The BEST episodes of How The Earth Works

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

Hosts Liz Bonin and Martin Pepper set out on explorations of some of the most provocative questions facing earth science today. They’ll get down and dirty to find out how geologic events in Hawaii could wipe out LA. Could another volcanic eruption in Iceland shut down our airways? Could the continued growth of Mt. Everest start World War III? In their search for answers, they’ll reveal how the Earth works.

Last Updated: 4/19/2024Network: Science ChannelStatus: Ended
Will Hawaii Sink L.A.?
70 votes

#1 - Will Hawaii Sink L.A.?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/30/2013

Liz and Martin travel to Hawaii to study the destruction of its geological past.

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Asteroid Armageddon
73 votes

#2 - Asteroid Armageddon

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/16/2013

Martin and Liz explore an asteroid impact that may have wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Will Europe Burn in Hell?
67 votes

#3 - Will Europe Burn in Hell?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/6/2013

Biologist Liz Bonnin and Geologist Martin Pepper investigate the world’s most dangerous volcano Mount Vesuvius only to discover that the three million people of Naples live in the shadow of another, much more deadly super volcano, called Campi Flegrei.

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Will Iceland Poison the Sky?
74 votes

#4 - Will Iceland Poison the Sky?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/24/2013

Martin and Liz survey volcanoes in Iceland to see if they could spread global chaos.

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Ice Age or Hell Fire?
65 votes

#5 - Ice Age or Hell Fire?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/20/2013

Martin Pepper and Liz Bonnin look for evidence of Ice Ages in North America.

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The Rockies Built the Atom Bomb
65 votes

#6 - The Rockies Built the Atom Bomb

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/13/2013

Geologists examine the link between the Rocky Mountains and the uranium found in the atomic bomb.

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Japanese Death Match
5 votes

#7 - Japanese Death Match

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/27/2013

Liz and Martin go to Japan to see how much of a threat volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis pose.

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Can Krakatoa Stop Time?
79 votes

#8 - Can Krakatoa Stop Time?

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/9/2013

A deadly volcano in the heart of Asia has the possibility of erupting.