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A documentary series that looks to explore the big questions of today.

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Joe Posner, Ezra Klein
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Series cast summary:
Estelle Caswell ...  Herself - Narrator 3 episodes, 2018
Maria Bello ...  Herself - Narrator 2 episodes, 2018
Kristen Bell ...  Herself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Rachel Bloom ...  Herself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
LeVar Burton ...  Himself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Joss Fong ...  Herself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Carly Rae Jepsen ...  Herself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Nick Kroll ...  Himself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Coleman Lowndes Coleman Lowndes ...  Himself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Kyle MacLachlan ...  Himself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Aasif Mandvi ...  Himself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Rachel McAdams ...  Herself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Yara Shahidi ...  Herself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Christian Slater ...  Himself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Kevin Smith ...  Himself - Narrator 1 episode, 2018
Jerry Springer ...  Himself - Narrator 2 episodes, 2018
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A documentary series that looks to explore the big questions of today.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

23 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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En pocas palabras See more »

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Biased
3 September 2018 | by dlbaltzSee all my reviews

This show can be informative, and educational, but some episodes are clearly socially motivated and coercive. A documentary is made to educate, using scientific data and ethical, unbiased reporting. Some of these episodes however, rely on socially motivated testimony, anecdotal evidence, and pop-culture pseudoscience to convince the audience of one point of view or perspective. These episodes are much closer to a coercive essay or even propoganda, leading the audience to believe the opinion of the new-age narrative to be fact, rather than reporting on all perspectives and data leaving the conclusions to the audience. Be weary if you leave the show feeling convinced of something; documentaries should educate and inform an audience, using ethical reporting and unbiased opinions without presenting a conclusion so that the audience can reach conclusions or opinions of their own. A documentary or report should not, however, aim to convince an audience using coercive language, unethical reporting, and motivated testimony to support the conclusion drawn or thesis or presented to be true.


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