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’t get hit by a car or fall into a manhole along the way!
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, Cruella de Vil.
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 of How It Came To Be, coming soon!
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.
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 of mashed potatoes (or if you’re just a huge Boston Celtics fan), then this one’s for you.
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.
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.
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.
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 living in a retirement community, you won’t want to miss this episode.
*Featuring “Thank You for Being a Friend” performed by Cynthia Fee
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” and “mitochondria” just for good measure.