The Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Shopping Malls

Alvin Ward

Remember shopping malls? John Green and his Scatterbrained co-hosts do—and that's exactly where they're headed in this episode of Scatterbrained.

Follow along with them as they introduce you to Victor Gruen, the man who invented the modern shopping mall, then head back to ancient Greece to trace the history of the mall. You'll also hear some behind-the-scenes secrets about what it's like to be a mall Santa, and learn everything you ever wanted to know—and then some—about the world's most famous department stores. Of course, no trip to the mall would be complete without the arduous task of finding a parking spot; they've got some life hacks for dealing with that, too (unless you want your mom to drive you). We can practically smell the Auntie Anne's pretzels!

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