‘The History of Home’

(Above: Highclere Castle in ‘The History of Home.’ Photo credit: Roller Coaster Road Productions)

Chances are you’ve been spending more time at home during the past few months, so a documentary series about how you got there (no, not the pandemic) might be welcomed about now!

The History of Home, a three-part doc debuting today on subscription streamer CuriosityStream, travels to 35 homes in 10 countries across four continents “to discover the surprising histories and mysteries behind every room in the house.”

Nick Offerman, The History of Home

Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) narrates the series, whose locales include the UK’s Highclere Castle — home to Downton Abbey – and the Faroe Islands’ Kirkjubøargarður, also known as King’s Farm, one of the oldest still-inhabited wooden houses in the world. 

“I love our human capacity for building clever spots in which to cook our meat and make sweet love to our spouses,” said Offerman. On that note, kitchens are covered in episode two, “The Hall, The Kitchen, The Dining Room, The Living Room,” and bedrooms in episode three, The Second Story – Private Life.” (Episode one is titled ““The Foundations of Home – Structure and Shelter.”)

CuriosityStream costs $2.99 monthly or $19.99 annually, both with seven-day free trials. 4K reception costs more — $9.99 monthly or $69.99 annually.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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