History 101

The BEST episodes of History 101

Every episode of History 101 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of History 101!

Infographics and archival footage deliver bite-size history lessons on scientific breakthroughs, social movements and world-changing discoveries.

Last Updated: 6/1/2022Network: Netflix
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Nuclear Power
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7.51
79 votes

#1 - Nuclear Power

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/22/2020

Over 10% of the world's electricity comes from nuclear power. But with radioactive waste and the threat of nuclear meltdown, are we playing with fire?

Genetics
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7.48
79 votes

#2 - Genetics

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/22/2020

DNA analysis has given us the tools to map disease, solve crimes and more. But in our rush to decode DNA, are we leaping before we look?

Watch Now:Amazon
The Rise of China
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7.46
114 votes

#3 - The Rise of China

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/22/2020

In the 21st century, China has become a global economic powerhouse. Why was the rest of the world so slow to notice its rise to the top?

Watch Now:Amazon
Plastics
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7.44
89 votes

#4 - Plastics

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/22/2020

Plastics have transformed how we live, but progress comes at a high price: 7.8 billion tons of waste. Are plastics a miracle or a catastrophe?

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AIDS
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7.42
77 votes

#5 - AIDS

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/22/2020

Nearly 40 million people are living with HIV. After decades of research and activism, how far have we come in finding a cure and battling the stigma?

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The Space Race
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7.25
122 votes

#6 - The Space Race

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/22/2020

Fifteen international agencies spend $62 billion every year on space travel. What's fueling our costly — and dangerous — drive to explore the universe?

Robots
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7.21
84 votes

#7 - Robots

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/22/2020

We share the planet with an estimated 9 million robots, from self-driving cars to surgical arms. Could they one day completely replace humans?

Watch Now:Amazon
Feminism
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7.19
91 votes

#8 - Feminism

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/22/2020

Feminism has ushered in sweeping changes to society, securing rights for women around the world. How much further do we have to go?

Oil and the Middle East
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7.17
89 votes

#9 - Oil and the Middle East

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/22/2020

Oil has brought great wealth to the Middle East and ignited major wars. Is it a blessing or a curse for the region, as well as the rest of the world?

Fast Food
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7.10
171 votes

#10 - Fast Food

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/22/2020

Cheap, quick and tasty, fast food became a culinary craze in the 1950s. But has our quest for convenience created an irreversible health crisis?

Watch Now:Amazon

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