If you’re looking for educational and entertaining content, docuseries are the answer. They dive into a wide range of topics, such as travel, health, community, and history. Here, we have compiled some of our favorite new docuseries.
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The Reluctant Traveler premiered on Apple TV+ earlier this year. The show joins actor Eugene Levy (Best in Show, Schitts Creek) as he travels to Costa Rica, Finland, Italy, Japan, the Maldives, Portugal, South Africa, and the United States. The first season features eight episodes where Levy stays in unique and extravagant hotels and finds adventure while learning about the people and culture of each destination. Watch the trailer here. Watch full episodes on Apple TV+.
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Bama Rush takes us inside the world of rushing sororities at the University of Alabama. Rushing used to be a mysterious and even mythical process. That changed with the release of this docuseries, which follows several young women preparing for rush at the university. We learn how status, fashion, and rituals are involved. Watch the trailer here. Watch full episodes on Max.
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The medical docuseries follows first responders, including EMTs, paramedics, flight paramedics, emergency physicians, nurses, and trauma surgeons, who field a wide range of calls. Each episode introduces a new set of cases. We also follow medical staff into operating and waiting rooms, where some encounters can become emotional. Watch the trailer here. Watch full episodes on Netflix.
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The 1619 Project from Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey is adapted from the 2019 New York Times project of the same name, which focuses on slavery in the United States alongside facets of being Black in America, such as fear, justice, and music, with an analysis of American history and culture. Nikole Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for the project. Watch the trailer here. Watch full episodes on Hulu.
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Sometimes When We Touch is a three-part docuseries on Paramount+ that examines the history of soft rock, a popular music genre that emerged in the 1970s. It is produced by MTV Studios, combining archival footage with present-day interviews. Watch the trailer here. Watch full episodes on Paramount+.