The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
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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 internet 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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The Necktie | From Chinese Soldiers to European Dandies to Politicians (TSB118)
7 days ago
One of my favorite things about doing this podcast is looking at things in everyday life and wondering if they still have the same purpose they did when they were invented. This week’s subject is a bit ambiguous. It’s most notably known for bringing a pop of color and whimsy to an otherwise drab suit, but aside from that, it’s more seen as form over function. Yet it’s so ubiquitous and has been around for hundreds of years, showing no signs of going out of fashion, despite many men counting down the minutes until they can loosen theirs every day. I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind the Necktie. Find out more about The Story Behind Book! Check out Emily’s other podcast, Hate to Weight! Join The Story Behind Discussion Group on Facebook! Follow The Story Behind (@StoryBehindPod): Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website This episode was brought to you by The Story Behind Executive Producers who support the show through the Patreon Page at patreon.com/thestorybehind: Barry G, Bandrew Scott, Jarrod Dunham, Linguist Sam, Epic Film Guy Nick, Ryle Davis Jr., Dave Jackson, Sunshine & PowerCuts, Everyone Has a Podcast, Adam Higgins, The Beardcaster, Elikqitie, Jim Collison, North Omaha History Podcast, Dan Brenic, Two Peas on a Podcast, Jason Bryant, History Goes Bump, The One Word Go Show, and Stargate Pioneer. If you’re interested in freshening up your own show or starting a podcast, visit EPodcastProductions.com and use the promo code STORYBEHIND for $25 off a Strategy Session. Hope to talk to you soon! Click here to support this podcast on Patreon. Proud supporter of #PodernFamily, #HumanitiesPodcasts & #LadyPodSquad on Twitter. Media: Music for Makers Sources: A Twisted History of Neckties - The Washington Post The Evolution of the Necktie - Tie-a-tie.net The Origins of the Neck Tie - Today I Found Out A Point of View: The language of ties - BBC The Finest Neckties - Forbes Beau Brummell and the Birth of Regency Fashion - The Jane Austen Centre The Male Necktie - Hack Writers The Art of Tying the Cravat - Jane Austen’s World Un-American? Obama’s Ties Of A Different Stripe - Granite Grok Red vs. Blue: Why Necktie Colors Matter - Live Science "Power Ties" Are Actually Powerless - Psychology Today The Long, Red History of the Power Tie - Racked What the Color of Your Tie Says About You - BBCRead more »