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.


29 Pieces

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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
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A look at the odd trend of "doomsday" music that took over the pop charts leading up to the Mayan end date.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:19
  • Purchases: 1
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The Island of California appeared on maps for over a century.

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2013
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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A speck of land in the South Atlantic, Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island in the world.

Bought by WXDU and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 21, 2013
  • Length: 01:49
  • Purchases: 2
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When horses need social time they turn to everything from farm animals to spider monkeys.

  • Added: May 21, 2013
  • Length: 01:47
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Digital music is the furthest we’ve come from running needles through intricate grooves, but record orders keep coming in.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 21, 2013
  • Length: 02:22
  • Purchases: 1
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Roller coasters are the workhorse of the modern theme park, but their rise to popularity has been long and strange.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 10, 2013
  • Length: 01:43
  • Purchases: 1
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A lot has changed for the Olympics over the last century, including the focus on an entire discipline.

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2013
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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In the relaxation drink market, companies aren’t waging the usual battle over a single word like “energy”; instead they’re picking their drugs of c...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 04:57