PBS poised to dive into “everything” with the premiere of a new digital series.
PBS Digital Studios announced today the premiere of “Origin of Everything” a new weekly series hosted by Yale doctoral candidate Danielle Bainbridge and produced by Kornhaber Brown. It will be the studio’s first show launched on dual platforms: YouTube and Facebook.
“The most exciting part of developing “Origin of Everything” is that every week we get to enliven history in a way that covers a wide range of topics and approaches,” said Bainbridge. “History isn’t just about examining a distant set of dates in the past. It’s also about bringing a level of critical urgency to all the questions we’re asking by saying, ‘Why did this story/date/event become respected as a historical “truth”? And how can we test the limits of that knowledge to gain a better understanding of the world around us? And since I grew up hoping to be one of the kids on Zoom, working with PBS Digital Studios and everyone at Kornhaber Brown has been my own personal nerd dream come true.”
The show will focus on a variety of subjects under the impression that “the past is always present”. From “Why is 18 considered an adult?” to “The 3,000-year history of the ‘#’”, “Origin of Everything” is intent on using historical insight to make audiences re-examine their present day world.
“We’re extremely excited for the launch of “Origin of Everything” because we don’t believe history is merely a collection dates or stories about people long ago,” said Andrew Kornhaber, Executive Producer, “Origin of Everything”. “Rather, “Origin of Everything” will investigate the reality that the world we live in is the consequence of thousands of intersecting histories. And whether we know it or not, everything in our daily lives, from governments we have to the technologies we use to the pop culture we love, all emerge from this crazy place we call history.”
“Origin of Everything” is set to premiere Tuesday, September 5, 2017.