Into It

Series produced by Andrew Bales

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Exploring the overlooked pieces of history and culture.

Past segments have covered the rise of relaxation beverages, the strange lionfish rodeos of the Atlantic coast, the forgotten origins of the barber pole, the emerging animation form known as Cinemagraphs, and even the art of the butter sculpture.


28 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Europe has popularized a new, much smaller rendition of equestrian show jumping.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 03, 2012
  • Length: 01:52
  • Purchases: 2
From: Andrew Bales
Series: Into It
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Tremolo, one of music's most basic effects, has an incomplete history. What we do know links centuries of composition.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 03, 2012
  • Length: 01:53
  • Purchases: 1
From: Andrew Bales
Series: Into It
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The rise of exotica, a mysterious musical genre of the '50s and '60s.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 03, 2012
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
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The pair of crawler-transporters at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida have been delivering shuttles to their launch pad since the Apollo missions...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 15, 2012
  • Length: 01:47
  • Purchases: 1
From: Andrew Bales
Series: Into It
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The surging population of non-native lionfish off the atlantic coast has brought about new recipes, rivalries, and even rodeos.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 11, 2012
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Auto-Tune has become an overwhelmingly familiar effect across nearly every genre.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 11, 2012
  • Length: 01:46
  • Purchases: 1
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The surprising history of a true cultural icon: the barber pole.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 11, 2012
  • Length: 01:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Exploring the secrets of these ancient flooded caves from Australia to Egypt to Belize.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 11, 2012
  • Length: 01:50
  • Purchases: 1
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From a lumbering, oar-propelled apparatus to an advanced nuclear-powered machine, the submarine has evolved since the early 1600s.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 11, 2012
  • Length: 01:52
  • Purchases: 1
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From record players and tape decks to digital images, noise is a constant in our lives. But our ears have a unique relationship with colorful noise.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 28, 2012
  • Length: 01:50
  • Purchases: 2
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Since their rise with the release of the 1978 game Space Invaders, video arcades have evolved alongside home gaming systems.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 09, 2012
  • Length: 01:49
  • Purchases: 3
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The violent pastime known as bull baiting entertained the wealthy and poor alike and shaped the breed we now know as the bulldog.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:48
  • Purchases: 1
From: Andrew Bales
Series: Into It
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From Victorian parlors to Starbucks, pigments have defined and connected societies.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 01:51
  • Purchases: 1
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The strange evolution of the iconic Pop-Tart.

Bought by WMMT and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 01:51
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Into It, Andrew Bales explores space dives, an extreme jump that tests the limits of technology and the wills of dare devils.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:44
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Into It, Andrew Bales takes a look at a lesser known insect with an unusual talent.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:41
  • Purchases: 1
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The rise and fall of Henry Ford's Fordlandia, a rubber plantation and American colony in the Amazon.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 14, 2013
  • Length: 01:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Today's privacy concerns with cell phones seem trivial when we look back at the world of open telephone wires.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Time zones reflect a history of our changing politics, commerce, and technology.

Bought by Listenwise and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 01:53
  • Purchases: 2
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Rubber Duckies aren't just an old fashioned bathtub toy.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 01:54
  • Purchases: 1