Category Archives: documentary

Jeff Bezos and Amazon

Bob Simon of 60 Minutes, back in 1999, interviewed Jeff Bezos, a self-described nerd, who founded Amazon.com, the world’s largest Internet bookstore. [13:12] Video link. Inside the Amazon Empire [42:31] Video link.

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Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail – How The Best Is Done

Goose Island released their 2017 Bourbon County Brand Stout to the public on Friday. I was ‘lucky’ and picked up one of their 14.2%, 16.9-ounce bottles of BCBS for $13.50. I’ll bring it to my son’s Dark Saturday party tonight … Continue reading

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Restrepo 2010

Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s year of being dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan’s most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers … Continue reading

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Facebookistan

There’s more than what you see on the front page of Facebook. Every move you make, is tracked. Private video – password = facebookistan. [58:54] Video link.

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Internet hackers in 2017

Derek Muller, from Veritasium and other places, guides us on this journey of computer hacking, privacy and how we got here. [51:57] Video link.

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The Cassini Saturn Mission

Cassini’s Grand Finale. [53:09] Video link.

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The Women of NHRA

Hear from John Force, NHRA’s VP of Public Relations and Communications, Terry Blount, Leah Pritchett, Brittany Force, and Courtney Force in this special on the women of NHRA. [22:22] Video link.

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Inside Google

NatGeo documentary about the inner workings of our present day, don’t be evil, big brother.  Inside Google. [41:49] Video link.

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Triumph of the Nerds

Three parts on how computers took over the world. Three bits of history from years ago starting from Day 1. Bookmark or save for later. Part 1 [49:12] Video link. Part 2 [50:44] Part 3 [50:16]

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World’s strongest man

Brian Shaw shows different parts of his workout. [6:08]

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The Engine that Powers the World – Diesel

The surprising story of the hidden powerhouse behind the globalised world – the Diesel engine, a 19th-century invention that has become indispensable to the 21st century. It’s a turtle versus hare tale in which the Diesel engine races the petrol … Continue reading

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History of the crash test dummy

BBC documentary about the 65 year history of the most important part in crash tests, the dummies. Stand-ins for humans in tests for safer cars. [59:01] Video link.

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The World in 2050

By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet, consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. What will our cities be like? How will we eat in the future of Earth? Will global … Continue reading

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The birth and the fall of the arcade industry

Wide eyes staring at a CRT screen, tons of quarters inserted into video game machine slots and tens of thousands of buttons pushed. The way it was back in the early ’80s. [22:44] Video link.

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Firefighter wormhole

Firefighter training can be intense. It’s not for everyone. Enter the worm tube and see if you have what it takes. This is an excerpt from “A Firefighter’s Journey,” a documentary film about the fire academy experience. It’s as close … Continue reading

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PBS Previews: The Vietnam War

Find out about the creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, coming to PBS this fall – Sunday, September 17, 2017. #VietnamWarPBS [25:22] Video link.

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