Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything: Full Season 1
August 16, 2020 10:17 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

 
Is this a remake of James Burke’s Connections?
posted by chrchr at 9:17 AM on August 19 [1 favorite]


Not a remake, exactly, but concept-wise, it does follow in it's footsteps. I wish it was James Burke hosting this one, though, he's awesome. I only watched the first episode so far - really interesting material, lots of cool things to learn about, but I found the host offputting. He's really leaning into a goofy, nerdy persona, but the effect of that, for me, was feeling like I was being talked to like a child. I watch shows like this to feel smart, dammit! That gets really undermined when the host talks like he's trying to connect with a six-year-old.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 7:31 PM on August 19 [1 favorite]


I loved this. I don’t listen to podcasts, so I wasn’t familiar with Latif Nasser, but I’m a huge fan now. All of the episodes were fascinating in their own way, and it is ridiculously great looking and brilliantly put together.
posted by jimw at 10:52 AM on August 23


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