Explained is one of my favorite Netflix shows. It’s a docuseries created in partnership with Vox that brings attention to critical issues that impact people’s lives. The episodes are short, ranging from 15 to 20 minutes in length. To date, some of my favorite episodes have covered topics such as Money, The Mind, and The Racial Wealth Gap. You might be wondering what data visualization has to do with a Netflix show. Well, a lot…Each Explained episode includes simple, animated graphs that are key to explaining topics in an accessible manner. For example, the episode on Money starts with a unit chart showing how student loan debt compares to auto loan and credit card debt. By incorporating an animated and engaging graph, the producers truly drive the point home.