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Season 1 2018

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  • 2018-05-23T07:00:00Z on Netflix
  • 20 mins
  • 6 hours, 40 mins (20 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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20 episodes

1x01 The Racial Wealth Gap

  • Series Premiere

    2018-05-23T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Cory Booker and others discuss how slavery, housing discrimination and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap.

1x02 Designer DNA

  • 2018-05-23T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Scientific feat or terrifying social experiment? Specialists in the field discuss the high stakes and ethical controversies of gene editing.

1x03 Monogamy

  • 2018-05-23T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

What do biology, human history and the promiscuity of bonobos reveal about monogamy? Experts and everyday couples weigh in on shifting cultural norms.

1x04 K-Pop

  • 2018-05-30T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Elaborate music videos, adoring fans, killer choreography. Learn about the global music phenomenon from South Korea that goes beyond "Gangnam Style."

1x05 Cryptocurrency

  • 2018-06-06T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Cryptocurrency has made people billionaires, but is digital cash the next revolution? Learn about this anonymous currency and how it's coveted.

1x06 Why Diets Fail

  • 2018-06-13T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Atkins. Paleo. Keto. Do any work in the long term? Experts look at marketing, food environments and genes to explain why diets are often unsuccessful.

1x07 The Stock Market

  • 2018-06-20T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Does the stock market accurately reflect the status of the economy? Finance specialists discuss market history, valuations and CEO incentives.

1x08 eSports

  • 2018-06-27T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Is fake violence a sport? Fans, shoutcasters, and eSports icons break down today's video games and the explosive popularity of competitive gaming.

1x09 Extraterrestrial Life

  • 2018-07-04T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Despite decades of searching, we have yet to discover extraterrestrial life. Scientists discuss the reasons, including: Are aliens just too snobby?

1x10 !

  • 2018-07-11T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Do we overuse exclamation points!? Linguists and copy editors look at how the punctuation has adapted across history, literature and internet-speak.

1x11 Cricket

  • 2018-07-18T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Cricket experts look at how the confusing sport became so popular and discuss its evolution in becoming more accessible entertaining and profitable.

1x12 Weed

  • 2018-07-25T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Marijuana experts discuss the rise of potent "sexually frustrated" cannabis plants, the quests for consistency in weed strains and the history of hemp.

1x13 Tattoo

  • 2018-08-01T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

They've been used to command respect, punish criminals and mark achievements. Tattooists speak about the origins of tattoo traditions and rituals.

1x14 Astrology

  • 2018-08-08T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Do zodiac signs prescribe your fate? Or do horoscopes' accuracy lie in the placebo effect? Take a look at the science, history and lure of astrology.

1x15 Can We Live Forever ?

  • 2018-08-15T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Can we uncover the secrets to extending the human lifespan? Experts discuss how developments in science -- even the French lilac -- hold some clues.

1x16 The Female Orgasm

  • 2018-08-22T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

The female orgasm is more elusive when a man is involved. Discover the reasons why and how women are embracing hands on solutions.

1x17 Political Correctness

  • 2018-08-29T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Political correctness can sometimes feel like a tug-of-war between inclusivity and free speech. Experts discuss the concepts behind the fraught term.

1x18 Why Women Are Paid Less

  • 2018-09-05T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

Hillary Clinton and Anne-Marie Slaughter discuss the cultural norms at the center of the worldwide gender pay gap, including the "motherhood penalty."

1x19 The World's Water Crisis

  • 2018-09-12T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

The global water crisis is at an inflection point. How do we price our most valuable resource, while also ensuring access to it as a human right?

1x20 Music

  • 2018-09-19T07:00:00Z — 20 mins

When does sound become music? Why are humans so uniquely able to master musicality? Researchers talk rhythm, octaves and the magic of song and dance.

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