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The Story

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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.

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.

 

#101

About The Story, Season 1

In Season 1 of The Story, you'll discover the unknown backstories of 12 women who changed the world! You’ll learn fascinating stories and actionable insights about notable women from the past and the present. They overcame adversity to achieve success and forever altered the course of history. Each season will include exclusive aftershows and hangouts with special guests. This is where we’ll do a deeper dive into the most recent stories, including an extended cut of what we wanted to include, but couldn’t fit in. [The Mission] (https://mission.org/) is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, so you never know what surprise guests might drop by. 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] (https://mission.org/) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

10 Mar 2018

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01:47

10 Mar 2018


#100

The Woman Who Everyone Laughed At

This is the story of one woman who was laughed at, made people laugh, and then had the final laugh. [“To protect her idea, she didn’t discuss it with anyone for an entire year — not even her friends and family.”] (https://ctt.ec/5dl0G) (click to tweet) Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

12 Mar 2018

14 MINS

14:39

12 Mar 2018


#99

The Woman Who Saved Her Country

This is the story of what one woman did when an evil dictator attacked her family and threatened her home. [“I would rather die a meaningful death than live a meaningless life.”] (https://ctt.ec/TV21d) (click to tweet) Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

13 Mar 2018

15 MINS

15:07

13 Mar 2018


#98

The Woman Who Lost Everything

This is the story of a woman who lost her family, her husband, and even her hair. She hit rock bottom, but she didn’t stay there. She clawed her way up and out, and built an empire in the process. ["Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them."] (https://ctt.ec/ced63) (click to tweet) Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

14 Mar 2018

09 MINS

09:05

14 Mar 2018


#97

The Woman And The War

This is the story of a woman who lost her father, and in the grieving process, stumbled onto something horrible. She could have kept it a secret, but she decided to spread a message that inspired millions. Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

15 Mar 2018

13 MINS

13:00

15 Mar 2018


#96

The After Show Week 1

Welcome to The Story after show! This is where we’ll do a deeper dive into the most recent episodes. In this week's after show, the host of The Story, Chad Grills, interviews special guests Stephanie Postles and Ian Faison. They highlight:  ---their favorite stories and insights from this week's episodes ---pieces of these women's stories that we wanted to cover in the episodes, but didn't get to ---the importance of historical biographies, and keeping the character's identity hidden until the end ["...Everyone from Elon Musk to Oprah to Steve Jobs cite historical fiction as being crucial to their success.”] (https://ctt.ec/26edd) (click to tweet!) There might even be some teasers toward the end of the after show that hint at who we're highlighting in next week's episodes!  Stay tuned for next week as we continue to bring on fun surprise guests! The Mission is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, so you never know who might stop by. Show Timestamps ---3:10 Madam C.J. Walker ---7:45 Corazon Aquino ---11:32 Suzanne Collins ---15:05 Sara Blakely ---19:45 Q&A with Chad ... Read more

16 Mar 2018

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33:32

16 Mar 2018


#95

The Woman Who Left The Harbor

This is the story of a woman who was faced with a terrifying choice. She left the safe confines of her family’s home to enter the unknown, and embarked on the greatest challenge of her life. Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

19 Mar 2018

14 MINS

14:13

19 Mar 2018


#94

The Woman Who Quit

This is the story of how one woman became famous for what she tried to quit. Along the way, she inspired millions of people to learn more about science, space, technology, and time. It's also how she got a vital message to millions of children and adults. Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

20 Mar 2018

15 MINS

15:07

20 Mar 2018


#93

The Woman In The Eye of the Storm

This is the story of a woman who broke scientific barriers to do the impossible. Nobody could understand her vision, until she helped them all see the future. Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.  Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

21 Mar 2018

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12:54

21 Mar 2018


#92

The Woman Who Wouldn’t Back Down

This is the story of how one woman escaped the trap of others opinions and became a true original. It’s how she became a world class performer, competing and winning against everyone in her path.  Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

22 Mar 2018

15 MINS

15:33

22 Mar 2018


#91

The After Show Week 2

Welcome to The Story After Show, Week 2!  In this week's show, the host of The Story, Chad Grills, talks with Stephanie Postles (COO of The Mission) and Ian Faison (CCO of The Mission) where they highlight:  ---the four BIG ideas/principles that come from the stories this week that feature Tania Aebi, Madeleine L’Engle, Patricia Bath, and Billie Jean King  ---Plus, they show you how to apply these big ideas to your own life Women's History Month is drawing to a close. If you enjoyed our first Season of The Story, be sure to let us know on the socials! We're already hard at work on Season 2 and Season 3.  We hope you enjoy this After Show. Whether you work in: business, technology, a startup, or something completely different, it's our goal to create an after show that helps give you actionable ideas and tactics to apply to your own life to increase your health, wealth, and wisdom!  Show Timestamps ---1:10 Tania Aebi ---5:27 Madeleine L’Engle ---10:07 Patricia Beth ---14:20 Billie Jean King ... Read more

23 Mar 2018

20 MINS

20:07

23 Mar 2018


#90

The Woman They Turned Away

This is the story of how one woman’s demons almost killed her. It’s how she faced a destroyer that would devour all… and lived to tell the tale. Along the way, she managed to create many of the technologies that we still use today.   Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

26 Mar 2018

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18:12

26 Mar 2018


#89

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] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

27 Mar 2018

13 MINS

13:20

27 Mar 2018


#88

The Woman Who Rose Above

This is the story of a woman who paid the ultimate price to become one of the greatest entrepreneurs, adventurers, and pioneers of all time.  Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

28 Mar 2018

21 MINS

21:47

28 Mar 2018


#87

The Woman Who Was Always First

This is the story of what happened when a young girl decided to trust her parent’s traditional advice. Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) , who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for [helping promote equal opportunity] (https://www.salesforce.com/contents/impact-of-equality/) 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] (http://www.themission.co) . The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning. ... Read more

29 Mar 2018

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12:15

29 Mar 2018


#86

Week 3 After Show- Escape, Narrative Violation, and The Call

Welcome to The Story After Show, Week 3!  In this week's show, the host of The Story, Chad Grills, talks with Stephanie Postles (COO of The Mission) and Ian Faison (CCO of The Mission) where they highlight:  ---the four BIG ideas/principles that come from the stories this week that feature Cheryl Strayed, Grace Hopper, Condoleezza Rice, and Amelia Earhart.  ---Plus, they show you how to apply these big ideas to your own life  As this week wraps up Season 1 of The Story, please be sure to let us know what you thought about the episodes on The Mission socials! We're already hard at work on Season 2 and Season 3.  We hope you enjoy this After Show. Whether you work in: business, technology, a startup, or something completely different, it's our goal to create an after show that helps give you actionable ideas and tactics to apply to your own life to increase your health, wealth, and wisdom!   Show Timestamps ---0:37 Cheryl Strayed ---7:50 Grace Hopper ---12:33 Condoleezza Rice ---18:22 Amelia Earhart ... Read more

30 Mar 2018

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28:10

30 Mar 2018


#85

What Happens When You Jump

This is the story of a boy with an unusual upbringing who grew into a man who would try… anything. Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://sforce.co/2RCvdYZ) , the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. Learn more at Salesforce.com. ... Read more

10 Apr 2018

16 MINS

16:21

10 Apr 2018


#84

The Four Words That Made Her A Billionaire

This is the story of a woman who changed a nation by running an illegal business out of her 258 square foot apartment. Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://sforce.co/2RCvdYZ) , the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. Learn more at [Salesforce.com] (https://sforce.co/2RCvdYZ) . ... Read more

11 Apr 2018

14 MINS

14:25

11 Apr 2018


#83

No Experience Required

This is the story of a young girl who escaped Nazi Germany, faced the death of her family members, and how she lost and rebuilt the family’s empire. Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by [Salesforce] (https://sforce.co/2RCvdYZ) , the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. Learn more at [Salesforce.com] (https://sforce.co/2RCvdYZ) . ... Read more

13 Apr 2018

10 MINS

10:43

13 Apr 2018


#82

When Opposites Attract

This is the story of two brothers who spent their lives competing. They went in separate directions, and the feud created two massive businesses that you’ve heard of. Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. Learn more at [Salesforce.com] (https://sforce.co/2RCvdYZ) . ... Read more

14 Apr 2018

10 MINS

10:24

14 Apr 2018


#81

Week 4 After Show- Being Lost, Conviction, and Drama is the Devil

Welcome to The Story After Show, Week 4!  In this week's show, CEO and Founder of The Mission, Chad Grills, talks with Stephanie Postles (COO of The Mission) and Ian Faison (CCO of The Mission) where they highlight:  ---the four BIG ideas/principles that come from the stories this week that feature Richard Branson, Gert Boyle, Adi Dassler, and Yoshiko Shinohara ---Plus, they show you how to apply these big ideas in your own life  We hope you enjoy this After Show. Whether you work in: business, technology, a startup, or something completely different, it's our goal to create an after show that helps give you actionable ideas and tactics to apply to your own life to increase your health, wealth, and wisdom!   Show Timestamps ---2:55 Richard Branson ---8:07 Yoshiko Shinohara ---13:45 Gert Boyle ---20:15 Adi Dassler ... Read more

16 Apr 2018

30 MINS

30:10

16 Apr 2018