In an hour-long special, Vox's Unexplainable will explore some of the most exciting unanswered questions in physics. All over the world, scientists are searching for dark matter: an invisible, untouchable substance that holds our universe together. But they haven't found it. Are they chasing a ghost? We trace this quest for answers from the first hint of something strange in distant galaxies to the modern research cracking open the very foundations of physics.

Unexplainable is a science show about everything we don’t know. Host Noam Hassenfeld is joined by an array of experts and Vox reporters each week to look at the most fascinating unanswered questions in science - and the mind-bending ways scientists are trying to answer them.


Noam Hassenfeld
Noam Hassenfeld is the host, senior producer and composer for Unexplainable. Before Unexplainable, Noam was a reporter/producer for Vox’s daily show Today, Explained, where he was also responsible for the show’s periodic parody songs. In summer 2020, Noam co-created Today Explained’s first spinoff mini-series, Today, Explained to Kids, where reporters and kids traveled to the magical Island of Explained over the course of a five episode arc. Prior to joining Vox, Noam worked at Latino USA, composed music for video games, and taught third-grade science.


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Preview audio available: September 24, 2021
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Program rundown available: September 30, 2021
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October 1, 2021 - January 7, 2022

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Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 8, 2022. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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