The BEST Episodes of Bill Nye Saves the World

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2020

Network: Netflix

Emmy-winning host Bill Nye brings experts and famous guests to his lab for a talk show exploring scientific issues that touch our lives.

Extinction: Why All Our Friends Are Dying

#1 - Extinction: Why All Our Friends Are Dying

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 29, 2017

OK Go and Drew Carey help Bill explain extinction, and the panel reveals how scientists could one day bring extinct species back to life.

star 8.09
43 votes
How to Travel Through Time

#2 - How to Travel Through Time

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 29, 2017

Bill breaks down the science of time travel with guests Zach Braff, retired astronaut Scott Kelly and the minds behind "Star Trek" and "Lost."

star 8.00
45 votes
Tune Your Quack-o-Meter

#3 - Tune Your Quack-o-Meter

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Bill and his panel of experts debunk bogus alternative remedies like homeopathy, the healing power of magnets ... and curing cancer by yelling at it.

star 7.72
216 votes
The Addiction Episode

#4 - The Addiction Episode

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 11, 2018

Bill explains how addiction changes the brain, comedian Maria Bamford shares her struggles, and Cara Santa Maria visits a research lab casino.

star 7.70
33 votes
Directors: Liz Plonka
Writers: Amina Khan, Bill Nye, Cece Pleasants, Corey Powell, Jessica Harrop, Marcella Arguello, Michael Naidus, Mike Drucker, Prashanth Venkataramanujam, Sanden Totten, Teagan Wall
Cheating Death

#5 - Cheating Death

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 11, 2018

As Bill breaks down the science of aging, his correspondents try bizarre beauty treatments and learn how spinach could transform organ transplants. Spoiler Alert: We're all going to die. But controversial technologies-like stem cells, head transplants, and 3D-printed organs-are extending our lives. We can really drag this thing out if we want to, but do we really want to live forever?

star 7.69
35 votes
Directors: Liz Plonka
Writers: Amina Khan, Bill Nye, Cece Pleasants, Corey Powell, Jessica Harrop, Marcella Arguello, Michael Naidus, Mike Drucker, Prashanth Venkataramanujam, Sanden Totten, Teagan Wall
Surviving in a World Without Water

#6 - Surviving in a World Without Water

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 11, 2018

Derek Muller discovers why Mexico City is sinking, Nazeem Hussain tests his desert survival skills, and Bill has a drink with a "water sommelier".

star 7.69
35 votes
Directors: Liz Plonka
Writers: Amin Khan, Bill Nye, Cece Pleasants, Corey Powell, Jessica Harrop, Marcella Arguello, Michael Naidus, Mike Drucker, Prashanth Venkataramanujam, Sanden Totten, Teagan Wall
Do Some Shots, Save the World

#7 - Do Some Shots, Save the World

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

With help from some friends in raincoats and a room full of unemployed germs, Bill demonstrates how vaccines work and why everyone needs to get them.

star 7.64
131 votes
Evolution: The Fact of Life

#8 - Evolution: The Fact of Life

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 2018

In London, mutated mosquitos make a meal of Derek Muller. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins helps Bill burst a common myth about evolution.

star 7.63
32 votes
Directors: Liz Plonka
Writers: Amina Khan, Bill Nye, Cece Pleasants, Corey Powell, Jessica Harrop, Marcella Arguello, Michael Naidus, Mike Drucker, Prashanth Venkataramanujam, Sanden Totten, Teagan Wall
Malarkey!

#9 - Malarkey!

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Chemtrails. Crop circles. Palm readers. Bill takes aim at pseudoscience and explains how confirmation bias makes us believe things that aren't true.

star 7.61
110 votes
What Is Your Pet Really Thinking?

#10 - What Is Your Pet Really Thinking?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 11, 2018

Other creatures may think and feel the way humans do.

star 7.60
30 votes
Directors: Liz Plonka
Writers: Amina Khan, Bill Nye, Cece Pleasants, Corey Powell, Jessica Harrop, Marcella Arguello, Michael Naidus, Mike Drucker, Prashanth Venkataramanujam, Sanden Totten, Teagan Wall
We Suck at Sleeping

#11 - We Suck at Sleeping

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 29, 2017

In search of better sleep, correspondents seek out NASA scientists and a professional cuddler. Bill busts myths about naps, dreams and turkey.

star 7.59
46 votes
Your Computer Is Under Attack

#12 - Your Computer Is Under Attack

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 29, 2017

From phishing to malware, Bill uncovers the scams that steal our data. Steve-O talks about the time he exposed himself … to hackers.

star 7.58
43 votes
Sex, Drugs and Superbugs

#13 - Sex, Drugs and Superbugs

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 29, 2017

Bill spreads bad news about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea and other superbugs. Comedian Ali Wong stops by the studio for a glow-in-the-dark demo.

star 7.54
39 votes
Designer Babies

#14 - Designer Babies

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Bill explores advances in IVF that are helping couples have healthy babies. "Project Runway" star Tim Gunn hosts a special fashion show in the lab.

star 7.54
106 votes
The Marijuana Episode

#15 - The Marijuana Episode

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 29, 2017

Bill visits a cannabis dispensary in Hollywood and takes a trip through hemp history. Kevin Smith and other panelists weigh weed's pros and cons.

star 7.53
89 votes
Recipes From The Future

#16 - Recipes From The Future

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 11, 2018

Karlie Kloss tours Japanese farms that grow produce without soil to save water and space. Back in the studio, Margaret Cho samples meat made in a lab.

star 7.50
34 votes
Directors: Liz Plonka
Writers: Amina Khan, Bill Nye, Cece Pleasants, Corey Powell, Jessica Harrop, Marcella Arguello, Michael Naidus, Mike Drucker, Prashanth Venkataramanujam, Sanden Totten, Teagan Wall
This Diet Is Bananas

#17 - This Diet Is Bananas

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

What's in a calorie? Bill flambés a marshmallow in the name of science, experts weigh in on fad diets, and singing kale keeps it real about nutrition.

star 7.34
122 votes
The Original Martian Invasion

#18 - The Original Martian Invasion

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Bill introduces the theory of panspermia, NASA scientists discuss the Mars 2020 mission, and Wil Wheaton and the panel ponder life on other planets.

star 7.34
145 votes
Saving the World -- with Space!

#19 - Saving the World -- with Space!

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Bill and the panel discuss private space travel. Mean astronaut Joel McHale answers questions, and lunar gravity gives a young basketballer a boost.

star 7.31
109 votes
More Food, Less Hype

#20 - More Food, Less Hype

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Bill extracts DNA from a strawberry in the lab and talks about genetically modified foods with a Monsanto executive, a professor and a farmer.

star 7.19
161 votes
Earth's People Problem

#21 - Earth's People Problem

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Bill and his guests talk about tackling overpopulation by empowering women. Comedian Joanna Hausmann interviews couples about male contraception.

star 7.17
106 votes
Machines Take Over the World

#22 - Machines Take Over the World

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

From robots that paint Rembrandts to Twitterbots gone rogue, Bill and his guests explore the potential and pitfalls of artificial intelligence.

star 7.12
178 votes
The Sexual Spectrum

#23 - The Sexual Spectrum

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Sex is complex! Bill explores the ever-evolving science of sexuality with help from a panel of experts and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star Rachel Bloom.

star 7.06
135 votes
Cheat Codes for Reality

#24 - Cheat Codes for Reality

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Bill and his correspondents check out video game technology that's changing the world, including a game that helps surgeons sharpen their skills.

star 6.88
132 votes
Earth Is a Hot Mess

#25 - Earth Is a Hot Mess

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Bill calls out climate change deniers, breaks down the science of global warming and explains how we can make the planet a cooler place to live.

star 6.87
364 votes
Directors: Nick Murray
Writers: