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:

 Hidden History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:46

The dark, hidden history of a Civil War prison camp in Chicago.

 The Great Train Robbery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:46

How the Newton Gang pulled off one of the greatest train robberies in American history.

 The Myth of Race | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:36

How and why race continues to be a tool of oppression all over the world.

 Human Guinea Pigs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:30

How hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members were unwittingly subjected to radiation testing in the wake of World War II.

 Hero Street | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:25

They call it Hero Street because it's been the home of more heroes than any other street in America.

 Texas Cowgirls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:33

How early barnstorming teams opened doors and forever changed the way women play basketball.

 Silent Enemy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:49

When his years in the military came to an end, another battle began.

 Wind and Wheels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:17

The history of the bicycle is as rich as the freedom we feel when we ride.

 Chicago's First Crime King | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:29

Before Capone, there was Michael Cassius Mcdonald: a Chicago crime boss whose legacy lives on.

 Power of the Pen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:50

Chicago Sun Times Cartoonist Bill Mauldin spoke truth to power in a way hardly seen before or since.

 The American Dream | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:34

The American Dream is fueled by innovation and grit... at least that's how it worked for the man behind Nash Motors.

 Social Lubricant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:01

Craft beer has changed the game for American beer - both in how it tastes, and who brews it.

 Forces of Nature | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:04

How an Illinois prairie became a wartime bomb making facility, and the site of a deadly tragedy.

 Boy's Best Friend | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:36

When he was a young boy, he lost his dog in a freak accident... so he sent a letter to the White House to get a new one.

 The Reverse Underground Railroad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:28

Illinois was a free state before the Civil War, but that didn't stop one man from kidnapping freed slaves and selling them back into slavery.

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