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Mar 1, 2018

For those who don’t know, I am incredibly accident-prone. I’ve never had any sort of grace. In fact, it’s a miracle I’ve never broken any bones. But one thing I do end up with are a lot of cuts and scrapes, and we end up keeping quite a large supply of the topic of today’s episode in the house at all times

From the ubiquitous First-Aid kit staple, to an 80s supergroup, to Penny Lane and her friends in the movie "Almost Famous," the episode is a little all over the place, but don’t worry, I’ll try to “stick” to the topic as much as possible.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind the Band-Aid.

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Music for Makers

Band-Aid Commercial

Band Aid: The Song That Rocked The World

Almost Famous


A History of BAND-AID® Brand Innovation -

Congratulations, Earle Dickson, Inventor of the BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage! - Kilmer House

Band-Aid - MoMA Learning

Without The Boy Scouts, Band-aids Might Not Have Stuck Around - Scouting Magazine

Get Stuck on Band-Aid History - Smithsonian Mag

The Story of the Black Band-Aid - The Atlantic

The History of the Band-Aid -

The Making of Band Aid: Secrets and Stories From the Star-Studded Session - Rolling Stone

Music, Tax & The Prime Minister: How Live Aid Changed The UK And The World -