How the American Dream Got Canned

A three-part series from The Experiment about food, work, and family, told through the history of the canned meat.

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Episode 1

Uncle SPAM

During World War II, the American dream was exported across the world, one can at a time.

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Episode 2

Cram Your SPAM

How SPAM built a town—and tore it apart

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Episode 3

El Sueño de SPAM

Thirty years after the Hormel strike, a mysterious disease spreads among SPAMtown’s new workforce.

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