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Explain Things To Me

Hosts Anna Akana and Brad Gage sit down with experts to discuss their various fields. Explain Things To Me....
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Sep 29, 2016

Brian is a perceptual navigation instructor for the World Access for the Blind - which basically means he teaches the blind echo location. In between empowering blind people to take over their own mobility, he rides bikes and inspires people like us.

Sep 21, 2016

Courtney fell in love on television, for real, and now is able to let us know a little more about what happens behind the cameras on one of TV's most popular reality shows.

Sep 14, 2016

Giles spends his days searching the streets of Los Angeles for the perfect celebrity photo, sometimes rubbing them the wrong way, but always feeding the very real and important tabloid industry. Perspectives will change after this episode.

Sep 7, 2016

Deborah is an Oscar-nominated legend of costume design, having created the iconic looks of Indiana Jones, Animal House, and Michael Jackson's Thriller. She chats with us to breakdown the importance of the craft.

Aug 31, 2016

Paul Timman is a tattoo artist to the stars, with a list of clients that (after this interview) now includes Anna. He talks about the upward trend of inking and where he draws his inspiration.

Aug 24, 2016

Shawne Merriman talks about the ups and downs of playing in the NFL, how it feels to knock someone out, and how he is tackling his career after retirement.

Aug 17, 2016

As a skilled dominatrix, and owner of dungeons, Justine talks about the realities and the pleasures of her line of work (plus she literally whips Brad into shape).

Aug 10, 2016

April Wolfe of LA Weekly tells us what makes a good bad movie or just a good good movie and talks about competing with everyone critiquing everything on the internet.

Aug 5, 2016

Carrie Poppy dives into her passion for studying cults, her time working through Scientology, and what makes for a solid journalist in the age of the internet.

Jul 27, 2016

America's badass engineer Grant Imahara talks about his journey from Battlebots to battling myths and how engineering can lead you to work on Star Wars.

Jul 20, 2016

For the first episode of season 2, Grace guides us down her path to YouTube stardom, and how she built a career and business by being herself.

Jul 14, 2016

Explain Things to Me is BACK for season 2 with the help of Fullscreen. You can now WATCH the show on the Fullscreen app or listen one week later on this stream. Either way, the show is gonna be wayyyy better.

May 4, 2016

Brad goes solo interviewing Marc about touring with AWOLnation, his recording process, and how you're supposed to earn money making music nowadays.

Apr 27, 2016

Nadeah breaks down the types of human trafficking, how to spot it in your community, and what you can do about it. Her experiences overseas an in the US show how big of a problem this really is.

Apr 20, 2016

Jean-Pierre is a ghost hunter who isn't in it for the TV show. He attempts to explain the unexplainable and talks about one time where a herd of cats actually protected him from spirits.

Apr 13, 2016

Shawn knows how to get hit by a car or fall down a flight of stairs, but his biggest challenge has been coming out as the first openly gay stuntman in Hollywood. He talks about the ups and downs of the business and how it's affected his personal life.

Apr 6, 2016

Raphael runs Ortu, a high-end leather company that makes everything from bags to embroidered signs. We get into types of skin, and how to make a truly great leather jacket.

Mar 23, 2016

Robert talks about how his LA Kitchen feeds and trains the homeless, plus he explains why restaurants and grocery stores are actually clear to give leftover food to the poor and the future of community service.

Mar 16, 2016

Doctor Turshani breaks down every step of childbirth from the water breaking and cutting umbilical cords to when it’s okay to send those sweet babes home. He also talks about delivering his OWN BABY.

Mar 9, 2016

Maddisen coaches Brad and Anna through her process of of removing barriers, creating plans and committing to goals. And she explains why she doesn’t work with pathology, she works with potential.

Mar 2, 2016

Devin breaks down how to take a good idea and make it a reality in the startup field, his background in hacking, and how technology will eventually know everything about us.

Feb 24, 2016

Julieanna explains why it truly pays to have a plant-based diet, the problems with cheese, and how the new food pyramid is supposed to work.

Feb 17, 2016

DJ Shortee takes us through the rise and fall and rise again of DJ culture, plus why radio stations play songs when they do, and what it's been like watching the number of female DJs grow.

Feb 10, 2016

The man of a million legal tales, Hart Levin recalls his days of prosecuting the Los Angeles mafia, explains how gangs run the prisons, and what finally drew him to defending criminals.

Feb 4, 2016

We get theoretical up in this podcast talking about how quantum physics can help un-define our world, its possible energy solutions, and a thorough explanation of Schrödinger's cat.

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