Things That Make You Go Boom: The Explosion Show

By: Discovery

Science Channel is set to ring-in the New Year with a BANG!

Subscribing to that old axiom that everything is better with explosions, whether it’s million-dollar movie stunts to state-of-the-art fireworks, a new Science Channel series will be ringing in the New Year with a BANG! Two notorious explosion experts – MythBuster and master of blowing things up, Tory Belleci, along with Nitro Circus daredevil and stuntman, Street Bike Tommy Passemante – host THE EXPLOSION SHOW premiering Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 10 pm ET on Science Channel. In addition to watching the series on Science Channel, viewers can check out new episodes each week by downloading the Science GO app.


There are few who appreciate the sweet thrill of blowing stuff up as much as Tory and Tommy. Tory was one of the technical wizards behind some of the most memorable explosions on MythBusters. Street Bike Tommy is best known for his antics with Nitro Circus, the collective known for performing dangerous stunts. Together, they’re on a mission to take audiences on an unpredictable ride where they meet with experts, daredevils and professionals who are in the business of making things explode.


Each week, THE EXPLOSION SHOW gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the many ways explosions exist in our everyday. From suiting up with the heroic Riverside, CA Sheriff Bomb Squad tasked with disarming and detonating bombs that threaten public safety, to orchestrating their very own fireworks show, or getting a taste for the movie magic behind some of the most iconic Hollywood explosions, Tory and Tommy leave no fuse unlit.


Together they travel across the country to study the science behind blast waves at New Mexico Tech, learn the secret to surviving an explosion (sort of), discover how construction materials are formed from blowing up the side of a mountain, learn how the FBI uses forensics to investigate bomb cases – and so much more. There will be science, hijinks and close-calls, but most importantly, there will be lots and lots of explosions.

Don't miss the series premiere of THE EXPLOSION SHOW Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 10p ET only on Science Channel and on SCI Go.

Next Up

Where should we go? The Moon or Mars?

There’s been a lot of excitement around space exploration recently. Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter discusses the viability between the Moon and Mars.

Why Does Pluto Have Such a Weird Orbit?

Pluto is the black sheep of the planets in our solar system and it looks like astronomers aren’t sure how long Pluto will remain in its present orbit.

India’s Space Agency is Going Big… By Going Small

Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter shares the latest in the world of rocket launches and what India’s SSLV is all about.

DNA's Building Blocks May Have Their Origins in Outer Space

One of life's building blocks could have originated in outer space. But if this experiment shows how these building blocks actually formed, how exactly did they get to Earth?

That’s a (Weirdly) Big Black Hole!

Recently astronomers identified a black hole near a star called LB-1 and they found out that the black hole is 70 times the mass of the sun. This is a mystery because the biggest black holes we can get from the deaths of the most massive stars are around 30 times the mass of the sun, so how did black hole get this big?

Following Blue Origin’s NS-12 Rocket Launch

Blue Origin, Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company, is rescheduled to launch its NS-12 reusable spacecraft on Wednesday, December 11. Watch it LIVE.

Voyager 2 is Really Far Out There, Man

Currently Voyager 2 is about 11 billion miles from the Earth, and has been traveling at speeds of tens of thousands of miles per hour since its launch in 1977. Read more to see where it is now and what we've learned.

The Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About the Deadly Disease

As the death tolls rise, Coronavirus is on the minds of people all over the world. Learn about this new virus and how we got here.

Let’s Look for Water on the Moon

NASA is headed to the moon, but this time it's in search of water. Astrophysicist Paul M Sutter shares what this means and why it's important.

Reusable Rockets: Expanding Space Exploration Possibilities with Retrievable Spacecraft

With the evolution of reusable rockets through commercial companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin, the cost of space exploration is decreasing. Learn more about today's "space race."