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ANNOUNCEMENT! The Story Behind has been nominated for the 2019 Discover Pods Awards in the History category! It would be the world to me if you'd take a moment and vote! CLICK HERE

 

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The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.

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Jun 29, 2017

Sometimes I’ll be researching an episode and get the idea for another episode from whatever Google rabbit hole I find myself in. That’s how this episode came about -- while I was researching The Story Behind Surfing.

I got into the topic of words and phrases popularized because of surf culture. And also, because my...


Jun 26, 2017

It’s officially summer, if you’re listening to this episode around the time it comes out in June of 2017. Let’s get away from the deep subjects like we had last week with The Story Behind Hypnotism and The Story Behind Subliminal Messages and do a lighter topic. Maybe something you can listen to while laying in...


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,...