Going Deep with David Rees

The BEST episodes of Going Deep with David Rees

Every episode of Going Deep with David Rees ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Going Deep with David Rees!

Going Deep with David Rees is the how-to show that teaches you how to do the things you think you already know how to do. In each episode, viewers will journey alongside David as he dons his black apron to deconstruct a familiar process — navigating the whys, hows and what-ifs everyday experiences. Along the way, he’ll meet experts who reveal the task’s surprising history and de-familiarize it until you realize you actually know nothing about it. David will gather everything he’s learned to devise and debut the best technique to accomplish this formerly simple task — until even making ice cubes becomes a high-stakes showcase of beauty and technical precision.

Last Updated: 8/21/2022Network: Esquire Network
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How to Pet a Dog
star
9.13
52 votes

#1 - How to Pet a Dog

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/11/2015

To learn proper dog petting techniques, David sets out on a mission to find out everything he can about the genetic history, cognitive function, and incredibly keen senses of man's best friend. Before actually petting a dog, he'll have to get over his fear of them with the help of Amy Sedaris and astronaut Chris Hadfield.

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How to Eavesdrop
star
9.13
46 votes

#2 - How to Eavesdrop

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/18/2015

After learning about the most effective inconspicuous listening techniques and getting some tricks of the trade from a former CIA operative, David attempts to eavesdrop on his friends and former bosses.

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How to Throw a Paper Airplane
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8.36
25 votes

#3 - How to Throw a Paper Airplane

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/4/2014

David is determined to learn how to throw a paper airplane perfectly, so that everyone in its presence will simply stop and stare in awe. Join David as he consults with a third-generation origami master to unlock the secrets of paper, heads out into the California desert with a fun-loving band of NASA scientists who are literally reinventing the science of flight, and teams up with the world's foremost paper airplane expert on a creative collaboration that nobody expects.

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How to Do the Dishes
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8.25
16 votes

#4 - How to Do the Dishes

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/30/2015

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How to Shake Hands
star
8.24
21 votes

#5 - How to Shake Hands

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/25/2014

David has dreaded meeting new people his entire life, and it shows — his friends and neighbors all agree that his handshake is horrible. With anatomists to show him how his hands work, arm wrestlers to train his grip strength, and a hand model to help him care for his terribly neglected appendages, David quickly handles the basics.

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How to Bounce a Ball
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8.17
18 votes

#6 - How to Bounce a Ball

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/2/2015

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How to Make an Ice Cube
star
8.02
51 votes

#7 - How to Make an Ice Cube

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/14/2014

David is tired of sullying his beverages with inferior ice. When he fixes himself a drink at home, he wants it to look like the cocktails you see in high-end liquor ads: a tumbler filled with ice that glitters like diamonds (only cubed). Join David as he gathers expert advice from icemakers, ice sculptors, ice harvesters, glaciologists and venerable Buddhist monks — you'll never freeze water the same way again.

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How to Take a Nap
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8.00
17 votes

#8 - How to Take a Nap

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/16/2015

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How to Make Toast
star
7.95
22 votes

#9 - How to Make Toast

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/23/2015

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How to Climb a Tree
star
7.94
18 votes

#10 - How to Climb a Tree

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/18/2014

One bit of unfinished business from David's childhood still haunts him — his parents never let him climb the magnolia tree outside the home he grew up in. But when you have your own TV show, you can make your own rules. Join David as he sets out to defy his parents' warnings by utterly mastering the art of tree climbing.

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How to Light a Match
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7.89
19 votes

#11 - How to Light a Match

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/11/2014

Join David as he sets out to get the most possible use out of a single match. Along the way, he finds out how matches work and what fire actually is. David attempts to master the art of striking a match and learns about topics ranging from molecular chemistry to the spread of forest fires to stick making. Then, David goes to a remote Montana lab where scientists have unlocked fire's most fundamental secrets.

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How to Flip a Coin
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7.89
27 votes

#12 - How to Flip a Coin

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/21/2014

Heads or tails? Whichever you pick, there's a better than 50-50 chance that your mind ends up blown by David's rigorous investigation into the history, the physics and the shadowy known unknowns behind the ancient practice of coin flipping. He'll consult with physicists, circus performers, the New York Lottery draw team and an engineer turned “kinetic sculptor” in order to determine with 100 percent scientific certainty the ideal method for flipping coins.

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How to Sign Your Name
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7.73
15 votes

#13 - How to Sign Your Name

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/9/2015

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How to Get Punched
star
7.71
17 votes

#14 - How to Get Punched

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/25/2015

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How to Dig a Hole
star
7.69
29 votes

#15 - How to Dig a Hole

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/21/2014

Learn the tools, techniques and talents needed to carry out any type of excavation, including mines, graves, golf cups and even uniquely personal holes that express something about you as an individual. Join David as he embarks on a journey of hole (and self) discovery that brings him in contact with some of the world's foremost experts on digging. He then synthesizes all he learns into a series of simple steps that even those who are unable to tell a spade from a shovel can follow.

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How to Tie Your Shoes
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7.60
35 votes

#16 - How to Tie Your Shoes

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/14/2014

Most of us still keep our shoe laces knotted the same way we learned when we were kids, but what other methods are possible, and which one will lead to optimal shoelace tying? Is there really such a thing as the perfect knot? David consults with survivalists, surgeons and even an evolutionary biologist to find out what kind of laces and knots we should be using in our footwear, as well as an answer to the age-old question — should we be wearing shoes at all?

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How to Swat a Fly
star
7.58
24 votes

#17 - How to Swat a Fly

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/28/2014

David doesn't like flies, and with good reason: They're annoying and are known carriers of disease. Adding to his frustration is the fact that they always seem to be one step ahead whenever he tries to swat them. In order to become a master fly assassin, he needs to discover the best tools, the optimal swatting motion and the way to get inside his enemy's head — literally. In this episode, you'll find out why it's so hard to smash those little monsters into oblivion.

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How to Open a Door
star
7.21
24 votes

#18 - How to Open a Door

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/28/2014

In the most exciting episode of television ever created, David Rees will show you —once and for all —how to open a door with total confidence. Glass doors, wooden doors, push doors, pull doors: no doorknob or handle is left unexamined as David twists, turns, pushes and pulls his way to victory.

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