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Every aspect of our daily reality, whether its the words we use, the pop culture we love, the technology that get us through the day, or even the identities we give ourselves, emerge from thousands of intersecting histories. And on this show, we're going to explore them ALL! . . . Okay, maybe not ALL, but you get the idea.

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Origin of Everything

Why Do We Say "African American"?

We look at the etymology and reclamation surrounding Black history and identity.
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Origin of Everything

Why Do We Say "Latino"?

Danielle traces the origin of the term Latino, Hispanic, and Latinx.
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Origin of Everything

How Did Pride Become a Parade?

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Danielle looks at the grim origin of concentration and internment camps.
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Origin of Everything

How We Discovered Germs

Danielle traces humanity's winding road to the Germ Theory of Disease.
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Origin of Everything

6 Surprising Facts About the 19th Amendment

2020 marks 100 years of National Suffrage for women in the United States!
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Origin of Everything

Economic Lessons from Past Pandemics

Danielle explores the human and economic tolls of past pandemics.
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Origin of Everything

Where did Advice Columns Come From?

Danielle examines the strange history of advice columns.
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Origin of Everything

What Does It Mean to Be a "Good" Student?

Danielle breaks down the stereotype of the perfect student.
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Origin of Everything

Why Are There 12 People on a Jury?

Did you know there is no hard and fast rule about how many members are required on a jury?
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