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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 25, 2017

The Story Behind Lullabies Spotify Playlist

As you can imagine, much of my baby break was spent getting used to having a newborn in the house again and learning what he likes and dislikes. Turns out, my son is a fan of music, which should come to no surprise to those who know me and my semi-secret love of musicals or...


Feb 16, 2017

In 1994, a movie came along about a man of low intelligence who happens to hit a few lucky breaks, weaving himself in and out of the timeline of American history, and into the hearts of millions of movie-goers. That man was Forrest. Forrest Gump.

For the month of February, I’ll be focusing episode topics on historical...


Dec 26, 2016

When Australian comedic Band Axis of Awesome created a YouTube hit in 2011 with their song, “Four Chords,” many were amazed to realize just how many songs used the same chord progression. If you haven’t heard the song in it’s entirety, I encourage you to take a listen. 

LINK TO Axis of Awesome’s “4...


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...