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Chronicles of the Ordinary
14 minutes | May 29, 2016
Episode 5: It’s Graduation Season
It’s a tried and true equation – a college degree equals a good job, which equals prosperity in society. But when did academic degrees become such an essential part of social mobility? And why did they come to cost an average of almost $40,000? Music in this Episode Decisions by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100756 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
14 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Episode 4: Battle of the Parties
Presidential elections. A complex process that includes primaries, caucuses, delegates, and Donald Trump. But how did the presidential nomination season become so complicated? Well, there were a few fist fights along the way.
13 minutes | Apr 12, 2016
Episode 3: All’s Fair with Books and War
Books. The symbol of knowledge. Libraries. The houses of knowledge. Yet, from antiquity to modern day, they’ve also been the targets of war. Music in this Episode Good Starts by Jingle Punks The Voyage by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
14 minutes | Mar 29, 2016
Episode 2: In Line for School
School. One word that universally conjures images of classrooms, desks, lecture halls, and textbooks. But how did classrooms come to be structured the way they are today? Get in line to find out.
12 minutes | Mar 12, 2016
Episode 1: In the Name of Coffee
We cherish it. We seek it. We go to great lengths to obtain that perfect cup. But just how did coffee become such an ordinary part of our daily lives? Well, it started with a goat. Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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