Pools • 2020 • episode "S1E11" The World According to Jeff Goldblum

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Jeff Goldblum examines the world of pools. He takes a trip to a water park, a therapy center, and even NASA's labs in a quest to discover all there is to learn about our favorite pastime.

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The World According to Jeff Goldblum • 2020 - 2021 • 22 episodes •

Sneakers

Jeff sets out to investigate the multi-million billion dollar industry of sneakers. His journey includes the basketball court, the boardroom, the country's sneaker convention - Sneaker Con - and Adidas' high tech labs.

2020 • Economics

Ice Cream

The ever-enthusiastic Jeff Goldblum takes viewers on a tasty ride through ice cream's history. Jeff meets Ben & Jerry, and discovers the link between food and nostalgia onboard a US Navy aircraft carrier.

2020 • Economics

Tattoos

Jeff Goldblum learns everything there is to know about tattoos. He gets behind the needle and tests out his artistic skills.

2020 • Design

Denim

Jeff Goldblum excitedly explores the world of denim. He decides to discover just how popular jeans really are today.

2020 • Economics

BBQ

Jeff Goldblum discovers the mystifying world of barbecue. He meets Muckbang host Stephanie Soo to learn about the popular craze.

2020 • Economics

Gaming

Jeff takes a deep dive into the world of online gaming and explores its endless possibilities.

2020 • Technology

Bikes

Jeff cycles through the history of the bicycle and considers future advancements for the common mode of transport.

2020 • Technology

RVs

Jeff takes a tour of the RV industry and befriends the people that call RVs their home away from home.

2020 • Technology

Coffee

Jeff gets amped about coffee and delves into the drink's spike in popularity.

2020 • Science

Cosmetics

Jeff investigates the world of cosmetics. He discovers the power to transform or enhance your identity.

2020 • Technology

Pools

Jeff Goldblum examines the world of pools. He takes a trip to a water park, a therapy center, and even NASA's labs in a quest to discover all there is to learn about our favorite pastime.

2020 • Technology

Jewelry

Jeff learns about sparkling gold when he takes a trip to show the rich joy of Jewelry.

2020 • Technology

Dogs

From a wild ride with a pack of huskies and a family of urban mushers to the weird and wonderful world of Instagram dogs to a puppy pile-on with a squad of trainee service dogs, Jeff meets every kind of working dog imaginable and gets to the heart of why dogs mean so much to us.

2021 • Science

Dance

Jeff does a grand jet? into the world of dance. From spinning in a roller disco to entertaining a dance battle, Jeff uncovers the reason we can't resist moving and shaking to a sweet melody.

2021 • Science

Magic

Jeff learns mind-bending tricks from Las Vegas icons Penn & Teller and has his perception of reality destroyed by viral superstar Zach King. But magic isn't all about big names and crazy illusions — for some; magic can be a celebration of nature, a connection to our cultural heritage and a means to explore our deepest selves.

2021 • Science

Fireworks

Now a billion-dollar industry, Jeff learns the fireworks business is booming. From a dazzling drone display to spectacular stargazing, Jeff discovers how the feeling of awe affects us and the weird and wonderful ways we seek it out.

2021 • Technology

Monsters

Jeff discovers the frightening truth behind why we love to be scared and meets master monster-maker Phil Tippet in his legendary studio before embarking on a monster hunt in the Big Foot forests among the California redwoods.

2021 • People

Puzzles

Jeff puts his brain to the test as he embarks on an adventure with some bona fide geniuses to discover our fascination with puzzles. From working with a team of escape room enthusiasts and landing planes to a wild jazz improvisation session with Shimon, a marimba-playing robot, Jeff discovers how puzzles are more than just a hobby; they are the means through which we solve some of life's greatest problems.

2021 • Brain

Backyards

Jeff measures perfectly manicured lawns and sets sail with swashbuckling pirates before scaling some of the tallest trees in the world and linking up with the Wood Wide Web. Along the way, Jeff also helps a community garden and discovers how nurturing nature helps plants and humans to grow together.

2021 • Technology

Birthdays

Jeff unwraps the weird and wacky ways we celebrate birthdays. From attending a heart-warming birthday party to partaking in some daredevil deeds with a septuagenarian, Jeff discovers why these special days are so memorable while making memories of his own ... by walking across burning hot coals.

2021 • People

Tiny Things

Jeff Goldblum grabs his magnifying glass for a close-up at our love of tiny things. From discovering how Lago’s help kids to be adults and adults to be kids to cooking a gourmet meal for a panel of discerning judges and diving for some marvellous microorganisms, Jeff reveals there's more to small stuff than toys and cuteness. These miniatures actually shape the world around us.

2021 • Technology

Motorcycles

Jeff challenges preconceived notions of bikers. From a clich?-busting all-woman club to the cutting-edge customization of electric motorcycles and the awe-inspiring journeys of one disabled motorcycling champion, Jeff will help us appreciate the freedom of the road. Liberty is truly an inclusive state of mind!

2021 • Technology

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