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Do you like trivia and fun facts?
Have you lost hours to internet rabbit holes?
Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world?

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May 17, 2018

As many of you know, The Story Behind is being turned into a book, which means I’m in the process right now of doing probably one of my favorite parts of making the podcast, which is doing a ton of research in preparation.

This week’s episode will be one of the chapters in the book, but the information and the...

Oct 12, 2017

From crime dramas to magic acts to "50 Shades of Grey," today’s topic is known around the world, although there are restrictions in place depending on the country about how a person is displayed with them. France, for example, prohibits the media from showing pictures of people with them until they’ve been...

Jun 1, 2017

Whoever came up with the idea to attach an eraser to a pencil was a genius, when you think about it. Before that, they were two separate objects, but you usually didn’t want to have one without the other. Sometimes combinations like this work out perfectly, like when makeup companies began adding sunscreen...