How The States Got Their Shapes

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Upcoming episodes

Sep 16th
300p

City vs. Country

In the battle between city and country, it looks like the city is coming out ahead in population, but is there something about the country that all the city slickers are missing? And how has the move from rural to urban changed the shapes of our states and cities?
Sep 16th
330p

Midwest vs. the Rest

It's the glue that holds our map together and feeds America, but the Midwest is more than just state fairs and flyover country.
Sep 16th
400p

Living On The Edge

What secrets are hiding in our map? What's behind the "blank spots" like Area 51? What possessed the citizens of Key West to throw down their margaritas and secede from Florida? And even in the heartland, there are those living on the edge -- in Kansas, old missile bunkers are now five bedroom dream homes. And what about the county in Georgia that was left off the state's quarter?**Please be advised that this program has Product Placement.**
Sep 23rd
300p

Vice vs. Virtue

Americans have a lot of vices and they don't just stay in Vegas. From drugs to gambling, the state you live in may shape how bad you can be.
Sep 23rd
330p

Is West Best?

Americans have been racing to tame the West since they first set foot on the continent, but now that the West has been won, what's next? Is the West still the best.
Sep 23rd
400p

Use It or Lose It

If you thought our borders were set in stone, you'd be wrong. Who stole a corner of Washington, DC? Is Ohio actually a state? And why isn't St. Louis our nation's capital? One thing's for sure -- our map could look very different. How did we create order out of so much chaos? With the vote.**Please be advised that this program has Product Placement.**
Sep 30th
300p

East vs. West

The squabble between east coast and west coast leaves the rest of the country stuck in the middle. It's a rivalry that has made its way into our popular culture, but is there any common ground in this continental tug of war?
Sep 30th
330p

Rebels & Outlaws

We may be a law-abiding nation but we also admire the outlaw, and the clash between rebels and the rules has shaped our states. Which states like to make their own rules, and which do the heat have on lockdown?
Sep 30th
400p

Church and States

Ever since the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower, what we believe and how we believe has shaped the American map. Could Utah have been bigger than Texas? How did religion shatter New England into such odd little shapes? And did the Civil War actually begin... in Kansas?**Please be advised that this program has Product Placement.**
Oct 7th
300p

Mess with Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas. It's the only state that acts like a country, but has it grown too big for its britches? We'll mess with Texas to settle this ten-gallon rivalry.