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Do you like trivia and fun facts?
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Apr 19, 2018

This episode is actually one of the first topics I ever thought to talk about when I created the show. And I weirdly kept putting it off.

Whenever I tell someone what my podcast is about, I say something along the lines of it being a short history podcast about everyday things. And this particular topic has been the...


Apr 12, 2018

While not scientifically proven as a reason why communication and technology fails, there was plenty of evidence in this episode to prove otherwise, including having to record three times.

I'm your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Mercury Retrograde.

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Apr 5, 2018

I am pleased to have worked with Win from the podcast Ask Win for this episode and I’m going to let her introduce it.

When Win first talked to me about doing an episode in conjunction with Cerebral Palsy Awareness month, which was in March, many of the articles and stories I read were about people with Cerebral Palsy...


Apr 1, 2018

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Mar 22, 2018

If you follow The Story Behind on Instagram, you may have seen our weekend adventure with the family to the factory where today’s sugary-sweet topic is made. We looked at the old uniforms ladies used to wear to dispense the candy, which is funny because the candy already comes in a plastic dispenser to begin...