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History through the eyes of the potato - Leo Bear-McGuinness

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Baked or fried, boiled or roasted, as chips or fries; at some point in your life you’ve probably eaten a potato. But potatoes have played a much more significant role in our history than just that of the dietary staple we have come to know and love today. Leo Bear-McGuinness shares how without the potato, our modern civilization might not exist at all.

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  • Educator Leo Bear-McGuinness
  • Script Editor Amy Adkins
  • Director Jonathan Trueblood
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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