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Going Deep With David Rees

Series Summary
Simple, everyday tasks fascinate David Rees. In this 10-episode how-to series, Rees deconstructs mundane chores to refine them, like tying shoes, lighting matches and making ice cubes. Navigating whys, hows and what-ifs, he learns the science and history of each task, then devises a more-efficient technique. David hangs out with people who dedicate their lives to mastering their fields: circus performers, evolutionary biologists, lock-pickers, arm wrestlers -- and someone known as "Professor Shoelace." Writer/comic/entrepreneur Rees combined his skills to produce the book "How to Sharpen Pencils" in 2012.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Science, How-to

Network: NGC

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  • Season 1, Ep. 1 : How to Make an Ice Cube Jul 14, 2014

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    David gains expert advice from icemakers, sculptors, harvesters and glaciologists about ice.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : How to Tie Your Shoes Jul 14, 2014

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    David speaks with survivalists, surgeons and a biologist to discover which laces and knots should be used on shoes.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : How to Dig a Hole Jul 21, 2014

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    The tools and techniques needed to dig different types of holes.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : How to Flip a Coin Jul 21, 2014

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    David discovers the ideal method for flipping coins.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : How to Open a Door Jul 28, 2014

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    David Rees will show you once and for all how to open a door with total confidence.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : How to Swat a Fly Jul 28, 2014

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    In order to become a master fly assassin, David discovers the optimal swatting motion, and the way inside his enemy's head, literally.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : How to Throw a Paper Airplane Aug 4, 2014

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    David is determined to throw a paper airplane so perfectly, that everyone in its presence will simply stop and stare.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : How to Light a Match Aug 11, 2014

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    Master the art of striking a match and learn about topics ranging from molecular chemistry to stick making.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : How to Climb a Tree Aug 18, 2014

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    Unfinished business from David's childhood still haunts him, his parents never let him climb the magnolia tree outside his home.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : How to Shake Hands Aug 25, 2014

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    David's friends agree that his handshake is horrible.

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