WHERE TO WATCH
How Backyard Grilling Conquered America
May 19, 2020
Backyard grilling is an American institution. But have you ever wondered where it came from? You might be surprised to learn that the history of your weekend barbecue twists and turns back through the earliest years of America’s past.
Cheddar Explores How Communities Can Come Together to End Racism
May 26, 2020
How America's National Parks Became Critically Crowded With Tourists
Visitation to National Park Service sites has seen a boom in recent years. For five years in a row, the park service has tallied over 300 million visitors per year. It’s an unprecedented spike, and the reason why this is happening now goes deeper than social media alone. While the threat of COVID-19 will likely change those numbers this year, the park service is still figuring out how to regain the balance between preservation and visitation. Cheddar explains the history of crowding in America’s national parks, and the impacts we are seeing from that today.
May 21, 2020
How Pandemics Like Coronavirus Have Shaped Our Homes
Our home design has changed drastically over the past 150 years. Once commonplace items like claw-footed tubs and standing armoires have fallen out of favor. Of course, technologies and consumer preferences have played a major role. But what might surprise you is the strong hand pandemics have had in the evolution of our homes. So let’s take a look at what’s changed in the past and what might change in a post covid-19 world.
May 14, 2020
The Real Reason Soap Operas Look So Different
If you compare a daytime Soap Opera with a primetime television show you'll likely notice that Soaps just look different. This look has been described as dreamlike, hyper-realistic, or soft. So what's the difference and why? Well it can be traced back to a money saving technique from the 1960s that's still being used today. Cheddar Explains.