Travel Shows

Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
20 Videos
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
17 Videos
BBC Future
Leyland's Australia

Leyland's Australia

Mal and Laraine Leyland take us on the caravanning and camping adventure of a lifetime around Australia.
14 Videos
Viewlorium
Out In The Cold

Out In The Cold

When it's -37 Celsius outside and the wind is howling, most of us would do anything to avoid leaving our cozy homes and going to work. But for a handful of individuals living in the extremes of the Arctic, going out in those conditions is their work.
10 Videos
Beyond
Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time investigates an ancient world that is rapidly disappearing as it collides with modernity. Each episode takes the viewer into a different ancient tribe to look at its untampered traditions and customs.
8 Videos
TVF Media
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

The best pieces of the world in bite-size format.
7 Videos
ANYDOKO
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
6 Videos
VPRO
This Is

This Is

Cinematic snapshots of our favourite places.
4 Videos
ANYDOKO
Everyday HK

Everyday HK

Everyday HK is an original video series following Steph Lau's day to day life in Asia's global city Hong Kong.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
Game. Set. KL.

Game. Set. KL.

Explore the best of Malaysia with tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
2 Videos
BBC Future
Japanoizy

Japanoizy

Discover traditional and modern Japan.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
Top Picks

Top Picks

We list our favourite foods and things to do all over the world.
1 Video
ANYDOKO
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Video
BBC Future
Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp swapped spear gun for camera in 1962, after winning six Australian spear fishing titles and representing Australia at the world titles.
1 Video
Viewlorium

Travel Videos

Cape Town without tourists

Cape Town without tourists

South Africa's lockdown drastically changed Cape Town and Mike Zuma's life. He's hoping the tourists will return but, in the meantime, he shows us some of the highlights of his hometown.
Deutsche Welle
4mins
UNESCO World Heritage in Mecklenburg

UNESCO World Heritage in Mecklenburg

The most northern German state has been awarded two World Heritage titles by UNESCO: One for its old beech forests on Rugen and by Lake Muritz, as well as for its old Hanseatic cities, Stralsund and Wismar.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
A Teenager from the Taiga

A Teenager from the Taiga

16-year-old Veronika Teflina wants to be a police officer. It won't be easy, because she comes from the Russian Taiga where her parents breed reindeer. To fulfill her dream, she attends a boarding school in Russkinskaya.
Deutsche Welle
25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre

25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre

The worst war crime since the end of World War II occurred in July of 1995. Bosnian-Serbian soldiers murdered an estimated 8000 civilians. 25 years after the massacre, the wounds have not yet been healed.
Deutsche Welle
Corona Outbreak in a meat factory

Corona Outbreak in a meat factory

Germany's Tonnies slaughterhouse brought wealth to Rheda-Wiedenbruck; decorated sidewalks, renovated buildings - new athletic facilities. But since the corona outbreak in the meat factory, the city is in an uproar.
Deutsche Welle
Sightseeing in Teheran

Sightseeing in Teheran

DW video blogger Steve Hanisch presents the most important sights in the Iranian capital, from the Golestan Palast to the Azadi Tower to the Grand Bazaar.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Pacific skateboarding

Pacific skateboarding

A DW viewer from Colombia presents the promenade at San Diego's Pacific Beach - riding his skateboard, always with the sunset in view.
Deutsche Welle
1min
Why Hotel Rooms Have Bibles

Why Hotel Rooms Have Bibles

A Gideon Bible in your nightstand is as synonymous with hotels as tiny shampoo bottles and continental breakfasts. So who puts them there? And why is this still a thing?
Cheddar
Greece: Illegal expulsion of migrants to Turkey

Greece: Illegal expulsion of migrants to Turkey

Refugees in Greece face violence and forcible expulsion to Turkey. Critics say this is a clear contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Deutsche Welle
French scientists want to help albatrosses

French scientists want to help albatrosses

French scientists are looking for ways to protect albatrosses from swallowing hooks on fishing nets. Some trawlers still ignore the regulations seeking to prevent these fatal encounters.
Deutsche Welle
Russia: The last man standing

Russia: The last man standing

Villages across Russia are emptying as people flock to the cities. More than 20,000 have been entirely abandoned. Nevertheless, Rafgat Abzalov stayed put in Kirillo-Karmasan, even after everyone else had left.
Deutsche Welle
Augustusburg and Falkenlust castles in Bruhl

Augustusburg and Falkenlust castles in Bruhl

The rococo castles Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Bruhl are among the most important palace buildings of the 18th century. Let us show you the UNESCO World Heritage Site from a drone's perspective.
Deutsche Welle
1min
The Reason Medieval Paintings Of Cats Were So Bad

The Reason Medieval Paintings Of Cats Were So Bad

Have you ever wondered why cats in medieval paintings and illustrations look so wonky? Their little faces don’t look like animals at all. In fact, they look like ugly humans. It's not that the artists weren't talented. This ugliness was intentional.
Cheddar
Russia: Surge in violence against women

Russia: Surge in violence against women

A hotel in Moscow was turned into a shelter for women subjected to violence by their male partners during the coronavirus lockdown. Many official shelters were full. Women's rights organizations say the situation will remain extremely serious.
Deutsche Welle
Majorca welcomes tourists again

Majorca welcomes tourists again

Lockdowns and closed borders meant tourism on the Mediterranean island was suspended. Now holidaymakers are back. It's a trial run involving a few hotels and a few thousand guests. Some locals are worried they might bring back the virus to Majorca.
Deutsche Welle
Why Juneteenth Isn't A National Holiday And Why It Should Be

Why Juneteenth Isn't A National Holiday And Why It Should Be

Also called Emancipation Day, or Juneteenth Independence Day, Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States But this second independence day is not a national holiday and most Americans have never even heard of it....
Cheddar
United Kingdom: Pubs go digital

United Kingdom: Pubs go digital

Pubs in the UK are closed, and their owners are sorely missing the revenue. So, they are hosting digital meet-ups for their customers. People can hardly wait for their first real pint of beer, back in the pub again.
Deutsche Welle
Belgium's Colonial Legacy

Belgium's Colonial Legacy

Anti-racist protesters in Belgium are demanding that their country confront its colonial past. Their criticism is aimed at former monarch King Leopold II.
Deutsche Welle
Slovenia: Civil Society under Threat

Slovenia: Civil Society under Threat

Environmentalists are accusing the Slovenian government of undermining democracy. They say it is also having consequences for a major dam-project in the country.
Deutsche Welle
Anti-racism demonstrations in France

Anti-racism demonstrations in France

The death of George Floyd in the U.S. has sparked large anti-racism protests in France. Many black people in France feel that they're treated like second-class citizens and have been targeted by police.
Deutsche Welle
Germany / France: Coronavirus raises tensions along the border

Germany / France: Coronavirus raises tensions along the border

Tensions are rising in the Saarland region along the French-German border. An increase in coronavirus cases on the French side has left many on the German side feeling threatened. Local politicians have appealed for calm.
Deutsche Welle
Romania: Discrimination against Roma

Romania: Discrimination against Roma

Romania's Roma minority are facing increased discrimination because of the coronavirus. In some regions, tensions are rising between local residents and Roma seasonal workers who've returned home.
Deutsche Welle
Russia: Vodka and the virus

Russia: Vodka and the virus

Many Russians think alcohol can protect against the coronavirus. Alcohol consumption has soared since the lockdown began. The nationalist group 'Sober Russia' aims to unmask the illegal trade in alcohol.
Deutsche Welle
Italy: The prospect of empty beaches

Italy: The prospect of empty beaches

Hotel operators fear a bad summer season despite the easing of restrictions. Little income coupled with high costs to ensure hygiene spell trouble. Resorts that are usually most popular will be hit hardest.
Deutsche Welle
Bulgaria: Hospitals as coronavirus hotspots

Bulgaria: Hospitals as coronavirus hotspots

Poor hygiene in some Bulgarian hospitals means high rates of coronavirus infection among staff and patients. That's especially true in economically depressed areas, where hospitals are often underfinanced, understaffed and ill-equipped.
Deutsche Welle
Greece: Doubts about Chinese investments

Greece: Doubts about Chinese investments

China has invested billions in projects in Greece, but critics fear Beijing is seeking political influence there, too. Still, construction is not the only industry that has been revived thanks to China.
Deutsche Welle
Artist Christo who wrapped huge buildings dies at 84

Artist Christo who wrapped huge buildings dies at 84

The Bulgarian-born installation artist was known for bold projects in landmark places such as "The Gates" in Central Park, and "London Mastaba" in Hyde Park.
Reuters
1min
The Rise And Fall Of Autotune

The Rise And Fall Of Autotune

Autotune was a staple in pop hits throughout the 2000s. T-Pain, Nelly, Daft Punk, and almost every major pop artist embraced the technology. But most of these famous tunes were actually using Autotune incorrectly. So who started this trend and how...
Cheddar
The UK: London aims to boost cycling

The UK: London aims to boost cycling

London is closing many roads to cars and improving bikeways. Congestion needs to be reduced anyway, and social distancing on public transport means fewer passengers per trip. Not everybody backs the ambitious plans.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Courtyard light shows

Germany: Courtyard light shows

A light designer is putting on shows for his neighbors in the courtyard of their building. He wants to offer a glimmer of hope and express solidarity with people across Europe suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in Italy.
Deutsche Welle
Turkey: Refugees at the mercy of politicians

Turkey: Refugees at the mercy of politicians

Thousands of refugees are stuck in Turkey after the government misled them into heading to the Greek border. The European Union remains closed to them.
Deutsche Welle
Spain: Tragic Upswing

Spain: Tragic Upswing

Forest-rich Galicia has a tradition of coffin building. The growing competition of cheap imports from China was making life difficult for the coffin manufacturers. Since the coronavirus crisis there has been a flood of orders.
Deutsche Welle
How Backyard Grilling Conquered America

How Backyard Grilling Conquered America

Backyard grilling is an American institution. But have you ever wondered where it came from? You might be surprised to learn that the history of your weekend barbecue twists and turns back through the earliest years of America’s past.
Cheddar
Why Americans Are So Obsessed With Grilling

Why Americans Are So Obsessed With Grilling

Grilling is an American institution. But have you ever wondered where it came from? You might be surprised to learn that the history of your weekend barbecue twists and turns back through the earliest years of America’s past.
Cheddar
The Real Reason Soap Operas Look So Different

The Real Reason Soap Operas Look So Different

If you compare a daytime Soap Opera with a primetime television show you'll likely notice that Soaps just look different. This look has been described as dreamlike, hyper-realistic, or soft. So what's the difference and why? Well it can be traced ...
Cheddar
France: A Quarantine Diary

France: A Quarantine Diary

France is easing coronavirus restrictions. For many it's the end of isolation. The country was hard hit by the pandemic and the lockdown there was particularly strict. Now the French are getting their freedom back.
Deutsche Welle
Germany and Denmark: The return of the border

Germany and Denmark: The return of the border

The border between Germany and Denmark runs right through the center of Rudbol. That's usually not a problem, but now farmers are, for example, having difficulties getting access to their fields.
Deutsche Welle
Blazes around Chernobyl - Ukraine and Climate Change

Blazes around Chernobyl - Ukraine and Climate Change

Ukrainians are facing forest fires near Chernobyl after the driest winter in a century. Thick smoke has even blanketed Kyiv 200 kilometers away. Many people have lost their homes and are concerned about what the summer might bring.
Deutsche Welle
Why 3D Movies Keep Failing

Why 3D Movies Keep Failing

3D movies seem to be on their deathbed. But this isn't the first time that the 3D craze has come and gone - it seems to be a cycle that keeps repeating, every few years. So why is Hollywood so insistent on 3D movies? And why don't they seem to stick?
Cheddar
Romania: Villages in Panic

Romania: Villages in Panic

A village mayor shuttered the local market for fear it might promote the spread of the coronavirus. But now, residents are running low on provisions, and local producers are suffering from loss of income.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: 75 Years After the War. Unseen Heroes

Germany: 75 Years After the War. Unseen Heroes

During World War II, over 5,000 Jews went into hiding in Berlin to escape the Holocaust. Many survived thanks to help from neighbors or friends. Many of their descendants, fugitives and protectors alike, are friends to this day.
Deutsche Welle
Spain: Tourism Industry Fights for Survival

Spain: Tourism Industry Fights for Survival

The corona crisis has crippled Spain's tourism industry. Hotel and restaurant owners are facing high losses this summer. The current travel restrictions are sure to keep many foreign guests away. Some in the sector are struggling to survive.
Deutsche Welle
The 'Mobile Music Box' lifting spirits in New Orleans during coronavirus

The 'Mobile Music Box' lifting spirits in New Orleans during coronavirus

In New Orleans, one of the cities hardest-hit by coronavirus, musician Anna Roznowska and pedicab driver Sarah Grant teamed up to perform mobile concerts.
The Guardian
'All the world's a stage' Shakespeare performed around the world in quarantine

'All the world's a stage' Shakespeare performed around the world in quarantine

In celebration of Shakespeare's birthday and in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe we invited the general public to join leading actors in performing three of Shakespeare's iconic speeches from their place of quarantine.
The Guardian
Why Sitcoms Stopped Using Laugh Tracks

Why Sitcoms Stopped Using Laugh Tracks

For the better half of the last century, multi-cam sitcoms across television relied on the laugh track to make TV shows better. Thanks to the laff box by Charley Douglass, favorite shows from Friends to Seinfeld would use canned laughter to sweete...
Cheddar
The Rise and Fall Of Orange Juice

The Rise and Fall Of Orange Juice

Did you know orange juice wasn't a nationally consumed beverage until the mid 1900's? It feels like the ubiquitous drink of breakfasts all around the country, and yet, its production and consumption has been on the decline for the past few years. ...
Cheddar
Prosecco war in Italy

Prosecco war in Italy

Traditional producers of Prosecco are being undercut by some serious competition. But they are determined to protect the integrity of their product, even if they have to resort to unusual measures.
Deutsche Welle
How Los Angeles Got Its Iconic Architecture Style

How Los Angeles Got Its Iconic Architecture Style

You might not recognize the name, but if you've driven around Los Angeles you'll definitely recognize the style. Googie architecture became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s thanks to one man's design. Cheddar explains how this architecture styl...
Cheddar