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A podcast from Emily Prokop

The Story Behind

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153 Episodes • Released Weekly

153 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from Emily Prokop

The Story Behind

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153 Episodes • Released Weekly

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The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.

Latest Episode

10 Aug 2019 • 8 mins

Cotton Swabs

Every time I use the subject of today’s episode, my husband is quick to point out how I shouldn’t. He loves to tell me about all the injuries this common household item causes, and as much as a lot of what I do depends on my hearing, I can’t help but continue to use it now and again. And I’m sure you do too. You’re listening to The Story Behind: The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary. I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Cotton Swabs. Let's get social! The Story Behind Discussion Group: TheStoryBehindPodcast.com/Facebook-GroupThe Story Behind Facebook Page: TheStoryBehindPodcast.com/Facebook-PageThe Story Behind on Instagram: TheStoryBehindPodcast.com/InstagramThe Story Behind on Twitter: TheStoryBehindPodcast.com/Twitter Support the Show — Become an Executive Producer $1 Patreon Executive Producers — Extra monthly episode and thank you on an upcoming episode of The Story Behind.$5 Patreon Executive Producers — Benefits of $1 Executive Producers + Access to the MUSE series as it unfolds.Click to Support: TheStoryBehindPodcast.com/Patreon The Story Behind is also a Book! Find it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FkbVU5Kindle Version: https://amzn.to/2CAn9Dj Sources About - A Q-Tips Cotton Swab History - Qtips.com The strange life of Q-tips, the most bizarre thing people buy - The Washington Post 1927 Q-Tips ad 15 Swab-Worthy Facts About Q-Tips - Mental Floss The Marketing of Q-Tips—A Brief History - Ear Audites Cotton Swabs Send 34 Kids to the ER Every Day - Live Science What a New Study on Cleaning Your Ears With Q-Tips Should Teach Every Entrepreneur - Inc.​Why It Feels So Damn Good to Stick a Q-Tip In Your Ear - Men’s Health Just How Bad Is My Q-Tip Habit? - Vice.com17 Genius Uses for Q-Tips You’ll Want to Use All the Time - Reader’s Digest 14 Ways You Never Thought to Use Q-Tips - BobVila.com