Season 1

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Origin of Everything

The Origin of Gender

Why do we think there are only two genders? And how are sex and gender different?

The Origin of Gender

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Origin of Everything

Why Do People Have Pets?

Why did humans start domesticating animals as pets and not livestock?

Why Do People Have Pets?

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Origin of Everything

Why Do We Eat Popcorn at The Movies?

What do the Great Depression and farm subsidies have to do with eating popcorn at movies?

Why Do We Eat Popcorn at The Movies?

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Origin of Everything

Why Was Crossdressing Illegal?

Why was it illegal for women to wear men’s clothing and for men to wear women’s clothing?

Why Was Crossdressing Illegal?

Video thumbnail: Origin of Everything Six Historically True Facts about Money

Origin of Everything

Six Historically True Facts about Money

How did money come to be such a driving force of modern life?

Six Historically True Facts about Money

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Origin of Everything

Why Do All Malls Look the Same?

Why do all strip malls look the same, even across different states?

Why Do All Malls Look the Same?

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Origin of Everything

Why Do Women Shave Their Legs?

Why do women shave their legs and armpit hair, but men don’t?

Why Do Women Shave Their Legs?

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Origin of Everything

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?

Why it Was Illegal to be Ugly?

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Origin of Everything

What Was Jesus' Real Name?

How did we get the name “Jesus”? And is “Christ” a last name?

What Was Jesus' Real Name?

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Origin of Everything

History of the Word “Gay”

Why did “GAY” stop meaning “happy” and start referring “same sex relationships?

History of the Word “Gay”

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Origin of Everything

When Men Wore High Heels

For much of their history high heels were seen as a marker of an epic masculinity.

When Men Wore High Heels

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Origin of Everything

The 2nd Amendment Explained

We dive into the Supreme Court cases that shaped our understanding of the 2nd amendment.

The 2nd Amendment Explained

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Origin of Everything

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal?

Where does the idea that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day come from?

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal?

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Origin of Everything

What If There Were No Taxes?

How would America be different if federal income taxes had never been made into law?

What If There Were No Taxes?

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Origin of Everything

The Origin of Race in the USA

How did Americans come to believe that race equals visible physical characteristics?

The Origin of Race in the USA

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Origin of Everything

What If Islam Conquered Europe?

Could Muslim forces have conquered Europe during the Middle Ages?

What If Islam Conquered Europe?