Among the themes of the first season are crypto-currencies, diets and “designer children”.
The American edition of Vox published on its YouTube channel a teaser of a new documentary series Explained – a project in the genre of infotainment, which journalists made with Netflix. A full- featured trailer also appeared on the page of the series in the streaming service .
In the description of the teaser Explained it is said that “if you like this [YouTube] channel, you will like this [project]”. Among the upcoming “explanatory” themes are topical problems like the explosive popularity of crypto-currencies, Korean popular music and failed diets.
The format of “explanations” is one of the basic for Vox, which releases them not only in video format, but also in podcasts and plain text. More than 4 million people have subscribed to the YouTube-channel.
In 2013, a similar project was launched by one of Vox’s competitors – Vice’s media group, which grew out of the punk magazine of the same name. The series, which the Vice team produces together with HBO, at the time of writing the note had six seasons and also came out on a weekly basis.