Explained Season 2
S02 E01Sep 26, 2019
Cults Sep 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.
S02 E02Oct 3, 2019
Billionaires Oct 3, 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.
S02 E03Oct 10, 2019
Animal Intelligence Oct 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.
S02 E04Oct 17, 2019
Athleisure Oct 17, 2019 It began with bloomers. Then came spandex. Now we sport leggings and other activewear everywhere. How did comfy, casual clothing go mainstream?
S02 E05Oct 24, 2019
Coding Oct 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?
S02 E06Oct 31, 2019
Pirates Oct 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.
S02 E07Nov 7, 2019
The Next Pandemic Nov 7, 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.
S02 E08Nov 14, 2019
The Future of Meat Nov 14, 2019 The planet's current rate of meat consumption is unprecedented -- and becoming unsustainable. In the future, will meat alternatives be the answer?
S02 E09Nov 21, 2019
Beauty Nov 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?
S02 E10Nov 28, 2019
Diamonds Nov 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.