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.
- imDb Rating: 7.9 (3,190 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
A documentary series that looks to explore the big questions of today.
- Rated: TV-MA
- Released: 23 May 2018
- Runtime: 18 min
- Genre: Documentary
- Director: N/A
- Writer: Joe Posner, Ezra Klein
- Actors: Estelle Caswell, Maria Bello, Kristen Bell, Rachel Bloom
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: N/A
- Total Seasons: 1
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|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||The Racial Wealth Gap||2018-05-23||30||
Cory Booker and others discuss how slavery, housing discrimination and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap.
Scientific feat or terrifying social experiment? Specialists in the field discuss the high stakes and ethical controversies of gene editing.
What do biology, human history and the promiscuity of bonobos reveal about monogamy? Experts and everyday couples weigh in on shifting cultural norms.
Elaborate music videos, adoring fans, killer choreography. Learn about the global music phenomenon from South Korea that goes beyond "Gangnam Style".
Cryptocurrency has made people billionaires, but is digital cash the next revolution? Learn about this anonymous currency and why it's so coveted.
|6||6||Why Diets Fail||2018-06-13||30||
Atkins. Paleo. Keto. Do any work in the long term? Experts look at marketing, food environments and genes to explain why diets are often unsuccessful.
|7||7||The Stock Market||2018-06-20||30||
Does the stock market accurately reflect the status of the economy? Finance specialists discuss market history, valuations and CEO incentives.
Is fake violence a sport? Fans, shoutcasters and eSports icons break down today's video games and the explosive popularity of competitive gaming.
Despite decades of searching, we have yet to discover extraterrestrial life. Scientists discuss the reasons, including: Are aliens just too snobby?
Do we overuse exclamation points!? Linguists and copy editors look at how the punctuation has adapted across history, literature and internet-speak.
Cricket experts look at how the confusing sport became so popular and discuss its evolution in becoming more accessible, entertaining and profitable.
Marijuana experts discuss the rise of potent "sexually frustrated" cannabis plants, the quest for consistency in weed strains and the history of hemp.
They've been used to command respect, punish criminals and mark achievements. Tattooists speak about the origins of tattoo traditions and rituals.
Do zodiac signs prescribe your fate? Or do horoscopes' accuracy lie in the placebo effect? Take a look at the science, history and lure of astrology.
|15||15||Can We Live Forever?||2018-08-15||30||
Can we uncover the secrets to extending the human lifespan? Experts discuss how developments in science -- even the French lilac -- hold some clues.
|16||16||The Female Orgasm||2018-08-22||30||
The female orgasm is more elusive when a man is involved. Discover the reasons why -- and how women are embracing hands-on solutions.
Political correctness can sometimes feel like a tug-of-war between inclusivity and free speech. Experts discuss the concepts behind the fraught term.
|18||18||Why Women Are Paid Less||2018-09-05||30||
Hillary Clinton and Anne-Marie Slaughter discuss the cultural norms at the center of the worldwide gender pay gap, including the "motherhood penalty".
|19||19||The World's Water Crisis||2018-09-12||30||
The global water crisis is at an inflection point. How do we price our most valuable resource, while also ensuring access to it as a human right?
When does sound become music? Why are humans so uniquely able to master musicality? Researchers talk rhythm, octaves and the magic of song and dance.