Origin of Everything

How Your Rubber Ducky Explains Colonialism

Season 1 Episode 10 | 6m 49s Video has closed captioning.

Rubber is an extremely important part of modern living, from tires to clothes to building materials to adhesives. And though we don’t often think of it in the same league as oil or cotton, industrialization drove the demand for rubber which drove into intense competition between world powers hell bent on imperial expansion. How did it happen? Watch the episode to find out.

Aired: 12/05/17

Rating: NR

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