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Do you like trivia and fun facts?
Have you lost hours to Wikipedia rabbit holes?
Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world?

The Story Behind is the show for you!

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Oct 31, 2016

If you were a child growing up in the U.S., you likely remember the feeling of waking up with a sugar hangover on November 1st, after walking all night to fill up your bucket with Halloween candy and eating too many, only to have a sugar rush that night, followed by a major crash. The last thing you’ll want to do that...


Oct 31, 2016

Dry ice. The name, itself, seems like an oxymoron. Ice is made of water, and for the most part, there should be a wet mess left behind when it melts, right? Maybe you saw it for the first time in middle school in a science class -- depending on your age, maybe you were even allowed to handle it. I doubt nowadays, with...


Oct 19, 2016

This is the first episode of The Story Behind ..., a podcast exploring extraordinary history behind ordinary things. I'm your host, Emily Prokop, the former host of the Classy Little Podcast.

This Story Behind ... is similar in many ways to the Classy Little Podcast, but I skip the wine and cheese and focus on...


About/Contact

Oct 17, 2016

About the host

Emily Prokop is a puzzle editor by day, which suits her well, since she has always loved trivia, fun facts and useless knowledge. In 2015, she and her friend James decided to use their penchant for collecting trivia by hosting the Classy Little Podcast. When that show ended a year later, the trivia...


Extras

Oct 17, 2016

The Story Behind Spotify Playlist

A playlist of some of the songs and/or artists mentioned in The Story Behind, you know, just in case you wanted a playlist that included both the Star Trek theme song (The Story Behind the Theremin) and Judas Priest (The Story Behind We Didn't Start the Fire: 1964-1989, Part 2).

 

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