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

Nashville: Beyond The Music

Episode #210

Wednesday, Sep 18 at 4:00 am

Maine: Beyond The Sea

Episode #203

Wednesday, Sep 18 at 8:00 am

Turkey: Land of Legends

Episode #122

Thursday, Sep 19 at 11:30 am

Qatar: A Desert Welcome

Episode #211

Thursday, Sep 19 at 10:00 pm

Tanzania: The Last Stone Age Tribe

Episode #123

Tuesday, Sep 24 at 11:30 am

Cayman Islands: The Deep Blue

Episode #212

Tuesday, Sep 24 at 10:00 pm

Canada: Spirit Land

Episode #204

Wednesday, Sep 25 at 8:00 am

Chile: Kissed by the Sea

Episode #124

Thursday, Sep 26 at 11:30 am

Sri Lanka: Land of Wonder

Episode #213

Thursday, Sep 26 at 10:00 pm

Iceland: Fire & Ice

Episode #125

Tuesday, Oct 1 at 11:30 am

India: Sacred Elephant

Episode #205

Wednesday, Oct 2 at 8:00 am

Africa: The Elephant Trunk Show

Episode #126

Thursday, Oct 3 at 11:30 am

Qatar: Pearl of the Arabian Sea

Episode #201

Tuesday, Oct 8 at 11:30 am

South Carolina: A Taste of the South

Episode #206

Wednesday, Oct 9 at 8:00 am

South Dakota: Wild Buffalo

Episode #202

Thursday, Oct 10 at 11:30 am

Canada: Spirit Bear

Episode #207

Wednesday, Oct 16 at 8:00 am

Previous Broadcasts

Nashville: Beyond The Music

Episode #210

Tuesday, Sep 17 2019 at 10:00 pm

Australia: Secret Outback

Episode #121

Tuesday, Sep 17 2019 at 11:30 am

North Carolina: Bears, Gators and Wolves

Episode #209

Friday, Sep 13 2019 at 4:00 am

South Africa: Turtles and Tsongas

Episode #120

Thursday, Sep 12 2019 at 11:30 am

South Dakota: Wild Buffalo

Episode #202

Wednesday, Sep 11 2019 at 2:00 pm

North Dakota: Where Legends Are Born

Episode #208

Wednesday, Sep 11 2019 at 4:00 am

Uganda: Mountain Gorillas

Episode #119

Tuesday, Sep 10 2019 at 11:30 am

Canada: Spirit Bear

Episode #207

Friday, Sep 6 2019 at 4:00 am

Morocco: Secret Village

Episode #118

Thursday, Sep 5 2019 at 11:30 am

Qatar: Pearl of the Arabian Sea

Episode #201

Wednesday, Sep 4 2019 at 2:00 pm

South Carolina: A Taste of the South

Episode #206

Wednesday, Sep 4 2019 at 4:00 am

India: Incredible Land

Episode #117

Tuesday, Sep 3 2019 at 11:30 am

India: Sacred Elephant

Episode #205

Friday, Aug 30 2019 at 4:00 am

South Africa: Amazing Encounters

Episode #116

Thursday, Aug 29 2019 at 11:30 am

Africa: The Elephant Trunk Show

Episode #126

Wednesday, Aug 28 2019 at 2:00 pm

Canada: Spirit Land

Episode #204

Wednesday, Aug 28 2019 at 4:00 am

Scotland: Land of Loch Ness

Episode #115

Tuesday, Aug 27 2019 at 11:30 am

Maine: Beyond The Sea

Episode #203

Friday, Aug 23 2019 at 4:00 am

Namibia: Painted People of the Desert

Episode #114

Thursday, Aug 22 2019 at 11:30 am

Iceland: Fire & Ice

Episode #125

Wednesday, Aug 21 2019 at 2:00 pm

Cyprus: Cleopatra's Secret Island

Episode #113

Tuesday, Aug 20 2019 at 11:30 am

England: The Queen's Swan

Episode #112

Thursday, Aug 15 2019 at 11:30 am

Chile: Kissed by the Sea

Episode #124

Wednesday, Aug 14 2019 at 2:00 pm

Sri Lanka: Land of Wonder

Episode #213

Wednesday, Aug 14 2019 at 4:00 am

South Africa: Saving The Mighty Rhino

Episode #111

Tuesday, Aug 13 2019 at 11:30 am

Cayman Islands: The Deep Blue

Episode #212

Friday, Aug 9 2019 at 4:00 am

Chile: Flowering of the Llamas

Episode #110

Thursday, Aug 8 2019 at 11:30 am

Tanzania: The Last Stone Age Tribe

Episode #123

Wednesday, Aug 7 2019 at 2:00 pm

Qatar: A Desert Welcome

Episode #211

Wednesday, Aug 7 2019 at 4:00 am

Morocco: The Last Nomads

Episode #109

Tuesday, Aug 6 2019 at 11:30 am