The “World According to Jeff Goldblum” is a light-hearted, quirky, and informative Disney + original TV series featuring the wit and wisdom of Jeff Goldblum. In each episode of the Primetime Emmy nominated documentary format TV show, star Jeff Goldblum takes an in-depth look at things people love — like dogs, ice cream, or birthdays — and he shares the fascinating science behind them. What’s science got to do with birthdays? You’ll have to watch the show to find out!  

In this article, we’ll discuss the highlights of season two and share all the latest news about the Disney plus series. 

Where Can You Watch “The World According to Jeff Goldblum?”

“The World According to Jeff Goldblum” is a Disney+ original and is currently only available for viewing on Disney Plus. 

What Happened in Season 2 of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum?”

In “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” season two, we join our host as he tries to solve the world’s most difficult puzzles, challenges old stereotypes as he saddles up with an all-female motorcycle gang, searches for Bigfoot, and digs deep into why so many people are obsessed with their dogs. 

This season, Goldblum meets with some amazing people including iconic magicians Penn & Teller and a viral magician who performs some seemingly impossible magic tricks. In each episode, Goldblum listens and learns along with us as we hear from subject matter experts about the tiny things that make so many people happy. 

Season two includes 10 thirty-minute episodes with topics including; dogs, dance, magic, fireworks, monsters, tiny things, motorcycles, birthdays, puzzles, and backyards. More about each season two episode below.  

  • Dogs: Dogs are an obsession for so many people, but why? Jeff Goldblum explores the world of dog-obsessed humans and the science behind why we connect to these furry creatures. 
  • Dance: Jeff Goldblum joins a group of roller-disco aficionados, dances the foxtrot, and tries to do a little pop and lock with some young dance celebrities. 
  • Magic: Penn & Teller and viral magical Zach King join Goldblum as they discuss ancient magic tricks and show off some of the most mind-bending magic tricks. 
  • Fireworks: How did fireworks become a billion-dollar industry? Goldblum takes us into the ‘booming’ business of pyrotechnics and introduces viewers to the “First Family of Fireworks.”
  • Monsters: How did we come to love monsters so much? Why do some people love to be scared? Goldblum takes us on a search for Bigfoot in the California Redwoods while we learn more about the legend of the elusive (mythical?) beast. 
  • Tiny Things: LEGOs, tiny fake food, and magical microorganisms are all on the agenda for the Tiny Things episode. Why do we love miniatures so much? Goldblum educates us on the ways tiny things shape our world. 
  • Puzzles. Escape rooms and Rubik’s cubes are just a few of the puzzles people enjoy. Goldblum invites us to learn more about how solving puzzles also help us solve some of our greatest challenges.  
  • Motorcycles: Who rides motorcycles? Goldblum takes on biker stereotypes as he rides with an all-woman biking club, introduces us to an inspiring disabled motorcycling champion, and helps us to understand why the open air and open road make us feel so free.
  • Birthdays: How do you celebrate your birthday? Goldblum explores many different ways people celebrate their birthdays — from your basic birthday party to life-affirming challenges — we learn about how people mark the passage of time on their special day. 
  • Backyards: Community gardens, manicured lawns, and the tallest trees in the world are all the subjects of attention as Goldblum digs into our love of backyards. We also learn how nurturing our plant friends in nature can help plants and humans grow together.

Check out the season two official trailer below.

Most Notable “Modern Marvels” of all “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” Episodes

Jeff Goldblum’s series helps us to recognize the spectacular science and connect behind the familiar objects that we may have never carefully considered. The exploration may help us recognize that these things that bring us joy are actually ‘modern marvels’ worthy of our deepest gratitude. These modern marvels have included things we wear (jewelry, sneakers, denim, tattoos, cosmetics), things we consume (ice cream, bbq, coffee, and sometimes tiny meals), things we do (puzzles, gaming, biking, magic, dance), things we want (RVs, fireworks, pools, motorcycles, backyards, birthdays, dogs) and even things we fear, like monsters. 

Watching “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” series may make your experience with these modern marvels all that much richer.

All About Jeff Goldblum

The host of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” is, of course, the incomparable Jeff Goldblum. Pittsburgh, PA native Goldblum is both an actor and musician, but he is best known for his roles in major motion pictures like “The Fly” (1986) and “Jurassic Park” (1993). 

Younger audiences know him from his entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe by playing the maniacal Grandmaster in the Marvel Studios film “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017). Goldblum’s prolific career has also included special appearances on hit TV comedies like “Friends” (2003), “Will & Grace” (2005), and “Glee” (2012), and dramatic roles in hit dramas like “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” (2009-2010).

Although Goldblum has starred in some of the highest-grossing movies of all time (like the “Jurassic Park” franchise), he has not received many acting awards. Goldblum has several award nominations from small film critic associations. He won an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror-based Saturn Award for his performance in “The Fly.” Goldblum’s 1996 live-action short film, “Little Surprises,” was nominated for an Academy Award, and “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” series was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2020, but neither took home the coveted awards. 

While his career has been prolific (as seen by his IMDB profile), his curiosity and quirky intelligence have carried his fame beyond the roles he plays. There is something likable about Goldblum that inspires women to swoon and even artists to honor him. In July of 2018, an enormous sculpture installation of actor Jeff Goldblum was erected in London to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the blockbuster film “Jurassic Park.” Goldblum has also won notoriety for his sense of style and is frequently featured in the men’s fashion stalwart, GQ Magazine. 

Jeff Goldblum is also an Executive Producer of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” along with former BBC 2 controller Jane Root, Arif Nurmohamed, Matt Renner, Peter Lovering, Keith Addis, and John Hodgson. 

How Many Episodes Are There of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum?”

“The World According to Jeff Goldblum” now has two full seasons and a total of twenty-two (22) episodes of wonderful exploration available for your enjoyment. 

Will “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” Have a Season 3?

There is no official word from producers Nutopia (for National Geographic) or Disney + on whether or not there will be a season three of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum.” We will keep you posted on any new developments for the series. 

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