37 episodes

Explore the BACKSTORY behind some of the most intriguing tales in history, culture, religion and science from Chicago and beyond. 

Backstory with Larry Potash WGN-TV

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    • 4.9 • 71 Ratings

Explore the BACKSTORY behind some of the most intriguing tales in history, culture, religion and science from Chicago and beyond. 

    The Intercontinental

    The Intercontinental

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

    • 10 min
    Lincoln's Rise to Power

    Lincoln's Rise to Power

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

    • 11 min
    The Second City Sinners

    The Second City Sinners

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

    • 11 min
    The Klan Detective

    The Klan Detective

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

    • 10 min
    The Trickster

    The Trickster

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

    • 11 min
    The Bootlegger

    The Bootlegger

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

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

funnny boy ,

Backstory Exorcist!

I remember being more scared by this movie than any other!
Now we know the Backstory!

ChicagoDenise ,

Great stories and presentation

This is such a great story telling podcast of interesting topics. Larry presents the unusual backgrounds well. I look forward to these podcasts! 👍🏻

noxuses ,

Backstory

Love listening to Larry and his stories.👍👍👏👏

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