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Episode 1250—Air Date: December 9, 2012
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we ride reindeer in Mongolia, herd sheep with a different reindeer in the Falkland Islands, crush nuts with capuchin monkeys in Brazil, hunt cattle with lions in Kenya, ski two million vertical feet in just one year, walk from Cape Town to Cairo, smuggle guns with the Free Syrian Army, and trick lions into thinking we're still awake.

Episode 1249—Air Date: December 2, 2012
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we climb all of the tallest mountains on each continent, visit every state and meet someone new every day, prepare our culturally appropriate funerals, hunt rats in Chicago with the city's coyote population, climb into the canopy of Costa Rica's cloud forest with Barbie, back up our computer files in our DNA, follow India's invisible workers through Delhi, and fight rebels by ending poaching.

Episode 1248—Air Date: November 25, 2012
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we make a third attempt at a winter ascent of Denali, rip down the slopes with one of the world's best para-snowboarders, ride around Australia in an 18-foot Zodiac, dive in Cuba's Bay of Pigs, play with the biggest bones in history, solve a mystery surrounding Sherlock Holmes, celebrate mountain gorillas, and raise a leopard in our living room.

Episode 1247—Air Date: November 18, 2012
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we climb El Capitan with an all-handicapped team, pretend not to see leopards in South Africa, project violence as a result of heat in Eastern Africa, set a world record racing a cheetah, go island-hopping in the South Pacific, track local food and march across London, drink yak's blood in Nepal and fight modern-day slavery in the United States and abroad.

Episode 1246—Air Date: November 11, 2012
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we dive 207 feet under the ocean by holding our breath, fight off an aggressive cheetah in Tanzania, measure our feet to find out why a foot is a foot long, use spark plugs as currency in Cuba, travel by parachute for 40 miles at 16,000 feet, spy on polar bears in Norway, colonize the Arctic with North America's earliest European visitors, and get taken hostage by rebels in a Himalayan valley.

Episode 1242—Air Date: October 14, 2012
This week on "National Geographic Weekend," join host Boyd Matson as we find a shot-down fighter jet in the Mediterranean Sea, take a road trip around the universe, run across the world's deserts, discover the Monarch butterfly's winter home, race with a cheetah, crusade for animal rights in Asia, hike Glacier National Park's 700 miles of trails, and follow Victorian explorers into Africa's wilderness.

Episode 1241—Air Date: October 7, 2012
This week on “National Geographic Weekend,” join host Boyd Matson as we bike around the San Francisco Bay playing concerts, catch infectious diseases from animals, decide whether to join the Navy or head to jail, live in the same house as the remains of our dead ancestors, chase a kudu until it drops dead, photograph surfers in the middle of winter in Norway, and travel up the Pacific coast to find its hidden gems.

Episode 1240—Air Date: September 30, 2012
This week on “National Geographic Weekend,” join host Boyd Matson as we dive off Washington State's Palouse Falls in a kayak, harvest human feces for profit, distinguish a shy elk from a bold elk, float in the Great Salt Lake with dozens of different migrating bird species, chew khat in Yemen, follow the stars with Australian pygmy possums, and arrest poachers in Cambodia.

Episode 1239—Air Date: September 23, 2012
This week on "National Geographic Weekend" join host Boyd Matson as we expose the greed and blood of the ivory trade, surf the rivers of Idaho, investigate increasingly commonplace extreme weather conditions, conserve the ocean biodiversity by eating, evade invasive pythons on Florida's Everglades, dive 60 feet below the sea to the Aquarius Underwater Station, dance with walruses, rappel a mile underground into Earth's deepest cave, and get schooled by Chinese youth at ping pong.

Episode 1228—Air Date: July 8, 2012
Zoltan Takacs, Cat Jaffee, Richard Ellis, Paul Martin, David Braun, Bob Ballard, Elizabeth Lindsey, Brian Howard, Bruce Bachand, Story: Beating the Heat in Norway

Episode 1227—Air Date: July 1, 2012
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Krithi Karanth, Matt Finer, Taras Grescoe, David Braun, Lucy Cooke, Bob Reiss, Maris Ensing, Louis Mazzatentar, Story: Istanbul's Bathhouses

Episode 1226—Air Date: June 24, 2012
Sarah McNair Landry, Mark Richey, Steve Swenson, Alain Touwaide, Dean Foster, David Braun, Kenny Broad, Cristina Trenas, Steve Casimiro, Ted Daeschler, Story: Cave Diving

Episode 1225—Air Date: June 17, 2012
Tim Medvetz, Eugene Linden, Anna Savage, Patrick Meier, David Braun, Winston Groom, David Burney, Salim Al-Hassani, Mel White, Story: Solving Misplaced Luggage

Episode 1224—Air Date: June 10, 2012
Lewis Colam, Shivani Bhalla, Carlton Ward, Timothy Ferris, David Braun, Dwight Worker, Dr. Chris Stringer, Steve Casimiro, David Nowak, Story: Backpacking in Peru

Episode 1223—Air Date: June 3, 2012
Amanda Padoan, Jon Ronson, Tom Parker, Brett Rogers, David Braun, Chris Golden, Juan Valdes, Donald Johanson, Harry Katz, Story: da Vinci's Missing Masterpiece

Episode 1221—Air Date: May 20, 2012
Barrington Irving, Krystle Wright, Dan Koeppel, Andres Ruzo, David Braun, Bill Saturno, Mike Welch, Charles Sheppard, Fred Kukelhaus, Story: Hazardous Critters-It's A Local Thing

Episode 1220—Air Date: May 13, 2012
Chris Davenport, Chris Impey, Mark Collins Jenkins, Steve Sanderson, David Braun, Charles Fishman, Megan Parker, Susan Finkbeiner, Joel Sartore, Story: Climbing the Volcano

Episode 1219—Air Date: May 6, 2012
Francis Slakey, Lisa Merton, Jeff Bartholet, David Braun, Matthew Becker, Sean Gerrity, Ralph Hemmelbacher, Gemina Garland-Lewis, Story: Jazz Fest

Episode 1217—Air Date: April 22, 2012
Elyse Saugstad, Andrew Ference, Mark Bogner, Luis Jaime Castillo, David Braun, Clarence Bucaro, Patricia Marx, Aleksei Vakhrushev, Greg Erickson, Story: Nuclear War & Tornado Shelters

Episode 1216—Air Date: April 15, 2012
Brett Ciccotelli, Simon Bearder, Lynn Abercrombie, Hampton Sides, David Braun, Andrew Evans, Enric Sala, Valerie Clark, Mark Pagel, Story: Out of Contact

Episode 1215—Air Date: April 8, 2012
Amy Dickman, Charles Snowdon, Jan Vertefeuille, Maggie Howell, David Braun, Daniel Engber, Michael Klare, Andrew Shaw, James Vlahos, Story: Lonely Lions

Episode 1214—Air Date: April 1, 2012
Paul Nicklen, Sandra Postel, Terry Garcia, David Lama, David Braun, David Harrison, John Heminway, Mary Pavelka, Andrew Todhunter, Story: Under the Sea

Episode 1213—Air Date: March 25, 2012
Jim Davidson, Donald MacDonald, Ann McClellan, Bos Hochstenbach, David Braun, Joyce Poole, Kennedy Warne, Jesse Bering, Ed Kashi, Story: Rainier Descent

Episode 1212—Air Date: March 18, 2012
Peter Gwin, Jason Kruk, Hayden Kennedy, Mark Bauman, Michelle Cronin, David Braun, Jack Hanna, Burkhard Bilger, Keith Bellows, Celeste Ray, Story: Butch & Sundance

Episode 1211—Air Date: March 11, 2012
Conrad Anker, Ryan Killackey, John Lancaster, Enric Sala, David Braun, Mountain Quickstep, Ken Welch, Julie Scardina, Amy Higgins, Story: Cajun Fiddlers

Episode 1210—Air Date: March 4, 2012
Dean Potter, Lucy Walker, Fred Hiebert, David Braun, Hugh Neff, Shayna Lieberman, Tom O’Neill, Tim Folger, Story: Sky Diving

Episode 1208—Air Date: February 19, 2012
Johan Reinhard, Dave Gallo, Heidi Cullen, David Braun, Enric Sala, Karma Lotey, Ken Aplin, Bob Wheeler, Story: Hulaville

Episode 1206—Air Date: February 5, 2012
Mark Jenkins, Felicity Aston, Anand Varma, Zeb Hogan, David Braun, Richard Jackson, Donald Slater, Nancy Turner, Hayat Sindi, Story: Indigenous People Encountering Modern Values

Episode 1205—Air Date: January 29, 2012
Mike Fay, Sheila Nirenberg, Marianne Lavelle, David Braun, James Crooks, Ed Bangs, David Rockefeller, Paula Kahumbu, Story: Diving in Antarctica

Episode 1204—Air Date: January 22, 2012
Brad Fouché, Thomas Thwaites, Ann Williams, Amy Hessl, David Braun, Greg Marshall, Peter Miller, Dr. Jeff Masters, Doc Hendley, Story: Rhinoceros Vision

Episode 1203—Air Date: January 15, 2012
Cory Richards, George Steinmetz, Jennifer Ovenden, Sarah Marquis, David Braun, Nick Nichols, Daniel Kish, Nate & Mary Kate Tate, Joe Duff, Story: Dolphin Echolocation

Episode 1202—Air Date: January 8, 2012
Mark Jenkins, Jennifer Pharr Davis, Bill Allard, Barton Seaver, David Braun, Kate Harris, Kirk Johnson, Huw Lewis-Jones, John Francis, Story: Ben Shaw

Episode 1152—Air Date: December 25, 2011
Carl Hoffman, Beth Wald, Paula Kahumbu, Joel Sartore, David Braun, Andrew Evans, Brett Rogers, Kelly Wilcox, Steve Nagiewicz, Story: Herding Camels

Episode 1151—Air Date: December 17, 2011
Adam Nicolson, Kim Wolhuter, Robert Kunzig, Lucille Craft, David Braun, Mark Moffett, Richard Grant, Travis Rice, Jill Pruetz, Story: Old-Time American Nukes

Episode 1150—Air Date: December 10, 2011
Steve Winter, Michael Gazzaniga, Carissa Moore, Jake Porway, Erik Boomer, Jon Turk, Iain Couzin, Clare Salisbury, Paul Needham, Story: Kayaking Frozen Lake Superior

Episode 1149—Air Date: December 3, 2011
Nick Wagoner, Steve Boyes, Erik Wikramanayake, Carole Baldwin, Shahidul Alam, Mattias Klum, Valerie Clark, Craig Mullen, Story: Cuba

Episode 1145—Air Date: November 5, 2011
Ed Viesturs, Claudio Cristino, Jonathan Alderfer, Caroline Alexander, David Braun, Brett DuBois, Juliet Eilperin, Steve Casimiro, Josh Berman, Story: Hunter S. Thompson

Episode 1144—Air Date: October 29, 2011
Geoff Calmeyer, Eric Patterson, Nori Quintos, Bill Marr, David Braun, Scott Wallace, Eric Morschhauser, Richard Wiese, Charles Moore, Story: Wearing White on Safari

Episode 1143—Air Date: October 22, 2011
Bob Ballard, David Dobbs, Alex Godbe, Don Belt, David Braun, Mark Jenkins, Linda Lombardi, Ginette Hemley, Lou Ureneck, Story: Rhinoceros Poaching

Episode 1142—Air Date: October 15, 2011
William Powers, Lynn Schooler, Doug Lansky, Alec Loorz, David Braun, Greta Ehrlich, D.T. Max, Tshewang Wangchuk, Natalie Vassey, Story: Local Water Stomach Woes

Episode 1141—Air Date: October 8, 2011
Paula Kahumbu, Walter Mustin, Peter Essick, Edwin Lusichi, Pattie Boyd, Lisa Dabek, Robert Kunzig, Doug Lawson, Story: Travel Troubles

Episode 1140—Air Date: October 1, 2011
Paul Sereno, Henry Rollins, Rick Bowers, Adrian Tinniswood, James Delgado, Fred Sharpe, Josh Fischman, Story: Balancing Travel Styles

Episode 1139—Air Date: September 24, 2011
Greg Marshall, Agustín Fuentes, Keith Bellows, Ahmad Elzoghby, Carl Hoffman, Charles Siebert, James Trefil, Dan Basta, Story: Antarctic Scuba Dive

Episode 1138—Air Date: September 17, 2011
Peter Gwin, Mike Fay, Keith Bellows, Anthoula Katsimatides, Caroline Alexander, Nancy Shute, Michael Sweeney, Dan Morrison, Story: Off the Beaten Track in a Well-Traveled Country

Episode 1137—Air Date: September 10, 2011
Sylvia Earle, Kristen Clark, Susan Poulton, Clifford Chanin, Hoyt Peckham, Hayat Sindi, Bruce Barcott, Ben West, Story: Remembering National Geographic Staff Lost on 9/11

Episode 1136—Air Date: September 3, 2011
Dave Morgan, Crickette Sanz, Alexandra Cousteau, Kim McKay, Casey Anderson, Eric Berkenpas, Mike Shepard, Graham Wilhelm, Stuart Pimm, Doug Lansky, Scott Stuckey, Story: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Episode 1135—Air Date: August 27, 2011
Ed Viesturs, Kristofer Helgen, Ross McDermott, Rebecca Byerly, Todd Coffman, Sarah and Eric McNeil-Landry, Story: Gobi Desert Ultramarathon

Episode 1134—Air Date: August 20, 2011
Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Jennifer Holland, Steve Casimiro, James Delgado, Hayat Sindi, Dave Chameides, Christina Nunez, Robin Naidoo, Story: Boyd's 'Museum of Overpriced Artifacts'

Episode 1133—Air Date: August 13, 2011
Nick Nichols, Steve Casimiro, Phillip Manning, Colin Rich, Chris Carroll, Pieter Johnson, Amanda Rivkin, Story: Essay Winners

Episode 1132—Air Date: August 5, 2011
John Francis, Paul Sereno, DeeAnn Reeder, Karen DeMatteo, Paula Kahumbu, David Eagleman, Sarah Maquis, Kathleen Frith, Clair Fackler, Story: Poop Games

Episode 1131—Air Date: July 30, 2011
Wade Davis, Adrian Seymour, Abigail Endicott, Christopher Heaney, David Braun, Thomas Culhane & Lee Berger, Kevin McDonald, Katy Croff Bell, Carl Hoffman, Story - Headhunters

Episode 1130—Air Date: July 23, 2011
Robert Ballard, Christopher Elliot, Sasha Kramer, David Braun, Jack Johnson, Julian Smith, Susan Poulton, Angelique Todd, Story - Flying

Episode 1129—Air Date: July 16, 2011
Louis Zamperini, Ashley Murray, Paula Kahumbu, David Braun, Mike Fay, Mark Adams, Julia DeWitt, Kakani Katija, Story: Machu Picchu Kids Trip

Episode 1128—Air Date: July 9, 2011
Eric & Sarah McNair-Landry, Çagan Şekercioğlu, Kevin Hand, David Braun, Dean Karnazes, Ben Duncan, Jeff Enlow, Terry Garcia, Story: Men Without Rhythm

Episode 1127—Air Date: July 2, 2011
Robert Swan, Shannon Switzer, Vanessa Woods, News-Flying Sharks, James Cameron, Kelly Lambert, Susan McGrath, Jan Nijman, Story: Explorers Symposium

Episode 1126—Air Date: June 25, 2011
Sandesh Kadur, Dan Buettner, Josh Howard, John Kress, News-Penguins Doing the Wave, Mitchell Zuckoff, Natalie Ledford, Roger Hanlon, Alexandra Fuller, Story: Jet Skiing

Episode 1125—Air Date: June 18, 2011
Andrea Turkalo, Tim Folger, Zoltan Takacs, News-Smelling the Opposite Sex, Joe and Terry Graedon, Gayle Campmbell-Smith, Bronwen Golder, Charles C. Mann, Story: Viral Cat Video

Episode 1124—Air Date: June 11, 2011
Carl Hoffman, Beth Wald, Paula Kahumbu, Joel Sartore, News-Big Animals, Andrew Evans, Brett Rogers, Annie Bond, Steve Nagiewicz, Story: Herding Camels

Episode 1123—Air Date: June 4, 2011
Louis Sarnow, Dharsono Hartono, Bill McKibben, News-Largest Great White Shark, Wendy Booker, Tico McNutt, Anand Varma, Mel White, Story: Pygmy Pool Party

Episode 1122—Air Date: May 28, 2011
Jimmy Chin, Juan Martinez, Christian Ziegler, Don Belt, News-End of the World, Adam Tomasek, Justin Chadwick, Tine Valencic, Larissa Swedell, Story: Hitchhiking in Central Africa Republic

Episode 1121—Air Date: May 21, 2011
Max Jourdan, Aziz Abu Sarah, Steve Casimiro, Wendy Williams, News-Naked Penguins and Rafts of Ants, Andrew Westoll, Mark Moffett, Bryan Johnson, Tim Flannery, Story: Terrible at Packing
Episode 1120—Air Date: May 14, 2011
Roxana Saberi, Barton Seaver, Susan Spain, News-Time Travel and Marijuana in Wildlife Parks, Mark Jenkins, Andrew Evans, Steve Casimiro, David Doubilet, Story: Sleep Deprivation

Episode 1119—Air Date: May 7, 2011
Richard Carroll, Barton Seaver, Karen Martin, News-Saber-toothed Vegetarian, Eugene Linden, Michael Garstang, Monica Smith, Norie Quintos, Story: Food Poisoning

Episode 1118—Air Date: April 30, 2011
Sarah and Eric McNair-Landry, Jessica Speart, Steve Casimiro, Fred Hiebert, News-Mummified Dogs and Electric Wands, Enric Sala, Hilton Kelley, Jalsa Urubshurow, Rob Machado, Taylor Steele, Story: Drugs for Typhoid Fever and Malaria

Episode 1117—Air Date: April 23, 2011
David de Rothschild, Peter Marra, Graham Wilhelm, Heather Pringle, News-Eunuch Spiders, Cathe Nekum, Thomas Veltre, Josh Plotnik, Kerry Kringer, Daisann McLane, Story: Photographs from Helicopters

Episode 1116—Air Date: April 16, 2011
Sebastian Copeland, Steve Casimiro, Amy Dickman, News-Giant Rabbit, Daniel Winkler, Lee Crockett, Neil Losin, Bob Howells, Story: Mother Duck at Nat Geo

Episode 1115—Air Date: April 9, 2011
Carsten Peter, Moby, Isaac Wirgin, Kenneth Morris, News-Monkey Urine Perfume, Allard Blom, Yassin Alsalman, Paul Goldberger, Janice Booth, Story: Trekking through the Gabon jungle with Mike Fay

Episode 1114—Air Date: April 2, 2011
Tony Fitzjohn, Anthony Smith, Luke Rendell, Sarah Durant, News-Female Tears, Sarah Marquis, Sherry Hormann, Clare Fieseler, Peter Knights, Story: Walking across the Gobi

Episode 1113—Air Date: March 26, 2011
Andrew Skurka, Steve Casimiro, David Hughes, News-Counterfeit Cave Paintings, Omar Samra, Carsten Peter, Craig Heller, Marianne Lavelle, Story: Pee Bottle

Episode 1112—Air Date: March 19, 2011
Mireya Mayor, Chris Beard, Victoria Jaggard, Susan Perry, News-Antimatter from Gold, Melissa Auf der Maur, Jonathan Alderfer, Steve Casimiro, Barry Long, Story: Khumbu Icefall

Episode 1111—Air Date: March 12, 2011 [Rerun #239]
Don Walsh, Leela Hazzah, McKenzie Funk, James Roberts, Gary McKechnie, Alasdair Harris, Martin McClellan, Spencer Wells, Karla Cosgriff, Story: Sightseeing in the U.S.

Episode 1110—Air Date: March 5, 2011
Jacopo Annese, Costas Christ, Flo Stone, Barton Seaver, News-space beer, Vincent J. Musi, Yasser Ansari, Enric Sala, Mike Tidwell, Story: Swimming With Humpbacks

Episode 1109—Air Date: February 26, 2011
Kelly Gleason, Romulus Whitaker, Elyse Pasquale, Barbara Hillary, David Braun, Michael Melford, Evan Ratliff, Catherine Karnow, Gianluca Serra, Story: Food Poisoning

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