The Story

History builds the present. Where we are today is a result of where we have been. Yet, some of the stories that got us here have remained in the shadows. And the true stories of the people and inventions that have built our world are often lost to time. Our only hope for building a better future is to truly understand what got us to the present. From the famous, to the infamous, to the never heard of, these are the unknown backstories of people who have changed the world. In Season 8, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin uncovers the little known backstories of veterans who have built companies, products, and brands that have changed the way we live.


episode 12: The Woman Who Walked A Thousand Miles

This is the story of one woman’s rise and fall. It’s about how she hit rock bottom, and then blazed a trail to become a NY Times bestselling author.


Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

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Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.


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