7 episodes

True stories are told and musical improvisers cut in and out with songs moving the story along. Each episode is about 15 to 25 minutes long. The show is put together by comedian and musician Matt Griffo. It’s recorded in his tiny studio in Chicago.

Then This Happened: Musical Stories Matt Griffo

    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

True stories are told and musical improvisers cut in and out with songs moving the story along. Each episode is about 15 to 25 minutes long. The show is put together by comedian and musician Matt Griffo. It’s recorded in his tiny studio in Chicago.

    The Story of Streeterville

    The Story of Streeterville

    This is a Story about Cap Streeter, a drifter who schemed his way into creating what is now one of the most expensive parts of Chicago.Steph Charaska (Storyteller)BAND:Drake Shrader (vocals) Holly Souchack (vocals)Mary Hynes (vocals)Lexi Alioto...

    • 26 min
    The Waitangi Day Protest Dildo

    The Waitangi Day Protest Dildo

    What led to a New Zealand politician to have a dildo thrown at his face.

    • 23 min
    Operation Varsity Blues

    Operation Varsity Blues

    In 2019, a scandal arose over a criminal conspiracy to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at several top American universities. The investigation into the conspiracy was nicknamed Operation Varsity Blues.Listen to the unedited podcast and help...

    • 20 min
    Jane Fonda The Activist

    Jane Fonda The Activist

    This episode is all about how the amazing Jane Fonda started out being an activist and what she's doing now.

    • 12 min
    The Vantablack Feud

    The Vantablack Feud

    A major art feud over color.

    • 22 min
    Paul McCartney Goes to a Tokyo Jail

    Paul McCartney Goes to a Tokyo Jail

    In this episode comedian Ron Ervin tells the story of Paul McCartney getting arrested in Tokyo in 1980.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

BRose2011 ,

Then this happened is sooo funny

I love this show. The stories are fun and interesting and the music and other effects add so much fun and laughter.

Mom458 ,

Jane Fonda

I loved this! As a Boomer I lived through this! I especially enjoyed the musical pieces presented! I look forward to more!

timber526 ,

Excellent storytelling and music improv

Thoughtful narratives, great music, and clever improv. Nearly all of the songs make me smile and laugh like an idiot on my morning bus rides. Keep these episodes coming!

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