Last year we received nearly 200 pitches for show topics – some of which made it on the air! Episodes about higher education and the US relationship with Mexico were pitched by listeners, and lots of individual stories had their origins in your brains as well. So help us keep up the process! Propose a topic below and explain why you think it would make a compelling subject for us to tackle.
If you’ve never listened to BackStory, spend some time in our archive of past shows to get a sense of what we’re all about. You can also take a look at what others have pitched in the past here, here, or here. Basically, we’re looking for topics we can trace over the entire course of American history, rather than single chapters from that history. In other words…
The history of the Civil Rights Movement = Bad
The history of “outsiders” = Good
The history of the car = Bad
The history of American transportation = Good
To suggest a topic, either join the discussion below OR send an email detailing your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!