How did fixed gear bikes, artisanal cheese, craft beer and long beards evolve from being niche trends to cliches and commodities? Was hipster even a subculture at all? And why will no hipster ever admit to being one? The charming but not particularly hip Samuel Johnson digs into the past to find the origins of the cultural stereotype. Acknowledging that the word has now taken on a distinctively negative connotation and that the peak of the contemporary hipster is actually behind us, the new six- part series Hipsters is a light hearted look back at the cultural phenomenon that was.
Samuel Johnson pedals deep into the hipster world with an investigation of their ride of choice - the now ubiquitous fixed gear bike. What's the appeal of a bike with no gears or brakes? Sam will need nerves (and thighs) of steel to find out. Sam tries to catch his breath with a relaxing sandwich but can't find a cafe that isn't plastered with intimidating words like "artisanal"; "foraged" or "locavore".
Everyone knows that FIFOs earn good money. But mining money can also be a trap. Bigger wages brings shinier toys and bigger bills and before they know it, they're bound by the 'golden handcuffs'. The final episode explores the indulgences and dangers of FIFOs with too much cash. Some are spending, some are saving, and some are misbehaving.
This searing examination of the Enron accounting scandal reveals the psychology of greed and corporate corruption that facilitated the company's rise to power and also its fall. When Enron went bankrupt in 2001, the principals walked away millionaires - but later faced legal proceedings and jail sentences. Meanwhile, many employees and investors were left with nothing, not even their 401K retirement savings.
On the 20-year anniversary of his ground-breaking masterpiece Roger and Me, filmmaker Michael Moore returns with Capitalism: A Love Story, exploring further the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world).
In the final episode, comedian Rhod Gilbert takes part in one of the British Army's toughest training exercises in the Brecon Beacons. Will Rhod lose his sense of humour as he joins a crack task force in the deepest Welsh winter, or will it be a case of Who Dares Grins?
When Tom tasks the team with figuring out how to recycle diapers, the pressure falls on Rick to determine how to process this complicated waste stream. Elsewhere, Dan's stress level is on the rise, as he plans a surprise baby shower for Stacey.
Britain's hottest young entrepreneur, Richard Reed, is on the hunt for the next generation of start-up superstars and he has set aside a million pounds to invest in their ideas. From the five hundred hopefuls who have pitched concepts ranging from bubblegum-flavoured chicken to state-of-the-art drink dispensers, Richard selects the first three bright ideas he is willing to risk big money on.
Tom and TerraCycle are close to finalizing a deal for a coffee table book of DIY upcycling ideas but the team first needs to create a sample chapter. In preparation for a meeting with the publisher, Albe asks Dean to work on being more professional.
When Tom and Stephen each sell the same million pounds of recycled plastic, the team scrambles to find the additional materials needed to fill the extra order. Andrew, Dean and Karina are fed up with the office's hippie atmosphere and hatch a plan.
Payday follows four 20-somethings over the course of a single pay-period to see how they live, spend, struggle, and thrive. In this episode, a party promoter, an ex-drug dealing window washer, a billionaire DJ, and a paid-to-party girl try to readjust their lives in the competitive city of Toronto.
Britain's hottest young entrepreneur, Richard Reed, is on the hunt for the next generation of start-up superstars and he has set aside a million pounds to invest in their ideas. From the five hundred hopefuls who have pitched concepts ranging from bubble gum-flavoured chicken to state-of-the-art drink dispensers, Richard selects the first three bright ideas he is willing to risk big money on.
In this episode, a new agency, Conversation, goes into battle with a team of industry veterans, BooneOakley, in an effort to win the business of the emerging snack brand, Popchips. But things take a turn when the veterans lose their star employee.
This series goes behind the closed doors of the world of advertising as America's top creative ad agencies go head to head to win a real campaign from a major brand. Each week, two different agencies will prepare and present their pitch. In the final episode, two up and coming ad agencies, ready to take it to the next level, compete for a chance to become Autograph Collection's coveted agency of record.
The Pitch is a new eight-part series that goes behind the closed doors of the world of advertising and spotlights the incredible lengths, intense stakes and tight deadlines ad agencies encounter when they take aim at a major new piece of business.
Directed by award winning filmmakers, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, this powerful and provocative documentary based on Naomi Klein's bestselling book of the same name, is the gripping story of how America's 'free market' policies have come to dominate the world through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.
Former Economist Editor Bill Emmott and filmmaker Annalisa Piras explore Italy's political, economic and social decline over the past 20 years, the product of a moral collapse unmatched anywhere else in the West.
Economist Steven Levitt and writer Stephen Dubner are featured in this documentary based on their worldwide bestseller, compiled by a team of acclaimed documentarians who explore how economic principles affect many different things in life, from sumo wrestlers to the name your parents gave you. The bestselling non-fiction book Freakonomics, which examines a wide range of issues affecting our society from very unique perspectives, is the basis for this collection of short films by several talented documentary makers.
In an effort to expand their Zero Waste recycling program to small businesses, Rhandi and Dan work on developing a successful sales pitch strategy. While accompanying them on their pitches, Stephen stumbles upon a potential new waste stream.
Feeling that the Western hipster has become a parody of itself, Sam travels to a place where the word "hipster" is just beginning to gain traction: China. Sam learns that the idea of the hipster doesn't really exist in China - instead there is a movement known as the "cultured youth".
Keen to further explore the hipsters' love of things of the past, Sam travels to Tokyo and meets some key players in Tokyo's vintage underground and discovers that in Japan, hipness is not about borrowing the best bits of past subcultures - it's defined by all-out commitment to your chosen style.
Stacey Dooley heads to Ireland to see how they are coping several years after the country almost went bust. It's not long before she discovers that tensions are high when she stumbles across a group of young protesters angered by the mess they have inherited.
Beer labels, cafe menus, pickle jars... most products targeting hipsters look like they were hand crafted by rural artisans deep in a mountain commune. Keen to understand the reasons behind the prevalence of rustic, old-world branding in the hipster world, Sam seeks guidance from Roberta Ronsivale of renowned New York branding and design consultancy MUCCA.
Selling everything from bespoke burritos to artisanal soap, businesses operated by and for hipsters are now everywhere - and they're often owned by smart, young "hipsterpreneurs". Sam wants to discover if this term means "savvy exploiter of trends" or "cool kid who got lucky".
In a city ruled by religion, a taxidermist, a pro skier, a faltering Mormon and a teenage punk live in the shadows of counter culture. These four people's financial choices impact the culture shift of Salt Lake City.
From dark tunnels deep underground and the vast expanse of the Australian desert to the slick boardrooms of London, the new six-part Australian drama series Dirt Game delves into the lives of the passionate men and women working in this tough business. Where one wrong move, either in the pit or in the boardroom, could be your last. A stellar cast, including Joel Edgerton, Shane Connor, Freya Stafford and Katie Wall, bring to life the world of mining and international corporate highflyers.
Sporting Goods Store / Antique Shop - Nathan attempts to secure an endorsement deal for a sporting-goods store, and an antique shop learns how to better utilise their 'you break it, you buy it' policy.
For the last 20 years, the notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame, these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world.
They are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge theyve ever faced: climate change.
The Yes Men Are Revolting is as much a character study as it is an entertaining depiction of their latest interventions. Revealing the real people behind the ruses, at its heart lies a hopeful message about fighting for change.
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When the price of iron ore drops below $90 a tonne, BC Iron boss Mike Young heads to his Pilbara mine site to address a nervous workforce. BC Iron relies on using FMG's rail and port facilities to get its ore to market. There is concern on site that if FMG goes under, BC Iron might be in trouble too.
Hotelier Bree Maddox prepares to host one of Perth's biggest after parties. Following the annual Pride Parade, 3000 people will party on at Bree's Court Hotel. This is the biggest event on Bree's calendar and she prepares for it with military precision.
Rumours of a bust consume the nation. The iron ore price has plummeted and FMG appears to be in trouble. BC Iron CEO Mike Young embarks on the second biggest deal of his life, to renegotiate the joint venture with FMG.
In Mexico City, the Central de Abasto is the world's largest food market where 400,000 Mexicans make a living from this market every day. Roger's timing is good as he is here for the busiest day of the market calendar: Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican festival to remember loved ones who have died.
Fashion designer Ruth Tarvydas arrives in New York, a fashion mecca. Always aiming for a world first, Ruth embraces an innovative online buying technology and plans to live-stream the launch into her King St store during New York Fashion Week. But while Ruth's collection meets critical acclaim in NY, there are issues with the technology.
In the fourth episode, Bedlam and Breakfast, Manchester couple Richard and Rebecca decide to celebrate their third anniversary by giving themselves a night off from looking after their young children and heading to the Damson Dene. However, after indulging in champagne, beer, wine and a bottle of vodka they find that their evening doesn't turn out quite as they had anticipated.
London's oldest wholesale market is on the verge of its biggest change in over a thousand years. Fish merchants are facing tough times. The market is under pressure to modernise and its iconic and ancient traditions are under threat.
Roger Barton heads to Azadpur Mandi, Asia's largest fruit and vegetable market which not only feeds 22 million people in Delhi, but also provides food for the whole of India. He has won over New York, but got badly stung in Mexico. Having lost his pride, Roger wants it back.
Exploring the phenomenal rise in everything fried chicken through a single shop, this cutting edge documentary offers a unique and intriguing insight into contemporary London life through the window of a busy chicken shop.
In the most radical business ventures he's ever undertaken, self-made millionaire Creel Price is in search of six Australians who are more likely to be discriminated against when looking for work, to turn their business idea into this country's next hot start-up.
Rooster's Spot is an up and coming franchise in the increasingly competitive market of fried chicken. Exploring the phenomenal rise in public affection for everything fried chicken through a single shop in south London, this 4-part documentary series offers a unique and intriguing insight into contemporary London life.
This episode meets students Hassan and Syed, who aspire to run their own business. As they tuck in to their burgers they discuss the benefits of being self-employed and the aspirations of this generation's next entrepreneurs.
Addicted To Money is THE program for anyone who wants to know how the financial crisis came about, what it means for us now, and what we can do to create a sustainable economy. Biting and punchy, this three-part series is a survival guide for the 'New Economy', presented with wit, charm and incisive appeal by David McWilliams, a young economist who talks just as candidly to the most influential and powerful players in the global economy as he does to ordinary people.
Stopping by the chicken shop tonight is Rayon, an absent father out for lunch with his best mate's children. On the other side of the counter is Chicken Shop manager Zahid who has left his loved ones behind in Pakistan to fulfil his dreams and provide for his family's future.
The fruit and veg trade in England was once a closed world dominated by traditional British costermonger families. But then London changed. Successive waves of immigration have brought new people to New Spitalfields market in east London, people for whom food has a deeper meaning.
Boylesque T.O. is Canada's premiere all-male burlesque troupe. This talented group of dancers, actors, and performance artists has been busting their buns to put male nudity and sexuality back centre-stage where it belongs.
In their quest to brew the perfect pint, Neil and Richard have invented a recipe, devised a marketing strategy and found themselves the perfect English pub. But there's still a long way to go. They're $80,000 over budget and there's still the small matter of building a micro brewery to further drain the coffers. It's time to start making money.
In the final episode of the series, three young Brits sign up for planting thousands of trees in the vast Canadian wilderness. A top tree planter will put a tree in the ground every four seconds, for hours on end.
The girls hunt for their perfect shop location and enlist retail doyenne Mary Portas to help. Lily is back in the spotlight winning music awards but reveals caring for a family is her ultimate vocation.
British television presenter Alex Riley doesn't get the whole obsession with brands. He's happy to use a hand-me-down mobile phone and reckons he's immune to the powerful lure of big name labels. But millions of consumers can't resist - so how do brands make you buy them, believe in them, and even love them?
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