Reddit Is Launching An Original Video Series That Will Ostensibly Explain Complicated Stuff

Reddit today launched a video series — funded by YouTube — inspired by the site’s “Explain It Like I’m Five” subreddit. In the videos, people explain complicated things, like the conflict in Syria above, to five year-olds.

Reports the Verge:

For the new series, Reddit, which is owned by Advance Publications, hired writer-director Jared Neumark (formerly a director for College Humor’s online shorts), who took a literal approach to the show, getting actors Michael Kayne and Langan Kingsley to explain everything including the conflict in Syria and Nietzsche to a classroom full of five-ish year-old kids. Each episode ends with a message directing viewers to DonorsChoose, a charity that lets people pick supplies to donate to school teachers, which Redditors have rallied around before.

Personally, I look forward to the one in which they explain how to use Reddit, as that’s something that still baffles me a bit.

(Via The Verge)