Great Big Story

Great Big Story

Great Big Story

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
A podcast about the delightful, the surprising, and the untold true stories all around us. Hosted by Drew Beebe.
  1. September 15, 2020
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    The Neverending Game
    The year is 1982. The first compact disc player is released. George R. R. Martin’s book A Game of Thrones is still 14 years from being published. And a teenager named Robert Wardhaugh starts a game of Dungeons…
  2. September 08, 2020
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    Journey to Justice
    When Jarrett Adams was 17 years old, he was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 28 years in prison. Fueled by his desire for justice, Adams set out to prove his innocence from within the prison law library, d…
  3. September 01, 2020
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    The Hidden History of Hollerin'
    Back in the days before electricity, a peculiar tradition rose out of southeastern North Carolina. Over vast swaths of farmland, voices would ring out to say good morning, ask for help, or just to share a ditty…
  4. August 25, 2020
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    One of the Weirdest Crimes in Austin, Texas
    In the summer of 1989, someone had tried to kill a beloved resident of Austin, Texas, and the people were demanding justice. The victim was barely clinging to life, as countless well-wishers sent get-well cards…
  5. August 18, 2020
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    Chalk Apocalypse
    Once upon a time, a mysterious substance emerged that was so precious, so wondrous to have inspired a kind of worship. That magical object was … a chalk. But not just any chalk! This was Hagoromo: a Japanese br…
  6. August 11, 2020
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    The Accidental Invention of the Super Soaker
    As the dog days of summer wear on, many of us grow nostalgic for the hours spent blasting our friends with one of the best-selling toys of the early '90s: the Super Soaker. This pressure filled water blaster is…
  7. August 04, 2020
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    Running the Marathon on Crutches
    An avid runner since high school, Hannah Gavios suffered a spinal cord injury after a horrific attack in 2016 that left her partially paralyzed. But she didn’t let that end her dream of running a marathon. Unab…
  8. July 28, 2020
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    Where Have I Seen That Guy?
    Whether you know him by name or not, you’ve definitely seen James Hong before. From movies like “Blade Runner” and “Chinatown,” TV shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Seinfeld,” and animated features like “Ku…
  9. July 21, 2020
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    Mrs. Comet and the Man on the Moon
    All his life, Eugene Shoemaker dreamed of stepping foot on the moon. A geologist and planetary scientist known for his work with craters, Gene worked tirelessly in the hopes of becoming an Apollo astronaut so h…
  10. July 14, 2020
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    Homemade Island
    Hidden in wilderness off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada sits the magical home of Catherine King and Wayne Adams. 45-minutes by boat to the nearest town, this couple’s sustainable fortress is complete wit…
  11. July 07, 2020
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    The Most Sampled Loop in Music History
    What do David Bowie, NWA, and the theme song to Futurama all have in common? They’ve all used the Amen break, a four-bar drum solo that has become the most sampled loop in recorded music. The six second sample…
  12. July 07, 2020
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    Kryptos, the Uncrackable Code
    At the heart of CIA headquarters stands an enigmatic sculpture called Kryptos, encoded with a secret message. For over 30 years, it's stumped an entire community of puzzle solvers. Master cryptologist Elonka Du…
  13. June 30, 2020
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    Introducing Great Big Story
    This is a great big world we live in, and there are millions of untold stories all around us. Join us as we discover the curious, surprising, delightful side of the human experience.See omnystudio.com/policies/…

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