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Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi

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Comedian and pop culture fanatic Aasif Mandvi gets up close and personal with the most iconic artifacts at the National Museum of American History. Join Aasif and his guests as they explore how vintage clothing, ratty furniture, and mismatched shoes ...Show More

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Prepare yourself to get Lost at the Smithsonian, with Aasif Mandvi, as he explores the little-known stories behind iconic pop culture artifacts at the National Museum of American History. Coming September 26th, 2019.
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