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Hosts Anna Akana and Brad Gage sit down with experts to discuss their various fields. Explain Things To Me....
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Nov 30, 2016

Joanna Colbert talks about her love for discovering talent, peels away some of the mystery of casting, and gives actors the do's and don'ts of auditioning.

Nov 16, 2016

Anna and Brad finally get all their cat questions answered by Dr. Malamed, who covers everything from discipline to diet. A pet lover herself, Rachel shares her wisdom and how she got into studying furry friends.

Nov 9, 2016

Today is a perfect day for a little jolt of positive witchcraft. Maja is a purveyor in good vibes, personal peace, and satisfying spells. She also helps Anna and Brad with their future and big questions in their lives.

Nov 2, 2016

Laura gets to the guts and bolts of the job, inducing more cringes than any other guest we've had. That said, Laura's take on the shrinking funeral industry and her opinion of rigor mortis are well worth the listen.

Oct 26, 2016

Blaine is not just an expert in creepy and crawly, but the guy who can calm your fears about spiders. You've never heard someone talk so fondly about arachnids before. Plus He also consulted on the movie ARACHNOPHOBIA! Like THE movie about spiders.

Oct 20, 2016

Justin lives in a world of horror, but he likes it that way. We get a peek at the mind behind one of Los Angeles' spookiest experiences and what makes a good scare.

Oct 12, 2016

Lesley's controls the voices of her chorus, and commands our attention as she guides us through the intricacies of professional conducting.

Oct 5, 2016

Andre was a fun guy to have in the studio (we promise we don't make that joke in the episode) talking about the wild world of mushrooms and why they're so crazy important to the ecosystem. We also talked about magic shrooms.

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.

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