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About It's Okay To Be Smart

Hey smart people, Joe here!

I make videos that explore cool science questions, like this one:  Why is blue so rare in nature? And sometimes I make videos that tackle deeeeep science questions, like what the Earth will be like 100,000,000 years from now. And sometimes I make videos exploring things that aren’t even science, like why does February only have 28 days?

All of my videos share one thing in common, though. They celebrate curiosity and the pleasure of finding things out. If you made it here to this page, then you’re probably a fan of that idea. And since now I know you’re a fan of curiosity, I hope you’ll consider joining our family and supporting It’s Okay To Be Smart here on Patreon.

Why Join Our Community?
Because the videos we make take a lot of time and effort. I work with some incredibly talented writers, researchers, and video editors to bring you awesome educational stories. We want to be able to devote even more time and effort to bring you even better videos. And so one day, hopefully, we can bring you more videos!

My team and I spend dozens of hours researching interesting questions, interviewing experts, writing hilarious and information-packed scripts, creating the best animations we can, and going to mind-blowing places to tell our stories… aaaaand that is expensive. You can help us keep making the world smarter one video at a time, and you’ll help us stay focused on facts and science instead of algorithms and ads.

You'll Get Some Cool Perks
There’s several reward levels, so you can customize… whatever works for you! For the cost of buying us a coffee every month, you’ll get access to our Patreon feed, see behind-the-scenes photos, read special posts from me, hang out on our Discord to talk about episodes (or whatever else you want to talk about), and get directly notified about new videos so you can go yell “FIRST!” in the comments.

Joining at higher levels will get you everything from special videos and early episode access to Patron-only merch and even voting on episode topics. But however you support us, even if it’s just watching and sharing our videos, know that we appreciate you. Thanks for being a part of this community of curiosity.

Got Questions?
Come ask me on Twitter (@okaytobesmart) or send us a note through our website.

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