Then This Happened: Musical Stories

Then This Happened: Musical Stories
True stories are told and musical improvisers cut in and out with songs moving the story along. Each episode is about 15 to 25 minutes long. The show is put together by comedian and musician Matt Griffo. It’s recorded in his tiny studio in Chicago.

The Story of Streeterville
Mar 12 • 26 min
This is a Story about Cap Streeter, a drifter who schemed his way into creating what is now one of the most expensive parts of Chicago.Steph Charaska (Storyteller)BAND:Drake Shrader (vocals) Holly Souchack (vocals)Mary Hynes (vocals)Lexi Alioto…
The Waitangi Day Protest Dildo
Feb 5 • 23 min
What led to a New Zealand politician to have a dildo thrown at his face.
Operation Varsity Blues
Jan 29 • 20 min
In 2019, a scandal arose over a criminal conspiracy to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at several top American universities. The investigation into the conspiracy was nicknamed Operation Varsity Blues.Listen to the unedited podcast and help…
Jane Fonda The Activist
Jan 8 • 12 min
This episode is all about how the amazing Jane Fonda started out being an activist and what she’s doing now.
The Vantablack Feud
Dec 26, 2019 • 22 min
A major art feud over color.
Paul McCartney Goes to a Tokyo Jail
Dec 10, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode comedian Ron Ervin tells the story of Paul McCartney getting arrested in Tokyo in 1980.
Cleveland Balloonfest ’86
Dec 5, 2019 • 20 min
Balloonfest ‘86 was a 1986 event in which quickly went from harmless publicity stunt to complete anarchy involving millions of balloons.