Discover the pivotal moments in history that made humankind what it is today.
Episode 1: The Spark of Civilization
Humankind owes its existence to a strange force of nature, one that has fascinated our species since our inception: Fire. It danced and breathed like an animal, and seemed to hold the power of the sun.
Early earth was a molten hell - but fire was nowhere to be found. It was missing a key ingredient - Life. It would take hundreds of millions of years for enough oxygen to build up in the atmosphere - only then could the age of fire begin.
Episode 2 : Cheating Death
Microscopic armies have waged war on humanity for thousands of years. Medicine is our great weapon to fight back against invisible, unthinkable death.
Episode 3 : The Power of Money
It reflects our culture and values - but has driven us to do heinous things. Is it worth it?
Episode 4 : The Writing on the Wall
Complex language made humanity what it is - and communication has become the glue that holds our species together.
Episode 5 : War
The effects of war are not just immediate and shocking, they have irrevocably shaped human history - often in the most unexpected ways.
Episode 6 : Building the Future
the story of how humans built a world of their own design. From bone huts to skyscrapers, shelter inspired new technologies and societies.
Episode 7 : Into the Unknown
Exploration has created and defined our modern world. Humanity’s primal curiosity has sparked new inventions and revealed the mysteries of the universe.
Episode 8 : The Road Ahead
Transportation turned society inside out. Engines and animals powered the rise of civilization, driving humanity forward into the modern world.