28 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 • 18 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 25: All Fun and Good Things Were Banned

    EPISODE 25: All Fun and Good Things Were Banned

    Life finds a way in episode 25! This week the girls welcome a Star Wars expert with the passions of a 10-year-old boy, and they dig into their childhood traumas and triumphs. (Hint: Don’t be the Randy) And there’s nothing like a kid with a bug collection to inspire you to follow your dreams–just don’tContinue reading "EPISODE 25: All Fun and Good Things Were Banned"

    • 45 min
    EPISODE 24: Penniless and Alone

    EPISODE 24: Penniless and Alone

    They. Are. Back. In the first episode of season 2, the girls take a deep dive into an age-old symbol of femininity involving silent films, needles, and friend of the podcast: Queen Victoria. And you won’t want to miss it when Sarah finally unpacks why she has always wanted to be the worst Disney villain,Continue reading "EPISODE 24: Penniless and Alone"

    • 38 min
    In Memory of Betty

    In Memory of Betty

    In memory of the late, great Betty White, take another listen to Episode 18–one of the girls’ favorite episodes about one of their favorite TV shows. (We love you, Betty. Thank you for being a friend.) This episode was originally posted on September 6, 2020. And make sure to look out for new episodes ofContinue reading "In Memory of Betty"

    • 1 hr 28 min
    EPISODE 23: Speaking of Tiny Little Booths

    EPISODE 23: Speaking of Tiny Little Booths

    Yes, the presidential election is long over, but that doesn’t stop the girls from swooning over CNN anchor John King. 99% reporting that this episode is full of fun and intrigue–from an awesome drummer who failed to patent his invention to a series of strange murders and some unidentified juvenile delinquency.

    • 47 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 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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