The BEST Episodes of Origins: The Journey of Humankind
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2020
Network: National Geographic
Hosted by Jason Silva, ORIGINS: THE JOURNEY OF HUMANKIND rewinds all the way back to the beginning and explores the innovations that made us modern.
#1 - The Writing On the Wall
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 27, 2017
A look at how the ability to communicate impacted the human race.
#2 - The Road Ahead
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 1, 2017
Engines and animals powered the rise of civilization, driving humanity into the modern world.
#3 - Progress of War
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 10, 2017
The world's populations seem to be in a constant state of war.
#4 - Building the Future
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 17, 2017
From bone huts to skyscrapers, our shelters have evolved with us, every step of the way.
#5 - Into the Unknown
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 24, 2017
Our primal curiosity has sparked new inventions and revealed the mysteries of the universe.
#6 - Power of Money
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 20, 2017
Money is the most successful story imagined by humans, because it's the only story everyone believes. From a simple act of trade to the greed for gold to today’s global economy, the meaning of money and what we value changes as civilization evolves. If modern money is a reflection of who we are, what does it say about us?
#7 - Spark of Civilization
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 6, 2017
Harnessing fire gave us the power to create, to destroy and to transform. But it also taught us hard lessons about what we can and cannot control. This is the story of how fire transformed our biology and carried us from the savannah to the moon.
#8 - Cheating Death
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 13, 2017
Microscopic armies have waged war on humanity for thousands of years. Medicine is our great weapon to fight back against invisible, unthinkable death.