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Jun 12, 2017

I love picking topics for this podcast that are normally not questioned on an everyday basis. In fact, many topics I pick stem from me being able to slow down for a few seconds and question, “Hey, where does this come from?” or “Why do we do this?”

Most topics are pretty easy to research, but I was surprised this particular topic of why we do something was a little harder, most likely because humans have been doing it for so long, no one really questions why or the origin stories behind it.

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

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History of Ear Piercing - Painful Pleasures

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