Debut: FRIDAY, APRIL 17 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: April 17 (12:30 a.m.), 18 (4:20 a.m.), 21 (midnight) and 23 (12:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 18 (8:30 p.m.), 19 (6:00 p.m.) and 22 (12:50 a.m.)
"The Post-Antibiotic World" - We rely on antibiotics to treat everything from stomach bugs to skin rashes to bronchitis. In fact, we've been overusing them, which has produced a new crop of dangerous bacterial infections that can't be treated by something from the pharmacy. The more we use antibiotics, the more these superbugs build up their resistance. It's an evolutionary battle, and the humans are losing. The projections are dire: According to some experts, antibiotic-resistant bacteria could kill ten million people a year by 2050, surpassing cancer deaths. With their backs to the wall, scientists are now racing to find new natural sources of anti-bacterial compounds. VICE's Thomas Morton follows along as they search deep into the jungle and underground for the life-saving drugs so desperately needed.
"Indonesia's Palm Bomb" - Palm oil is used in almost all of the foods we eat and most of our household products, from packaged bread and cookies to toothpaste and soap. Production of palm oil has surged, as it has become a cheap alternative to trans fats; but as demand increases, growers in Indonesia are pushing farther and farther onto rainforest land, torching the forests as they go. This mass-burning of Indonesian jungles poses a major threat to wildlife, indigenous populations and the global climate. Ben Anderson goes to Indonesia to assess the realities of the palm-oil boom up close.