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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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Oct 2, 2017

Anyone who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s in America probably remember the commercials during Saturday morning cartoons showing the subject of today’s episode. These giant beast machines were jumping over buses, crushing cars, and coming to a coliseum near you. Even if you’ve never been to a show, the iconic voice behind day of the week many events took place is sure to dig up some memories.


Well, actually, this episode is set to release on a Monday


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

The role of the Monster Truck announcer was played by Mat from The One Word, Go! Show, who is also one of The Story Behind Executive Producers.

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Music for Makers


Bob Chandler -

Evolution of Monster Jam Press Kit -

The History of Monster Trucks - The Newswheel

History of Grave Digger -

VIDEO: The Youngest Female Monster Truck Driver Builds Her Own Rides

'We Crush The Cars': Inside The Monster Truck Arena - NPR

Interesting Facts about Monster Trucks - SCSGearbox

Monster Truck Mamas - Slate

Meet the 19-Year-Old Student Who Builds Monster Trucks - Mental Floss

Keeping Up with the Country’s Youngest Female Monster-Truck Driver - The New Yorker

A Final Farewell To 'Mr. Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!' - NPR

Jan Gabriel, 1941-2010: No More Sundays - Jalopnik