The Story Behind

The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary Objects

by Emily Prokop

Description
Surprising history of ordinary thingsLearn the fascinating history and trivia you never knew about things we use daily from the host of The Story Behind podcast.Everyday objects and major events in history: Every single thing that surrounds us has a story behind it. Many of us learn the history of humans and the major inventions that shaped our world. But what you may not have learned is the history of objects we surround ourselves with every day. You might not even know how the major events in history (World Wars, ancient civilizations, revolutions, etc.) influenced the inventions of things we use today.The history and science behind the ordinary: From the creator of The Story Behind podcast comes this revelatory new book. The Story Behind will give insight into everyday objects we don’t think much about when we use them. Topics covered in the podcast will be examined in more detail along with many new fascinating topics. Learn how lollipops got started in Ancient Egypt, how podcasts were invented, and why Comic Sans was created. Learn the torture device origins of certain exercise equipment and the espionage beginnings of certain musical instruments. Ordinary things from science to art, food to sports, customs to fashion, and more are explored.Readers will:Understand the wonders behind everyday objectsLearn truly obscure history and fun facts that will change the way they see the worldLearn how major historic events still affect us today through seemingly mundane thingsBecome formidable trivia mastersDiscover the fascinating story behind everything!
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Endorsements

Based off an already-popular podcast, The Stpry Behind, which is #1 on Itunes and gets over 150 downloads per episode. Chapters are small, easily digestible, and independent of one another. It’s a good book for coffee tables, bathrooms, coffee shops, and waiting rooms. Appeals to the millennial crowd who like pop information and history. Both the podcast and uthor has a growing following on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Author Emily is networked in with other podcasters who have already had her on their shows or can book her on their shows to promote the book. Podcaster and author Emily is also one of the top puzzle editors and creators!

Reviews

Based off an already-popular podcast, The Stpry Behind, which is #1 on Itunes and gets over 150 downloads per episode. Chapters are small, easily digestible, and independent of one another. It’s a good book for coffee tables, bathrooms, coffee shops, and waiting rooms. Appeals to the millennial crowd who like pop information and history. Both the podcast and uthor has a growing following on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Author Emily is networked in with other podcasters who have already had her on their shows or can book her on their shows to promote the book. Podcaster and author Emily is also one of the top puzzle editors and creators!

Author Biography

Emily Peck Prokop received her B.S. in Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University, and is currently a podcast producer and editor. When she discovered podcasting as a hobby, she finally found an outlet for the random information she collected that she loved to randomly bring up in conversations. While she never considered herself a history buff, she found it was easier to remember when put into the context of fascinating stories related to things that came about in today’s world. She’s been featured in numerous podcasts and enjoys getting behind the mic whenever she can. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two kids, and two cats -- all of whom get tired of hearing her start sentences with “I learned on a podcast …”

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: October 2018
  • English
  • 9781633538283 / 1633538281
  • Primary Price: 18.99 USD
  • Mango Media / Mango
  • Publish State: Published
  • Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 inches
  • Biblio Notes: Manifestation of ISBN-13 9781633538283
  • Reference Code: 9781633538283