Kurzgesagt is a German word meaning, “in a nutshell”, or “in short”. It is also the name of an amazing series of Youtube videos that brilliantly explain all sorts of interesting things. They release a new video every month. Each episode gives surprisingly detailed and thought provoking answers to the kind of questions a (philosophically inclined) child might ask. Take for example this video entitled “What Are You?”. Great animation, writing, and design here. Even the more boring sounding videos like “Addiction” or  “Banking Explained” sent me down a rabbit hole of educational Googling.

Here are a few of my favorites:


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