National Geographic has announced that the Disney+ Original series, “The World According To Jeff Goldblum”, will be coming to US linear TV on the National Geographic channel on Monday May 11th at 9/8c, with two back-to-back episodes of ‘staff-pick’ favorites “Sneakers” and “Pools.”
In “The World According To Jeff Goldblum”, Jeff pulls on the thread of deceptively familiar objects to unravel a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history. From sneakers, pools, ice cream, coffee and cosmetics to everything in between, he uncovers how even the simplest things have incredible, sometimes eccentric back stories.
Throughout the season, Jeff has entertaining, insightful encounters with people who are intimately connected to each episode’s featured subject, including world-famous industry giants, pioneering mavericks, scientists and passionate obsessives. They help him understand each item’s often surprising history, its current significance in our lives and the impact it will have on our collective future.
The two episodes airing on Nat Geo May 11 are the following:
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM — “Sneakers”
Airing on National Geographic Monday, May 11, at 9 PM ET/PT
Jeff Goldblum sets out to investigate the multibillion-dollar industry of SNEAKERS that’s transformed into an expansive phenomenon. His journey includes the basketball court, the boardroom, the country’s sneaker convention — Sneaker Con — and Adidas’ high-tech labs. Finally, he meets “The Shoe Surgeon” Dominic Ciambrone, who makes a customized sneaker fit for Jeff’s feet only.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM – “Pools”
Airing on National Geographic – Monday, May 11, at 9:30 PM ET/PT
Jeff Goldblum takes a dip into the world of POOLS and follows his curiosity about its impact and ability to break boundaries. Jeff’s journey includes experiencing an LA water park, an aqua-therapy center and NASA’s neutral buoyancy lab, where he discovers firsthand the unique qualities of water and our relationship with it. He even tries his hand at synchronized swim routines in the process.
The entire first season is currently available only on Disney+.