Explorer is an engrossing current affairs, magazine-style series that presents a mix of entertaining, illuminating and surprising investigative stories from all over the world, along with in-depth interviews and provocative roundtable discussions on the issues of the day.

In addition to top-tier, experienced field correspondents, this series sees National Geographic tapping some very famous faces to host episodes and explore important topics. Actor Ted Danson (Cheers, CSI) investigates the world’s growing black market fish trade, discusses Africa’s endangered treasures with former first daughter Chelsea Clinton and samples new dishes for NASA astronauts. Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day, Jurassic Park) meanwhile traces the history of marijuana, interviews fellow actor Sam Rockwell and hosts an episode that takes an in-depth look at ‘Big Pharma’ and the opioid epidemic.

Additional episode hosts include Aasif Mandvi, Nick Schifrin and Dan Rather, who between them put a range of fascinating hot topics under the microscope, including Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial and deadly war on drugs, an American government programme that monitors terror suspects and a look at what is believed to be Jesus’ tomb in Jerusalem. Other notable guests are director Ron Howard, Homeland star Mandy Patinkin, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Screener: Episode 1

Episodes: 17 x 60'