Explained Season 2

Season 2

Explained Season 2

First Air Date: September 26, 2019

First Aired on    :   2019
Episodes    :   10 episodes



Episodes

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2x10 Diamonds (November 28, 2019)


A diamond is forever. But why is that? Dig into how these mined pieces of carbon became both a status symbol and a sparkly sign of everlasting love.


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2x09 Beauty (November 21, 2019)


Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but what exactly makes things such as art and architecture aesthetically pleasing, and why do we like looking?


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2x08 The Future of Meat (November 14, 2019)


The planet's current rate of meat consumption is unprecedented -- and becoming unsustainable. In the future, will meat alternatives be the answer?


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2x07 The Next Pandemic (November 07, 2019)


If you're not worried about a looming global pandemic, you probably should be. Are we prepared for an outbreak? Bill Gates and other experts weigh in.


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2x06 Pirates (October 31, 2019)


In pop culture, pirates are often depicted as booty-looting rogues, but their history is far more complicated. See how they became enemies of humanity.


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2x05 Coding (October 24, 2019)


Computer code now controls how we live. But how did these programming languages evolve? And how can they be used to build a new and better world?


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2x04 Athleisure (October 17, 2019)


It began with bloomers. Then came spandex. Now we sport leggings and other activewear everywhere. How did comfy, casual clothing go mainstream?


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2x03 Animal Intelligence (October 10, 2019)


What goes on inside an animal's mind? Figuring out how they think and feel might just be the key to understanding our own place in the world.


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2x02 Billionaires (October 03, 2019)


There are more billionaires than ever. But how does this vast accumulation of wealth affect the world? Mark Cuban and Bernie Sanders offer insights.


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2x01 Cults (September 26, 2019)


How do cults lure people in and exert control? Learn a cult’s telltale signs, and how loneliness and life online makes indoctrination easier than ever.