Backstory with Larry Potash
Summary: Explore the BACKSTORY behind some of the most intriguing tales in history, culture, religion and science from Chicago and beyond.
It's part of what makes the mile magnificent: how Chicago's Intercontinental Hotel came to be.
How Lincoln's early years, and an unlikely alliance helped him rise to the highest office in the land.
It took a man of dubious moral character to infiltrate and bring justice to the 1860's KKK...
Take a trip back through time to discover three lost stories of Chicago history.
How one of the original stand-ups can show us what humor's really good for.
He was a bootlegger bigger than Capone, but you've probably never heard of him.
A century later, how the legacy of the Negro Leagues lives on.
The Turtle Tunnels are a network of passageways in the basement of an old building in El Paso, Texas.... but who put them there?
You know his name, but have you heard about his time in the ring?
How a man known as the Crazy Balloonatic rose to new heights, and disappeared forever.
How one man is documenting decades-old advertisements painted on the side of Chicago buildings... before they fade away forever.
A historian gets a rare look inside the Royal Archive to read King George's writings about the Revolutionary War, and Larry takes a trip to his hometown of Boston to walk in the footsteps of history.
Ian Fleming worked in British intelligence before he created James Bond... so how much of the world's greatest fictional secret agent was Fleming himself?
He's found several photographs from more than a century ago, and now Mark Hersch is painstakingly recreating these images, and giving them new life — one frame at a time. This is the Backstory.
Fast Eddie helped the feds lock up Al Capone, but that's not all he's known for...