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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

 

*UPDATE* Thank you to everyone who voted for The Story Behind for the 2019 Webby Awards! It was an absolute honor to be nominated. ♥

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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Feb 7, 2019

One of my favorite things to learn about when researching episodes is how people marketed inventions that had never been on the market before. In The Story Behind Post-its, we talked about how 3M’s style of marketing was to show what the product could do, rather than just showing the product. In The Story Behind Dr...


Aug 30, 2018

For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer is pretty much reaching the end. And, as a parent, I’m pretty happy about that because it means my daughter is back in school.

But before we start talking about Pumpkin Spice-everything and the holiday season, here’s one last hurrah. And, for many like me, no summer is...