Pitch a Show
Got an idea that you think would make for a good BackStory topic? We’d love to hear it. Just click the link at the bottom of this page and fire away.
If you’ve never listened to BackStory, please spend a little time in our archive before you make your pitch so that you can get a sense of what we’re all about. Basically, we’re looking for topics we can trace over the entire course of American history, rather than single episodes or chapters from history. So….
The Civil Rights Era = Bad Topic
The History of Activism = Good Topic
The Gold Rush = Bad Topic
Boom & Bust in American History = Good Topic
In general, we like to start each show by rattling off the two or three questions we see as central to that week’s topic. If you can include the key questions as part of your pitch, you’re halfway there. Also — if you have ideas for people who would make for good interviewees, so much the better.
All right. Here’s the link: Pitch Away!