Glad You Asked Week Launches Today with New Episodes Available Daily Through April 3
Check out the First Episode Now: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ho2IpTpgRUQ
Vox’s Glad You Asked, produced by Vox and Vox Media Studios for YouTube Originals, is an exploration of topics driven by our curiosity about the world around us. Joining season two is Fabiola Cineas, Vox’s lead race reporter, and Lee Adams, the host and producer of the VICE documentary series Minority Reports. Together, with season one hosts Cleo Abram, Joss Fong, and Christophe Haubursin, they examine questions around racial justice and the impact of systemic racism in our communities and daily lives. Using Vox’s signature explainer format, the team of producer-hosts explore topics ranging from implicit bias to how our neighborhoods determine our futures, race and A.I., inequity in our education systems, the impact of racism on our bodies, and meritocracy.
Episode one of Glad You Asked is now available to stream for free, with additional episodes premiering daily this week through Saturday, April 3 — only on the Vox YouTube channel.
Watch “Glad You Asked” Season Two, Episode One - How Racist Am I? HERE
Recent events and an increasing amount of research has shown just how much racial bias impacts our world. Before we can really start to dismantle systemic racism, we have to first understand our own biases. “Glad You Asked” host Cleo Abram explores if we can measure those biases, how we shine a light on them, and what to do about them.
“Glad You Asked” is executive produced by Joie Jacoby, Joe Posner, Chad Mumm, Mark W. Olsen for Vox Media Studios. Dana J. Olkkonen and Mona Lalwani are co-executive producers for Vox Media Studios. The series is produced by Vox Media Studios and YouTube. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra, Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals, and Laurel Stier and Zoe Di Stefano, Development Executives for YouTube Originals, oversee the project for the global platform.
Vox explains the news. In a world of too much information and too little context, too much noise and too little insight—Vox’s journalists candidly shepherd audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, science, and everything else that matters, empowering its audience with the context they need to answer questions they didn’t know they had. Vox is home to influential verticals including Recode, The Goods, and The Highlight; a robust podcast lineup featuring “Today, Explained,” “The Weeds,” and more; and acclaimed video production with popular series like “Explained” on Netflix, and “Missing Chapter” and the Emmy Award winning show “Earworm” on YouTube.
About Vox Media Studios:
Vox Media Studios is one of the leading independent studios producing premium non-fiction and scripted programming for television, OTT, podcasts, films, and brand partners. Vox Media Studios is an Emmy-nominated full-service production studio that works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media’s category-leading editorial networks—Curbed, The Cut, Eater, Grub Street, Intelligencer, New York Magazine, Polygon, Recode, SB Nation, The Strategist, The Verge, Vox, and Vulture—to extend the company’s storytelling capabilities to the most relevant modern platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+, YouTube Originals, HBO, and CNN. Vox Media Studios is also home to the award-winning Vox Media Podcast Network and the Academy Award winning storytelling powerhouse, Epic.
Cleo Abram is an Emmy-nominated video producer at Vox. Before “Glad You Asked,” Cleo was a producer on Vox’s Netflix show, “Explained.” She was also the host and a senior producer on Vox’s first ever daily show, “Answered.” In her stories, Cleo decodes complex topics in technology, culture, and economics, revealing how underlying systems work to help people better understand and find wonder in the world around them. For fun, you can find Cleo on TikTok, where she answers questions from her 150k followers, or on YouTube, where she makes a personal vlog series called “Hey Kid” for her future kid(s?). She was born in Washington DC, and received her BA from Columbia University.
Born and raised in Virginia, Lee Adams is a Brooklyn based documentary filmmaker and journalist. He is currently a Host and Producer on Vox’s “Glad You Asked” YouTube Originals series, along with the VICE documentary series “Minority Reports.” In addition, he is also the creator and host of “Let Lee Explain,” a bi-weekly digital explainer series averaging 250K views an episode on both YouTube and IGTV. His work behind the camera includes, producing and directing the Emmy-nominated VICELAND series “Weediquette,” the award winning sports docu-series “Red Cards,” along with films at the Tribeca and Venice International Film Festivals.
Fabiola Cineas is a staff writer at Vox.com where she covers race, politics & policy, and culture and is a host of Vox’s Emmy-nominated YouTube Original series “Glad You Asked.” Cineas was previously a senior editor at Philadelphia magazine, where she led the publication’s coverage of the city’s innovation scene. She regularly interviewed CEOs through her monthly live event series Secrets From the C-Suite. Before covering the local economy, she covered education in Philadelphia and in her hometown of New York City. And before launching her career in journalism, she taught seventh-graders in Camden, New Jersey through Teach for America. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Dickinson College.
Joss Fong is a senior video producer and one of the founding members of the video team at Vox.com. She’s been making Vox videos and helping to shape Vox’s approach to video journalism since June 2014. She has a master’s degree in science journalism from NYU and won a AAAS Kavli Science Journalism award for an episode she produced about gene editing for Vox’s Netflix show “Explained.” in addition to hosting and producing “Glad You Asked,” she’s worked on “Vox Observatory,” “Shift Change,” and “False Positive,” a 3-part documentary about flawed forensic science. She’s originally from Arizona and now resides in New York City.
Christophe Haubursin is a New York-based video producer and journalist. In his time at Vox, he has reported on everything from food science to internet culture. He is currently a host and producer for Vox’s Emmy-nominated series “Glad You Asked” on YouTube Originals. Previous credits include “Explained” on Netflix and “By Design” on Vox’s YouTube channel. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he now lives in Brooklyn with too many plants.