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Reddit Launches Original Web Series Based On The Site’s Content [Video]

Reddit Launches Original Web Series Based On The Site’s Content [Video]
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The online community has turned its subreddit 'Explain Like I’m Five' into three episodes to encourage the site's users to create web video.

Emma Hutchings
  • 19 march 2013

Most people view Reddit as an aggregated source of videos, but the online community is experimenting with web programming by releasing an original video series called ‘Explain Like I’m Five.’ The three episodes draw inspiration from the subreddit of the same name, where users discuss complex political and social issues in a simplified manner.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the series, which is funded by YouTube, aims to encourage users to create web video based on Reddit content. More original programming inspired by other subreddits could be produced in the future.

Reddit Launches Original Web Series [Video]

‘Explain Like I’m Five’ features actors explaining different topics to children in a classroom, with the three episodes covering “The Crisis in Syria,” “Existentialism and Friedrich Nietzsche,” and “The Volatility of the Stock Market.”

The series is produced by Jared Neumark (the former co-director of content at College Humor) and supports the charity DonorsChoose.org, which helps provide teachers with classroom resources. You can check out “Existentialism and Friedrich Nietzsche” below:

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