Who, When, Wow!

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Carly Q (host Carly Ciarrocchi), an aspiring time travel detective, has made it her personal mission to secretly explore the mysteries of history. As a junior analyst at The Bureau of Universal Time Travel and Historical Exploration Department (aka B.U.T.T.H.E.D), Carly travels through time to investigate mysterious historical events, like the Loch Ness Monster. Carly Q is following the facts to questions that may have no answers… and she is taking you with her. New episodes of Who, When, Wow: Mystery Edition air on Wednesdays. Prime Members listen early and ad-free on Amazon music. Download the Amazon Music app today. Or you can listen early and ad-free with Wondery Plus Kids in Apple Podcasts.

New episodes come out every Wednesday for free. Listen 1-week early and to all episodes ad-free with Wondery+, Wondery+ Kids on Apple Podcasts, or Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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Our Editor's Take

Who doesn't love a story about a hero or heroine? The Who, When, Wow! podcast is all about heroes, but not the likes of Superman, Batman, or Spiderman. It is all about unsung heroes, heroines, and amazing people who don't always get the same attention as the big names. This podcast is about the lesser-known change-makers of the past that had a massive impact on the world.

Host Rebecca Sheir is the author of The Unwelcome Guest and A Taste of Honey. She produces the Circle Round storytelling podcast. As a reporter, she has contributed to public radio shows such as Morning Edition and Marketplace. Who, When, Wow! is where her storytelling and reporting skills combine and blossom. Sheir plumbs history for people whose achievements, actions, and life story surprise and delight.

Not all heroes wear capes. And not a lot of them even make history books. Sheir shines an overdue spotlight on her heroic subjects. Past topics have included Shirley Chisholm, the first elected Black congresswoman in the United States. The show also considered the suspenseful tale of Annie Taylor, the first person to survive crossing Niagara Falls in a barrel. Sheir's fun and exciting narration brings the story of her subjects to life.

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