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'Human: The World Within' Premieres May 5 on PBS

Danny O'Shea and Tarah Kayne practice a lift off-ice. Colorado Springs, CO
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The PBS six part series Human: The World Within will premiere Wednesdays beginning May 5 at 10 p.m. ET. Each episode will be dedicated to one of the six systems: nervous, circulatory, digestive, immune, sensory and reproductive. The series finale takes place June 2. 

Jad Abumrad of the podcast RadioLab hosts and narrates the series. 

Human: The World Within is an emotional and revelatory journey inside our bodies to discover the hidden systems that make us, us,” said Bill Gardner, VP of programming & development for PBS. “We’re excited to bring this accessible, engaging and surprising series to our audience as part of our fantastic lineup of science content this spring.” 

The series will stream simultaneously on and the PBS Video App, which is available on all streaming platforms.

The World Within is produced by Stephen David Entertainment, A Banijay Group Company, for PBS. Stephen David, Jonathan Soule, Charles Marquardt and Tim W. Kelly are executive producers. Alexander Shaheen and Dan Bromfield are series producers. Executive in charge for PBS is Bill Gardner.

Chelsea Anderson
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Chelsea Anderson has been with Future for two years. She started as an intern with NewBay Media/Multichannel News in 2015. During her time she wrote bylined articles and program reviews as well as helped with research graphics for the magazine. She later became News Assistant for Broadcasting & Cable in 2017 until 2020 when she became Assistant Content Producer. Chelsea graduated from Niagara University in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Communication Studies and a double minor in Writing Studies and Sociology.