Stealing Thunder: John Dennis & The Real Story Behind the Phrase

The Internet Says it’s True

Jan 22 2024 • 44 mins

Did you ever wonder where we got the phrase, "Stealing Someone's Thunder?" It turns out, it has a very literal origin in 18th century English theater. In this episode, we talk about how theater terms have entered the common vocabulary and examine the story of John Dennis and his wondrous thunder machine. Then we chat with avid theater-goer and world-class Mindreader, Eric Dittelman!

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