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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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May 22, 2017

Did you ever wonder about that teacher’s magical drawer that contained all the awesome toys confiscated throughout the year? Like that scene in “A Christmas Story” when the teacher opens her desk drawer to put in the kids’ wax teeth, and when the camera pans to the inside, there seems to be a bottomless treasure...


We Didn't Start the Fire Series

May 19, 2017

This 10-part series I put out while on maternity leave from April-May 2017 features snapshots of history, as told through the lyrics to Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," beginning with an introduction to the song, itself.

We Didn't Start the Fire | Introduction (WDSTF Series, TSB051)

1949-1950: Harry Truman...


May 18, 2017

During my five week baby break, I received so many wonderful Tweets, Facebook and notifications, Instagram likes and various messages congratulating me on the birth of my son. I wanted to convey how much our family appreciated those messages, not to mention part of my baby break was spent filling out cards to...


May 15, 2017

If you’re hearing this episode around the time it comes out, it means I’m taking some time off after the birth of my son. I’ve recorded these ahead of time and most likely will not be available on social media for the next few weeks, but you’ll still get The Story Behind twice a week if you’re subscribed to...


May 11, 2017

If you’re hearing this episode around the time it comes out, it means I’m taking some time off after the birth of my son. I’ve recorded these ahead of time and most likely will not be available on social media for the next few weeks, but you’ll still get The Story Behind twice a week if you’re subscribed to...