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Oct 19, 2017

From Egyptians eating honey on sticks to today’s modern-day confections, this subject of this episode is kicking off a series that will hopefully lead us into Halloween with a sweet twist.

Just to warn you, there are some ear worms in this episode, so take my advice and if you happen to get a song stuck in your head, as I have since researching it, sing a Queen song. That always helps me.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Lollipops.

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Music for Makers

VIDEO: Shirley Temple - On The Good Ship Lollipop

VIDEO: Lollipop - The Chordettes

VIDEO: Tootsie Pop Commercial


The History of Lollipop Candy -

History of Lollipops -

New Haven Gives the Lollipop its Name – Today in History: October 13 -

10 fabulous facts about lollipops on National Lollipop Day -

The Origins of Lollipops -

A Brief History of the “Lollipop.” -

Read about the history and origins of the lollipop -

Legend of the Shooting Star -

Indian on the Tootsie Roll Wrapper -

Salvador Dalí Designed the Chupa Chups Logo - Mental Floss