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.

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Upcoming Broadcasts of Born to Explore with Richard Wiese

India: Sacred Elephant

Episode #205

Wednesday, Jul 17 at 4:00 am

South Africa: Turtles and Tsongas

Episode #120

Wednesday, Jul 17 at 8:00 am

India: Good Karma

Episode #104

Thursday, Jul 18 at 11:30 am

South Carolina: A Taste of the South

Episode #206

Thursday, Jul 18 at 10:00 pm

Scotland: Vikings, Puffins & Ponies

Episode #105

Tuesday, Jul 23 at 11:30 am

Canada: Spirit Bear

Episode #207

Tuesday, Jul 23 at 10:00 pm

Australia: Secret Outback

Episode #121

Wednesday, Jul 24 at 8:00 am

Indonesia: Orangutans-People of the Forest

Episode #106

Thursday, Jul 25 at 11:30 am

North Dakota: Where Legends Are Born

Episode #208

Thursday, Jul 25 at 10:00 pm

Canada: The Mighty Polar Bear Migration

Episode #107

Tuesday, Jul 30 at 11:30 am

North Carolina: Bears, Gators and Wolves

Episode #209

Tuesday, Jul 30 at 10:00 pm

Turkey: Land of Legends

Episode #122

Wednesday, Jul 31 at 8:00 am

Tanzania: Summit On Mt. Kilimanjaro

Episode #108

Thursday, Aug 1 at 11:30 am

Nashville: Beyond The Music

Episode #210

Thursday, Aug 1 at 10:00 pm

Morocco: The Last Nomads

Episode #109

Tuesday, Aug 6 at 11:30 am

Qatar: A Desert Welcome

Episode #211

Tuesday, Aug 6 at 10:00 pm

Tanzania: The Last Stone Age Tribe

Episode #123

Wednesday, Aug 7 at 8:00 am

Chile: Flowering of the Llamas

Episode #110

Thursday, Aug 8 at 11:30 am

Cayman Islands: The Deep Blue

Episode #212

Thursday, Aug 8 at 10:00 pm

South Africa: Saving The Mighty Rhino

Episode #111

Tuesday, Aug 13 at 11:30 am

Sri Lanka: Land of Wonder

Episode #213

Tuesday, Aug 13 at 10:00 pm

Chile: Kissed by the Sea

Episode #124

Wednesday, Aug 14 at 8:00 am

England: The Queen's Swan

Episode #112

Thursday, Aug 15 at 11:30 am

Previous Broadcasts

India: Sacred Elephant

Episode #205

Tuesday, Jul 16 2019 at 10:00 pm

Namibia: Wild Cheetah

Episode #103

Tuesday, Jul 16 2019 at 11:30 am

Canada: Spirit Land

Episode #204

Friday, Jul 12 2019 at 4:00 am

Turkey: Journey to Love Valley

Episode #102

Thursday, Jul 11 2019 at 11:30 am

Uganda: Mountain Gorillas

Episode #119

Wednesday, Jul 10 2019 at 2:00 pm

Maine: Beyond The Sea

Episode #203

Wednesday, Jul 10 2019 at 4:00 am

Tanzania: Remote Tribes

Episode #101

Tuesday, Jul 9 2019 at 11:30 am

South Dakota: Wild Buffalo

Episode #202

Friday, Jul 5 2019 at 4:00 am

Morocco: Secret Village

Episode #118

Wednesday, Jul 3 2019 at 2:00 pm

Qatar: Pearl of the Arabian Sea

Episode #201

Wednesday, Jul 3 2019 at 4:00 am

India: Incredible Land

Episode #117

Wednesday, Jun 26 2019 at 2:00 pm

South Africa: Amazing Encounters

Episode #116

Wednesday, Jun 19 2019 at 2:00 pm

Namibia: Painted People of the Desert

Episode #114

Wednesday, Jun 5 2019 at 2:00 pm

Cyprus: Cleopatra's Secret Island

Episode #113

Wednesday, May 29 2019 at 2:00 pm

England: The Queen's Swan

Episode #112

Wednesday, May 22 2019 at 2:00 pm

South Africa: Saving The Mighty Rhino

Episode #111

Wednesday, May 15 2019 at 2:00 pm

Chile: Flowering of the Llamas

Episode #110

Wednesday, May 8 2019 at 2:00 pm

Morocco: The Last Nomads

Episode #109

Wednesday, May 1 2019 at 2:00 pm

Tanzania: Summit On Mt. Kilimanjaro

Episode #108

Wednesday, Apr 24 2019 at 2:00 pm

Canada: The Mighty Polar Bear Migration

Episode #107

Wednesday, Apr 17 2019 at 2:00 pm

Indonesia: Orangutans-People of the Forest

Episode #106

Wednesday, Apr 10 2019 at 2:00 pm

Scotland: Vikings, Puffins & Ponies

Episode #105

Wednesday, Apr 3 2019 at 2:00 pm

India: Good Karma

Episode #104

Wednesday, Mar 27 2019 at 2:00 pm