Season 2023

Episode Guide

The Uplift: A super surgeon

S2023 E11
Mar 24, 2023
A pediatric surgeon goes above and beyond to make sure his young patients aren't scared before surgery. A man sets a world record with his trips to Disneyland. Plus, heartwarming videos you need to see.

The Uplift: Saving the family business

S2023 E10
Mar 17, 2023
A grad student from California uses TikTok to help save her family's restaurant. An 11-year-old girl who uses a wheelchair finds a way to play basketball again. Two heart transplant recipients bond while recovering together.

The Uplift: Courageous coworkers

S2023 E9
Mar 10, 2023
A group of coworkers in Seattle sprang into action when they saw their neighbor's building was on fire – with dozens of dogs inside. Strangers came together to help a man named Cash, who found himself living on the street.

The Uplift: Walking the U.S., and more

S2023 E8
Mar 03, 2023
A man walks from New Jersey to California – by foot. And there's a good reason behind his epic trek. A couple of best friends decide to embark on an ambitious journey together, at 81 years old. And a former foster dog named Raylan helps his owner take care of foster kittens.

The Uplift: Baking up joy

S2023 E7
Feb 24, 2023
The owner of Janie's Life Changing Bakery in New York City uses her business to help others. A boy who was chosen to be a ball boy at the Dallas Open inspires for the challenges he's overcome off the court. A 4-year-old skateboarding sensation known as "Tiny Hawk," grows a following on social media.

The Uplift: A dog bus and a beach discovery

S2023 E6
Feb 10, 2023
A bus in Alaska picks up dogs at home and brings them on adventures together. A 9-year-old girl makes a once-in-a-lifetime discovery on a beach. And a homeless mother is reunited with her beloved dog she had to leave behind, on this episode of "The Uplift."

The Uplift: A little scientist

S2023 E5
Feb 03, 2023
A 9-year-old scientist received widespread attention for her passion project involving lanternflies including recognition from Yale University. A man gives up his desk job for a new path – one that requires a sled. Two roommates share the unique way they found each other.

The Uplift: Piano prodigy

S2023 E4
Jan 27, 2023
An 11-year-old piano prodigy with autism gets a huge surprise. A heroic woman rescues a stranger in a blizzard. Host Tony Dokoupil faces his fear of dancing and takes dance lessons for the first time.

The Uplift: A unicorn for a pet

S2023 E3
Jan 20, 2023
A congressman brings his baby son along for a historic vote – and some father-son bonding. A girl makes a unique wish for a mystical pet, and strangers help her pursue her dreams. Plus, heartwarming videos you need to see.

The Uplift: Inside a secret lab

S2023 E2
Jan 13, 2023
A beluga whale that showed up in Norway gains support from a community trying to help him live a fulfilled life. Popular YouTuber Mark Rober takes us inside his secret lab where fun experiments are created. Plus, a woman gives birth in an unexpected place – and heroes rush to be by her side.

The Uplift: Butterflies and blended families

S2023 E1
Jan 06, 2023
Get a close-up look at the winter monarch butterfly count in California. Meet a blended family who, despite facing many challenges, shares a story about resilience and love. And the story of a woman who uses her hobby to honor her late son and help cancer patients.