Jeff Goldblum is back and better than ever. In Season 2’s second batch of episodes, Goldblum’s curiosity takes him on a journey to explore topics like puzzles, backyards, birthdays, tiny things, and motorcycles. In each new episode, Jeff’s insatiable appetite for learning and sense of wonderment take him from coast to coast to meet with passionate fans, experts and scientists, to gain a deeper understanding of how ordinary objects are extraordinary.
Episodes 6-10 from Season 2 will launch on Wednesday, January 19th on Disney+. The first five episodes from season 2 were released on November 12th. You can read our review of those episodes right here.
Take a look at our review of Season 2 Episodes 6-10 below:
Episode 206 – Puzzles
Solving things is part of our DNA and our obsession with puzzles drives a $688 million a year industry. But why do we love solving puzzles so much? Jeff puts his brain skills to work as he teams up with some escape room enthusiasts, puts his decision coordination skills to the test as an honorary Air Traffic Controller, and jams with Shimon, a marimba-playing robot and finds human creativity can’t be replicated. Life is full of solving problems and our ability to beat a challenge gives us a rush, a sense of discovery, and a feeling that we can tackle life’s greatest puzzles.
Episode 207 – Backyards
Why are we hooked on our backyards? Americans spend 48 billion dollars a year on our little slice of paradise. No matter the shape or size, it’s a place where we can display our personality and escape to our own little oasis. In this episode, Jeff enjoys a pirate-themed backyard complete with a ship, skeletons, plank, canons and more. He then visits the Wood Wide Web where he discovers a network of fungi that connect individual plants together and transfer water and nutrients. He also uses his green thumb and helps a community garden and learns about our connection to nature that’s embedded in our species. Along the way, Jeff discovers that backyards feed our bodies and minds and we should not take our green spaces for granted.
Episode 208 – Birthdays
Birthdays are a yearly milestone that we can all celebrate and we each have our own way of celebrating our momentous occasion. But why does time seem to speed up as we get older? Jeff discovers that when we are young everything is new and therefore we are laying down new memories all the time. As we get older, there are fewer new memories experienced so we must search novelty and learn new things all the time to (in essence) slow down time. In this episode, Jeff partakes in a heartwarming birthday party and learns why these special days are so memorable while making memories of his own … by walking across burning hot coals. Tag along on Jeff’s journey and find out why its so important to live in the present, to create new memories and express our gratitude for those who are special to us.
Episode 209 – Tiny Things
As a society, we’ve always been led to believe that bigger is better…but is that really true? Humans are drawn to tiny and that drive has created a global sensation. #tinythings even has 1.2 billion likes on TikTok. Is it just a trend, or do we have a deeper connection to things that are miniature and small? In this episode, Jeff spends some time with kids building LEGOs, cooks a teeny tiny gourmet meal and dives into the world of fascinating microorganisms. Along the way, Jeff discovers that perhaps reducing things to smaller parts eases stress and makes things more manageable and ultimately learns tiny is mighty!
Episode 210 – Motorcycles
In this episode, Jeff crushes the preconceived notions of bikers. Motor bikes are used by all walks of life and has a deep family community. Jeff goes along for the ride and discovers the freedom and adventure a mororcycle can provide and learns about the new revoltion in bike design where parts are biodegradeable and nonwasteful. Jeff tests out risk and reward by taking a spin on a bike himself and finds the road is big enough for everybody.
The second batch of episodes from Season 2 of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” are just as entertaining and educational as previous episodes. Jeff’s quirky humor and endless curiosity makes us want to learn more about these ordinary topics and how we connect with them. Jeff’s passion is contagious and we can all learn new insights that take us to a deeper level of understanding.
“The World According to Jeff Goldblum” is produced by Nutopia for National Geographic. Jeff Goldblum and Keith Addis are executive producers for the series. For Nutopia, Jane Root, Sara Brailsford and Arif Nurmohamed are executive producers, and John Hodgson is co-executive producer. Matt Renner and Chris Kugelman serve as executive producers for National Geographic.
The first season of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” is currently available on Disney+ and covers topics such as sneakers, denim, ice cream, cosmetics, pools, bikes, RVs, gaming, jewelry, BBQ and coffee.
You can watch a trailer for Season 2 below: