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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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Apr 1, 2017

If you’re a podcaster or an aspiring podcaster, I can’t recommend Libsyn enough for hosting. And when Elsie Escobar, from Libsyn’s The Feed and She Podcasts, reached out and suggested I do an episode on this topic, of course I jumped at the chance. Plus, her question piqued my own curiosity in the quasi-holiday we celebrate today.

Because I’m releasing this episode separate from my regular episode schedule, this is a reminder to subscribe to The Story Behind on your favorite podcast app so when I do release special episodes, you’ll be sure to get them as soon as they come out.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind April Fool’s Day.

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Media:

Music for Makers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU

Sources:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/april-fools-tradition-popularized

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Hilaria

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/aprilfools/origins.asp

http://hoaxes.org/aprilfool/