New Video Examines the Origin of Scary Killer Clowns


PBS has just premiered a new digital series, “Origin of Everything,” hosted by Yale Doctoral Candidate Danielle Bainbridge. The new weekly series is PBS Digital Studios’ first show launched on dual platforms, with episodes uploaded each week to YouTube and Facebook simultaneously.

“Origin of Everything” is a show dedicated to exploring the idea that the past is always present. Every aspect of modern life – whether it’s the words we use, the foods we love, the objects that get us through the day, the geographical borders that surround us, or even the identities we give ourselves – emerge from the past.

“Origin of Everything” will use an historical lens to unpack how all of these things came about and provoke audiences to think a little differently about their world. Current episode topics include:

  • “Why Is 18 Considered an Adult?”
  • “How Makeup, WWII, and Communism Created the United States Health Care System”
  • “The 3,000-Year History of the ‘#’ Symbol”
  • “How Columbus Invented Cannibals”

Check out the first episode below, which examines the origin of scary killer clowns!  How timely!

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