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The true cost of coffee.

The true cost of coffee.

This video is sponsored by CuriosityStream. Get access to my streaming video service, Nebula, when you sign up for CuriosityStream using the link in the description. It’s the start of a new day. You roll out from under the covers, stagger into the kitchen, and make a cup of the brew that will wake you …

The true cost of the military-industrial complex.

The true cost of the military-industrial complex.

This video is sponsored by Brilliant. It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room. The single most polluting industry in the world. The military. Specifically, the U.S. military, because the U.S. war machine currently has a yearly budget of over $700 billion, which dwarfs the military spending of the next 8 countries combined …

Elon Musk’s Basic Economics

Elon Musk’s Basic Economics

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The true cost of Samsung.

The true cost of Samsung.

This video is sponsored by Curiosity Stream. If you’re anything like me, you probably start off your day by hitting the snooze button multiple times before finally dragging yourself over to your smartphone to spend your first waking minutes scrolling through social media. We are conditioned to be drawn to our smartphones, and it’s hard …

The hidden cost of Apple.

The hidden cost of Apple.

This video is sponsored by Brilliant, if you stick around until the end, I’ll give you a link to get 20% off a premium membership! The 1984 Super Bowl wasn’t a particularly exciting moment in sports history. The Oakland Raiders trounced the Redskins 38-9. But that game was memorable, not for any particular play or …

Joel Schumacher’s Phantom of the Opera: A Video Essay

Joel Schumacher’s Phantom of the Opera: A Video Essay

So, I remember back in 2002 when the Phantom of the Opera movie-musical adaptation was finally getting geared up and Antonio Banderas was in talks to be in the lead. And we were all like, “Noooooooo not Antonio Banderas! That would be the worst thing that could ever happen!” What fools we were. No, today …

The NFL’s Logistics Problem

The NFL’s Logistics Problem

This video was made possible by Skillshare. Learn from over 25,000 classes for free for two months at skl.sh/wendover6. No sports league in the world makes more money than the American National Football League. The NFL earns more yearly revenue than the English Premier League, the Champions League, Formula One, the Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball …

The Weird World of Theatre Bootlegs

The Weird World of Theatre Bootlegs

Do you ever notice how everyone online is always like “be gay, do crimes!”, but then when it comes down to the specifics of what crimes we’re actually supposed to be doing, everyone gets really apprehensive? When it comes to crimes that are obviously not victimless, the debate tends to come down to who it’s …