Great Big Story

Great Big Story

Great Big Story

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
A podcast about the delightful, the surprising, and the untold true stories all around us. Hosted by Drew Beebe.
  1. September 15, 2020
    16 min
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    The Neverending Game
    The year is 1982. The first compact disc player is released. George R. R. Martin’s book A Game of Thrones is still 14 years from being published. And a teenager named Robert Wardhaugh starts a game of Dungeons…
  2. September 08, 2020
    20 min
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    Journey to Justice
    When Jarrett Adams was 17 years old, he was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 28 years in prison. Fueled by his desire for justice, Adams set out to prove his innocence from within the prison law library, d…
  3. September 01, 2020
    19 min
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    The Hidden History of Hollerin'
    Back in the days before electricity, a peculiar tradition rose out of southeastern North Carolina. Over vast swaths of farmland, voices would ring out to say good morning, ask for help, or just to share a ditty…
  4. August 25, 2020
    25 min
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    One of the Weirdest Crimes in Austin, Texas
    In the summer of 1989, someone had tried to kill a beloved resident of Austin, Texas, and the people were demanding justice. The victim was barely clinging to life, as countless well-wishers sent get-well cards…
  5. August 18, 2020
    19 min
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    Chalk Apocalypse
    Once upon a time, a mysterious substance emerged that was so precious, so wondrous to have inspired a kind of worship. That magical object was … a chalk. But not just any chalk! This was Hagoromo: a Japanese br…
  6. August 11, 2020
    16 min
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    The Accidental Invention of the Super Soaker
    As the dog days of summer wear on, many of us grow nostalgic for the hours spent blasting our friends with one of the best-selling toys of the early '90s: the Super Soaker. This pressure filled water blaster is…
  7. August 04, 2020
    20 min
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    Running the Marathon on Crutches
    An avid runner since high school, Hannah Gavios suffered a spinal cord injury after a horrific attack in 2016 that left her partially paralyzed. But she didn’t let that end her dream of running a marathon. Unab…