In every episode of HOW THE STATES GOT THEIR SHAPES, former Daily Show correspondent Brian Unger hits the road, makes irreverent observations about how we think, speak and act, and discovers their surprising connections to geography. With its crooked lines and odd breaks, the outline of America is a puzzle to be solved. Brian will show that the same forces that once shaped the map still influence us today - whether by way of taxes, transportation, religion or real estate. "How the States Got Their Shapes" is a provocative hook. It's the quirky starting point and the historical end point for a surprising journey. It's not a history of the states, it's a history through the states.