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

  1. Ezra Klein


Series Cast

  1. Estelle Caswell

    Narrator - Herself

    3 Episodes

  2. Maria Bello

    Maria Bello

    Narrator - Herself

    2 Episodes

  3. Barack Obama

    Barack Obama

    Himself (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  4. Samira Wiley

    Samira Wiley

    Narrator - Herself

    1 Episode

  5. Joss Fong

    Narrator - Herself

    1 Episode

Full Cast & Crew

Current Season

Season 2

2019 | 7 Episodes

Season 2 of Explained premiered on September 26, 2019.

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Status Returning Series


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  • TV-14


    This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.

Type Documentary

Original Language English

Runtime 20m



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