The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
About This Show
Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world? Do you like trivia and fun facts? Have you lost hours to Wikipedia rabbit holes?
The Story Behind is the show for you! Trivia nerd Emily Prokop explores the origins and cool stories that surround the things, people and places you may never have wondered about before.
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Most Recent Episode
1953-1954: Joseph Stalin through Rock Around the Clock (WDSTF Series, TSB054)
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If you’re hearing this episode around the time it comes out, it means I’m taking some time off after the birth of my son. I’ve recorded these ahead of time and most likely will not be available on social media for the next few weeks, but you’ll still get The Story Behind twice a week if you’re subscribed to the podcast. Consider this series to be like a substitute teacher. We won’t go as in-depth as in previous episodes, but we’ll briefly touch of a number of different topics in each episode. This series focuses on Billy Joel’s song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and the headline-making events and people he mentions. Some content may not be suitable for all listeners. I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind We Didn’t Start The Fire: 1953-1954. In this episode: Joseph Stalin Malenkov Nasser (and) Prokofiev Rockefeller Campanella Communist Bloc Roy Cohn Juan Peron Toscanini Dacron Dien Bien Phu falls "Rock Around the Clock" Follow The Story Behind: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website Check out #PodernFamily on Twitter to find other great indie podcasts like this one. If you enjoy podcasts about history, literature, archeology, and the arts, check out the hashtag #HumanitiesPodcasts on Twitter to find more podcasts like this one. Click here to support this podcast on Patreon.