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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 in BORN TO EXPLORE. Throughout the 26-part series, the globe-trotting host travels across six continents and more than 10 countries with hopes of creating a positive understanding of the many beautiful cultures that inhabit our planet. Richard goes to Namibia, where he treks through the oldest desert in the world to track rare desert-adapted elephants. He also journeys to the Tiwi Islands off the northern coast of Australia, and goes "outbush" with a group of Tiwi elders to learn how they live off the land through hunting. The globe-trotting adventurer then travels to Borneo, Indonesia, one of only two islands on the planet where orangutans live in the wild. Richard experiences life aboard a "klotok" boat during his three-day journey deep into the rainforest in search of these magnificent great apes. He finds out why Borneo's rainforests are vanishing and meets the local communities who are banding together to save these orangutan habitats. In Cyprus, he joins world-famous archeologist Dr. Joan Connelly, who is digging for clues to confirm the existence of a sacred temple built by Cleopatra to honor her love child with Julius Caesar. Whether investigating the existence of the Loch Ness monster in Scotland or experiencing the tastes and aromas of Istanbul's fabled Spice Market at a shop where coffee has been roasted the same way for more than 500 years, Richard seeks the answers to questions that have been asked throughout history, and guides viewers on journeys across the globe uncovering unique stories, people and wildlife. BORN TO EXPLORE is celebrated among critics and has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, 24 Telly Awards, four Parents' Choice Awards, and a CINE Golden Eagle.

Latest Episodes

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Sun Feb 24th, 11:30am

Born to Explore journeys to Canada in search of the legendary grizzly bear. Richard Wiese travels to British Columbia, a region filled with mountains, hidden lakes, and a past rich in the spirit of adventure and exploration. Explore the remote islands of Haida Gwaii, where Richard discovers the mystery of Haida Gwaii's monumental cedar totem or "mortuary" poles and meets the Haida watchmen who protect this sacred site.

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Sun Feb 3rd, 11:30am

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

Richard Wiese travels to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus steeped in ancient tales of love and intrigue. He joins world-famous archeologist Dr. Joan Connelly, who is digging for clues to confirm the existence of a sacred temple built by Cleopatra to honor her love child with Julius Caesar. Richard visits the organic farm and restaurant of one of Cyprus' most celebrated chefs, and learns about the famous "tatsia" dance.

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Sun Feb 10th, 11:30am

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to the mystical land of India to discover its exotic traditions. Join him as 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. Explores the silk centers of Kanchipuram where every handcrafted knot and thread is a labor of love.

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Sun Mar 24th, 11:30am

Richard Wiese journeys to the magnificent coastline of Maine to explore the hardy, can-do spirit that defines the northernmost state in New England. Richard sails into the Atlantic with a lobsterman who shows him the secrets for pulling in a big haul and how the classic Maine lobster bake is a community tradition. He meets a team of dedicated scientists who rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured harbor seal pups. Richard helps the team return three pups back into the ocean.

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Sun Mar 31st, 11:30am

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. Richard meets the wild horse herds of the park and learns how to serve up Western style steaks with a pitchfork.

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