Then This Happened: Musical Stories

Then This Happened: Musical Stories

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.... Show More

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February 5, 2020 23 min

The woman who threw a dildo at Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce on New Zealand's national day.



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Robbie Ellis (Storyteller)

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  • Drake Shrader (vocals) 
  • Brittany Flynn (vocals)
  • Andy Masters (guitar) 
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  • January 28, 2020 20 min

    In 2019, a scandal arose over a criminal conspiracy to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at several top American universities. The investigation into the consp... Read more

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    January 8, 2020 12 min


    Jane Fonda has had a life full of activism and has now begun “Fire Drill Fridays.” The protests, which Fonda refers to as "Fire Drill Friday," are to show support for a Green New Deal and bring awareness to the ways in which climate change affects other parts of human life, such as women's rights, access to drinking water and global militarism.

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    December 26, 2019 22 min

    An art feud over color between Stuart Semple and Anish Kapoor. They have been feuding since 2016 when Kapoor received exclusive rights to the Vantablack pigment, said to be the blackest shade of black ever created.

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    December 10, 2019 17 min

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

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    Ron Ervin (Storyteller)

    BAND:

  • Brittany Flynn (vocals) 
  • Matt Castellvi (vocals)
  • Arne Parrot (guitar/piano) 
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  • December 5, 2019 20 min

    Balloonfest '86 was a 1986 event in which the United Way of Cleveland in Ohio set a world record by Read more

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