65 episodes

Unexplainable is a science show about everything we don’t know. Host Noam Hassenfeld is joined by an array of experts and Vox reporters each week to look at the most fascinating unanswered questions in science and the mind-bending ways scientists are trying to answer them. New episodes drop every Wednesday. From Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Unexplainable is a science show about everything we don’t know. Host Noam Hassenfeld is joined by an array of experts and Vox reporters each week to look at the most fascinating unanswered questions in science and the mind-bending ways scientists are trying to answer them. New episodes drop every Wednesday. From Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Lost Worlds: What killed Venus?

    Lost Worlds: What killed Venus?

    Venus is the hottest, scariest planet in the solar system, but billions of years ago it may have been a lot like Earth, complete with an ocean of water. So, how did Venus go to hell? And could Earth be next?
    This is the final episode of our four-part series, Lost Worlds, and it originally ran on December 1, 2021.
    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 29 min
    Lost Worlds: Life on Mars?

    Lost Worlds: Life on Mars?

    Mars was once a very different planet, with rivers, lakes, and — potentially — life. NASA’s latest Mars rover is on a mission to find traces of past life. What happens if it does?
    This is the third episode of our new four-part series, Lost Worlds.
    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 31 min
    Lost Worlds: Why do we have a moon?

    Lost Worlds: Why do we have a moon?

    In all our searching of the universe, we’ve never seen another moon like ours. It's big, it's weird, it's played a huge role in shaping our planet. But how did we get it? Every possible story points to cataclysm.
    This is the second episode of our new four-part series, Lost Worlds.
    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 27 min
    Lost Worlds: Aliens from Earth?

    Lost Worlds: Aliens from Earth?

    Was there a technologically advanced species living on Earth long before humans? And if one had existed, how would we know?
    This is the first episode of our new four-part series, Lost Worlds.
    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
    It’s a great place to view show transcripts and read more about the topics on our show.
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    • 27 min
    Dropping like flies

    Dropping like flies

    Insect populations are shrinking all over the world, and entomologists are buzzing with questions: Why is this happening? How quickly? And, most concerningly, what does it mean for food supplies or even life as we know it?

    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 27 min
    Is telepathy real?

    Is telepathy real?

    A groundbreaking study claims to have found a way for a fully paralyzed person to communicate entirely via thought. Today, Explained breaks down the science and asks: Is it too good to be true?

    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Vilsport ,

Unexplained

So smart, so interesting. Unique. Im I love it.

jimmyp3000 ,

Love it

I’m a nerd and love learning new things, or thinking about things that can’t be easily understood. This podcast is literally made for me. Love this podcast!!! Every episode has been fantastic.

manayunk wall ,

eh...the hosts could be more professional

The hosts (on the episode "Why do we dream") are just not professional. Oh, they took the Ira Glass "how to speak on Public Radio" course- all the appropriate interjections: umm, uh, er, ah, oh between every sentence. But they giggle for no reason. Nothing they are saying is funny but they both insisted on giggling like children at every instance. The content seemed top notch but the hosts really lowered the bar for this podcasts. Is this a milliennial thing? Act like a professional, it's ok we can take it!

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