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Embracing All Parts of You: What You See vs Who You Are with Annemarie Shrouder

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Annemarie Shrouder is passionate about creating healthy workplace communities where people feel seen, heard and valued – and can thrive. To advocate for change, Annemarie facilitates engaging, dynamic and interactive presentations with the goal to help audiences think differently about diversity, to understand the importance of inclusion, and inspire the creation of healthy workplace communities.

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22 minutes

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Mysterious Orchids of the Everglades: Saving a Flowering Swamp Ghost

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Deep in the swamps of Florida, real ghosts float in the air with their tendrils wrapped around the trees. These mysterious flowers have been stumping biologists for centuries, but this team of scientists and photographers has braved the alligators, snakes, and endless mosquitos to solve this puzzle once and for all! Let’s join them.

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6 minutes

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The Secret Rooms You Aren’t Shown at the Natural History Museum

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Can we predict the future by looking to the past? Behind the fossils and neatly arranged collections we see at a Natural History Museum is a hidden world; one which is unlocking discoveries that are changing our future!

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8 minutes

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Is OK the Old OMG? How Teenage Slang Takes Over the World

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Could current teenage slang have the staying power to still be in frequent use 200 years from now? That’s just what happened with a word I’d bet you say every single day. Stick with me on this one, OK?

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20 minutes

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Uncovering a History Lost at Sea: The Slave Wrecks Project

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Can you imagine being able to discover your own history? Black divers and maritime archaeologists are diving to the depths of shipwrecks to recover stories that had been missing from our world history, until now.

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8 minutes

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How Nuclear Bombs Are Revealing Forgeries!

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What do priceless works of art and nuclear bombs have in common? Well, if you’re trying to sniff out art forgeries, those bombs come in handy! It turns out art heists are a lot more high tech than you may expect.

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16 minutes

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Why Does the World Love Spam So Much?!

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What can Spam teach us about our shared humanity? Whether you think it’s a delicacy or a mystery meat, Spam has been brought to new culinary heights by cultures around the globe! Join us in a celebration of this strange meaty wonder!

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6 minutes

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A Bonsai Master’s Perspective on the Legacy You’re Leaving Behind

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The ancient art of bonsai can teach you a lot about how to leave a legacy behind for generations to come. Whether or not you decide to take up your pruning sheers, bonsai master Chiako Yamamoto has some words of wisdom for you!

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13 minutes

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What Was It like to Live with Australia’s Strangest Ancient Creatures?

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From giant one-toed kangaroos to marsupial hyper-carnivores, the first people to live in Australia encountered some WILD animals. Luckily, we can see what they saw in the ancient art they left behind! Here’s what we’ve found.

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14 minutes

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How Everyday Heroes Have Protected This Treasure for Centuries!

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In the city of Timbuktu, generations of everyday heroes have risked their lives for a remarkable treasure! What kind of treasure could possibly be this important?

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13 minutes

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What Does Your Closet Say about Your Family History?

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Who makes the bullfighter’s jacket? Why does the showgirl sparkle on stage? Join us for a journey around the world to learn why time and fervor are key components in some of the most awe-inspiring fashion traditions!

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13 minutes

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What Do You Have in Common with a Nomadic Family in Mongolia?

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Every time we see how someone else lives, our own lives become a bit more fascinating! This special edition of Saturdays Around the World brings us to Mongolia, to meet nomadic Kazakh families and get a taste for their beautiful lifestyle.

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13 minutes

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Would You Climb to the Top of the World to Send a Letter to a Loved One?

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When was the last time you saw human handwriting on a piece of snail mail? Handwritten letters can be the absolute best, and these people are doing some remarkable things with this lost way of connection!

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7 minutes

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The Perfect COVID Outing: Welcome Back to the Drive-In!

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Looking for a socially distanced activity that is fun, family-friendly, and safe? Find a good parking spot and let us guide you through a flashback under the stars that will leave you feeling hopeful—no matter what decade you live in!

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6 minutes

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How the Printing Press Can Help Us Live Better in the Digital Era!

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Why do people flock to a remote farm in Vermont to witness an art form that’s centuries-old? Well, perhaps it has something to do with reminding us all to reconnect to the slow, meaningful moments in life! Pause for a moment and join us for this wonder. 

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7 minutes

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How Soil Is Telling Us a New Story About Ourselves!

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What can soil tell us about the lives of our ancestors? When one of the greatest archaeological finds of our time was unearthed right in the middle of New York City,  history opened up. By studying soil samples extracted from hundreds of people previously lost to history, this scientist is piecing together an ancestry that was nearly lost! 

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9 minutes

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Our Littlest Helpers: The Captivating World of Miniatures!

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Can you imagine remodeling your entire home in a single day, using only a pair of tweezers to do the heavy lifting? Shrink small but think BIG as we explore the fascinating world of miniatures! These tiny houses are more helpful to people than you may know!

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8 minutes

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The Green Book: Why a 1950’s Travel Guide is Important Today!

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In a time before the internet and GPS, Victor Green connected people all across the United States! He created a revolutionary travel guide that made the tradition of family road trips explode across the country! Here’s how the Green Book changed history—and why you’ve probably never heard of it.

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35 minutes

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Olive Oil: Our Guide to Celebrating the Timeless Things

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Take a moment to go on a journey with us to savor a flavor you probably have sitting in your kitchen cupboard! Who knew that that perfect opportunity to explore a food tradition that is thousands of years old started with a drizzle of our favorite oil.

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10 minutes

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Creating Order Out of Chaos: Why Puzzles are Making a Comeback! 

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Why do people turn to jigsaw puzzles? Entertainment? Excitement? Quality time with loved ones? There’s a lot to love about these scattered pictures, but when we look back at their history, and the influence they are having right now, all the pieces fall into place!

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12 minutes

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Why Spices Are WAY More Than the Spice of Life!

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Ever wondered why some cultures embrace all the spice in the cabinet and others are, well, a little blander? There’s a fascinating bit of science behind the difference in our food preferences around the globe, and it goes way past making our food delicious! Ready to look at your spice cabinet with fresh eyes?

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14 minutes

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Hunting Down the World’s Most Brilliant Colors!

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Have you ever wondered where colors come from? Who collects them? And how did they end up in the world’s most famous paintings? We’re discovering the magical world of pigments and the lengths we will go to bring colors into our lives!

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15 minutes

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Did You Have a Good Morning? Thank a Goat!

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What do goats, frothed eggs, a hipster and you have in common? Well, around the world, there’s a thread that connects us all—and it all starts with one of the most widely preferred morning drinks of choice, coffee!

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16 minutes

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The Fascinating History Behind Some of Your Favorite Movies!

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What do giant stag beetles have to do with Wallace & Gromit, King Kong, or The Nightmare Before Christmas? The answer is a surprising trip down memory lane to the wonderful land of stop motion animation! Trust us, you’ll want to hear this wild tale!

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9 minutes

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The Largest, Most Viewed Paintings In the World That No One Knows About

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What’s your favorite old movie? Chances are there’s one character that connects all of our beloved old films. They are always there, we just never noticed. Any guesses who it is?

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6 minutes

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The Surprising Genius Behind Your To-Go Cup! 

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There’s a little piece of history sitting right on top of the to-go cup of coffee you grabbed today. The coffee cup lid may seem like a humble piece of human innovation, but it’s got a secret history!

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10 minutes

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The Peacock Chair: The Humble Beginnings of a Great Equalizer

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Could a chair be a symbol that connects us all? Well, from presidents to actors to even your own grandmother, for over a century, this chair has shown up time and time again in some of our most beloved images. But this piece of furniture has been more than just a beautiful place to rest—just take a look!

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7 minutes

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How the Joy of Cooking Connects Us Through the Generations

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Because of this cookbook, thousands of people have gathered together around the world. Now, this iconic book is having a revamp, from none other than the creator’s grandson! Here’s a story that will have you thinking about your own family traditions in a new light.

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13 minutes

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Celebrating the Quirky Signs of Change

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For the residents of San Francisco, one bird and an iconic sign sparked a new love for a little piece of their quirky history! Take a close look around you and you might start to notice the details that make your hometown special. 

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