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S1E8: Not Everyone Wants a Goat

Not Everyone Needs A Goat

Matt Brown reports on a radical cash experiment that challenges some deep-rooted notions of charity — and may hold the seeds of a revolution in social welfare.

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Resist!

It's famed as the city of peace and love, but San Francisco is digging in for a fight over President Trump's order to expel millions of undocumented migrants.

  • 2019-08-24T00:00:00-07:00
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The Big Goal

China is executing a master plan to dominate world football, pumping billions of dollars into buying up foreign players, coaches and entire European clubs, and grooming new generations of its own young stars.

  • 2019-08-24T00:30:00-07:00
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Line in the Sand

The world is running low on sand. It's a basic ingredient in construction — think skyscrapers, shopping malls, roads and windows — and cities are growing faster and bigger than at any time in history.

In India, where the government promises to build the equivalent of a "new Chicago" every year, the demand is insatiable. Its construction industry is said to have tripled its sand consumption since 2000.

Venezuela Undercover

It's got more oil than any country on the planet but its people eat garbage and gangsters rule. Defying a media ban, Eric Campbell goes undercover in the onetime socialist idyll of Venezuela.

Opioid America

A secretive billionaire family pushes a pill that triggers more deaths than guns or car crashes. From backwoods Appalachia to hi tech San Francisco, Conor Duffy investigates America’s opioid scourge.

Saving Venice

The “Floating City” is sinking under rising seas and the weight of mass tourism. Now Venice’s residents are fighting to reclaim it, as Samantha Hawley reports.

It Doesn't Happen to People Like Me

Thousands of travelers, many of them young Australians, are flocking to the Amazon to chase the highs of the ayahuasca plant. Tragically, some never return. Hamish Macdonald visits to investigate the death of one individual.

 

  • 2019-09-03T21:00:00-07:00
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On Top of the World

Is the world going mad when Greenlanders fight drought and brushfires and catch warm water fish? A decade after discovering a farming boom in Greenland, Eric Campbell returns to see how locals are facing up to climate change.

  • 2019-09-03T21:30:00-07:00
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The Oasis

A radical experiment in democracy and women’s rights is under way in the old badlands of Islamic State. But as Yaara Bou Melhem reports, it could be crushed in an instant.

Climate Hackers

They sound like science fiction, but radical remedies to slow global warming are on the way. Eric Campbell goes in search of crazy brave ideas to save the world.

The Baby Trade

A cruel trade is tearing baby orangutans from their jungle homes to be sold abroad. Samantha Hawley gets a smuggler’s story - and meets the warriors risking their lives to save the great apes from extinction.

  • 2019-09-10T21:00:00-07:00
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Redneck Revolt

A year into Donald Trump’s presidency resurgent white supremacists are preaching hate. Now left- wing activists are hitting back with their own shock tactics. Stephanie March goes inside a controversial radical group.

  • 2019-09-10T21:30:00-07:00
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Running Amok

This is no armchair spectator sport… David Lipson ventures into the fanatical, often deadly, arena of Indonesian soccer.

The Promised Land

Two young men escape the misery of Manus Island to forge new lives in North America. Reporter Eric Tlozek charts their progress and their pitfalls over 18 months.

On His Own Terms

This is the inside story of 104-year-old activist David Goodall’s last days in Europe as he farewells family and campaigns for the right to die, up to his final hour

  • 2019-09-17T21:00:00-07:00
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The New Italian Job

The old is new. Ditching conventional careers, a generation of hip young Italians is rediscovering the grand tradition of “Made in Italy”. Hamish Macdonald takes an exhilarating road trip to meet the Italians building up a new reputation for handcrafted cheese, shoes and wine.

  • 2019-09-17T21:30:00-07:00
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Secret Sardinia

It’s touted as Europe’s most beautiful island - but the people of Sardinia are getting sick and dying mysteriously. Fingers are pointing at secret bomb tests and war games by the world’s armies, as Emma Alberici reports.

Vanilla Slice

Vanilla hustlers in dusty streets. Vanilla brokers in vanilla-built palaces. Vanilla crops threatening rare lemurs’ jungle homes. On a wild ride through Madagascar, Adam Harvey finds there’s nothing plain about vanilla.