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You Can Live Without Producing Trash
 
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One New York woman is making an effort to change the way we think about waste. Over the past two years, Lauren Singer has produced only enough trash to fill a 16 oz mason jar. In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how 180,000 Americans a year are choosing to live entirely disconnected from our modern internet-focused world in pursuit of a more sustainable, simple lifestyle. Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about Take the #ZeroWaste Challenge with us Tuesday, April 14th to go one day without producing trash. Tweet us @seekernetwork with #ZeroWaste and we'll donate $1 to Keep America Beautiful. More details here: http://skr.cm/ZWchall Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
Views: 1329627 Stories
How San Francisco Is Becoming A Zero Waste City
 
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To watch the next episode about how Lauren Singer fit 2 years of trash in a single jar, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYDQcBQUDpw&list=PLRX7cVaoYVM7ZQFF6QTrYdhj_z2phxWNJ&index=10 According to the EPA, the national recycling rate in the U.S. is only about 34%. That means most of our solid waste goes to landfills and incinerators - including recyclable items like paper, glass, metal and plastic. Massive amounts of food waste that can be composted is clogging landfills, creating dangerous greenhouse gases. Many cities are starting to tackle this problem by implementing policies to help curb the waste by recycling and composting more. It's known as the "zero waste" movement, and San Francisco is on the forefront. Other cities that have zero waste goals include Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Austin, and Oakland. But San Francisco has been the most aggressive. In 2009 the board of supervisors passed an ordinance requiring all residents and business to recycle and compost their waste, making it the first American city to make composting mandatory. Its goal is to achieve zero waste by 2020, and it has diverted 80% of its waste from landfills so far. Now the city is getting attention from all around the world. Government officials from China, Italy, France, Denmark, India and many other countries have visited San Francisco's state of the art recycling and composting facilities in hopes of learning how to replicate its success. For more on San Francisco's Zero Waste plan: http://sfenvironment.org/zero-waste Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App — iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App — Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Pam Torno Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
Views: 830689 Stories
How This Town Produces No Trash
 
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Watch the next episode about Lauren Singer, who produced only a jar's worth of trash in 2 years: http://bit.ly/1QsnSqu Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 In 2003, the local government in Kamikatsu, Japan decided to require that all residents comply with a new, rigorous recycling program - perhaps the most rigorous in the world. Since then, the town composts, recycles, or reuses 80% of its garbage. It may not technically be 100% zero waste, as the remaining 20% goes into the landfill, but it's a remarkable achievement for an entire community, in such a short amount of time. The impacts have been positive - cutting costs for the community drastically, as well as improving the conditions of the lush and beautiful environment that surrounds the town in Southeast Japan. Residents must wash and sort virtually anything that is non-compostable in their household before bringing it to the recycling sorting center. Shampoo bottles, caps, cans, razors, styrofoam meat trays, water bottles...the list goes on and on (literally) into 34 categories. At the sorting center, labels on each bin indicate the recycling process for that specific item - how it will be recycled, what it will become, and how much that process can cost (or even earn). It's an education process for the consumer. All kitchen scraps must be composted at home, as the town has no garbage trucks or collectors. And as for other items, reuse is heavily encouraged. According to Akira Sakano, Deputy Chief Officer at Zero Waste Academy in Kamikatsu, the town has a kuru-kuru shop where residents can bring in used items and take things home for free. There is also a kuru-kuru factory, where local women make bags and clothes out of discarded items. At first, it was difficult to be come accustomed to the new rules. "It can be a pain, and at first we were opposed to the idea," says resident, Hatsue Katayama. "If you get used to it, it becomes normal." Now, it's even being noticed within Kamikatsu's businesses. The first zero-waste brewery has opened in Kamikatsu, called Rise and Win Brewery. The brewery itself is constructed of reused materials and environmentally friendly finishes. By 2020, Kamikatsu hopes to be 100% zero waste, with no use of landfills, and to forge connections with other like-minded communities in the world, spreading the practice of zero-waste. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Irene Carolina Herrera Editor: Lee Mould
Views: 1711983 Stories
Living In The Hidden Tunnels Of Las Vegas
 
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Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Watch How Fecal Transplants Save Lives: http://skr.cm/fecals Shine A Light collaborates with Help of Southern Nevada. To help Matthew O'Brien and Shine A Light make a difference for the homeless, click to donate or volunteer: http://www.helpsonv.org/ Seeker Stories takes a deep look at some of the world's most unique individuals, places, and cultures. These short documentaries set out to expand our perspective and transform our understanding of the world. Matthew O'Brien, an expert on the underground flood channels of Las Vegas, makes one of his regular visits to the tunnels with the Seeker team to experience the hardship, lifestyle, and creativity of those who live in them. Read More Some of the photography featured in this episode is by Florian Büttner. http://www.florianbuettner.com For more about Matthew O'Brien, visit his website and blog here: http://www.beneaththeneon.com/ Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeekerNetwork Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Spencer Snider, Alex Gerhard Editor: Greg Manolo
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A Snowboarder's Unbelievable Tiny House
 
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Check out Mike's mobile Tiny Home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbEupay_Ix8 Watch More Seeker Stories! Living in the Hidden Tunnels of Las Vegas: http://skr.cm/LVtunnels Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Pro-snowboarder, Mike Basich, tours his self-built 225 square foot home in the middle of his 40 acre snow covered property near Truckee, CA - and shows how being close to nature drives his most creative decisions. In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how 180,000 Americans a year are choosing to live entirely disconnected from our modern internet-focused world in pursuit of a more sustainable, simple lifestyle. Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
Views: 6253923 Stories
Meet The Dancing Prodigy Who Turned Down Harvard
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Nominate Rituals for a Streamy Award: http://skr.cm/1FJNSp8 Watch More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tob6tCYC8DE 17 year old Rio Anderson has decided to pursue ballet full time, even turning down an opportunity to study at Harvard. She will soon be attending The Royal Ballet School in London, one of the most prestigious dance institutions in the world. The thing is, Rio didn't even begin dancing ballet until 3 years ago. Through her determination, and a particular ritual, Rio has excelled beyond her expectations. Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Spencer Snider, Conner Jay Editor: Jordan Dertinger
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This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water
 
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Watch the next episode about San Francisco becoming a zero waste city: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg3OA1s8-SI&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that's been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms grows a variety of leafy salad greens using a process called "aeroponics," which relies on air and mist. AeroFarms' crops are grown entirely indoors using a reusable cloth medium made from recycled plastics. In the absence of sun exposure, the company uses LED lights that expose plants to only certain types of spectrum. AeroFarms claims it uses 95% less water than a traditional farm thanks to its specially designed root misting system. And it is now building out a new 70,000 square foot facility in a former steel mill. Once completed, it's expected to grow 2 million pounds of greens per year, making it the largest indoor vertical farm in the world. For more on AeroFarms: http://aerofarms.com/ Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android
Views: 6044742 Stories
The Inspirational Story Of 9-Year-Old Ezra Frech
 
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To support and learn more about Ezra, follow him on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/teamezra05 Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories What It's Really Like to be a Firefighter: http://skr.cm/PLrituals Ezra Frech is not an average 9 year old. After overcoming physical disabilities, Ezra has risen to be a top athlete in his age group. Special thank you to The Brentwood School. Rituals with Laura Ling is a series that takes viewers on a journey through the psyche and habits of extraordinary individuals to find out how they survive, thrive, and gain focus. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios Android app: http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Jordan Dertinger
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This Couple Lives In A Bus To Escape Chicago's High Cost Of Living
 
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Rising costs of living in the U.S. are causing people to get creative when it comes to finding affordable housing. Watch the next video to learn more about Louis Bird and his experience rowing across the Pacific: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b198pPzL-Zo&index=5&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Five years ago, Julie and Andrew Puckett were working in the theater industry in Chicago when they realized they weren't happy with their living situation. They were both working long hours every week but they still weren't earning enough to make a comfortable living. Rather than look for higher paying jobs, they took their life savings, bought a bus and started traveling the country. Watch today's Seeker Stories video to get a glimpse inside this couple's nomadic lifestyle and find out more about the simpler life that so many people around the world are choosing for themselves today. For more about Julie and Andrew, visit http://houseb.us/ Additional images courtesy of Instagram users: @homesweetvan @vanlifetravelogue
Views: 85711 Stories
Why This MIT Dropout Started an Anti-College
 
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To watch the next episode, Turning Junk into Treehouses, click here: http://bit.ly/1IkgVqe Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Disenchanted with the out-of-date curriculum of traditional college, Jeremy Rossmann dropped out of MIT. Within a few years, he and co-founder Ashu Desai, started The Make School, a college replacement program for founders and developers. "Our core philosophy is if you teach the same thing two years in a row, it's got to be wrong because computer science as a field and software engineering as a discipline is moving so fast," said Rossmann. Instead of tests, there's project-based work. Instead of tuition upfront, there's a debt-free model charged to students only once they find employment after graduation. The Make School also claims to bring its students better access to top tech company functions, networking, and guidance as they shape their career. Classes focus on developing desirable qualities and capabilities as expressed by current hiring managers in Silicon Valley. Beyond programming classes, subjects also include nutrition, health, writing, and exercise - tools to succeed in a professional life. "And then some more general life skills, communication, empathy, understanding the history of tech and then a big segment on ethics. So Uber, what do we think? Airbnb, where do we stand? Is it okay to start a company in that way? Is it beneficial for society? Are the laws out of date? How does this all work behind the scenes?" Rossmann continued. In September 2015, The Make School began its first academic year with nearly 30 full-time students in the founding class. Some students are fresh out of high school, some have left their colleges to pursue education here instead. They all live together in dorm-like housing in San Francisco, and though they may also be carrying fake IDs, it's not to sneak into bars for fun like their university-counterparts. It's usually to be able to hear a tech company founder speak at a networking event, or meet other contacts in the industry for a job. Not everyone is on board with the new program, including some parents, who prefer their children still attend traditional, name-recognized universities. To which Rossmann responds, "When LinkedIn and Lyft and these companies with tens of millions of dollars of funding are all committing contractually to coming and recruit here, and they don't come to the school where your child is studying, that means something." To watch Turning Junk into Treehouses, click here: http://bit.ly/1IkgVqe Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Spencer Snider, Alex Gerhard Editor: Lee Mould
Views: 516437 Stories
Behind The Scenes With Cirque du Soleil's Superhuman Performers
 
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Watch the next video to learn more about Obama's speech writer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjKXONnxYpo&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q&index=3 Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App — iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App — Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Since it was founded in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has created a vast number of dynamic and jaw-dropping shows that redefine the modern circus. One of the entertainment company's most formidable shows is KÀ, which has been running since 2004 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cirque du Soleil recruits top artists from around the world to audition and perform in their shows. Artists compete for highly coveted positions and for many, it is their dream to be on the stage in a Cirque du Soleil production. For a production of KÀ, there are 14 acts, 80 artists, and over 300 people working behind the scenes. The Los Angeles Times called it the most technologically advanced show in Western theater, incorporating hydraulics, moving stages, pyrotechnics, and more. Seeker Stories correspondent Laura Ling went backstage to interview five artists from the cast. What kind of rituals did each artist use to prepare and remain focused for such advanced, breath-taking stunts? All of the artists have their own way of preparing mentally, physically, and emotionally to go on stage. For artist Noriko Takahashi, who uses a baton in may of her scenes, practice is essential - even after performing in the show for 11 years. "If I can trust myself," she explains, "I feel more free on the stage. It makes my performance better." For other performers, it is important to connect the mind with the body through various exercises. "I do skipping rope and I do all sorts of juggling," said capoeira artist Gabryel Nogueira da Silva. With as complex of a production as KÀ, it's also important to connect with other members of the cast. "When there's other people warming up in the same room as me, I try to play with them. I think that's my main goal of the ritual. It is to be connected to the other people that are around me so we can deliver the final result together." One of the audience's favorite acts, which features the Wheel of Death, takes immense preparation and focus for it's star performers, the Alegría brothers, Francisco and Sabu. "My brother and I, we are not attached to any safety because you have to be free to be able to really perform. Anything can happen in blink of an eye," said Francisco. So the brothers often play football, or soccer, with each other and other cast members in order to get their adrenaline running. "Every movement is like the wheel," said Sabu. "You run and sometimes, you need to react quickly." Dan Hong Li, a Chinese opera artist, approaches her warm-up very differently. For her, the important goal is to become calm and focused. Her main ritual involves breathing exercises in the training room before a performance. "Tai Chi gives me a clear mind and positive energy," she explained. Entering into character is also an important step. "When I do my makeup, I just totally, completely relax and focus. I think it's very important." The cast of KÀ perform the show ten times a week, and even on their days off, they spend many hours conditioning their bodies, eating a focused diet, and concentrating on their routine. It is a lot of hard work, which some of the performers have been doing all of their lives. Francisco and Sabu Alegría have been in the business for nearly 30 years, and know that staying on top of their craft and remaining dedicated to their work is paramount to safety. "When you want to do something, you have to take it seriously. If you really want to learn," said Francisco, "You have to be disciplined." Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Jordan Dertinger
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I Left My Law Career To Be A Lego Artist
 
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Watch the next video to learn more about Mike Basich and his mobile tiny home: https://youtu.be/dbEupay_Ix8 Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Nathan Sawaya was just looking for a creative outlet at the end of his long workdays as a lawyer in New York City when he first picked up some Legos and starting building. In a short period of time, after building elaborate designs and publishing them online, it became clear that being a Lego artist could be a full-time commitment. Sawaya made the jump to start his worldwide exhibition, The Art of the Brick, and shows what life is like as Lego's "Most Unique Customer," working in his studio with 5 million little bricks. For more about Nathan Sawaya, check out: http://www.brickartist.com/ Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
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Amazing Art Smaller Than A Penny
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Meet the artist behind these penny sized paintings. This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. More of Lorraine Loots' artwork - http://lorraineloots.com Check out Lorraine's art exhibit in NYC July 8-15! https://www.facebook.com/events/540671302739077/s Watch the full length time-lapse video of Lorraine painting - https://vimeo.com/130624420 Follow Lorraine Loots on Instagram: @lorraineloots | #PaintingsForAnts Additional images courtesy of The Lady And The Lion and Francois Venter Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
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Meet the Speechwriter Behind Obama's Best Jokes
 
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Watch the next video to hear David Litt analyze Trump and Clinton's different speech styles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkbchJK_7IQ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App — iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App — Android http://seekernetwork.com/android At just 24 years old, David Litt became a speechwriter at the White House. Landing such a prestigious job when you've just barely graduated college is pretty impressive, but ironically, Litt never intended to work in politics. "I was on a plane and we had just began our initial descent," Litt told Seeker's Laura Ling. "And I was channel-surfing on the free airplane cable and I saw this candidate who I had heard of but didn't know a lot about named Barack Obama. By the time that speech was over I was like, 'Never mind, whatever he is doing, I want to be part of that.'" Litt wasn't just inspired by Obama, he was filled with hope in a way he'd never experienced before. He desperately wanted to be part of the change that this charismatic presidential candidate kept going on about. After moving to Washington D.C. in 2009, Litt began working for a private firm specializing in speech writing. Then in 2011, the job offer at the White House materialized. "You have to realize how high the stakes are," said Litt. "We would write speeches knowing that there are people whose full-time job is to pick apart every single word the President says, and sometimes just to take things out of context, and that can be incredibly intimidating." Litt left the White House in 2015. He’s currently working on a book about his experience, entitled “That Hopey, Changey Thing,” which will be published by Ecco Press in 2017. Litt now puts his comedy skills to good use as a head writer and producer for Funny or Die. Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Hansen Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Jordan Dertinger
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How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry
 
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Watch the next video to learn more about the science of algae fuel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExOXF1x3N1g Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Great strides have been made in recent years towards using renewable sources of energy, like electric vehicles, solar panels, wind energy and even algae. It might seem surprising, but algae is one of the most powerful sources of energy we have access to on Earth. When dried algae is ground into a powder and refined, oil can be extracted from it. The result is nearly identical to traditional gasoline, but with far more benefits. Dave Hazlebeck, CEO of Global Algae Innovations, gave Seeker a tour of his algae farm in Kauai, Hawaii, and explained how his company is revolutionizing sustainable energy. "The fuel that we're producing is exactly the same in terms of performance as gasoline or diesel or jet, it's just a lot cleaner. I think the big difference is that [with] all the other biofuels, you're growing it and you're just getting biofuel. In this case, for every gallon of biofuel you get 10 pounds of food with it," Hazlebeck said. Hazlebeck believes his company is on the path to completely change the way we currently produce both oil and food. Not only can algae create biofuel, it can also be used to create animal feed. Currently, most animal and fish feed is made from corn or soy, which both use more water and energy to grow than algae. "There's studies that show with algae grown to replace animal feed, you could actually solve global warming to a large extent," Hazlebeck told Seeker. Algae can be used to create food for humans as well. New Wave Foods in Northern California created fake shrimp made from algae and other plants that actually looks, smells and even tastes like real shrimp. Because it's made from algae, the shrimp substitute also has the added benefit of being low in fat and extremely rich in nutrients, something that corn and soy are severely lacking. Growing algae for oil and food could also significantly reduce deforestation. According to Scientific American, the yields from algae are far more significant than crops like corn or soy. If all the fuel in the country was replaced with biofuel from corn, we would need a facility three times the size of the continental U.S. to produce it. But for algae, we would need a facility the size of Maryland. Additionally, algae can produce 40 times more food per acre than traditional crops. While showing the Seeker team around GAI's Hawaii facility, Hazlebeck explained that the algae farm is next to a power plant, which puts it in a very unique position. "[It] allows us to capture carbon dioxide and avoid that discharge and reuse it, and that prevents it from going into the atmosphere and causing global warming," he said. "If every power plant had an algae farm next to it, it could potentially solve the global warming issue entirely." The environmental benefits of algae are impressive, and because algae can grow in both freshwater and seawater, it's also very easy to produce. So, does that mean we'll all be filling our cars with algae gas at the pumps very soon? Not just yet. Hazlebeck and his team have run into a few setbacks since they began scaling up their operations. The most prohibitive issue has been the cost. When Global Algae Innovations began, a gallon of oil produced from algae was about $30 a gallon -- 10 times higher than it needs to be to work as a viable alternative to fossil fuel. But Hazlebeck and his team didn't give up, and they've continued to come up with solutions to decrease the cost. As of now, they almost have algae oil down to only $2 - $3 a gallon. Once GAI can get their algae production up to scale, Hazlebeck believes it will change the geopolitics of the world. "A lot of the reasons we have wars are because of fights over resources or the need for more resources. By creating a more equitable distribution with countries being able to make their own, it should lead to a more stable and peaceful world," he told Seeker. That's really the point of it all for Hazlebeck and GAI. They don't want to be the only company doing this; they want everyone working together because they truly believe using algae as a fuel and food source will change the world. Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producers: Paige Keipper (Hansen), Conor Spicer Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
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Can Tiny Homes Solve Homelessness In The U.S.?
 
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Watch the next video to learn more about homelessness in the U.S.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE4y_96Z6zQ&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA&index=502 Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Sawhorse Revolution is a youth-oriented construction program currently focusing on building an eco-village at Nickelsville, a homeless encampment in Seattle, Washington. Sarah Smith and a team of high schoolers approach the residents of Nickelsville as their clients to deliver customized, hand-built homes to help ease the transition from homelessness to the next stage of the resident's life. Special thanks to Sawhorse Revolution and Jessica Sherry of Alita Films. Thumb photo by Barron Peper. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Hansen Editor: Lee Mould
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What It's Really Like To Be A Firefighter
 
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Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 The Ritual That Helped Laura Ling Survive North Korea: http://skr.cm/NKrituals Rituals with Laura Ling is a series that takes viewers on a journey through the psyche and habits of extraordinary individuals to find out how they survive, thrive, and gain focus. This episode shares the ritual of Greg Collaco, a San Francisco fireman who uses stair climbing to fight PTSI. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeekerNetwork Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Alex Gerhard, Spencer Snider Editor: Jordan Dertinger
Views: 367429 Stories
The Story Of NASA’s “Forgotten Astronaut”
 
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Neil Armstrong may have been the first person to walk on the moon, but he wasn't the only astronaut on the Apollo 11 mission; someone had to stay onboard the ship. Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Seeker Stories finds arresting and unexpected stories in a diverse and changing world. Through short docs, beautiful photographs, and on-the-ground reporting, we try to connect you to places and events that might otherwise feel distant. We’re drawn to stories that surprise, challenge, and inspire us. In short, we want to create a more empathetic world. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
Views: 468232 Stories
The Tiny Home Built By A Bad-Ass Single Mom
 
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Watch Next: http://skr.cm/ZWGnow Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 When Kelley Lewis was left on her own as a single mom to raise three young children, she was determined to still achieve the dreams she had in mind for her family - including a lakeside cabin for weekends and getaways. In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how more Americans are choosing to live a more sustainable, simple lifestyle. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
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Are Teenagers Keeping Vinyl Records Alive?
 
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There's no question the Internet opened up a whole new world of music consumption - first there were mp3 downloads, now there's a multitude of streaming music services like Spotify, Pandora, and Tidal. Digital distribution is now a dominating force in the industry. Yet something unexpected has been happening with vinyl records over the past decade - they've actually been on the rise. Nielson says vinyl record sales have steadily grown over the past ten years. And according to the RIAA, 2015 vinyl sales reached their highest level since 1988. Conventional wisdom says nostalgic baby boomers and Gen Xers are keeping this outdated format alive, but a growing number of younger fans are buying records now, too. In fact, MusicWatch reported that half of all record buyers in 2015 were under 25 years old. One of them is 16-year old-Adia Douglas - a vinyl enthusiast who just opened up her own record store in the San Francisco Bay Area. Adia was born in the digital age but was influenced by her father, a musician and longtime record collector himself. After noticing boxes of records in their home that weren't being played, Adia convinced her parents to let her open up a little shop to sell new and used vinyl. Now she's there most days after school, selling records to customers who are sometimes younger than she is. Check out Adia's store, RPM Records: https://www.facebook.com/RPMRecordsBrentwood/ Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Pam Torno Cinematographer: Spencer Snider Editor: Jordan Dertinger
Views: 148201 Stories
How Photographers Change The Way You Feel About War
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW Throughout history, journalists have risked their lives on the front lines of war to bring us the truth. Learn how they've had an impact. This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
Views: 91816 Stories
New York From Every Angle
 
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New York City never sleeps, but it is filled with big dreams. Get lost in NoLita. Wonder over to Brooklyn. Eat in Harlem. You may not know your place in this jungle of 8 million New Yorkers. But you may want to stay a little longer. "One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years." ? Tom Wolfe Click here for a chance to win your own superior experience with Michelob Ultra: http://michelobultra.com/SuperiorExperiences Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 New Orleans Beyond Mardi Gras: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D7xg1klcK8&index=2&list=PLRX7cVaoYVM5UoudVHBDhvhWmW6iHQNFu Shot and Edited by Salvatore D'Alia http://www.saldalia.com https://instagram.com/timbuz Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeekerNetwork Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com
Views: 83346 Stories
How Kimberley Chambers Conquered the 7 Deadliest Swims
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Help Nominate Rituals for a Streamy Award: http://skr.cm/1FJNSp8 Watch More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ2rJC6pbGI Kimberley Chambers has swam the world's seven toughest open water swims. However, Kim wasn't always a swimmer. In fact, it was a freak accident which nearly left her unable to walk that one day lead her to getting in the water. Rituals with Laura Ling is a series that takes viewers on a journey through the psyche and habits of extraordinary individuals to find out how they survive, thrive, and gain focus. Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Jordan Dertinger
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Why These Millennials Live in a Retirement Home
 
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Watch the next video about an urban explorer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-vAl... Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker... Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android For Emil Bostrom and Jonatan Shaya, living independently in Helsinki has not been an easy accomplishment. Emil, aged 24 and a kindergarten teacher, struggled to find housing because of the high cost of rent and scarce availability. "Basically, I was homeless; not on the street, but homeless," said Emil. According to The Global Property Guide, Helsinki is the 16th most expensive city in the world to rent an apartment - even more expensive than New York. Emil and Jonatan, who is aged 19 and a pastry chef student, were both among 300 applicants that applied for a new housing program called "A Home That Fits," which provides cheap housing for young people under 25 years old in a senior's home for a year. Each young resident must spend at least three to five hours in the company of the elders each week, socializing and conversing. It is not the first program of its kind. In the Netherlands, a program offers free accommodation to college students in order to encourage social interaction with elders. With so many cities across the globe facing an increase in demand, the project may be replicated further. So far for Helsinki's program, the project has been off to a successful start, and Emil and Jonatan are thoroughly enjoying their new homes and new neighbors. "Because I work with children, and I have friends that are my age and then with elderly, I get to basically see the whole spectrum of ages in Finland," said Emil. "Through that, I can understand the Finnish culture better and just life, I guess. It's cool that I can get to know people of all ages." Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Editor: Lee Mould
Views: 71706 Stories
What Makes Great Street Photography?
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW Check out this photographer's surreal images of strangers on city streets. More of Jack Simon’s photos - http://jacksimonphotography.com This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
Views: 42722 Stories
Why You Should Be Trail Running
 
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Trail running allows its participant to form a unique connection with nature. A select group of individuals express how trail running enables them to "decompress from the day," and how the activity acts as "mental therapy." Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeekerNetwork Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about Produced and owned by Discovery Digital Networks For press inquiries: http://www.seekernetwork.com/press © 2015 Discovery Communications, LLC
Views: 240071 Stories
The Ritual That Helped Laura Ling Survive North Korea
 
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Rituals with Laura Ling is a series that takes viewers on a journey through the psyche and habits of extraordinary individuals to find out how they survive, thrive, and gain focus. This episode shares Laura's ritual, which she developed while detained in North Korea in 2009. Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Jordan Dertinger
Views: 340928 Stories
How Instagram Fuels the Urban Explorer Movement
 
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Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 A younger generation of urban explorers are rediscovering NYC and posting their exploits on Instagram where they have thousands of followers. These New Yorkers are scaling to the tops of bridges and exploring below the streets of New York in abandoned subways. Shot and Edited by Jeff Seal: https://www.youtube.com/user/bankrukt Additional footage by: Ian Buosi: https://instagram.com/shot_by_ian Night.Shift: https://instagram.com/night.shift Photos by: Antonio Jaggie: https://instagram.com/kostennn Demidism: https://instagram.com/demidism Lindsay Nunnery: https://instagram.com/lindsay_nunnery James Lanning: https://instagram.com/jamesslanning Victor G. Thomas: https://instagram.com/vic.invades Gregory Berg: https://instagram.com/gbergphoto Ian Buosi: https://instagram.com/shot_by_ian Heavy Minds: https://instagram.com/heavy_minds Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeekerNetwork Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Produced by Discovery Digital Networks For press inquiries: http://www.seekernetwork.com/press © 2015 Discovery Communications, LLC
Views: 354594 Stories
Hiking Through Tragedy On The Pacific Crest Trail
 
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Kira Saniford completed the 2,000 mile Pacific Crest Trail despite facing a great personal loss. Watch the next video to learn more about Julie and Andrew Puckett's tiny bus home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5VaLujbod0&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Special thanks to The Coachman Hotel for helping make this episode possible: https://coachmantahoe.com/ Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android
Views: 94663 Stories
Narco Cemeteries in El Chapo’s Hometown
 
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Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Watch More: http://bit.ly/1Mn2DVa While the world is on the hunt for Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Adrian Baschuk explores El Chapo's hometown of Culiacan, Mexico and sees just how ingrained the culture of narcotics is in this city. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App — iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App — Android http://seekernetwork.com/android
Views: 462913 Stories
The Master of Treehouse Mansions
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories It turns out that treehouse castles, mushroom homes and living rooftops do exist. Meet the wonderful wizard architect, SunRay Kelley, and take a tour of all the structures he's built on his Washington land. Shot and Edited by Seth Coleman https://vimeo.com/sethcoleman Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios Android app: http://seekernetwork.com/android Produced and owned by Discovery Digital Networks For press inquiries: http://www.seekernetwork.com/press © 2015 Discovery Communications, LLC
Views: 191501 Stories
Accidental Oasis In The Middle Of Nevada
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW See how this colorful geyser was created by accident in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. More of Jared Ropelato's photos - http://www.ropelatophotography.net This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
Views: 202589 Stories
Taking A Tiny Home On The Road With Snowboarder Mike Basich
 
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Watch the next video to learn more about Mike Basich and his first tiny home: http://bit.ly/1sdHkiV Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Seeker Stories revisits former pro-snowboarder, Mike Basich, as he searches for the perfect snow during the winter season in his new tiny, mobile home. Built by hand, the tiny mobile home has brought Basich as far as Alaska and across the country, allowing him to expand on his photography and travels. Visit Mike's website for more at http://www.241-USA.com Download Mike's Area-241 app at http://bit.ly/10xWef5 Buy a copy of "The Frozen Chase" at http://amzn.to/1XD0ACi To buy large prints of his photography, visit http://bit.ly/1OQbJxC Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
Views: 65841 Stories
Could You Handle Living Off The Grid?
 
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Watch more Seeker Stories! Living in the Hidden Tunnels of Las Vegas: http://skr.cm/LVtunnels Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 See Part 2! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Huy1547po&list=PLRX7cVaoYVM5yFWgHuyH_22uLuC8KVTMu&index=1&feature=iv&src_vid=fjQ9TR2XJr0&annotation_id=annotation_4255566769 One family left everything they had behind to live without electricity, running water, or any means of communication in the backwoods of Eastern Idaho. In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how 180,000 Americans a year are choosing to live entirely disconnected from our modern internet-focused world in pursuit of a more sustainable, simple lifestyle. Additional Footage by Warm Springs Productions Laura Ling on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeekerNetwork Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about
Views: 212277 Stories
Is Gentrification Turning London Into A Ghost Town?
 
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Higher rents and housing prices in urban cities like London are forcing many working class communities to move out. Will these cities soon become ghost towns? Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Seeker Stories finds arresting and unexpected stories in a diverse and changing world. Through short docs, beautiful photographs, and on-the-ground reporting, we try to connect you to places and events that might otherwise feel distant. We’re drawn to stories that surprise, challenge, and inspire us. In short, we want to create a more empathetic world. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
Views: 97366 Stories
How One Woman Reinvented School To Combat Poverty
 
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Watch the next episode about Kelly Acevedo here: http://bit.ly/1OYcGE7 Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Dr. Tiffany Anderson commutes four hours every day to work, each way. When she arrives, she takes over for crossing guard duty and welcomes each student on their way to school for the day. It’s just one of the ways she has taken a hands-on approach to turning around a flailing school district in a low-income neighborhood near Ferguson, Missouri. Dr. Anderson firmly believes in nurturing “the whole child” when they walk through the doors of her schools. This means needs like food, clothing, and healthcare must be addressed for disadvantaged students in order for them to have a level playing field and an ability to succeed. So, after balancing the budget and taking the school to an accredited level, Dr. Anderson installed a food pantry, laundry facilities, and a full clinic at the school. “When kids knew that we cared,” said Dr. Anderson, “There was almost like this light bulb went off, this willingness to try.” Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App — iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App — Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
Views: 57036 Stories
A Dog Owner's Tiny House Dream
 
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Meet the musician and dog living out of a portable tiny house in Boulder, Colorado. Help to support Seeker Stories by completing this short survey: http://bit.ly/seekerstories Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Seeker Stories finds arresting and unexpected stories in a diverse and changing world. Through short docs, beautiful photographs, and on-the-ground reporting, we try to connect you to places and events that might otherwise feel distant. We’re drawn to stories that surprise, challenge, and inspire us. In short, we want to create a more empathetic world. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
Views: 68330 Stories
The Devastating Human Cost Of Jade
 
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You can find more of Minzayar Oo's work at: http://www.panos.co.uk/stories/1-5-1887-2380-MIN/Minzayar-Oo/ Learn more about Panos Pictures at: http://www.panos.co.uk/ In China, jade has long-been prized for its durability and beauty, but what are the hidden dark realities surrounding the milky green gem? Watch the next video to learn more about how women are finding their voice behind the burqa in Afghanistan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otN8QMPrgIs Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Correction: the photographer's name should be spelled Minzayar Oo Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android
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What Drove An Inexperienced Rower To Cross The Pacific In 54 Days
 
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Watch the next video to learn more about how hunting wild pigs could save coral reefs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCEdBoONo2k Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Louis Bird, 24, is an inexperienced rower, yet he completed a 2,400 mile journey across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii in just 54 days. Bird didn't have expertise to rely on, but he did have the powerful inspiration of his late father, who died at sea in 1996 while also rowing the North Pacific. Bird only got five precious years with his father and he hoped this journey would bring him some closure on his passing. His father, Peter Bird, was also the first man to row the Pacific Ocean solo in 1983. Watch today's Seeker Stories video to see footage from Bird's incredible adventure and find out if he was able to gain solace from this unique experience. Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Spencer Snider, Alex Gerhard Editor: Jordan Dertinger
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Would You Pay To Eat In A Dumpster?
 
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Watch the next video to learn more about San Francisco's zero waste goal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg3OA1s8-SI&index=4&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Laura Ling attends a dinner party in a dumpster, eating ugly food that would have otherwise been wasted or thrown away because it was imperfectly shaped. She talks with the founder of Salvage Supperclub to understand the impact of food waste in the world and what we can be doing to reverse some of those detrimental statistics. To learn more about Salvage Supperclub, check out: https://www.facebook.com/salvagesupperclub/ To learn more about food waste, check out ReFed: http://bit.ly/2awbPxe Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Associate Producer: Spencer Snider Cinematographer: Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
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A Village Made Out Of Bombs
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW See why this village in Laos is using bomb parts from The Secret War to build their community. More of Mark Watson's photos - http://www.highlux.co.nz & https://instagram.com/highluxphoto This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
Views: 209417 Stories
How Street Art Fuels Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda
 
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Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park discusses how his solo project Fort Minor integrates his personal art and releases the creative cyclone within him. Fort Minor's "Welcome" music video: http://skr.cm/1fFDbxC Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Jordan Dertinger
Views: 77903 Stories
Why The U.S. And Big Oil Are Fighting Over A Chicken
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW The US government, Armed Forces, media, and conservationists are all fighting over a rather unusual subject: the prairie chicken. See why this bird is causing such a frenzy. This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
Views: 68121 Stories
Will Meatless Meat Be The Future Of Food?
 
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Watch the next video to learn more about the Salvage Supperclub: https://youtu.be/vW8IGuerkB4?list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 As public concern grows over how meat production affects our environment, a new food revolution is underway. More and more plant-based meat alternatives are entering the market, and one of them is made by New Wave Foods. New Wave has been working on a shrimp substitute that's made entirely from plant and algae products. The company was founded by two scientists, Dominique Barnes and Michelle Wolf, who wanted to come up with a more sustainable alternative to shrimp farming. Shrimp farms across Asia often destroy mangrove forests and wetland ecosystems - a high price to pay for the number one eaten seafood in the U.S. The average American consumes 4 pounds of shrimp per year - adding to a total of 1.3 billion pounds consumed annually. New Wave's plant-based shrimp looks a lot like the real thing, and even has the texture and taste of shrimp, with similar fat and protein content, but no cholesterol. Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Pam Torno Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
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The Worst Nuclear Testing You've Never Heard Of
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW From 1949 to 1989, the USSR secretly conducted over 400 nuclear tests in Kazakhstan, exposing hundreds of thousands of people to dangerous levels of radiation. This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
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Why Japan Keeps Apologizing for World War II
 
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Since the end of WWII, Japanese politicians have apologized for atrocities committed against a number of countries. What are they apologizing for now? Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Seeker Stories finds arresting and unexpected stories in a diverse and changing world. Through short docs, beautiful photographs, and on-the-ground reporting, we try to connect you to places and events that might otherwise feel distant. We’re drawn to stories that surprise, challenge, and inspire us. In short, we want to create a more empathetic world. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
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The Town Hidden Beneath The Australian Outback
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW See why the residents of Coober Pedy, often referred to as The Opal Capital of the World, choose to live underground in Australia's Outback. More of Elliot Ross' photos - http://elliotrossstudio.com & http://www.instagram/elliotstudio | @elliotstudio This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
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What Is It Like To Visit Banksy's Dismaland Park?
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW Explore the grounds of street artist Banksy's latest project, Dismaland, an untraditional amusement park with a big message. More of Sasha Bogojev's photos - https://instagram.com/sashabogojev This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
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How Fecal Transplants Can Save Lives
 
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Living in the Hidden Tunnels of Las Vegas: http://skr.cm/LVtunnels Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Seeker Stories takes a deep look at some of the world's most unique individuals, places, and cultures. These short documentaries set out to expand our perspective and transform our understanding of the world. Read More: Clostridium difficile http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/organisms/cdiff/Cdiff_infect.html Baddest Bug: C. Diff Hits Half a Million Americans http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/baddest-bug-c-diff-hits-half-million-americans-n312731 Fecal Microbiota Transplants http://fmt.gastro.org/what-is-fmt/ Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeekerNetwork Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Matthew Piniol, Alex Gerhard, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould, Greg Manolo, Jordan Dertinger
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Who Are "The Disappeared" Of Argentina?
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Thousands of people disappeared from Argentina during the Dirty War and never returned. Today, their families still search for answers. This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. More of Cecilia Broder's photos - http://www.cb-images.com Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
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