and has since made appearances on The Ellen Show and with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. And through it all, Ryan remains a normal kid who loves life offstage, too.
S01 E73Aug 18, 2016
Professional Dog Dancer Aug 18, 2016 Patie Ventre, lifelong animal lover and dog dancing champion has only one thing on her mind -- the Olympics. For her, it's just a matter of time before this unusual sport is accepted by the world.
S01 E74Apr 10, 2017
Racist Tattoo Coverup Apr 10, 2017 David Cutlip of Southside Tattoo is breaking down racism, one tattoo at a time. In providing free coverups for people with racist and gang-related tattoos, he turns hate into hope, giving his clients the freedom to live normal lives -- without fear of discrimination at work and home.
S01 E75Oct 25, 2016
Reborns: Born Again Dolls Oct 25, 2016 Can these life-like dolls help grieving parents find hope after a devastating loss? Ethel Ruiz, the woman behind Reborns believes so. In 2013, she began making dolls to help mothers and fathers reconnect with the children that they lost. Now, she's learned that people with autism and Alzheimer's are also benefitting from her creations.
S01 E76Mar 15, 2017
Robotic Exoskeleton Mar 15, 2017 It's been 8 years since a car accident left Cynthia Ramirez paralyzed from the waist down - and eight years since she's been able to walk on her own. Now, thanks to expanding studies in therapy and robotic technology, Cynthia is able to walk again with a robotic exoskeleton. The device, powered by motors and electronics, is giving her back the freedom she thought she lost.
S01 E77Jun 21, 2016
Santa Dave Jun 21, 2016 61-year-old Dave Morrison has been making children smile for the last decade as a Santa-for-hire. But every holiday season, Dave is reminded of his own children who he hasn't seen in years.
S01 E78Dec 13, 2016
Saving Camels Dec 13, 2016 The Arabian meat market is booming and as a means of conservation, a highly exuberant animal rights defender is decking out camels from head to toe.
S01 E79Feb 15, 2017
Stunt Driver Feb 15, 2017 20-year old Brionna Lynch has always had a passion for cars and driving fast. Since the moment she turned 16 and got her license, she's been tearing up the streets on and off screen. And now, as one of the only females in the stunt driving profession, she's carving a path in movies such as The Fate of the Furious and Ninja Turtles 2.
S01 E80Oct 11, 2016
Syrian Refugee Oct 11, 2016 Ahmed is one of thousands of Syrians who have come to America as refugees. Despite the war he leaves behind him, Ahmed is determined to give his children a chance at a better life. And it's not easy. Every day he is met with struggles that make it hard for him to find the American Dream.
S01 E81Feb 20, 2017
Teen Dancer Feb 20, 2017 Teen dancer, Taylor Hatala isn't perfect. Despite what her dance videos show. With millions of video views, Taylor has skyrocketed to fame following the 2014 viral video of her dancing to Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda." She now performs regularly on tour with artists like Justin Bieber and Janet Jackson. But social fame can come with a price, as she and many teens now know.
S01 E82Aug 11, 2016
Ts Madison Does DragCon Aug 11, 2016 At Los Angeles' third annual DragCon, transgender icon and Vine star TS Madison celebrated her own gender transition with 22,000 other attendees. In the wake of the assault on LGBT rights in states like North Carolina and Mississippi, this event was more than just a party - it's a lifeline.
S01 E83Nov 24, 2016
Turkey Sanctuary Nov 24, 2016 Alicia Pell isn't here to ruin your Thanksgiving plans but she's hoping to open your mind about her favorite animal. As the National Placement Manager at Farm Sanctuary, Alicia helps rescue turkeys from cruelty. Through her work she hopes to teach the world about how amazing these little understood animals really are.
S01 E84Jan 12, 2017
Underground Crossdresser Jan 12, 2017 From sun up to sun down, Roberto's life is business as usual. But at nighttime, he becomes Roberta, his drag persona. This is the life of many crossdressing Spanish men who escape their daily routine and dress up to look like women at club EnFemme. It's not exactly normal to crossdress and lead a double life of drag, but it brings him the most joy.
S01 E85Aug 30, 2016
Violin Monster Aug 30, 2016 30-year-old Zachary Storey has been working as a full-time street performer for five years, during which time he developed Ann Arbor's now-famous Violin Monster persona. In this video, Storey explains the beauty in the simplicity of his lifestyle that touches so many different lives every day.
S01 E86Dec 20, 2016
Wakeboard Girl Dec 20, 2016 Kaitlyn "Koko" Adams first stepped on a wakeboard and jumped into water sports when she was just five years old. Now 11, she's a national champion in wakeboarding and snowboarding. Although she might have times when she's scared, the secret to her professional wakeboarding success is simple: never give up. This wakeboarder is just getting started.
S01 E87Mar 27, 2017
Water Sommelier Mar 27, 2017 Los Angeles's first and only water sommelier, Martin Riese of Patina Restaurant, is working to educate people about the world's most popular drink. In his Water 101 class, Riese offers patrons the chance to join him for a water tasting - for $50 a head.
S01 E88Jun 1, 2016
The Zen of Sign Spinning Jun 1, 2016 20-year-old Oshay Henderson hits the sweltering streets of L.A. every day to spin signs for a living. According to him, it's the best job in the world. But he's a lot more than just some guy on the side of road - he may just have life figured out.
S01 E89Aug 9, 2016
Floating Babies Aug 9, 2016 Kristi Ison of Houston, Texas founded Float Baby, a spa for babies, as a way to improve babies' early cognitive and physical strength through water therapy and neonatal massage. Not only can infants benefit, but moms and dads also get to escape the isolation of parenting at home. And there are few things more fascinating than a pack of newborn babies bobbing, buoyed by water wings in a warm bath.
S01 E90May 15, 2017
Ballet Boy May 15, 2017 Not many boys dance ballet, but 11-year-old Gabriel Romero, who trains at Thom McIntyre's Philadelphia Dance Center, is the ultimate boy ballerina (or ballerino). Even if he's the only boy ballet dancer among dozens of girls, Gabe doesn't let it get to him. He's in the studio and at the barre for one key reason: dance is his passion, and he's not afraid to express it.
S01 E91Jul 14, 2017
Bionic Biker Jul 14, 2017 Seven months after a serious snowmobile racing injury left him with an amputated leg, professional athlete "Monster" Mike Schultz was back on the track. Combining his love for racing and his skill with tools, Mike designed and built his own prosthetic leg, called the Moto Knee, and now runs a company called Biodapt. It's already helped him medal 7 times at the ESPN Summer X Games.
S01 E92Jun 2, 2017
Bra Fairy to the Homeless Jun 2, 2017 Dana Marlowe, aka The Bra Fairy, doesn't need funding or fancy packaging to work her magic, but she does need all the used bras she can collect. Via her organization Support the Girls, people across the country are mailing Marlowe their used underwear so she can sort, wash and donate these much-needed garments to homeless girls and women.
S01 E93Apr 14, 2017
Bunny Museum Apr 14, 2017 The Bunny Museum in Altadena, CA isn't your average exhibition -- it's also home to co-founders Candace Frazee and her husband Steve Lubanski. In the early days of their relationship, Candace and Steve found themselves giving each other bunny-themed presents from time to time; eventually, it evolved into an all-out bunny obsession.
S01 E94Jun 9, 2017
Butterfly Keeper Jun 9, 2017 Tim Wong, a biologist who volunteers as a butterfly keeper at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, has raised a kaleidoscope of butterflies in his backyard. Inspired by the insect's delicate, ethereal beauty, Wong works to build butterfly populations as their natural habitats shrink, threatened by industrial development.
S01 E95May 8, 2017
Cardboard Artist May 8, 2017 Cardboard artist Calder Greenwood is Los Angeles's own upcycling genius. A VFX artist by trade, Calder spends his free time turning cardboard from would-be waste into urban fine art. Whether he's crafting 3D Frankenstein heads, huge hanging spiders or unconventional modern art, Calder's goal is the same: to inspire people to look up and notice the overlooked magic of their surroundings.
S01 E96Jul 17, 2017
Female Sumo Wrestler Jul 17, 2017 In Japan, sumo wrestling is still a male-only sport, so 33-year-old Natsumi Takagi, originally of Tokyo, took her ambitions to Los Angeles and became the first Japanese woman to compete, and win a silver medal, in the US Sumo Open. Despite her small size -- 5'5" and 120 lbs -- she regularly wrestles men several times larger, and even bested a sumo champion twice her weight.
S01 E97Jul 17, 2017
Cosplay Queen Jul 17, 2017 Instagram cosplay queen Lyz Brickley is known as a cosplay icon by her mass of fans on social media. Brickley, who used to be a model before pivoting into nerdom, transforms into popular video game and fantasy novel characters from Overwatch, Zelda, and Lord of the Rings and makes regular visits to conventions and events where she rocks candy-colored wigs, full metal suits of armor, and swords.
S01 E98May 12, 2017
Cremation Potter May 12, 2017 Justin Crowe of Santa Fe, New Mexico started Chronicle Cremation Design, a company that turns human remains into pottery, after finding artistic inspiration in his grandfather's death. He was surprised when others asked him if he could turn their loved ones' remains into memorial objects, too -- and even more surprised when the project grew into a business.
S01 E99Jun 14, 2017
Dog Stylist Jun 14, 2017 Dog stylist Jess Rona of Los Angeles gives pups first-rate cuts and blowouts, and the videos she makes documenting her process are viral smash hits. As stylist to the pets of stars like Katy Perry and Kaskade, her fame's growing faster than her client list (sorry, no vacancies).
S01 E100Apr 26, 2017
Female Ex-Con Theater Apr 26, 2017 Within the Judy Dworin Performance Project, female ex-cons are much more than an orange jumpsuit or a mugshot. Guided through performance by the nonprofit's founder Judy Dworin, former inmates are given the mentorship they need to reach out about social justice and other issues the free world may not fully understand.
S01 E101Jul 3, 2017
Falconer Jul 3, 2017 Female falconer Jenna Woginrich spends her days caring for and hunting with her falcon, Aya Cash. Woginrich, who was once a graphic designer, now runs a farm and rescues some of nature's biggest airborne predators. The point is not to tame these majestic birds: it's simply to teach them how to hunt, giving them a better chance of living through the harsh winter in secluded upstate New York.
S01 E102May 1, 2017
Freeze Died Pets May 1, 2017 Pet preservationist Chuck Rupert of Second Life Freeze Dry makes the death of a pet easier on owners. With vacuums and ultra-cold temperatures, Chuck's company prepares and preserves people's pets just the way they remember them, helping to ease their loss as they move through the healing process.
S01 E103Jun 23, 2017
Gunpowder Art Jun 23, 2017 Wyoming-based artist Danny Shervin paints with gunpowder. He stumbled upon the unusual technique in college, and his work soon blew up. Now, he uses a brush to arrange powder on canvas in the likenesses of wildlife -- owls, bears, and fish -- lights his work on fire, then shares the results with his 380,000 fans on Facebook.
S01 E104May 24, 2017
Homeless Haircuts May 24, 2017 Nasir Sobhani of Melbourne, Australia, aka The Streets Barber, gives free haircuts to the homeless to help them feel clean, empowered, and understood. Life on the streets is rough, with homeless people often ignored or abused to the point that they no longer feel human -- and Nasir, a former drug addict himself, is out to change that with a salon-style makeover.
S01 E105Sep 22, 2016
Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later Sep 22, 2016 On the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, areas of New Orleans are still devastated. In this video, locals explain how time doesn't heal all wounds - despite small signs of recovery - and how circumstances beyond their control have left them feeling trapped.
S01 E106Jul 27, 2017
Internet Exhibitionist Jul 27, 2017 A 24-year-old graduate student reveals her secret life as an online exhibitionist. Stripping down and posting mainly to Reddit's /r/gonewild -- a community of over one million people -- she takes off her clothes and posts for the social interaction, the rush, and the unusual intimacy of it all. For her, it's a feeling like none other, and if she doesn't mind, why should anyone else?
S01 E107Apr 24, 2017
Kid Bull Rider Apr 24, 2017 According to his father, 10-year-old bull rider Ryder Carpenetti is a different breed of kid. Ryder, who's been riding mini-bulls competitively since he was 7, isn't afraid to hop on and go. When it's time for him to compete, he heads to the ring, lets the bull start kicking and jumping, and hangs on tight.
S01 E108Oct 6, 2016
Lucha Libre Ladies Oct 6, 2016 Krystal's love of lucha libre started long before she became a luchadora. As a tribute to her grandmother, Krystal is helping to transform Mexican wrestling for a new generation of fans. Today, she is one of the many rising female wrestlers in the ring.
S01 E109May 29, 2017
Male Pole Dancer May 29, 2017 Pole dancer Seanmichael Rau loved pole long before he won the Men's Pro division in the 2014 US Pole National Championships. Years ago, when a colleague showed him videos of professional pole dancers, Rau was hooked by the beauty and originality of their movement. Today, he teaches classes at all levels.
S01 E110Oct 18, 2016
Mexican Border Aide Oct 18, 2016 Life is dangerous on the Mexican-American border -- cartel violence and police exploitation is common. For the immigrants making the trip from Mexico into the United States, Sarah's home for refugees is a last minute safe haven before the journey across the border. In the future, Sarah hopes that this will not be the last place these refugees find comfort but that they will be accepted everywhere.
S01 E111Apr 21, 2017
Mother-Daughter Graffiti Apr 21, 2017 Street artist Binty Bint and her daughter, Lola, share an uncommon hobby: graffiti. The mother-daughter duo covers the walls of local businesses in everything from cartoon chickens to uplifting messages. Working as a team, they bring brightness and cheer to the cloudy streets of London.
S01 E112Jul 5, 2017
Off-Road Kid Jul 5, 2017 10-year-old Austin Thompson isn't an average kid -- he's also a top competitor in the World Off Road Championship Series, racing in 170 class events. With his younger sister as his co-pilot and support from his cheering parents at every race, Austin's family believe it takes a shared effort to succeed in competitive off-roading -- and in life.
S01 E113Jun 28, 2017
The People Walker Jun 28, 2017 Chuck McCarthy of Los Angeles, California, is a professional people walker. For $7 a mile, The People Walker will escort you wherever you need to go, acting as a chaperone/chauffeur hybrid who doubles as a therapist, a friend and whatever else you seek in a sidewalk stroll.
S01 E114Mar 24, 2017
Portland's Unipiper Mar 24, 2017 In a city known for its eccentricity, Brian Kidd is a standout. He rides a unicycle and plays a set of flaming bagpipes. Known as the Unipiper, he might be even weirder than his home city of Portland. Dressed up as Darth Vader or Uncle Sam, Brian Kidd the Unipiper redefines viral fame.
S01 E115May 31, 2017
Pro Wingwoman May 31, 2017 31-year-old Erin Davis of New York, New York is a professional wingwoman and matchmaker: in other words, she gets paid to hook people up. After she got her start in Jewish matchmaking via hosting exclusive group dinners, Erin became so good at connecting people that her clients pleaded with her to offer a one-on-one service, too. Now she's a real-life version of "Hitch," helping people connect.
S01 E116Jun 12, 2017
Teddy Bears for Cancer Jun 12, 2017 Inspiration struck when 13-year-old Campbell Remess of Tasmania, Australia realized that very sick kids, particularly those fighting cancer, had to spend holidays in the hospital. He yearned to give every kid in his local hospital a teddy bear for comfort, but his family couldn't afford it. Instead, then 9-year-old Campbell learned how to use a sewing machine and started making teddy bears himself
S01 E117May 19, 2017
Protest Personality May 19, 2017 Protest personality Marni Halasa is out to make a difference. She uses fun, flamboyant costumes like "Angry Mermaid for Climate Justice" to spread the political messages she's passionate about by grabbing media attention. Halasa's not doing it for the money -- she doesn't make any. Her goal is to remind ordinary citizens that they can take action and change the world.
S01 E118May 10, 2017
Python Hunting May 10, 2017 Python hunting might be out of your comfort zone, but Tom Rahill and the Swamp Apes, a group of military veterans and volunteers who remove invasive pythons from wild areas of Florida's Everglades National Park, find it therapeutic. When Florida veterans return home, they can join Rahill's crew and use the highly strategic hunt to channel their postwar emotions -- and ultimately heal.
S01 E119Dec 22, 2017
Santa Cop Dec 22, 2017 On most days, Adrian Acosta goes by Officer. During the holidays, he's Santa Claus. After a long year of public backlash against the police, Adrian and his fellow officers of the Los Angeles Police Department are hoping to bring community and law enforcement together during this Christmas season.
S01 E120Mar 20, 2017
Simulated Disaster Mar 20, 2017 Would you trust your coworkers with your life? Keith Wille of Survival Systems, USA, puts companies to the test by putting employees in disaster's front seat. They believe that if teams can join together to survive a plane crash, a submerged vehicle, or the open ocean, they can work through anything -- including the 9 to 5.
S01 E121May 5, 2017
Slime Girl May 5, 2017 13-year-old slime girl Kaitlinh Nguyen, Instagram's Slime Sherbet, is a teen slimer, artist and entrepreneur. With more than 260,000 followers and tens of millions of views, she's one of the highest viewed (and paid) slimers out there. What happens when the trend fades away? Kaitlinh's not worried -- she's in it all for the fun.
S01 E122Nov 3, 2016
Socialist Candidate for US President Nov 3, 2016 Gloria La Riva wants you to forget about the two-party system. As the leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), she's been campaigning for President since 2008. And even as the conversation is opening up to socialism, Gloria admits that being on the ballot in several states isn't' enough -- a mass movement is needed in order to radically reform society.
S01 E123May 3, 2017
Surf Dog May 3, 2017 World-famous surf dog Ricochet and her handler, Judy Fridono, are making it easier for disabled people to surf. For would-be surfers with physical and mental disabilities like PTSD or missing limbs, Ricochet provides support and stability to calm their fears - and help them hang loose.
S01 E124May 17, 2017
The Tall Society May 17, 2017 In The Tall Society, a supportive community for tall women worldwide, standing out is what brings members together. Six-foot-two Molly Johnson tells us what it's like to be a cut above, and how finding The Tall Society on Instagram changed how she feels about being unusually tall.
S01 E125Jun 5, 2017
Urban Daredevil Jun 5, 2017 Victor G. Thomas, aka vic.invades on Instagram, is an urban daredevil and explorer in New York City. For him, NYC's a playground, and he treats its skyscrapers like a jungle gym. As Victor explains, he doesn't fear dying, but he does understand the gravity of his situation -- anything can happen when you're up in the air.
S01 E126Jun 30, 2017
Vogue Party Jun 30, 2017 Isla Chanel of Los Angeles, California is a competitive voguer, repping a dance movement that evolved out of 1960s-era gay, trans, black and Latino communities and later expanded to accept women and all parts of the LGBT community. Inspired by modeling poses, voguers bring the runway to the dance floor with moves like spins, death drops and catwalking.
S01 E127Apr 12, 2017
Weed Chef Apr 12, 2017 Want to get high? Andrea Drummer, a cannabis chef in Los Angeles, is infusing gourmet meals with weed for foodies and stoners alike. Her clientele include both patients who'd rather eat than smoke their meds -- and clients seeking an unusual, and dubiously legal, experience.
S01 E128Jun 7, 2017
6-Year-Old Weightlifting Kid Jun 7, 2017 6-year-old John Durant is a weightlifting kid who loves to work out. After his father encouraged him to start learning proper form at age 4, John moved on to squats, cleans and snatches with a real bar and weights. With a PR of 42 pounds and two sessions weekly in the weight room, John gets stronger and stronger, even as his training timeline leaves some people wondering: how young is too young?
S01 E129Jun 14, 2017
What Straight Outta Compton Really Means in Compton Jun 14, 2017 As reports circulated that police would be increasing security in Compton to handle the threat of gang violence on opening night of the N.W.A. film Straight Outta Compton, locals stepped out in peace to show heartfelt support for their hometown rap group.
S01 E130Jul 7, 2017
Yarn Bombing Jul 7, 2017 Longtime yarn bomber and fabric artist Julie Kornblum, a member of the Yarn Bombing Los Angeles collective, loves to make street art. Her medium of choice is yarn bombing -- aka yarn storming, guerilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting -- a type of street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn instead of paint or chalk.
S01 E131May 22, 2017
Kid Yoga Teacher May 22, 2017 11-year-old Tabay Atkins is America's youngest yoga teacher, and his purpose is giving back. After his mother beat cancer when he was just 6, Tabay picked up yoga, realizing the practice that helped his mom heal could make a difference for others. Once he completed a 200-hour teacher training, Tabay began teaching three free classes (donations appreciated) every week.
S01 E132Aug 30, 2017
Drag Queen Kid Aug 30, 2017 8-year-old Lactatia is Montreal's latest drag queen. Lactatia (real name Nemis Quinn Mélançon Golden) got into drag at age 7 with encouragement from both parents and peers, gaining recognition after being invited onstage by Bianca Del Rio at a Montreal drag event, where -- in full drag -- Lactatia served up snark and sass like a queen.
S01 E133Aug 14, 2017
Kid Fashionista Aug 14, 2017 Bullied at school for her skin tone, 11-year-old Kheris Rogers is demonstrating why beauty isn't just skin deep -- through fashion. She designed her own clothing line, Flexin' in My Complexion, to empower others to love their differences, and with support from her family and friends, is making steps down the runway towards change.
S01 E134Jun 19, 2017
Latte Artist Jun 19, 2017 Caleb Tiger Cha, aka @calebtiger on Instagram, took an unusual path in becoming a latte artist. The Seoul, Korea native began his career in financial consulting, but felt something missing. So Cha moved to Australia, but had trouble finding a job -- until he realized Melbourne was a coffee capital and connected the dots.
S01 E135Sep 20, 2017
Magic: The Gathering Sep 20, 2017 7-year-old Dana Fischer is a competitive Magic: The Gathering player at the pro level, who takes on adult players at the world's largest competitions, with five Grand Prix tournaments under her belt. This elementary-aged planeswalker is always prepared to cast spells and go into battle. With the support of her older sister and her dad, Fischer's been playing since before she could read.
S01 E136Sep 27, 2017
Modern Jousting Sep 27, 2017 It's Shane Adams's mission to resurrect competitive jousting, sport of kings. The Canadian Equestrian Team athlete and captain/owner of The Knights of Valour, a full-contact jousting team, believes that when it comes to facing off on horseback, there's nothing like the real thing.
S01 E137Sep 29, 2017
Mommy Milk Factory Sep 29, 2017 Elisabeth Anderson-Sierra has become well-known in Beaverton, Oregon, for her decision to donate her breast milk to families in need. The mother of two has hyperlactation syndrome, causing her to produce 1.75 gallons of milk a day, with 5,000 ounces stored in her freezer.
S01 E138Sep 8, 2017
Monster Trucker Sep 8, 2017 When Rosalee Ramer isn't busy studying for her mechanical engineering degree at Georgia Tech, she's behind the wheel of her own monster truck, Wild Flower, competing against drivers twice her age. At 19 she is the youngest professional female monster truck driver, winning last year's Monster Jam Rookie of the Year.
S01 E139Aug 25, 2017
Muslim Parkour Athlete Aug 25, 2017 Sara Mudallal precision-leaps onto rails, scales walls and flips over barriers -- all while wearing a hijab. After two years of practicing parkour, she's shattering the public's perceptions and prejudices of Muslim women -- and standing out just by doing what she loves. Tempest Freerunning Academy is her school, and the world is her playground.
S01 E140Jul 10, 2017
Pay It Forward Pizza Jul 10, 2017 At Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pies aren't just for paying customers. In a pay-it-forward pizza initiative that began three years ago, people who lunch at the neionalghborhood pizzeria can donate a dollar and provide a slice for homeless people who otherwise can't afford it, using a system of Post-It notes to keep track of slices that can be redeemed.
S01 E141Oct 31, 2017
Pet Cemetery Oct 31, 2017 Over 60,000 pets are buried at the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park and Cemetery in Calabasas, California, a nonprofit run by the public since 1928. It's a final resting place for every animal from lions to cats, horses to pigs, and even dogs who helped rescue victims of the September 11th attacks.
S01 E142Jul 19, 2017
Professonal Lumberjack Jul 19, 2017 Women are taking on the male-dominated sport of competitive lumberjacking, and 34-year-old lumberjill Erin Lavoie, a veteran of the Lumberjack World Championships, leads the pack. Taking care not to miss while wood chopping -- and risk hacking off a toe -- takes not just bravery but also finesse, and CrossFit athlete/Iron Jill World Champion Lavoie has both.
S01 E143Jul 26, 2017
Redhead Rock Band Jul 26, 2017 Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White of Chicago are White Mystery, a brother and sister rock duo that's played nearly a thousand shows across three different continents since forming in 2008. With their matching red locks and their redheaded rock band, these siblings are proud to be gingers and spread a message of self-acceptance in the face of stereotype.
S01 E144Jul 12, 2017
Senior Cheerleaders Jul 12, 2017 The Durham Divas, a group of senior African American cheerleaders in Durham, North Carolina, got together in the early 2000s after 74-year-old Louise Gooche beat colon cancer, then decided to live her dream and tick an item off her bucket list by starting a cheerleading squad.
S01 E145Aug 21, 2017
Spelling Bee Coach Aug 21, 2017 After winning her first spelling bee at eight years old, Sylvie Lamontagne realized that she loved words -- the more complicated the better. She went on to compete in national competitions, and placed 4th in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, her final competition before aging out of the bee.
S01 E146Sep 15, 2017
Tiny Foods Sep 15, 2017 Performance artist and unlikely chef Tom Brown is bringing strangers together around the tiny kitchen, where he's serving up tiny foods and words of wisdom. Along with his fully functional portable kitchen, Tom has made more than 300 utensils and tools that he uses to cook up real, edible miniature foods.
S01 E147Aug 11, 2017
Tiny Homes for the Homeless Aug 11, 2017 With the ever-increasing homeless population in Los Angeles, Elvis Summers decided he needed to think out of the box to lend a helping hand. By building 40+ tiny houses for homeless people -- some even including mobile shower units -- in just two years, he is providing many with safe and secure homes and the opportunity to start a new chapter.
S01 E148Sep 11, 2017
Transgender Boxer Sep 11, 2017 Before his sexual reassignment surgery, Pat Manuel was a highly decorated female boxer and a women's boxing Olympic hopeful. Now, following his transition, Manuel competes in the men's division -- and makes waves as an outspoken advocate for transgender equality.
S01 E149Jul 21, 2017
Weed Chocolate Jul 21, 2017 Kristi Knoblich Palmer started Kiva Confections, a company that produces and sells weed chocolate, to help remove stigma and build knowledge around recreational cannabis. With medical marijuana now legal in 26+ states, Palmer's California-based company is working to help clients find the right treatments for issues like insomnia and pain.
S01 E150Aug 16, 2017
Wheelchair Motocross Aug 16, 2017 Katherine Beattie isn't afraid to fall -- becoming the first woman to do a backflip in a wheelchair depended on it. As a leader in extreme wheelchair motocross (WCMX), where she performs adrenaline-pumping stunts in a specially designed chair, Beattie has become a trailblazer for her gender, and anyone with a disability, in this tough, rigorous -- and most of all, thrilling -- sport.
S01 E151Sep 22, 2017
Wheelie Boys Sep 22, 2017 In Philadelphia, PA, BMX rider Amir Oliver and a community of teens and young men on bikes -- Wheelie Boys -- float huge wheelies down the streets in a bold expression of self. While the Philly street bikers' hobby is controversial to some, the group maintains that what they do is designed to inspire those around them to think big, express themselves, and reach their full potential.
S01 E152Sep 25, 2017
World Beard Champ Sep 25, 2017 At the 2017 World Beard and Mustache Championships in Austin, Texas, previous National World Freestyle Beard Champion Jason Kiley won once again, taking home Best in Show. Uniting whiskers in a cultural event like no other, the event hosts more than 1,000 competitors, fans and beard enthusiasts.
S01 E153Oct 23, 2017
Animal Shelter Reiki Oct 23, 2017 Reiki practitioner and animal lover Jennifer Halpern volunteers as an energy healer for shelter and foster animals, working to relieve their stress and pain by channeling positive energy into their bodies through touch. With the goal of helping these animals find loving homes, Halpern believes that her practice reminds them that despite the uncertainty of their day to day, they are loved.
S01 E154Nov 3, 2017
ASMR Sound Therapy Nov 3, 2017 Melinda Lauw is the co-creator of Whisperlodge, an in-person immersive ASMR -- or autonomous sensory meridian response -- experience, leading people through a calming, pleasurable feeling brought on by certain sounds. 90 minute sessions enable ticket buyers to live a sensory experience designed to tingle and stimulate, relax, and decompress.
S01 E155Oct 18, 2017
Baby Animal Rescue Oct 18, 2017 For the last 15 years, Joseph Keter has been rescuing, caring for and returning injured and abandoned animals -- mainly orphans whose mothers have died -- to the wild. From lions to cheetahs and buffalo to gazelle, Joseph has cared for some of Africa's most iconic animals through his work for Animal Rights Reserved, a conservancy in Naivasha, Kenya.
S01 E156Dec 13, 2017
Beatbox Queen Dec 13, 2017 2015 Female World Beatbox Champion Kaila Mullady, 25, is reinvigorating the art of beatboxing with her unique style. Kaila started beatboxing when she was 10. Her mission: inspire women to find power, find their voice and more generally inspire the new generation of performers to work hard, push the art form and follow their dreams.
S01 E157May 4, 2018
Buddy Bench May 4, 2018 3rd grader Sammie Vance from Fort Wayne, Indiana, created Buddy Benches at her elementary schools for people who are lonely. When a child sits on the Buddy Bench, others will automatically know that they're looking for a friend. So far, Sammie has collected enough plastic bottle caps -- 1200+ lbs worth -- to make three benches for her school, plus benches at other schools.
S01 E158Nov 6, 2017
Butt Sculptor Nov 6, 2017 To combat and spark conversation around sexual harassment, Allison Bouganim has created a series of interactive sculptures. The series of wax and plaster works are placed in public locations where women might typically be harassed. She works with survivors of assault to share their stories, and give them a platform for their voices to be heard.
S01 E159Feb 26, 2018
Uncle Cactus Feb 26, 2018 For the last seven decades, Nimal Ramachandra has been tending to his cactus garden. And now, in his 80s, he's turned his hobby into a business. It's a different way of living for the former Chief of Air Traffic Control in his hometown of Sri Lanka, but it's really growing on him.
S01 E160Mar 21, 2018
Cat Trap King Mar 21, 2018 Meet Sterling Davis, the Cat Trap King of Atlanta. Coming from his own rough childhood, Sterling wanted to lend a hand to others that are abused and voiceless. He began working at a shelter and quickly fell in love with the stray cats in his neighborhood. His goal is to save cats and teach the importance of TNR to a younger generation of animal lovers.
S01 E161Jan 10, 2018
DIY Coffins Jan 10, 2018 The Kiwi Coffin Club is a group of senior citizens in New Zealand with over 60 members who challenge the idea of traditional funerals. They make their own low-cost, personalized DIY coffins in between teatime and rejoicing over life.
S01 E162Dec 15, 2017
College of Wizardry Dec 15, 2017 College of Wizardry is a four-day roleplaying experience at a 14th century castle (Czocha Castle in Poland) where you can embrace your dreams of being a student at a school of magic. Along with 135 other participants, "students" live in the castle, attend classes on the magical arts, meet magical creatures, and compete for the House Cup.
S01 E163Oct 13, 2017
DIY Horror Makeup Oct 13, 2017 18-year-old Tiffany Baze cultivates a disturbing mastery of gory SFX makeup looks, all of which she creates using common household items -- DIY horror makeup is her art and her passion.
S01 E164Mar 7, 2018
Fingerpaint Master Mar 7, 2018 Self-proclaimed hippie and finger paint artist Iris Scott has been making art since she was just a kid. It wasn't until 2010, living in Taiwan, that she would come to hone her art. Her medium of choice? Finger painting. Only by looking at her paintings can you understand what amazing work can be done with just the tips of your fingers.
S01 E165Oct 27, 2017
Forest Apartment Oct 27, 2017 Within New York City's concrete jungle lies Summer Rayne Oakes' green sanctuary -- her apartment, a forest of 500+ plants. With the absence of an outdoor space or garden after growing up in the country, Oakes, an NYC-based model, host and entrepreneur who also runs Homestead Brooklyn has brought the outdoors in and transformed her apartment into a welcoming indoor forest.
S01 E166Nov 1, 2017
Yarn Wigs Nov 1, 2017 When Holly Christensen's best friend's daughter was diagnosed with cancer, she knitted a Rapunzel wig to cover up the hair loss. From this moment, the Magic Yarn Project was born. Now, at community workshops, volunteers of all kinds -- including incarcerated prisoners -- make colorful yarn wigs for kids with cancer, giving them a chance to be children again in their time of need.
S01 E167Nov 13, 2017
Wounded Vets Softball Nov 13, 2017 Josh Wege found a new family in a crew of fellow amputee veterans on the softball diamond. They are embarking on a journey to compete against non disabled teams, inspiring us to remember that super humans are everywhere. The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team run a volunteer softball camp for kids with amputations. These real life guardian angels show kids that anything is possible.
S01 E168Oct 16, 2017
Wife Carrying Oct 16, 2017 The North American Wife Carrying Championship requires competitors to vault over obstacles and trek through mud, all while hoisting their wives. Winners receive the prize of your wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. Last year's winners were Elliot and Giana Storey of Maine. Though this time they didn't win first place, the pair still made it through the race.
S01 E169Oct 11, 2017
Wheelchair Water Park Oct 11, 2017 At Inspiration Island, a wheelchair water park in Texas, kids can play in an environment catering to children with disabilities. On vacation in 2005, Gordon and Maddie Hartman saw how hard it was for children to connect with their daughter, who has special needs. So, they built a park where rides are built to accommodate wheelchairs. So far, over a million guests have paid this park a visit.
S01 E170Apr 27, 2018
Werewolf Pups Apr 27, 2018 What would a werewolf look like... as a baby? That's the question SFX artist Asia Eriksen has sought to answer in creating a line of life-sized baby werewolves, which she calls WerePups. Each hyper-realistic silicone doll -- 18 inches long at "birth" -- is handmade in a long and detailed process, coming home clothed and diapered with its own baby blanket and certificate of "adoption."
S01 E171Dec 18, 2017
Urban Farmer Dec 18, 2017 David Young, urban farmer in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, came to New Orleans in 2010 as a result of a "calling from God." Since then, the founder of the nonprofit Capstone has started community gardens on 30 abandoned lots, helping to give back from what Hurricane Katrina took away.
S01 E172Apr 9, 2018
Twerk Teacher Apr 9, 2018 In her studio in Tel Aviv, Israel, Gal BePole is teaching women that there's no such thing as a body that can't dance. Through her high-intensity dance classes, this twerk teacher's students are able to let loose and find joy in shaking their booties.
S01 E173Oct 9, 2017
Topless Book Club Oct 9, 2017 When the weather is fine and the grass is green, the people of New York's Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society -- aka topless book club -- can be found in Madison Square Park reading their favorite lit classics. As a reminder, New York law now allows public toplessness for both men and women - and this book club sets a tone for what the city's future could look like.
S01 E174Mar 26, 2018
Tiny Felt Animals Mar 26, 2018 Linda Facci is a needle felter from the Upper West Side who makes realistic, miniature replicas of dogs. It takes this uniquely employed dog felter four to five hours to complete each masterpiece.
S01 E175Apr 30, 2018
Teen Veggie Baker Apr 30, 2018 A group of high school students in a majority-black Minneapolis neighborhood started their own bakery, using produce from their urban garden. 17-yr-old CEO Alfonzo Williams founded the business to offer his classmates healthier snack options, like carrot pumpkin bread, in an operation that's 100 percent run by teens.
S01 E176Sep 13, 2017
Teen Drummer Sep 13, 2017 Daniella, Paulina, and Alejandra Villarreal practice up to 5 hours daily to perform as The Warning, their sisters-only metal band, rocking hard enough to gain the attention of Ellen DeGeneres and release their own EP. It's their viral hit cover of "Enter Sandman" that brought them so much attention. For this musical family from Mexico, school is definitively out -- and rock is in.
S01 E177Apr 13, 2018
Strong Woman Apr 13, 2018 Liefia Ingalls began bodybuilding as way to build herself up mentally and physically. Now, participating and winning in a Strongman competition, she's pushing herself further and further every day and proving to her doubters that she's where she deserves to be and other women can get there too -- remembering how her mom taught her beauty is strength.
S01 E178Mar 23, 2018
Spoon Lady Mar 23, 2018 Abby the Spoon Lady is one of a select few professional spoon players. She has been a professional street performer for over a decade. In addition to her impressive spoon skills, she is also a free speech activist located in Asheville, North Carolina.
S01 E179Mar 28, 2018
Special Needs Brewery Mar 28, 2018 When former special education teacher Tiffany Fixter noticed a lack of jobs, opportunities and training for adults with special needs, she thought outside the box and founded Brewability Lab, the world's first brewery to hire adults with developmental disabilities. Now, at the brewery, employees and customers alike are beginning to see disabilities as abilities.
S01 E180Feb 21, 2018
Skeleton of Color Feb 21, 2018 Smoke bomb artist Butch Locsin, aka Skeleton of Color, uses colorful smoke bombs set off at the exact right time to create visually captivating images through performance art. Adding in personal flair, he also incorporates Hispanic folklore/art, most notably his Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) skeleton mask, a nod to the cultural celebration of the dead.
S01 E181Nov 8, 2017
Skateistan Nov 8, 2017 Skateistan is a nonprofit organization that uses skateboarding and education to help empower kids in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. The program offers girls-only sessions in Skate School -- a way to encourage girls to pick up the sport, build self-esteem and friendships, and ride on. In Afghanistan, where as many as 40% of skateboarders are women and girls, the program thrives.
S01 E182Oct 6, 2017
Senior Tattoos Oct 6, 2017 In Melbourne, Florida, Charlotte Guttenberg and Chuck Helmke are septuagenarians with edge -- Charlotte's and Chuck's bodies are covered 91.5%+ and 93.75%+ (respectively) in ink, earning them Most Tattooed Female & Male Senior Citizen titles in the Guinness Book of World Records: 2017 Edition.
S01 E183Dec 11, 2017
Saving National Parks Dec 11, 2017 9-year-old Robbie Bond has created Kids Speak for Parks, a nonprofit committed to advocating for the preservation of national monuments currently threatened by the Trump administration. He wants to protect and preserve the national parks that make up the United States, and there's a whole pack of other kids with him.
S01 E184Oct 4, 2017
Raising Reptiles Oct 4, 2017 Brian Barczyk has owned and operated one of the world's largest snake breeding facilities for almost 30 years. Each year, his business BHB Reptiles sells between 15,000 and 20,000 pets. He starred in the Discover series Venom Hunters and now hosts SnakeBytesTV on YouTube. Barczyk's uses his significant social clout to show people why they should give their reptilian relatives a chance.
S01 E185Dec 6, 2017
Rage Room Dec 6, 2017 Peter Wolf learned how to redirect his anger in a nondestructive way from a young age. Today, he's developed Rage Ground, a room full of things to destroy, to assist others in coping with their daily frustrations. Catered to "everyday people," this room of rage allows everyone and anyone to place themselves in a safe environment to release their inner rage.
S01 E186Mar 19, 2018
Prom Dress Fairy Mar 19, 2018 Betty Vitale started Tammi's Closet, an organization that gives free prom dresses to girls who can't afford them, in memory of her daughter Tammi -- who was killed in 1996 -- to keep her name going. Now, as long as she has the dresses, girls in need won't have to pay a penny to have a perfect prom night.
S01 E187Jan 3, 2018
Professional Troll Jan 3, 2018 Betty Vitale started Tammi's Closet, an organization that gives free prom dresses to girls who can't afford them, in memory of her daughter Tammi -- who was killed in 1996 -- to keep her name going. Now, as long as she has the dresses, girls in need won't have to pay a penny to have a perfect prom night.
S01 E188Nov 15, 2017
Plus-Size Pole Dancer Nov 15, 2017 Ro'Yale -- "Da Queen of Curves" -- of Georgia is a plus-sized pole dancer and instructor who's made it her mission to promote body positivity through sexy dancing. Her classes Vertically Voluptuous demonstrate and teach other plus-sized women how to feel powerful on the pole.
S01 E189Nov 10, 2017
Patriot Kid Nov 10, 2017 On Veterans Day two years ago, Preston Sharp was shocked to see no flags, markers, or flowers on his grandfather's grave in a Redding, California cemetery. Now that he's 12, he's made it his mission to fundraise for flags and flowers for every veteran's grave in California. He's honored 30,000+ graves with a flag and flower, and goes out to place more each week.
S01 E190Jul 12, 2016
Art of the Paparazzi Jul 12, 2016 32-year-old Yori Uehara has worked as a paparazzo in L.A. for nearly a decade. He's learned that being a successful "pap" takes quick wits, a sharp eye and years of experience. He also learned that photographing celebrities doesn't automatically make you a terrible person.
S01 E191Dec 29, 2017
Outlaw Tattoo Artist Dec 29, 2017 In South Korea, it is illegal to be a tattoo artist without a medical license. Despite this, Apro Lee pursues tattooing as his passion, working in his basement and oftentimes avoiding the public as a result of the judgement he encounters for his own tattoos. He continues to see the beauty in the human body and its transformation through tattoos.
S01 E192Oct 25, 2017
Monster Maker Oct 25, 2017 Alec Gillis of Amalgamated Dynamics Inc (an Academy Awards-winning SFX studio) is making monsters real: with his team of designers and engineers, he's helped bring some of the most recognizable monsters from literature to life.
S01 E193May 9, 2018
Knife Nomad May 9, 2018 Teen nomad and knifemaker Everett Noel travels around California selling utility knives, often sourcing materials from the forest and other parts of nature. He's been making and selling them since he was 13, and -- once he graduated high school -- packed his life into his car and began his travels, choosing not to go to college just yet while he pursues his dreams.
S01 E194Nov 27, 2017
Kitten Charm School Nov 27, 2017 Shawn Simons started the Kitty Bungalow-Charm School for Wayward Cats as a school-style rescue center for street kittens. Feral kittens are placed in classroom units like "hisstory" where they're transformed into "Ivy-League lap cats." The shelter also has appropriately themed school buses and graduation caps for adopted kitties.
S01 E195Dec 8, 2017
Food Truck Kid / Kid CEO Dec 8, 2017 Kyleigh McGee, aged 7, manages to balance entrepreneurship and second grade with Kyleigh's Lemonade Stand, her very own backyard lemonade stand turned food truck. Initially intended as only a summer project, the lemonade stand garnered such immense popularity that Kyleigh has managed to book her catering services at events throughout the year.
S01 E196May 14, 2018
Imperfect Animals May 14, 2018 Award-winning animal photographer Alex Cearns has created a photo series called "Perfect Imperfection - Dog Portraits of Resilience And Love" to showcase the incredible strength of animals. It's made up of photos of "perfectly imperfect" dogs and other animals such as canines with lost limbs, eyes, or scars from former abuse. She works to promote a new concept of perfection.
S01 E197Mar 30, 2018
Healing & Hunting Mar 30, 2018 Elizabeth Gambel is a student veterinarian from Louisiana, who saves animals' lives at work -- and hunts game in her off hours. After growing up hunting with her family, the 24-year-old believes that it helps balance the ecosystem, also preferring to hunt because it allows her to know the source of her food, and eats meat only that she's hunted herself.
S01 E198Oct 30, 2017
Horror Photographer Oct 30, 2017 Adam Martyn Ewings, known widely as A.M. Ewings, is used to making people squirm. In just over four years, the horror photographer has amassed 3,000,000+ fans, all wanting to experience terror in 360 degrees.