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Glad You Asked

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Investigative docu series is fun but light on substance.

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Put a question in the title of something, and the audience is going to want an answer. Yet Glad You Asked, with episodes that explore topics like memes, death, and Mars, doesn't use the scientific method to investigate its queries as much as it uses something along the lines of a mood board -- pulling the information that seems most conveniently accessible and drawing vague, unsatisfying conclusions from it. The fact that they bring up divisive figures like Elon Musk, Marianne Williamson, and 4chan users as examples without diving into the complexity of those figures makes the vagueness feel intentional. This is a show where some media literacy could come in handy. It's important to know where the information that's getting presented as factual is actually coming from before fully trusting it.

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