Origin of Everything

Origin of Everything is a history show from PBS Digital Studios.


  • Why Do We Say "Latino"?

    Danielle traces the origin of the term Latino, Hispanic, and Latinx.
  • How Did Pride Become a Parade?

    How did the New York City Stonewall Riots turn into a month-long celebration?
  • Concentration Camps Are Older Than World War II

    Danielle looks at the grim origin of concentration and internment camps.
  • How We Discovered Germs

    Danielle traces humanity's winding road to the Germ Theory of Disease.
  • 6 Surprising Facts About the 19th Amendment

    2020 marks 100 years of National Suffrage for women in the United States!
  • Economic Lessons from Past Pandemics

    Danielle explores the human and economic tolls of past pandemics.
  • Where did Advice Columns Come From?

    Danielle examines the strange history of advice columns.
  • What Does It Mean to Be a "Good" Student?

    Danielle breaks down the stereotype of the perfect student.

About Origin of Everything

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.