The Why Factor


The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions


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Title: Why aren’t more women in computer science?

Why Do We Love the Bicycle?

October 30th, 2015

The bicycle - and cycling - started out as somewhat of a faddish leisure pursuit, largely the preserve of middle-aged and wealthy men. Yet it quickly… Go to Episode

Why Does Everyone Wear Trainers?

October 23rd, 2015

Sneaker, trainer call them what you will. How did this product of the industrial revolution and a rising middle class become a global fashion item worth… Go to Episode

Why Do we Support Sports Clubs?

October 16th, 2015

Every week, hundreds of millions of people around the world surrender their emotions; leave them - for a while - in the hands of strangers. They might… Go to Episode

Why Have Women Taken To Wellness?

October 22nd, 2018

Women are increasingly seeking out ways to look after their minds, bodies and emotions. Nutrition and lifestyle changes - from meditating to drinking… Go to Episode