Big History Episodes

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Big History Season 1 episodes

The Big History of Everything Season 1, Episode 17

Links between seemingly random events throughout history that have made life possible are examined in the Season 1 finale. read more

Silver Supernova Season 1, Episode 16

Examining silver's impact on human civilization throughout history. read more

H2O Season 1, Episode 15

Water's role in human civilization throughout history is examined. read more

Rise of the Carnivores Season 1, Episode 14

Examining the types of meat consumed by humans throughout history. read more

The Sun Season 1, Episode 13

The sun's role in civilization is examined. read more

Decoded Season 1, Episode 12

Various forms of code are examined. Included: DNA; language; binary code. read more

Deadly Meteors Season 1, Episode 11

A look at how meteors affected Earth's formation—and how they could lead to its destruction. read more

Pocket Time Machine Season 1, Episode 10

The history of cell phones is chronicled. read more

Mountain Machines Season 1, Episode 9

The effect of mountains on human civilization is examined. read more

Brain Boost Season 1, Episode 8

The history of caffeine is examined. read more

World of Weapons Season 1, Episode 7

The evolution of warfare is chronicled. read more

Defeating Gravity Season 1, Episode 6

The science of flight is examined. read more

Megastructures Season 1, Episode 5

Examining the human desire to build gigantic structures. read more

Below Zero Season 1, Episode 4

Cold weather's impact on human civilization is examined. read more

Gold Fever Season 1, Episode 3

Gold's role in human history is examined. read more

Horse Power Revolution Season 1, Episode 2

Horses' role in human history is examined. read more

The Superpower of Salt Season 1, Episode 1

Salt's link to revolutions in France and India are the focus in the opener of this series examining potential connections between major events throughout history. read more

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Premiered: November 02, 2013, on H2
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