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Glad You Asked

YouTube Originals presents Vox’s Glad You Asked, an ensemble-led exploration of topics driven by our curiosity about the world around us. Producers Cleo Abram, Alex Clark, Joss Fong, and Christophe Haubursin share in their reporting as they discover why we cry, how the internet works, and if we'll ever survive on mars. Their intersecting journeys reveal unexpected answers.

Duration: 20 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2019

IMDb: 7.1

Season 1 - Glad You Asked
2019-10-08
"Glad You Asked host Alex Clark has been a gamer for most of his life. And in all his years of playing, he's spent a great deal of money buying and selling virtual items in video games. He’s not alone -- billions of dollars are spent inside the virtual economies of video games. So why spend money on a virtual good? And how did they become so valuable?"
2019-10-08
"Memes are the language of the internet. At some point in the last decade, they became the secret ingredient for advertising, political messaging, and disinformation all across the world. Glad You Asked host Christophe Haubursin wanted to know why that happened — and what it means for the internet today."
2019-10-08
"Death has changed dramatically in the last century. From the changing definition of death to near death experiences, Alex Clark embarks to answer arguably humanity’s biggest question: What happens when we die? While looking into the dreams of the dying, Alex finds there might be an answer."
2019-10-08
"Glad You Asked host Joss Fong has been fascinated by crying her entire life. She’s even kept a spreadsheet of every time she cries to figure out what patterns lie in the triggers. This episode explores how crying evolved in humans and what it tells us about ourselves."
2019-10-08
"NASA says the first humans will set foot on Mars in the mid-2030’s. It will be the most dangerous mission any human has ever taken. Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram wants to know: What comes after that? Not how do we get there, but how will we survive once we do?"