PBS Digital Studios

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PBS Digital Studios produces original, digital programming designed to engage, enlighten, and entertain online audiences. The PBS Digital Studios network has more than 30 million subscribers on YouTube, generating an average of 50 million views per month, with a total of 3.6 billion lifetime views. Digital Studios has published over 70 original series, including 26 series from PBS member stations. Series include the Webby Award-winning BE SMART and CRASH COURSE, as well as popular series such as TWO CENTS, EONS and PBS SPACE TIME.

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ABOVE THE NOISE is a show that cuts through the hype and takes a deeper look at the research and facts behind controversial and trending topics in the news. Hosted by Myles Bess and Shirin Ghaffary.


PBS Digital Studios and the producers of It’s Okay to Be Smart bring you TWO CENTS, a new weekly series about personal finance for millennials and Gen Z.


Images can tell powerful stories. One iconic photograph can symbolize an entire era. But if we expand the frame and examine the moment in which it was taken, a very different story can emerge. In this series of documentary shorts, Harvard University historian Dr. Vincent Brown meets with curators, photographers and other experts to challenge common assumptions about iconic American images.


The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Green. We take you around the U.S. to meet working artists and solicit assignments from them that we can all complete.


PBS Space Time explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth. Host Matt O'Dowd breaks down the both the basic and incredibly complex sides of space and time.


LA Buckner and Nahre Sol are accomplished musicians and music teachers exploring the music theory, production, history and culture behind our favorite songs and musical styles.


Serving Up Science is hosted by history buff, science writer and foodie Sheril Kirshenbaum, who will give you science-backed tips to make your favorite foods even better. Farmed or Wild? Why does cheese stink? Why should meat rest? Explore these questions and more.


Say It Loud is a PBS Digital Studios series that celebrates Black culture, context, and history. Hosts Evelyn from the Internets and Azie Dungey give you a comedic take on identity and pop culture, from Black pride movements to Black Twitter shenanigans. The show explores the complexity of Black experience and finds joy in the many ways Black folks have influenced American life.

Rogue History

Hosted by maritime archaeologist and historian Joel Cook, this irreverent and enlightening eight-episode series sources pop culture, pirate historians, regional and period experts, and series advisors to tell the pirate history you were never told. This historical series unravels myths, unearths lost narratives, and discovers fresh perspectives.


Grammy-nominated musician Tank Ball journeys through the long-held rituals and traditions of the South. From the widely shared to the deeply personal, rituals define a community's relationship between the past and present, and their resonance in the collective regional consciousness.


Reactions is a show that uncovers the chemistry all around us. We answer the burning questions you’ve always wanted to ask: -How can I get my smartphone battery to last longer? -What if humans could photosynthesize? -How can I get my teeth to look whiter? -Why is pizza so delicious? -Is it OK to pee in the pool? (Spoiler: No. No it’s not. Stop it.)


Follow queer actor Dyllón Burnside on a journey to discover how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically and with pride in the modern South.


Join host Dianna Cowern as she puts her MIT physics degree to the test. With experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries, Physics Girl sheds new light on the fun, adventurous side of physical science.


Every aspect of our daily reality, whether its the words we use, the pop culture we love, the technology that get us through the day, or even the identities we give ourselves, emerge from thousands of intersecting histories. And on this show, we're going to explore them ALL! . . . Okay, maybe not ALL, but you get the idea.


The world is full of monsters, myths, and legends and Monstrum isn’t afraid to take a closer look. The show, hosted by Emily Zarka, Ph.D., takes us on a journey to discover a new monster in each new episode. Monstrum looks at humans unique drive to create and shape monster mythology through oral storytelling, literature, and film and digs deep into the history of those mythologies.


Be Smart is created and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. The series provides deep answers to simple questions about science and the rest of the universe.


It’s Lit! is a series of smart, funny video essays from PBS Digital Studios about our favorite books and why we love to read. Hosted by Lindsay Ellis, the series delves into topics like the evolution of YA, how science fiction mirrors our own anxieties, and why the book is sometimes just a _bit_ better than the movie.

Hip Hop and the Metaverse

Hip-Hop is the sound of the future and the future is coming fast. Host, writer, multimedia producer, and professor of media arts and culture, Dr. Taj Frazier explores the way Hip-Hop artists and entrepreneurs are reshaping and remixing emerging technologies.


Join hosts Hank Green, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. From the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era — the so-called “Age of Dinosaurs” -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age.


See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small.

Brave Spaces

Welcome to Brave Spaces, an eight-part video series hosted by Devin-Norelle, a model and writer, here to share stories of triumph, transformation, and celebration! In the face of policies designed to exclude queer people, the series explores how individuals and communities are shattering barriers and claiming their own spaces: from book clubs resisting efforts to erase their stories, to sports leagues making competition accessible to all!


Journey to Antarctica in a new digital series from NOVA and PBS Digital Studios, and discover what it takes to do science in Earth's most remote natural laboratory. Hosts Caitlin Saks and Arlo Pérez set up shop at the largest research base in Antarctica and embed with scientists and support staff alike to find out what it’s like to live, work and do science on our southernmost continent.

Untold Earth

From PBS NATURE and Atlas Obscura, Untold Earth is a documentary series dedicated to unpacking the stories behind North America’s strangest, most unique natural wonders.

Women of the Earth

Women of the Earth is a short-form documentary series capturing the resilient work of female land stewards across the United States. The subjects in this series represent a diverse group of women, whose work continues to lead our world toward effective and reciprocal solutions to systematically change the way we approach climate healing.