Wim Hof first caught the attention of scientists when he proved he was able to use meditation to stay submerged in ice for 1 hour and 53 minutes without his core body temperature changing. Since then, he’s climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, completed a marathon in the Namib Desert with no water and proven under a laboratory setting that he’s able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will.
Almost everything Wim has done was previously thought to be impossible – but he’s not a freak of nature.
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“He started daredevilism, but I’m finishing it,” says The Human Fly.
In this clip from 1976, Canadian daredevil Rick Rojatt talks about being The Human Fly, which became the inspiration for a Marvel Comics character. He also talks about his rival – American daredevil Evel Knievel. (Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Recently profiled in Andrew Jarecki’s acclaimed HBO series The Jinx (and arrested on the eve of the final installment), Robert Durst is the scion of a wealthy real estate family, and was always a bit eccentric. He is suspected of killing three people across the country—his first wife in New York, a woman in Los Angeles (who was his good friend and a mobster’s daughter) and finally a 70-year-old neighbor in Galveston, Texas. This episode delves into all of the bizarre and grisly details behind each of the crimes. (Source: SnagFilms)
“LISTEN TO ME MARLON,” the new documentary about Marlon Brando is receiving high praise for intimately examining one of the greatest actors in history. Director Stevan Riley shares the trailer, clips from the film, and insight about Brando’s early years and rise to Hollywood royalty through A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and THE GODFATHER. The cryptic and fascinating audio tapes used by Brando for his auto-psychoanalysis, and explosive reaction to the documentary are all explored on BYOD–the world’s only all documentary talk show, hosted by Ondi Timoner. [Source: Bring Your Own Doc (BYOD)]
In a year of violent police encounters, a 25-year-old movement to document law enforcement has new urgency. This is the story of Copwatch as told by Michael Brown’s neighbor and Freddie Gray’s friend. (Source: The New York Times)
Carolle Bendle and Penny Crofton, sisters, visit the Bloody Pond at Shiloh National Military Park in Southwestern Tennesseee, about 2.5 hours from Nashville. At the pond Confederate and Union soldiers and their horses came to quench their thirst and often meet their death.
Spike Lee’s filmmaking team travels to Tanzania to hang out with David Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s son, who farms coffee there with his large family.
The powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history, outlining how America developed the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Witness the raw power and strangely compelling beauty of rare views of above-ground nuclear tests.
CARTEL LAND, the new documentary about drug cartels, paramilitary autodefensas, and the blurred lines between right and wrong in Michoacan and the US border is shared with the trailer, clips and explanation by director Matthew Heineman. The incredible on-the-ground footage of gunfights, cartel meth cooking, and border vigilante patrols, + the intimate portraits of the leadership of the self-defense squads that do battle with the narcos are explored. The Knight’s Templar Cartel, and the struggle for the bodies and soul of Mexico are laid bare in this film, which we feature on this uncensored BYOD interview, hosted by … Read More »
Are lattes making people poor for good? Author Helaine Olen speaks to the New America Foundation about her expose on the personal finance industry.
Comedian Chris “Advice King” Crofton performs live at The East Room in Nashville, Tenn., on July 23, 2015.
Movietone’s coverage of the Hindenburg disaster on a cloudy, overcast day at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937. Filmed by Al Gold, Larry Kennedy and Deon De Titta. Sound engineer Addison Trice. The doom of the great Zeppelin, which had been graphically told in newspapers, was shot in full by a newsreel camera.