How Does the Internet Work? – Glad You Asked S1

From Vox. For most of us, the internet is virtual, made of Instagram posts, emails and YouTube videos. And, access to the vital utility isn’t guaranteed across the world. Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram wants to know: What is the internet actually made of? And, how does it work? Answering that question involves discovering…

Why Are We So Lonely? – Glad You Asked S1

From Vox. We often make assumptions about the things that make us lonely. But research shows that the amount of time you spend with other people, and the quality of our social skills don’t really make a difference. So why is it that nearly half of the U.S. population reports feeling lonely regularly? Glad You…

Is Beauty Culture Hurting Us? – Glad You Asked S1

From Vox. The internet has transformed beauty culture from an exclusive domain of models and magazines to the broad, accessible world of social media. In recent years, research shows that more and more women are saying that they feel beautiful. But at the same time, the vast majority of women say they feel pressure to…

Is it Wrong to Fly? – Glad You Asked S1

From Vox. Air travel is a quintessential product of the fossil fuel era: It’s both highly convenient and difficult to replace with alternatives. Now as the impacts of climate change are becoming more urgent, a growing “flight shame” movement is prompting consumers to question their air travel. Glad You Asked host Joss Fong explores the…

How to fix our unreliable power grid

From Vox. Our electrical grid can be taken down by storms, fires, and squirrels. But there’s a better way to power the world. A microgrid is a decentralized power system that doesn’t have a single point of failure. That means one squirrel can’t cause a massive blackout, and it also protects against the increasing number…

2019, in 6 minutes

From Vox. Let’s ring in the new year — and new decade — by looking back at the moments that entertained us, shook us and inspired us. Explore the Vox decade in review: http://bit.ly/2MGJ6pw From the memes that broke the internet to the politics that broke us, Vox explains the moments that mattered this decade —…