Why Do We Have Private Prisons?

From Origin Of Everything. The US imprisons more people than any other country in the world. Today, Danielle explores why so many Americans are incarcerated and why we’ve turned to private prisons to hold that population. Check out Nature League! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZftFO1i4jNijeKInnCZXTYg9l3HVlbXl Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios #PrivatePrisons…

Why Do Schools Teach Sex Education?

From Origin Of Everything. Why are school teachers tasked with teaching students about sexual education? Today, Danielle explores how sex ed ended up in America’s schools! Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios #SexEd #SexEducation #OriginOfEverything — Follow us on… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/originofeverythingpbs/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pbsoriginofeverything/?hl=en — Origin of Everything is…

Why Do We Have Hobbies?

From Origin Of Everything. Where did the concept of a hobby come from? And how did humans turn the things they do purely for fun into side hustles and competitions that actually pay the bills? Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios #Hobbies #leisure #OriginOfEverything — Follow us on……

What is Racial Passing?

From Origin Of Everything. What motivates someone to disguise their race, gender, religion, etc.? Today Danielle explores the complicated history of passing in the United States. Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios — Follow us on… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/originofeverythingpbs/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pbsoriginofeverything/?hl=en — Origin of Everything is a show about…

Why Do We Have Middle Names?

From Origin Of Everything. We understand why we have first names and how our surnames tie us to our family heritage, but what’s the deal with middle names? What’s the purpose of a middle name and when did different cultures start using them? Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital…

Modern Warfare and Alien Conspiracies

From Origin Of Everything. What really crashed down to Earth in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947? Can we trust the government when they say it was just a weather balloon? Today Danielle looks at the history of alien conspiracies and what they teach us about the legacy of modern warfare, globalization, distrust of the government,…

What is Cultural Appropriation?

From Origin Of Everything. What is culture? Can it even be appropriated? Is there a difference between appreciation and appropriation? Join Danielle in the theoretical minefield! Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios — Follow us on… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/originofeverythingpbs/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pbsoriginofeverything/?hl=en — Origin of Everything is a show about…

Why Do We Drink Milk in School?

From Origin Of Everything. Did you drink milk in school? Congrats, you drank the results of a government subsidy program! Today, Danielle takes a closer look at the milk given to school kids and what it can tell us about federal entitlement programs as well as government subsidies. Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge Produced…

Why Does the Government Care about Race?

From Origin Of Everything. Why does the government care about race? If we’re all more than our race, why is the federal government keeping track of it? Today we dive into the history of the the US census – from its dark history of voter disenfrachisement to the present day where that same information is…

Who Invented Christmas Lights?

From Origin Of Everything. Did Thomas Edison pave the way for today’s EduTubers? Danielle tracks the path from Edison’s Christmas light demonstrations in the late 19th century all the way to the science explainer videos of today. — Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge Produced by: Complexly for PBS Digital Studios — Follow us on……

What Should Origin Fans Call Themselves? (Q&A)

From Origin Of Everything. Danielle responds to some audience questions and comments from the last few episodes of Origin. Plus, find out the winning Origin fan name voted for by YOU! — Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge Produced by: Complexly for PBS Digital Studios — Follow us on… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/originofeverythingpbs/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pbsoriginofeverything/?hl=en — Origin…

Why Do So Many Religions Have Headwear?

From Origin Of Everything. Hijabs, yarmulkes, habits, and dastars — why do so many religions have rules about hair? The practice of covering hair is common across many faiths, so today we’re talking about various types of head coverings, their significance, and their use throughout history. — Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge Produced by:…