Born to Explore with Richard Wiese

Born to Explore with Richard Wiese

A modern day Indiana Jones, host Richard Wiese takes viewers around the world in search of adventure, wildlife, and cultures untouched by modern civilization.

All Past Episodes

Sri Lanka: Land of Wonder

26:46 | #213 | TV-G

Explore one of the oldest civilizations in the world in Sri Lanka, off the coast of India. Host Richard Wiese discovers the ancient cities and palaces of Anuradhapura which date back to the third century B.C.

Cayman Islands: The Deep Blue

26:46 | #212 | TV-G

Richard dives into the turquoise waters of the Cayman Islands to explore a world of sharks, stingrays, turtles, and the Caribbean's coral reefs.

Qatar: A Desert Welcome

26:46 | #211 | TV-G

Richard Wiese travels to Qatar and meets the most expensive Arabian stallions in the world at Al Shaqab, discovers falconry, and explores the maze of shops in the Souq Waqif.

Nashville: Beyond the Music

26:46 | #210 | TV-G

Richard Wiese meets songwriters and delves into Nashville's thoroughbred horse breeding past.

North Carolina: Bears, Gators and Wolves

26:46 | #209 | TV-G

Richard Wiese travels to North Carolina and a region where bears and red wolves collide. Meet the dedicated wildlife biologists whose mission is to restore the endangered red wolf and bear to this habitat. Discover why alligators have been migrating north-far from their traditional homes.

North Dakota: Where Legends are Born

26:46 | #208 | TV-G

Host Richard Wiese travels to the land of Lewis and Clark to explore North Dakota from its badlands to its parks. Discover wildlife like bison, elk, and bighorn sheep in the majesty of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Canada: Spirit Bear

26:46 | #207 | TV-G

Richard Wiese travels to Canada in search of the legendary grizzly bear. He visits British Columbia, a region filled with mountains, hidden lakes, and a past rich in the spirit of adventure and exploration.

South Carolina: A Taste of the South

26:47 | #206 | TV-G

Join Richard Wiese as he explores the Lowcountry charm of Charleston. Get a taste of Southern hospitality at an oyster boil and learn about the Gullah culture through its music.

India: Sacred Elephant

26:46 | #205 | TV-G

Richard Wiese travels to the mystical land of India to discover its exotic traditions. He spends a day in the life of elephants, long a symbol of the royal Maharajahs of the past. He travels to an elephant village, helps to bathe and feed these gentle giant.

Canada: Spirit Land

26:46 | #204 | TV-G

Richard Wiese explores the wilds of Alberta, Canada and comes face to face with black bears.

Maine: Beyond the Sea

26:46 | #203 | TV-G

Richard Wiese explores the coastline of Maine and sails into the Atlantic with a lobsterman.

South Dakota: Wild Buffalo

26:46 | #202 | TV-G

Richard Wiese visits South Dakota for the 50th annual Buffalo Round Up at Custer State Park.

Qatar: Pearl of the Arabian Sea

26:46 | #201 | TV-G

Richard Wiese dives below the surface to experience pearl diving aboard a traditional dhow boat. Meet Qatar's last remaining Bedouin woman and discover why she treasures this lifestyle. Spend a day at the camel races.

Africa: The Elephant Trunk Show

26:46 | #126 | TV-G

Richard heads to Africa to encounter elephants, the world's largest land mammal. He meets a family of orphaned elephants and the dedicated people who have adopted them.

Iceland: Fire & Ice

26:46 | #125 | TV-G

Richard explores Iceland's volcanoes, haunting glaciers, and famed geothermal pools. He meets the modern day Vikings and prepares a meal of rotten shark.

Chile: Kissed by the Sea

26:46 | #124 | TV-G

In Santiago, Richard explores the Mercado Centrale, one of the world's top markets. In Horcon, he launches into the Pacific with Chile's only commercial fisherwoman.

Tanzania: The Last Stone Age Tribe

26:46 | #123 | TV-G

Richard descends into the Ngoro Ngoro Crater and comes face-to-face with lions, elephants, and hippos.

Turkey: Land of Legends

26:46 | #122 | TV-G

Richard travels to Turkey and meets a family that has been creating baklava for over 200 years.

Australia: Secret Outback

26:46 | #121 | TV-G

Richard journeys to Australia to discover its secret outback from the Northern Territory to the Tiwi Islands.

South Africa: Turtles and Tsongas

26:46 | #120 | TV-G

Richard goes in search of the loggerhead turtle, which swims thousands of miles to lay its eggs on the same beach where it was born. He fishes with a Tsonga tribesman.

Uganda: Mountain Gorillas

26:46 | #119 | TV-G

Richard comes face-to-face with mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.

Morocco: Secret Village

26:47 | #118 | TV-G

Richard visits Morocco to learn about tanning leather and cooking traditional foods. Also, a look at a remote village uninfluenced by the modern world.

India: Incredible Land

26:46 | #117 | TV-G

Richard discovers India by rickshaw, samples savory cuisine, and learns why yoga nourishes body and soul.

South Africa: Amazing Encounters

26:46 | #116 | TV-G

Richard explores the wildest part of South Africa's fabled Kruger National Park where he encounters elephants, lions, and giraffes.

Scotland: Land of Loch Ness

26:47 | #115 | TV-G

Journey with Richard to Scotland as he competes in the Highland Games, a celebration of Scottish traditions that goes back more than a thousand years.

Namibia: Painted People of the Desert

26:46 | #114 | TV-G

Richard treks through the Namib Desert to meet members of the Himba tribe, whose way of life remains unchanged over thousands of years.

Cyprus: Cleopatra's Secret Island

26:47 | #113 | TV-G

Travel to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, steeped in ancient tales of love and intrigue.

England: The Queen's Swan

26:46 | #112 | TV-G

Richard Wiese visits the Abbotsbury Swannery in England and meets the Queen's Swan Warden.

Morocco: The Last Nomads

26:46 | #109 | TV-G

Explorer Richard Wiese journeys through the Sahara and encounters classic Moroccan hospitality.

South Africa: Saving the Mighty Rhino

26:47 | #111 | TV-G

Richard Wiese journeys to South Africa for incredible encounters with white rhinos and elephants.

Chile: Flowering of the Llamas

26:47 | #110 | TV-G

Explorer Richard Wiese journeys to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Tanzania: Summit On Mt. Kilimanjaro

26:47 | #108 | TV-G

Richard Wiese journeys to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

Canada: The Mighty Polar Bear Migration

26:46 | #107 | TV-G

Polar bears and the Inuit people live in uneasy harmony in the barren wilds of Arviat, Canada.

Indonesia: Orangutans-People of the Forest

26:46 | #106 | TV-G

Richard Wiese journeys deep into the rainforest in search of the orangutans of Borneo, Indonesia.

Scotland: Vikings, Puffins & Ponies

26:46 | #105 | TV-G

A breeding farm and Sumburgh Head are explored on the Shetland Islands in northern Scotland.

India: Good Karma

26:46 | #104 | TV-G

Richard performs a "seva" or good deed at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, a Sikh temple known for feeding thousands. At the world renowned Kalakshetra Foundation, he experiences the magic of Indian music and dance.

Namibia: Wild Cheetah

26:46 | #103 | TV-G

Richard travels to Namibia to meet a woman who has dedicated her life to saving cheetahs from extinction - Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Richard tracks cheetahs on the Namibian plains and helps a medical team with a cheetah check-up.

Turkey: Journey to Love Valley

26:46 | #102 | TV-G

Richard journeys to Turkey and explores Istanbul's fabled Spice Market and Cappadocia, a region known for "fairy chimneys," some of the most striking geologic formations on earth.

Tanzania: Remote Tribes

26:46 | #101 | TV-G

Join host Richard Wiese in Tanzania, a land renowned for its extraordinary wildlife and more than 100 indigenous tribes. He explores the Serengeti to witness one of the most incredible events on the planet-the Great Wildebeest Migration.

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