Trying out Japanese toilets.

I have created a couple of different video projects in my time as a professional journalist-person. For NPR, I created and currently host “Future You with Elise Hu,” a dive into post-humanism — asking questions about how human intelligence and artificial intelligence will meld and how that will change the human body by the year 2050.

That’s the trailer and here’s the full series page. We have new episodes dropping the first week of each month.

Previously I created and hosted “Elise Tries,” in which I pretty much did that — tried things — across my patch in Korea and Japan. It’s stylistically inspired by Japanese game shows (hence the laser cat eye flair) but at its heart it aims to show you something fun and interesting about how we live in East Asia and the cultural or historical influences that led to the experience.

Before that, I pioneered an “annotated video” series called Pop-Up Politics, or in its earlier iteration, Stump Interrupted, where we applied pop-up bubbles to political stump speeches to add context, fact-check and otherwise make a traditional speech more engaging and educational for the viewer.