Origin of Everything

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


  • The History of Reparations

    One of the most controversial topics moving through American politics for over 150 years.
  • Evolution of Law Enforcement

    Some argue for reforms, others for defunding, and others still for the complete abolition.
  • Why Do We Say "African American"?

    We look at the etymology and reclamation surrounding Black history and identity.
  • Health Disparities in the Black Community: Past & Present

    The United States healthcare system is letting down many Black Americans.
  • Why Do We Have Political Parties?

    John Adams warned us. George Washington begged us not to.
  • HIV/AIDS: What Can We Learn From America's Last Epidemic?

    America's last major epidemic was the HIV/AIDS crisis of 1980s and 1990s.
  • History of Socialism in America

    "Socialism" is one of THE most divisive words in America and it has been for a long time.
  • The Homophobic Origins of U.S. Law

    Danielle analyzes the homophobic history of US law.

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.