Trainer | The Secret Genius of Modern Life

Hannah Fry visits eBay's authentication centre, where they are waging war against fake high-value trainers. She discovers how American breakfast waffles transformed our trainer soles and how an 18th-century tea set led to the use of celebrity endorsement.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 59'06''
  • Broadcast year: 2022
Curriculum Connection
  • Physics

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: The Secret Genius of Modern Life
  • Series: 1
  • Episode: Trainer