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Explained is an American television series that premiered on Netflix on May 23, 2018. The show, which is produced by Vox Media, releases episodes on a weekly basis. Explained is based on Vox's previous YouTube videos series, which followed a similar format.

The show's episodes average between 16–18 minutes, with each focusing on a different topic. There have been three seasons and 22 episodes.


"This enlightening series from Vox digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of K-pop."
—Netflix synopsis

Cast & Crew[]

Executive Producers[]

  • Ezra Klein
  • Kara Rozansky
  • Claire Gordon
  • Chad Mumm
  • Lisa Nishimura
  • Joe Posner
  • Jason Spingarn-Koff
  • Kate Townsend


  • Cory Popp
  • Doug Camberis
  • Mario Furloni
  • Andrew Berends


Season One
  • The Racial Wealth Gap
  • Designer DNA
  • Monogamy
  • K-Pop
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Why Diets Fail
  • The Stock Market
  • eSports
  • Extraterrestrial Life
  • !
  • Cricket
  • Weed
  • Tattoo
  • Astrology
  • Can We Live Forever?
  • The Female Orgasm
  • Political Correctness
  • Why Women are Paid Less
  • The World's Water Crisis
  • Music

Season Two
  • Cults
  • Billionaires
  • Animal Intelligence
  • Athleisure
  • Coding
  • Pirates

Season Three
  • Sugar


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