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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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Jun 22, 2017

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If you are driving, did you notice the last exit you passed? Or do you remember where you were on the road five minutes ago? If you answered no to those questions, you’re already familiar with this episode’s topic.

(Also, what are you doing reading show notes while...


Jun 19, 2017

There’s a lot we may never get the full Story Behind. In fact, this topic is probably far from being explored to its full potential, especially within a short podcast episode. But that didn’t stop me -- and my ADD -- from becoming intrigued by its origins, how it works and how it’s used every day without us...


Jun 15, 2017

Psychologists have studied the importance of symbols and found people, whether conscious of it or not, are drawn to symbols of immortality like the Egyptian ankh, or hearts, crosses and flags. History has uncovered jewelry and decorations with these symbols on it dating hundreds of years back and, in this episode,...


Jun 12, 2017

I love picking topics for this podcast that are normally not questioned on an everyday basis. In fact, many topics I pick stem from me being able to slow down for a few seconds and question, “Hey, where does this come from?” or “Why do we do this?”

Most topics are pretty easy to research, but I was surprised...


Jun 8, 2017

Many people can probably relate to eating too much of something at one time, and then never wanting it again, right? Well, for me, that thing is bubble gum. I was in a show years ago in which the director wanted my character to chew bubble gum and be able to blow a bubble on demand. So, for the two months of rehearsal,...