25 episodes

Did you ever wonder when the U.S. started marketing toilet paper or why the Coca Cola logo is in that wavy cursive script? Are you a trivia nerd who loves fun facts and silly histories? Now you can learn the origin story of everything, from everyday objects to major corporations to fascinating theories--and you can do it all through the eyes of two goofy, passionate best friends.

How It Came To Be Hannah Ledford & Sarah Bull

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Did you ever wonder when the U.S. started marketing toilet paper or why the Coca Cola logo is in that wavy cursive script? Are you a trivia nerd who loves fun facts and silly histories? Now you can learn the origin story of everything, from everyday objects to major corporations to fascinating theories--and you can do it all through the eyes of two goofy, passionate best friends.

    EPISODE 22: Guy Fawkes and Romantic Mashed Potatoes

    EPISODE 22: Guy Fawkes and Romantic Mashed Potatoes

    This week’s episode is a special treat – just in time for all of your Guy Fawkes Day celebrations! It’s the perfect blend of medieval history, WWII, and everyone’s favorite: The Great Depression. If you’ve ever said a prayer in exchange for mac ‘n’ cheese or gotten down on one knee with a bowl ofContinue reading "EPISODE 22: Guy Fawkes and Romantic Mashed Potatoes"

    • 50 min
    EPISODE 21: How It Came To Be DOT TOM

    EPISODE 21: How It Came To Be DOT TOM

    Okay, Tom, get off our backs! The girls are back with episode 21, an anti-origin story that Tom had all wrong…until now. If you want to know who Tom is and learn all about an origin story involving wild dance parties in the 1800s, you won’t want to miss this episode.

    • 37 min
    EPISODE 20: It Turns Out Sharks Are Really Good at That

    EPISODE 20: It Turns Out Sharks Are Really Good at That

    What’s something that any astronaut or space traveler can’t live without? Find out this week as the girls talk about an inventor who goes into a cabin and doesn’t come out until he has an amazing creation that was inspired by nature. Plus, updates on Steven Jobs, buttons, and asparagus peelers.

    • 34 min
    EPISODE 19: You Guys Daisychaining?

    EPISODE 19: You Guys Daisychaining?

    If you buy this product, you won’t even need drugs – at least according to the inventor. This week the girls talk about an item with a lot of nostalgia, a controversial nudist, and one of the wildest things you can do in a college dorm room.

    • 35 min
    Episode 18: Dear Mature Girls

    Episode 18: Dear Mature Girls

    “There is a fine line between having a good time and being a wanton slut.” This week Sarah’s got a super duper surprise for Hannah, and the girls have the time of their lives talking about one of their very favorite topics. If you’ve ever wondered about Winston Churchill’s secret romance or dreamed of livingContinue reading "Episode 18: Dear Mature Girls"

    • 1 hr 28 min
    EPISODE 17: Everyone Named Maurice is a Bad Guy

    EPISODE 17: Everyone Named Maurice is a Bad Guy

    Episode 17 is full of life lessons about chewing gum, dissecting cats, and not murdering people. This week the girls go down a rabbit hole to learn about a man that could have been Jeffrey Dahmer, but instead changed the world with his scientific discovery. Don’t worry, they also throw in words like “mini-satellites” andContinue reading "EPISODE 17: Everyone Named Maurice is a Bad Guy"

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

NicoleBadenDavis ,

Great!

Love this podcast! It’s fun to learn about their topics and they pick ones that are intriguing. Plus, their voices are relaxing.

mvpNBAMLBNFL ,

Top Notch

Two kind, curious and obviously intelligent folks discussing origins. Recommend.

Keithcwk ,

Witty, Fun, Educational!

This podcast is a lot of fun to listen to; it feels like you’re peering into a fun yet intimate conversation between 2 best friends (which is true). Really excited to see more content & guests on this show!

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