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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 11, 2018

If you’re listening to this episode when it comes out, you may know that The Story Behind book will be released on Monday, October 15th. In the spirit of that, I’ll be doing a few episodes revolving around books. This topic seemed almost too easy to cover, since the invention was something I think we all remember learning about in grammar school.

But, as per usual with this podcast and the book, whenever I dig a little deeper, I always find out new information that wasn’t in my history books. While those books were most likely printed using modern-day printers, there wouldn’t even have been widespread use of books without today’s topic in the first place.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind the Printing Press.

I’ll be releasing a separate episode with a book update, plus a sneak peek into the book’s acknowledgments because I really want to thank everyone, not just in the book, but also in the podcast, so check your podcast app and the show notes for that link.