Season 5 concludes with a report from Iraq on the aftermath of the ferocious and costly fight to retake Mosul from ISIS. Also: Isobel Yeung meets Iraqi youth who trained under ISIS, but now face an uncertain future as they try to rebuild their lives.
Isobel Yeung examines what's driving the media's battle over facts and the polarization of the U.S. public during the Trump era; Thomas Morton reports from the Central African Republic on the emerging field of microbiome science.
A report from Moscow on the growing hacker ecosystem and the consequences of digital breaches. Also: Suroosh Alvi goes to Uganda to see how vulnerable humans are to a new pandemic and what scientists are doing to keep the next nightmare illness at bay.
Gianna Toboni reports from North Carolina to witness the effects of gerrymandered congressional districts and examine the future of America's representative democracy. Also: a look at violent crime in Honduras and how the government has approached gang activity.
Gianna Toboni reports from Nigeria on the chaos, corruption and violence plaguing the nation's oil production; Ben Anderson travels across the world's oceans to see what teams of scientists are doing to keep coral reefs alive.
Suroosh Alvi and Ben Anderson report from Venezuela on the autocratic regime of President Nicolás Maduro, who seized the country's political institutions with an alleged "sham election" and violently suppressed growing opposition to his rule.
Gianna Toboni reports from the Philippines on the government's crackdown on the media and President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs; Ben Anderson returns to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to witness the conservation efforts of park rangers who are fighting to protect wildlife and natural resources.
Charlet Duboc reports from North Korea in April 2017 to gauge citizens' reactions to an escalating global crisis; Gianna Toboni travels to Mogadishu, where Somalia diaspora are returning to rebuild their homeland, despite the threat of terror attacks by the militant group al-Shabaab.
Gianna Toboni reports on work being done at the forefront of autism research, meets families trying out the newest treatments and discovers a growing self-advocacy movement in the autism community that wants to refocus the science.
A report on South Sudan and how rampant corruption has brought the country to the brink of collapse just six years after winning independence; a chronicle of months of protesting by activists in North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
A look at the evolution of the firearms industry in the U.S. amid a fundamentally changed political landscape; a report on the potential economic blessing for Russia as world temperatures rise and Arctic sea ice melts.
A look at the rise of populist candidates in Europe and what it means for the future of the European Union; an interview with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who discusses right-wing politics and the need for a unified response to rebuild Syria.
Aris Roussinos reports on the battle for Mosul between ISIS and a U.S.-supported coalition of Iraqi and Kurdish troops; Isobel Yeung examines the state of Iraqi youth growing up surrounded by war and chaos.
Ben Anderson reports on the Taliban in Afghanistan, where he reunites with several familiar faces, including an army major, a police officer who dismantles IEDs and a family who were forced to defend their home.
Gianna Toboni reports on the globalization of fast food and the expanding obesity epidemic worldwide; Thomas Morton explores the productive world of Nigerian cinema and even takes a turn in front of the camera.
Suroosh Alvi reports on the origins, acceptance and defiance of Sharia law in the Indonesian province of Aceh; Isobel Yeung examines the proliferation of plastic products in the world's oceans and what one 22-year-old Netherlander plans to do about it.
New strains of marijuana are explored in a report from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also: a look at new studies of dark matter being conducted from an abandoned gold mine a mile beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota.
In the Season 5 premiere, Isobel Yeung reports from Syria on the tenuous cease-fire brokered in 2016 after six years of civil war; and Shane Smith examines the first effects of climate change and projections of trillions of dollars in potential damage.