The Detonators

About the show

Whether it's urban skyscrapers, massive steel bridges or giant stadiums, explosives experts Dr. Braden Lusk and Dr. Paul Worsey can bring down any structure with pinpoint accuracy. With the use of high-speed camera technology, viewers get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how these demolition specialists crumble engineering giants with the push of a button.

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Upcoming episodes

Aug 22nd
200p

Lagos

Whether it's urban skyscrapers, massive steel bridges or giant stadiums, explosives experts Dr. Braden Lusk and Dr. Paul Worsey can bring down any structure with pinpoint accuracy. With the use of high-speed camera technology, viewers get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how these demolition specialists crumble engineering giants with the push of a button.
Aug 23rd
300a

Lagos

Whether it's urban skyscrapers, massive steel bridges or giant stadiums, explosives experts Dr. Braden Lusk and Dr. Paul Worsey can bring down any structure with pinpoint accuracy. With the use of high-speed camera technology, viewers get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how these demolition specialists crumble engineering giants with the push of a button.
Aug 29th
200p

Corpus Christie

Explosive experts Dr. Braden Lusk and Dr. Paul Worsey travel the globe to see how the biggest demolitions are done-- and how they could be done better. In this episode, Braden visits the blast sites of two steel structures: one, a pair of bridge towers in Corpus Christie, Texas; the second, two harbor cranes in Liverpool, England. Both blasts run the risk of blocking the channel with blast debris, but Braden is particularly concerned about the one in Corpus Christie. Because the back legs of the bridge towers have not been pre-weakened, there is a chance that the blast won’t go according to plan.
Aug 30th
300a

Corpus Christie

Explosive experts Dr. Braden Lusk and Dr. Paul Worsey travel the globe to see how the biggest demolitions are done-- and how they could be done better. In this episode, Braden visits the blast sites of two steel structures: one, a pair of bridge towers in Corpus Christie, Texas; the second, two harbor cranes in Liverpool, England. Both blasts run the risk of blocking the channel with blast debris, but Braden is particularly concerned about the one in Corpus Christie. Because the back legs of the bridge towers have not been pre-weakened, there is a chance that the blast won’t go according to plan.
Sep 5th
200p

Coral Gables

Explosives expert Dr. Braden Lusk takes us to the heart of Coral Gables, Florida - home to the historic Ponce De Leon Towers. Built in the 1970s, this former office building was the town's tallest building, and now it's slated for an explosive demolition. The building was constructed out of concrete and steel, two heavy-duty materials that react very differently to explosives. Veteran blaster Jim Redyke is faced with the challenge of getting both the concrete core and the steel frame to topple simultaneously, and in the same direction. With pedestrian traffic and other buildings in close proximity, Jim doesn't want any surprises when he pushes the button. But as he'll see, not all blasts go off according to plan.
Sep 6th
300a

Coral Gables

Explosives expert Dr. Braden Lusk takes us to the heart of Coral Gables, Florida - home to the historic Ponce De Leon Towers. Built in the 1970s, this former office building was the town's tallest building, and now it's slated for an explosive demolition. The building was constructed out of concrete and steel, two heavy-duty materials that react very differently to explosives. Veteran blaster Jim Redyke is faced with the challenge of getting both the concrete core and the steel frame to topple simultaneously, and in the same direction. With pedestrian traffic and other buildings in close proximity, Jim doesn't want any surprises when he pushes the button. But as he'll see, not all blasts go off according to plan.