Season 2023

Episode Guide

The Uplift: A little scientist

S2023 E5
Feb 03, 2023
A 9-year-old scientist received widespread attention for her passion project involving lanternflies including recognition from Yale University. A man gives up his desk job for a new path – one that requires a sled. Two roommates share the unique way they found each other.

The Uplift: Piano prodigy

S2023 E4
Jan 27, 2023
An 11-year-old piano prodigy with autism gets a huge surprise. A heroic woman rescues a stranger in a blizzard. Host Tony Dokoupil faces his fear of dancing and takes dance lessons for the first time.

The Uplift: A unicorn for a pet

S2023 E3
Jan 20, 2023
A congressman brings his baby son along for a historic vote – and some father-son bonding. A girl makes a unique wish for a mystical pet, and strangers help her pursue her dreams. Plus, heartwarming videos you need to see.

The Uplift: Inside a secret lab

S2023 E2
Jan 13, 2023
A beluga whale that showed up in Norway gains support from a community trying to help him live a fulfilled life. Popular YouTuber Mark Rober takes us inside his secret lab where fun experiments are created. Plus, a woman gives birth in an unexpected place – and heroes rush to be by her side.

The Uplift: Butterflies and blended families

S2023 E1
Jan 06, 2023
Get a close-up look at the winter monarch butterfly count in California. Meet a blended family who, despite facing many challenges, shares a story about resilience and love. And the story of a woman who uses her hobby to honor her late son and help cancer patients.