We Didn't Start the Fire 1953-1954: Joseph Stalin through Rock Around the Clock (TSB054)
Published April 24, 2017
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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"

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