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Origin of Everything
Origin of Everything
Why Is There a Minimum Wage?
Why does the Minimum Wage exist at all?
S1 Ep45 | 9m 10s
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The Origin of Gender
Why do we think there are only two genders? And how are sex and gender different?
S1 Ep44 | 8m 39s
Why Do People Have Pets?
Why did humans start domesticating animals as pets and not livestock?
S1 Ep43 | 8m
Why Do We Eat Popcorn at The Movies?
What do the Great Depression and farm subsidies have to do with eating popcorn at movies?
S1 Ep42 | 6m 46s
Why Was Crossdressing Illegal?
Why was it illegal for women to wear men’s clothing and for men to wear women’s clothing?
S1 Ep41 | 7m 23s
Six Historically True Facts about Money
How did money come to be such a driving force of modern life?
S1 Ep40 | 11m 11s
Why Do All Malls Look the Same?
Why do all strip malls look the same, even across different states?
S1 Ep39 | 8m 54s
Why Did Europeans Enslave Africans?
Why were most slaves in America from West Africa?
S1 Ep38 | 7m 42s
Why Do Women Shave Their Legs?
Why do women shave their legs and armpit hair, but men don’t?
S1 Ep37 | 7m 27s
6 Weird Facts About the History of Birth Control
The history of birth control is very long and very odd.
S1 Ep36 | 9m 17s
Why Do We Say "Asian American" Not "Oriental"?
Why do Americans no longer use the word “Oriental”?
S1 Ep35 | 6m 59s
Why it Was Illegal to be Ugly?
For nearly 100 years it was illegal to be “ugly.” How did we put an end to this?
S1 Ep34 | 5m 53s
What Was Jesus' Real Name?
How did we get the name “Jesus”? And is “Christ” a last name?
S1 Ep33 | 4m 18s
History of the Word “Gay”
Why did “GAY” stop meaning “happy” and start referring “same sex relationships?
S1 Ep32 | 6m 3s
Do Standardized Tests Do More Harm Than Good?
Do standardized test help or harm students?
S1 Ep31 | 9m 8s
When Men Wore High Heels
For much of their history high heels were seen as a marker of an epic masculinity.
S1 Ep30 | 6m 27s
The 2nd Amendment Explained
We dive into the Supreme Court cases that shaped our understanding of the 2nd amendment.
S1 Ep29 | 9m 28s
Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal?
Where does the idea that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day come from?
S1 Ep28 | 9m 6s
What If There Were No Taxes?
How would America be different if federal income taxes had never been made into law?
S1 Ep27 | 8m 58s
The Origin of Race in the USA
How did Americans come to believe that race equals visible physical characteristics?
S1 Ep26 | 9m 22s
What If Islam Conquered Europe?
Could Muslim forces have conquered Europe during the Middle Ages?
S1 Ep25 | 8m 37s
Would You Have Joined the American Revolution?
Would You Have Joined The American Revolution?
S1 Ep24 | 9m 6s
When DId Marriage Become about Love?
How did love conquer marriage?
S1 Ep23 | 7m 28s
Why Do We Wash Our Hands After Going to the Bathroom?
Why did we start washing our hands after going to the bathroom?
S1 Ep22 | 7m 50s