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BackStory with the American History Guys: Special Programming

Series produced by BackStory with the American History Guys

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A collection of one-hour BackStory specials for use in station holiday programming.

BackStory is a weekly one-hour public radio show that provides a national broadcast audience with an enjoyable and accessible way of engaging challenging themes in American history and how they connect with today.

Curious about BackStory with the American History Guys? Please visit our station landing page for upcoming episodes, promotional photos, and other information, or visit our home page on PRX.


4 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Samples of BackStory's new short format, meant for morning, midday and afternoon news holes. Backstory is currently soliciting feedback from statio...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 11:22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thanksgiving Turkey., Credit: Source: Library of Congress.
If a Pilgrim were to attend a contemporary Thanksgiving celebration, he or she would probably be stunned by our “traditional” foods. In this episod...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 110
Caption: “Caught in the Act”: Santa sits atop a chimney, c. 1900., Credit: Library of Congress.
Christmas may be the Big Kahuna of American holy days, but it wasn’t always so. It used to be a time of drunken rowdiness, when the poor would dema...

Bought by WRGY, WHRV, KUHF, WJAB, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10