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It discusses scientific, technological, political, philosophical and psychological subjects. Narrated by Steve Taylor, videos on the channel are typically 4–16 minutes in length, with each available in German through the channel Dinge Erklärt – Kurzgesagt.
The first video, which explained evolution, was published two days later. The videos were more popular than expected, and in six years the channel went from a project worked on during Dettmer's free time to a design studio with over twenty-five employees.
In 2015, Kurzgesagt was commissioned to do a video on the end of disease for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Thereafter it worked with the foundation on a number of other commissions, including videos about motherhood mortality.
The name derives from the German kurz gesagt (IPA: [ˈkʊɐ̯ts gəˈzaːkt]), which directly translates to "said in short".[circular reference] It has also been translated as 'in brief' or 'in a nutshell', the latter being used as an English subtitle for the channel's name.
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