Getting To Know Somerset: A Brief History

Getting To Know Somerset: A Brief History

Welcome to Somerset Place State Historic Site! Somerset Place was an antebellum plantation that started as a business venture between three businessmen who lived in Edenton, North Carolina: Josiah Collins I, Dr. Samuel Dickenson, and Nathaniel Allen. They formed the Lake Company in 1784, which was created solely to start a plantation in Tyrrell County, …

A One Minute History of Squadron 42

A One Minute History of Squadron 42

CHRIS ROBERTS: “You guys are going to have a *great* time when you get it in your hands Uh, the first episode uh… (AWKWARD PAUSE) Next year! Right, Erin? ERIN ROBERTS (ON SKYPE): That’s right! Next year! (AWKWARD CHUCKLING ABOUNDS.) BEN LESNICK (OFF CAMERA): No more dates! CHRIS ROBERTS: The end of uh, the end …

Red Bull: The Real Story Behind the Can

Red Bull: The Real Story Behind the Can

You’ve probably had that feeling when you’re tired, but you’ve got to stay awake, so you pop open an energy drink and boom, you’re hit by that familiar rush of energy. It’s this feeling that has given rise to an industry worth approximately 64.7 billion dollars as of 2015, and so this week’s Behind the …

Netflix: How a $40 Late Fee Revolutionized Television

Netflix: How a $40 Late Fee Revolutionized Television

The internet has completely changed the way we watch television. Gone are the days when the whole family would gather in the living room to enjoy the exact same program as everyone else. Technology has advanced to the point where we’ve dumped the old immovable boxes in favor of our phones and computers. In today’s …