The Story

The Story tells the unknown backstories of people who changed the world. Each episode is a mini-historical biography, and includes life lessons and actionable insights from the most courageous and successful people in history. You’ll get to walk a mile in their shoes, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. Subscribe to The Story today!

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episode 4: The Chemist and The Tycoon


This is the story of how an ex-slave and a famed business tycoon revolutionized agriculture and created a material we all use today.  Season 7 of The Story is narrated by Jeffrey Wright and features eight African American trailblazers who changed...


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episode 3: After Showing - Curiosity, Risk-taking, and Innovation with Lynne Zaledonis


Welcome to another The Story Aftershow! On this special episode, Ian is joined by Lynne Zaledonis, SVP of Product Marketing at Salesforce. Lynne has been on the pod in the past, and this time she joins us to discuss the amazing stories of Mae Jemison...


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episode 3: Eye of the Storm


This is the story of a woman who broke scientific barriers and did the impossible. Season 7 of The Story is narrated by Jeffrey Wright and features eight African American trailblazers who changed the world.


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episode 2: The Woman And The Starship


This is the story of a woman who is working to help make humanity a multi-planetary species.  Season 7 of The Story is narrated by Jeffrey Wright and features eight African American trailblazers who changed the world. Find written versions of...


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Turning Water Into Gold


This is the story of an Uncle who built a tradition that lasted for generations. Season 7 of The Story is narrated by Jeffrey Wright and features eight African American trailblazers who changed the world. Find written versions of these stories and...


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Welcome To Season 07 with Jeffrey Wright!


Welcome back for another season of The Story!  In this season, we are joined by our friend, Jeffrey Wright, to tell the amazing backstories of eight African American trailblazers who changed the world.  You’ll get to walk a mile in their...


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episode 8: After Show - Women in Business


Welcome to The Story After Show! In this show, Chad Grills and Stephanie Postles discuss Episodes 7 and 8 of Season 6 of The Story. They highlight: The BIG ideas from the stories this week that featured Meg Whitman and Marissa Mayer. Their favorite...


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 2019-01-17  13m
 
 

episode 8: A Chance to Change the World


This is the story... of a woman who walked away from a dream job to take on one of the most challenging leadership roles of her career. Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal transformations to...


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 2019-01-17  10m
 
 

episode 7: What’s the Worst that Can Happen?


This is the story... of a woman who has built a reputation as a CEO who’s not afraid to make tough decisions—even when they’re wildly unpopular. Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal...


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 2019-01-17  10m
 
 

episode 6: After Show - Empowering the Disenfranchised


Welcome to The Story After Show! In this week’s show, Chad Grills and Stephanie Postles discuss Episodes 5 and 6 of Season 6 of The Story. They highlight: The BIG ideas from the stories this week that featured Anne Sullivan (1:30) and Gandhi...


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 2019-01-16  13m