Explained(TV show/series, 2018-)

| 20min per episode | Genre: Documentary

Documentation in 3 seasons with 31 episodes

ExplainedRating: 3.8/5 (with 21 votes) 929
Explained is an American documentary television series that premiered on Netflix on May 23, 2018, with episodes released on a weekly basis. The show is produced by Vox Media and is based on Vox's previous YouTube video series which followed a similar format. The show's episodes averaged between 16 and 24 minutes, with each focusing on a different topic. Each episode is voiced by a different guest narrator. The show has also spawned five spin-off limited series. On September 12, 2019, Netflix released The Mind, Explained, a 5-episode miniseries focused specifically on topics related to the human brain. On January 4, 2020, a follow-up titled Sex, Explained was released, with episodes centered around the theme of sex. On April 26, 2020, the 3-episode miniseries Coronavirus, Explained was released, which focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic. On September 28, 2020, the 3-episode miniseries, Whose Vote Counts, Explained debuted on th... ()
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Where to watch Explained (streaming/download)?

"Explained" is currently available on 1 providers. Explained can be streamed on Netflix as part of a subscription.

2 seasons: Season 1, Season 2
Genres: Science \x26 Nature Docs / Social \x26 Cultural Docs / Docuseries
Keywords: investigative
Netflix Original, Available to download

About Explained

This documentary series, made in partnership with Vox, explain some of the world's current trends, from politics, to science to pop culture.

Trailer for Explained + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Explained | A new series from Netflix + Vox(Trailer, 0:24)

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Explained Seasons and Episodes

07/16/2021Season 3 - 1 episode
#1 | 07/16/2021Episode 1
09/26/2019Season 2 - 10 episodes
05/23/2018Season 1 - 20 episodes

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 14 languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 05/23/2018
Latest episode released on: 11/28/2019
Creator: Ezra Klein
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"익스플레인: 세계를 해설하다"
"En pocas palabras"
Keywords: eua, zeitgeist, news

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:27549, Added: 07/22/2018, Last updated: 08/01/2021