Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
We go in depth with five of the finalists for the Mars One mission: everyday people determined to be the first to colonize the Red Planet. Through interviews and extensive verite that spans India, Egypt, South Africa, Italy, and the U.S., discover the obsession with the future, adventure, and space that’s propelling them to leave everything - and everyone - behind.
EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
Go back a few decades, air travel was altogether a classier affair. Now, for most, though, it's getting from A to B as quickly as you can. And as cheaply. Ryanair has set the low-cost mould - and it's still paying off. Their first quarter results - unveiled this week - showed profits doubling compared to a year earlier. Some surprise then that IAG is also reporting a sharp swing to profit. It's up 55% per cent in the second quarter thanks to a recovery at Iberia, and its deep cuts in staff and in costs. Crucially it also did what investors were looking for by reaffirming its targets. Darren Sinden of Titan Investment. SOUNDBITE (English) DARREN SINDEN, TRADER, TITAN INVESTMENT: ''It's not good enough at the moment for a company to, you know, meet or even exceed earnings forecasts. What they need to is to be able to give a positive outlook for the coming quarters, and in an uncertain economic environment, it's very few that can actually do that.'' Lufthansa is still struggling in the no-frills environment. It reported lower than expected second-quarter profit as ticket prices fell on North American, Asian and European routes - recent strike action also weighing on the numbers. It and rival Air France-KLM have both issued profits warnings in the past eight weeks. Both also announcing plans for more low-cost operations. Brenda Kelly of IG says that's not the only challenge. SOUNDBITE (English) BRENDA KELLY, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, IG: ''Lufthansa is looking a little bit short-changed at the moment and they've had a number of strikes over the last six months which have clearly impacted both morale and, of course, the actual days of trade as well ... Certainly the fact that it is so close the problems in Ukraine and Russia means it may very well have to affect its flight path, and of course there are the insurance premiums which will be driven up.'' With Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 seemingly shot out of the sky, Ukraine adds to a growing list of geopolitical concerns for airlines. Just recently flights to Israel were banned for several days because of the conflict in Gaza. Flights to and within West Africa are now under scrutiny because of a new threat: ebola. SOUNDBITE (English) BRENDA KELLY, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, IG: ''While the world doesn't seem to have woken up to the fact that this is quite a major problem, there does seem to be signals at the moment that this is going to be next point of call.'' Airline industry body IATA says it's monitoring developments in the ebola outbreak - in close coordination with the World Health Organisation.