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A new season of ‘Weird But True!’ is coming soon to Disney+

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

The third season of the Emmy Award-winning National Geographic series “Weird But True!” will be getting even weirder when it begins Aug. 14, exclusively on Disney+.

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Each of the season’s 13 episodes includes segments shot in the studio and out in the field and integrates a mix of arts and crafts, fantastic facts, and real-life exploration. The show is hosted by returning series regular (also the series’ co-executive producer and head writer) Charlie Engelman, who is joined by a new co-host, fellow children’s entertainer and educator Carly Ciarrocchi.

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Together, they will embark on even more imaginative and strange adventures than ever before as they investigate super cool things like national parks, trains, venomous animals, and the solar system. Whether hunting for fossils, hiking volcanoes, or flying planes, the science-loving pair uncovers interesting info to encourage kids to get excited about the world around them.

(Fun Fact: Charlie studied ecology, evolutionary biology, and museum studies at the University of Michigan, and Carly was a Radio Disney DJ!)

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In the first episode of season three, Charlie and Carly discover they don’t have tickets to their favorite actress’ movie premiere. Luckily, their quest to get to the “Alabama Cones” premiere takes them on a fascinating side trip to Dinosaur National Monument, where they hatch a plan with a paleontologist to “dig up” the dough.

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In the third episode, Charlie and Carly open a fruit-and-vegetable stand but can’t seem to grow enough crops to meet the demand, so they take a trip to FarmOne — an indoor vertical farm in New York City — to find out about modern farming techniques. Later this season, the dynamic duo also learns how to cook at the world-famous Culinary Institute of America and try their hand — and fins — at Scuba diving.

The weekly series will feature guest appearances from NatGeo photographers and explorers, including Anand Varma, who teaches Charlie and Carly how to take the perfect photo. Also on hand is Darlene Cavalier, a professor and the founder of SciStarter, who describes how she is exploring new ways to connect people with science. Viewers should be sure to look out for an extra special guest star: renowned astrophysicist Michio Kaku who plays the fictional character Buster Infinity of the Global Space Administration Interplanetary Expedition.

“Weird But True!” won the 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for Best Educational and Informational Series, and Executive Producer Tracy Rudolph Jackson won the 2018 Cynopsis Kids Imagination Award for Educational Series or Special.

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Seasons one and two of “Weird But True!” are available now on Disney+.

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