Todd Sampson's Body Hack

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Todd Sampson's Body Hack
Written by
Directed byJeff Siberry
Presented by Todd Sampson
ComposerBrett Aplin
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes17
Executive producers
  • Aline Jacques
  • Denise Anderson
  • Chris Thorburn
Running time60 minutes
Original network Network Ten
Original release4 October 2016 (2016-10-04) 

Todd Sampson's Body Hack (also known as Body Hack) is an Australian documentary television series which first premiered on 4 October 2016 on Network Ten. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]


The series was renewed for a second season in November 2016 which was set to air in 2017, however the series aired in 2018 and was titled Todd Sampson's Body Hack 2.0. [6]

A third season was officially renewed by Network 10 in November 2018 and premiered on 25 June 2019 at 8:40 pm. [7]

Season four commenced on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. [8]


The series first premiered on Tuesday, 4 October 2016 at 9:00pm. [5] [9] [10] The second season premiered on Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 8:45pm. [11] The third season premiered on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 8:40pm. The fourth season premiered on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:30pm.


Filmed around the world over a period of six months, Todd will take on some of the biggest challenges of his life as he embarks on an epic exploration, investigating some of the world's most extraordinary people. He deconstructs and decodes how these incredible people live, what they do differently from the rest of us and how this impacts the human body. [12]

Series overview

SeasonTimeslotNo. of
Original airdateDVD Release
Series premiere Series finale Region 4
1Tuesday 9:00 pm64 October 20168 November 20167 December 2016
2Thursday 8:45 pm631 May 201812 July 20184 July 2018
3Tuesday 8:40 pm425 June 201916 July 2019
4Tuesday 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:40 pm
315 September 202029 September 2020


Season 1 (2016)

No.TitleOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
1"MMA Fighter"4 October 2016 (2016-10-04)641,000 [13]
2"Hunter Gatherer"11 October 2016 (2016-10-11)543,000 [14]
3"French Foreign Legion"18 October 2016 (2016-10-18)660,000 [15]
4"Himalayan Sherpa"25 October 2016 (2016-10-25)582,000 [16]
5"Bollywood Stuntman"1 November 2016 (2016-11-01)392,000 [17]
6"Walking on the Ocean Floor"8 November 2016 (2016-11-08)526,000 [18]

Season 2 (2018)

No.TitleOriginal air date [19] Australian viewers
1"Sadhus of India"31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)612,000 [20]
2"Iraqi Special Forces"7 June 2018 (2018-06-07)498,000 [21]
3"Amazonian Matsés"21 June 2018 (2018-06-21)491,000 [22]
4"Wudang Mountain Kung Fu School"28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)491,000 [23]
5"Kazakhs of Mongolia"5 July 2018 (2018-07-05)400,000 [24]
6"American Firefighters"12 July 2018 (2018-07-12)185,000 [25]

Season 3 (2019)

No.TitleOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
1"The Gaza Strip"25 June 2019 (2019-06-25)283,000 [26] [27]
In the first episode, Todd travels to The Gaza Strip. He arrives during the March of Return protests where to date, over 28,000 people have been injured and 280 killed in the weekly protests.
2"Ethiopian Women's Rituals"2 July 2019 (2019-07-02)304,000 [28] [29]
Todd explores the rituals of Ethiopia. From the bloody ritual of male stick fighting, to the extraordinary whipping of women, this episode challenges our concepts of sacrifice, tradition and love.
3"Mexico's Lucha Libre Wrestlers"9 July 2019 (2019-07-09)278,000 [30]
Mexico's Lucha Libre wrestlers are some of the toughest people on the planet. Training with Luchadore, Cassandro, Todd learns the hard way how we can all deal better with adversity, fear and injury.
4"The Nenet People of Siberia"16 July 2019 (2019-07-16)279,000 [31] [32]
In Siberia, Todd goes in search of the Nenet people, nomads that have guarded the century-old tradition of herding hundreds of reindeer across the frozen wilderness.

Season 4 (2020)

No.TitleOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
1"Demolition Derby"15 September 2020 (2020-09-15)346,000 [33]
Todd explores the world of extreme drivers, why they risk their lives for their passion, and how they use their minds and bodies to cope with the adrenaline, extreme stress and debilitating fear.
2"Japanese Martial Arts"22 September 2020 (2020-09-22)306,000 [34]
Todd will train with the masters of five distinct disciplines of martial arts, exploring how their teachings encourage not only physical and mental health, but also spiritual growth.
3"Voodoo"29 September 2020 (2020-09-29)255,000 [35]
Travelling to its cultural home of Benin, Todd undergoes his own initiation into voodoo, hoping to delve past the stigma and truly understand this unique and powerful religion.

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