TitleDate
Cotton SwabsAug 10, 2019 Listen
SunglassesMay 23, 2019 Listen
GlitterApr 18, 2019 Listen
MouthwashApr 09, 2019 Listen
Son of a Gun - Operation SwitcharooApr 02, 2019 Listen
MusesMar 21, 2019 Listen
Conversation HeartsFeb 14, 2019 Listen
The TrampolineFeb 07, 2019 Listen
Groundhog DayFeb 02, 2019 Listen
PantyhoseJan 17, 2019 Listen
Bottled WaterJan 10, 2019 Listen
Toilet PaperJan 03, 2019 Listen
Re-Release of The Story Behind Christmas Traditions (Part 1)Dec 27, 2018 Listen
Christmas Traditions (Part 2)Dec 13, 2018 Listen
TippingDec 06, 2018 Listen
BalloonsNov 29, 2018 Listen
Cranberry Sauce | From Controversy to Canned Creation (TSB132)Nov 22, 2018 Listen
Sick Sayings | Bless You, Frog In Your Throat, Sick as a Dog (TSB131)Nov 15, 2018 Listen
Boston Baked Beans | Traditional New England Fare (TSB130)Nov 08, 2018 Listen
'Africa' by Toto | Two-Year Anniversary Episode (TSB129)Nov 01, 2018 Listen
Play-Doh | From Wallpaper Cleaner to Teacher's Craft Supply (TSB128)Oct 25, 2018 Listen
The Printing Press | Gutenberg's Grand Idea and How It Left Him Poor (TSB127)Oct 11, 2018 Listen
The Story Behind Book Update #2Oct 11, 2018 Listen
Banned Books | A History of Putting Books on Blast (TSB126)Sep 27, 2018 Listen
Hairspray | School Photo Horror, Big Hair Throughout the Decades, and the Real Story that Inspired the Musical (TSB125)Sep 20, 2018 Listen
Matches | Alchemy, Phossy Jaw, and the Matchstick Girls Strike (TSB124)Sep 13, 2018 Listen
The Teddy Bear | Conflicting Stories, Theodore Roosevelt, Steiff Bears (TSB123)Sep 06, 2018 Listen
Roller Coasters | From Russian Ice Slides to Disneyland to the Psychology Behind Thrill Seekers (TSB122)Aug 30, 2018 Listen
S'mores | The (Awkward) History of Graham Crackers, The Medicinal Marshmallows, and All About Milton Hershey (TSB121)Aug 09, 2018 Listen
Roadside Attractions | A Road Trip with Josh Hallmark from Our Americana (TSB120)Aug 02, 2018 Listen
Headphones | From Telephone Operators to the U.S. Navy to Your Ears Today (TSB119)Jul 19, 2018 Listen
The Necktie | From Chinese Soldiers to European Dandies to Politicians (TSB118)Jul 12, 2018 Listen
The Stethoscope | Thoroughly Modest Medicine (TSB117)Jul 05, 2018 Listen
The Story Behind Book Update #1Jun 28, 2018 Listen
Hamburgers | More Than Meats the Eye (TSB116)Jun 14, 2018 Listen
Bingo | From the Italian Lottery to Popular Church Fundraising Game (TSB115)Jun 07, 2018 Listen
Pong | Bleep, Bloop! Table-Tennis for your Television! (TSB114)May 31, 2018 Listen
The Traffic Light | Stop Right Now, Thank You Very Much (TSB113)May 17, 2018 Listen
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen | Freddie Mercury, The Music Video, Wayne's World (TSB1112)May 10, 2018 Listen
Livestream for the Cure | Fundraising for Cancer Research with the Epic Film Guys (TSB111)May 03, 2018 Listen
Emily Prokop | Meet Your Host and Learn About the Show (TSB110)Apr 26, 2018 Listen
The Paperclip | Office Supply and Demand, Paperclip Trading, and Clippy (RIP) (TSB109)Apr 19, 2018 Listen
Mercury Retrograde | Damn it, Planet! (TSB108)Apr 12, 2018 Listen
The Paralympics | The Doctor Who Turned World War II Spinal Injury Patients Into Athletes (TSB107)Apr 05, 2018 Listen
April Fool's Day "Remastered" | The Quotes Are Intentional ;)Apr 01, 2018 Listen
PEZ | History, Candy Marketing, The PEZ Outlaw (TSB106)Mar 22, 2018 Listen
Pi(e) | Meetups, Meatpies, and Mathematics (TSB105)Mar 15, 2018 Listen
The Band-Aid | Adhesive Bandages, Marketing Highs and Lows, and the 1980s Supergroup (TSB104)Mar 01, 2018 Listen
Post-its | Persistence, Productivity, and Romy & Michele (TSB103)Feb 22, 2018 Listen
Sliced Bread | The Greatest Thing Since Betty White (TSB102)Feb 05, 2018 Listen
The Pink Slip | Enjoyment from Unemployment (TSB101)Jan 29, 2018 Listen
The Story Behind: The Musical! (TSB100)Nov 02, 2017 Listen
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups | A Combination of Epic Proportions (TSB099)Oct 30, 2017 Listen
Kit Kat | From Scholarly Clubs in the 1700s to a Not-So-Scholarly Lunch Hour of Taste-Testing in 2017 (TSB098)Oct 26, 2017 Listen
Baby Ruth | Layers of Origin Stories, Baseball Tie-Ins and "Ruthless" Marketing (TSB097)Oct 23, 2017 Listen
Lollipops | Differing Origin Stories, Salvador Dali, and Ear Worms (TSB096)Oct 19, 2017 Listen
Tissues | From Handkerchiefs to Kleenex (TSB095)Oct 16, 2017 Listen
Handcuffs | My Hands are Tied (TSB094)Oct 12, 2017 Listen
PromoOct 09, 2017 Listen
The Toothbrush | The Nacirema Weird Habit that Took a While To Catch On (TSB093)Oct 09, 2017 Listen
Las Vegas | Early Settlers, Quickie Divorces and Weddings, Casinos, and the Fabulous Sign (TSB092)Oct 05, 2017 Listen
Monster Trucks | Modifying Pick-Ups, Sports Entertainment, and Sunday x 3 (TSB091)Oct 02, 2017 Listen
Podcasts | Celebrate the Power of Podcasts Sept. 30 (TSB090)Sep 28, 2017 Listen
Procrastination | Historic Productivity, Famous Procrastinators, Carpe Diem Real Meaning (TSB089)Sep 25, 2017 Listen
Pockets | One Hand in My Pick-Pocket-Full of Sunshine (TSB088)Sep 21, 2017 Listen
Clowns | Send Them In, But Don't Expect Everyone to Laugh (TSB087)Sep 18, 2017 Listen
The Pumpkin Spice Latte | History of Pumpkins, Birth of the Latte, Starbucks Seasonal Favorite (TSB086)Sep 14, 2017 Listen
Clue: The Game | Clue Series: The Inventor, Changes to the Game, Different Versions, Strategies (TSB085)Sep 11, 2017 Listen
Clue: The Movie | Clue Series: Behind the Scenes, VHS Cult Classic, Alternate Casting (TSB084)Sep 07, 2017 Listen
The Knife | Clue Series: Early Beginnings, Galvarino, and Mrs. Peacock (TSB083)Sep 04, 2017 Listen
The Revolver | Clue Series: The Beatles, Samuel Colt, the Colt .45, and Professor Plum (TSB082)Aug 31, 2017 Listen
The Rope | Clue Series: Ancient Uses, Torture, and Mrs. White (TSB081)Aug 28, 2017 Listen
The Wrench | Clue Series: False Origins, Jack Johnson, and Colonel Mustard (TSB080)Aug 24, 2017 Listen
The Candlestick | Clue Series: Naughty Nursery Rhymes, Liberace, and Miss Scarlet (TSB079)Aug 21, 2017 Listen
The Lead Pipe | Clue Series: Waterways, Poisoning, and Mr. Green (TSB078)Aug 17, 2017 Listen
The Mustache | Facial Feature of Kings & Wrestlers (TSB077)Jul 13, 2017 Listen
Beards | Facial Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (TSB076)Jul 10, 2017 Listen
America's Bald Eagle | Lies from Sesame Street and The West Wing (TSB075)Jul 06, 2017 Listen
Uncle Sam | The Evolution of America's Mascot (TSB074)Jul 03, 2017 Listen
Surfer Lingo | Cowabunga, Dude! (TSB073)Jun 29, 2017 Listen
Surfing | History of the Sport, Gidget, California Sound (TSB072)Jun 26, 2017 Listen
Hypnosis | Everybody Trance Now! (TSB071)Jun 22, 2017 Listen
Subliminal Messages | Conspiracy Theories, Advertising, Paul is Dead (TSB070)Jun 19, 2017 Listen
Tattoos | Body Art That's Ink-redible (TSB069)Jun 15, 2017 Listen
Ear Piercing | A Hole Lot of History (TSB068)Jun 12, 2017 Listen
Bubble Gum | Pop-Notch Chewing Satisfaction (TSB067)Jun 08, 2017 Listen
Chewing Gum | Tree Sap Made Tasty (TSB066)Jun 05, 2017 Listen
Sporks | KFC Cutlery of Choice (TSB065)Jun 01, 2017 Listen
The T-Shirt | How Marlon Brando Made Underwear Outerwear (TSB064)May 29, 2017 Listen
Lullabies | The Art of Sleeping Like a Baby (TSB063)May 25, 2017 Listen
Fidget Spinners | The Stress-Relief Toy Fad Teachers Hate (TSB062)May 22, 2017 Listen
Thank You | Thank You Cards, Gratitude Journals, #Blessed (TSB061)May 18, 2017 Listen
We Didn't Start the Fire 1964-1989 Part 2: Wheel of Fortune through Rock and Roller Cola Wars (TSB060)May 15, 2017 Listen
We Didn't Start the Fire 1964-1989 Part 1: Birth Control through Russians in Afghanistan (TSB059)May 11, 2017 Listen
We Didn't Start the Fire 1961-1963: Hemingway through JFK Blown Away (TSB058)May 08, 2017 Listen
We Didn't Start the Fire 1959-1960: Buddy Holly through Belgians in the Congo (TSB057)May 04, 2017 Listen
We Didn't Start the Fire 1957-1958: Little Rock through Children of Thalidomide (TSB056)May 01, 2017 Listen
We Didn't Start the Fire 1955-1956: Einstein through Trouble in the Suez (TSB055)Apr 27, 2017 Listen
We Didn't Start the Fire 1953-1954: Joseph Stalin through Rock Around the Clock (TSB054)Apr 24, 2017 Listen
We Didn't Start the Fire 1951-1952: Rosenbergs through Santayana Goodbye (TSB053)Apr 20, 2017 Listen
We Didn't Start the Fire 1949-1950: Harry Truman through Marilyn Monroe (TSB052)Apr 17, 2017 Listen
We Didn't Start the Fire | Introduction (WDSTF Series, TSB051)Apr 13, 2017 Listen
The Stanley Cup | Lord Stanley, NHL Play-Offs, New York Rangers (TSB050)Apr 10, 2017 Listen
Mechanical Keyboards | From Typewriters to PC Gaming (TSB049)Apr 06, 2017 Listen
Voice Recognition | Basic Computers, Creepy '80s Dolls, Moviefone and More (TSB048)Apr 03, 2017 Listen
April Fool's Day | Special Mini-SodeApr 01, 2017 Listen
Wedding Luck & Superstitions | Wearing White, Bridesmaids, Rings, Rice, Cake and More (TSB047)Mar 30, 2017 Listen
Luck in the Home | Opening an Umbrella Indoors, Breaking a Mirror, Walking Under a Ladder, Horseshoes (TSB046)Mar 27, 2017 Listen
Lucky Food | Throwing Salt Over the Shoulder, Protective Garlic, the Incredible Egg (TSB045)Mar 23, 2017 Listen
Sports Superstitions & Curses | The Curses of the Bambino, Cubs and Indians; and Lucky Charms (TSB044)Mar 20, 2017 Listen
The Luck of the Irish | Four-Leaf Clovers, Irish Luck, Leprechauns (TSB043)Mar 16, 2017 Listen
Lucky Numbers | Numerology, Unlucky 13, Lucky 7 (TSB042)Mar 13, 2017 Listen
Lucky Animals | Rabbits (and Their Feet), Spiders, and Cats (TSB041)Mar 09, 2017 Listen
Theater Superstitions | Break a Leg, The Curse of Macbeth, Whistling Backstage (TSB040)Mar 06, 2017 Listen
Luck & Superstitions | An Overview of This Month's Theme (TSB039)Mar 02, 2017 Listen
Forrest Gump (With Nick from The Epic Film Guys) | Forrest Gump February (TSB038)Feb 27, 2017 Listen
Prosthetics | Forrest Gump February (TSB037)Feb 23, 2017 Listen
The Smiley Face | Forrest Gump February (TSB036)Feb 20, 2017 Listen
Imagine (by John Lennon) | Forrest Gump February (TSB035)Feb 16, 2017 Listen
Ping-Pong | Forrest Gump February (TSB034)Feb 13, 2017 Listen
Dr Pepper | Forrest Gump February (TSB033)Feb 09, 2017 Listen
The Stand in the Schoolhouse Door | Forrest Gump February (TSB032)Feb 06, 2017 Listen
Nathan Bedford Forrest | Forrest Gump February (TSB031)Feb 02, 2017 Listen