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Surprising stories about how the biggest, household name brands affect our lives and culture — for better or worse. Host Charlie Herman finds... more

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For the last episode of our show, you told us stories about a first love, fitting in, family trips, and... more

09 Dec 2020 · 29 minutes
Kellogg v. Kellogg

John Harvey Kellogg was a famous American physician. His brother Will was an ingenious businessman. Together, they invented flaked cereal... more

02 Dec 2020 · 40 minutes
The Levi's That Came In From the Cold

At the start of the Cold War, Levi’s jeans represented everything communist governments were trying to stamp out. But Levi’s... more

18 Nov 2020 · 32 minutes
The Pepski Generation

In 1990, PepsiCo made a deal with the Soviet Union for submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer. It... more

11 Nov 2020 · 40 minutes
The House That Sears Built

A few months ago, a listener in our Facebook group suggested we look into Sears mail-order homes for a potential... more

04 Nov 2020 · 24 minutes
Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba

Since its founding nearly 160 years ago in Cuba, one family has run Bacardi. They fought for Cuba’s freedom, fostered... more

28 Oct 2020 · 35 minutes
Pan Am in Vietnam

During the Vietnam War, Pan Am flew troops in and out of an active war zone on rest and recuperation... more

21 Oct 2020 · 35 minutes
Trailer: The Final Season

On October 21, we’re back for a final season. With episodes that take us behind the Iron Curtain, 35,000 feet... more

14 Oct 2020 · 1 minute
Send us your "Product Misplacement" stories!

We’re working on a special episode for next season and want to hear about how a household name brand played... more

09 Sep 2020 · 6 minutes
The Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement

When two employees at Polaroid discovered their company’s technology was being used by the South African government to help enforce... more

12 Aug 2020 · 37 minutes
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