January 27, 2013
(was 01.01.2012)

Deep in the Amazon rainforest lives a mysterious tribe known as “the Arrow People.”  One of the last unconquered tribes, they’ve had virtually no contact with the modern world.  Now, they’re fighting for survival as developers cut through the Amazon.  We’ll travel with an explorer who’s trying to protect the Arrow People, and meet an anthropologist whose life was transformed by Amazonian shamans and the hallucinogen ayahuasca.

  1. Scott Wallace on "The Unconquered"

    Reporter Scott Wallace joined Brazilian explorer Sidney Posseulo on an expedition deep into the Amazon in search of one of the last uncontacted tribes, the Arrow People. 

    Average: 4.9 (22 votes)
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  2. Jeremy Narby on "The Cosmic Serpent"

    Anthropologist Jeremy Narby went to the Peruvian Amazon to study the Ashaninca Indians.  The experience transformed his outlook on life, especially once he tried their powerful hallucinogen ayahuasca. 

    Average: 4.8 (45 votes)
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  3. Ann Patchett on "State of Wonder"

    Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder" is a story about medical ethics and self-discovery when everything seems lost.  Patchett describes her own experience visiting the Amazon while researching her novel.

    Average: 4.7 (12 votes)
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  4. James Moore on Alfred Russel Wallace

    Average: 4.7 (35 votes)
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