Backstory with Larry Potash show

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. 

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Podcasts:

 The Intercontinental | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:29

It's part of what makes the mile magnificent: how Chicago's Intercontinental Hotel came to be.

 Lincoln's Rise to Power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:47

How Lincoln's early years, and an unlikely alliance helped him rise to the highest office in the land.

 The Klan Detective | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:03

It took a man of dubious moral character to infiltrate and bring justice to the 1860's KKK...

 The Second City Sinners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:43

Take a trip back through time to discover three lost stories of Chicago history.

 The Trickster | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:34

How one of the original stand-ups can show us what humor's really good for.

 The Bootlegger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:44

He was a bootlegger bigger than Capone, but you've probably never heard of him.

 How the Negro League Legacy Lives On | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:28

A century later, how the legacy of the Negro Leagues lives on.

 The Mystery of the Turtle Tunnels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:04

The Turtle Tunnels are a network of passageways in the basement of an old building in El Paso, Texas.... but who put them there?

 Backstory Shorts: The Referee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:01:58

You know his name, but have you heard about his time in the ring?

 Backstory Shorts: The Crazy Balloonatic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:41

How a man known as the Crazy Balloonatic rose to new heights, and disappeared forever.

 Fading Ads of Chicago: How one man is documenting advertisements from a bygone era | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:22

How one man is documenting decades-old advertisements painted on the side of Chicago buildings... before they fade away forever.

 Revolutionary Revisionism: How Revolutionary War stories have shifted over time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:21

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.

 How Ian Fleming's time working for British intelligence informed the creation of James Bond | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:04

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?

 Chicago photographer painstakingly recreates photos from a century ago | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:27

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: The man who helped convict Al Capone, and more... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:15

Fast Eddie helped the feds lock up Al Capone, but that's not all he's known for...

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