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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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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...


Forrest Gump February Series (2017)

Feb 27, 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 2017, I focused episode topics on historical and...