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The Story Behind

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.

Tracks

Cotton Swabs 08:18 08/10/2019
Sunglasses 11:41 05/23/2019
Glitter 06:50 04/18/2019
Mouthwash 09:49 04/09/2019
Son of a Gun - Operation Switcharoo 24:19 04/02/2019
Conversation Hearts 08:27 02/14/2019
The Trampoline 08:19 02/07/2019
Groundhog Day 08:56 02/02/2019
Pantyhose 08:31 01/17/2019
Bottled Water 15:18 01/10/2019
Toilet Paper 07:59 01/03/2019
Re-Release of The Story Behind Christmas Traditions (Part 1) 08:19 12/27/2018
Christmas Traditions (Part 2) 11:47 12/13/2018
Tipping 09:10 12/06/2018
Balloons 09:49 11/29/2018
Cranberry Sauce | From Controversy to Canned Creation (TSB132) 10:33 11/22/2018
Sick Sayings | Bless You, Frog In Your Throat, Sick as a Dog (TSB131) 07:31 11/15/2018
Boston Baked Beans | Traditional New England Fare (TSB130) 08:24 11/08/2018
'Africa' by Toto | Two-Year Anniversary Episode (TSB129) 11:39 11/01/2018
Play-Doh | From Wallpaper Cleaner to Teacher's Craft Supply (TSB128) 08:50 10/25/2018
The Story Behind Book Update #2 06:04 10/11/2018
The Printing Press | Gutenberg's Grand Idea and How It Left Him Poor (TSB127) 11:01 10/11/2018
Banned Books | A History of Putting Books on Blast (TSB126) 12:37 09/27/2018
Hairspray | School Photo Horror, Big Hair Throughout the Decades, and the Real Story that Inspired the Musical (TSB125) 11:04 09/20/2018
Matches | Alchemy, Phossy Jaw, and the Matchstick Girls Strike (TSB124) 10:45 09/13/2018
The Teddy Bear | Conflicting Stories, Theodore Roosevelt, Steiff Bears (TSB123) 09:22 09/06/2018
Roller Coasters | From Russian Ice Slides to Disneyland to the Psychology Behind Thrill Seekers (TSB122) 12:14 08/30/2018
S'mores | The (Awkward) History of Graham Crackers, The Medicinal Marshmallows, and All About Milton Hershey (TSB121) 10:52 08/09/2018
Roadside Attractions | A Road Trip with Josh Hallmark from Our Americana (TSB120) 12:32 08/02/2018
Headphones | From Telephone Operators to the U.S. Navy to Your Ears Today (TSB119) 08:54 07/19/2018