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Forever Ago

9 EpisodesProduced by American Public MediaWebsite

Forever Ago is a history show for the whole family. Every episode explores the origin of one thing – like sandwiches, video games and clocks – while teaching listeners to think critically about the past. Produced by APM and Brains On. @foreveragoshow

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Shoes: How French Royalty Became the Fashion Police

December 27th, 2018

29:11

The oldest known pair of shoes didn’t look like much, but foot fashion has come a long ways since prehistoric sandals. Joy Dolo and her co-host Daria …

Umbrellas: The Magic Invention of the Sculptress

December 20th, 2018

31:16

Umbrellas have been shielding us from the elements for thousands of years, but they haven’t always been in style. Time-traveling reporter Josie Huang …

Emojis: The :-) That Changed Everything

December 13th, 2018

27:11

From simple smiley faces to sparkly unicorns, we have a lot of emoji options. But it wasn’t always this way. Joy Dolo and co-host Melissa search for …

Clocks: A Brief History of Telling Time

December 6th, 2018

30:27

Long before clocks, humans found creative ways to track time. From falling sand to burning incense, we tried it all. But it took a daydreaming …

Sandwiches: A Hillel By Any Other Name

November 29th, 2018

36:05

It’s a simple recipe: bread, filling, bread. But sandwiches had to get their scrumptious start somewhere. Joy Dolo and co-host Ben travel back to a …

Skateboards: When Roller Skates Met Surfboards

November 22nd, 2018

29:19

The first skateboards didn’t come from a store. Kids had to make them from scratch! And they made for a bumpy ride… Joy Dolo and twelve-year-old pro …

Cameras: From Pinholes to Perfect Selfies

November 15th, 2018

30:55

Did you know that the ancestor of our smartphone cameras was just a box with a tiny hole in it? This week, Joy Dolo and kid co-host Elena explore the …

Video Games: A Tale of Two Pongs

November 8th, 2018

31:38

Video games are a lot older than you probably realize, but it took a long time for them to catch on. Join host Joy Dolo and kid co-host Kai on an …

Season One: The Trailer

October 24th, 2018

0:55

Forever Ago is a history show for the whole family. Every episode explores the origin of one thing – like sandwiches, video games and clocks – while …

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