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Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Rank #3 in History category

Society & Culture
History
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Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.

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Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.

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1391
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The feet are a goat’s.

By 🦊and🐰💓 - Jun 01 2020
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I think the foot prints are made by a got because it explains the high places and on the side of stuff could be the goat kicking off of stuff. That’s why I think it was a goat.

Love these two!

By sariqueen - May 26 2020
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It’s a pleasure to have these delightful hosts to listen to as I toil away in my home studio.

iTunes Ratings

18094 Ratings
Average Ratings
11405
2730
1391
1069
1499

The feet are a goat’s.

By 🦊and🐰💓 - Jun 01 2020
Read more
I think the foot prints are made by a got because it explains the high places and on the side of stuff could be the goat kicking off of stuff. That’s why I think it was a goat.

Love these two!

By sariqueen - May 26 2020
Read more
It’s a pleasure to have these delightful hosts to listen to as I toil away in my home studio.
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Stuff You Missed in History Class

Latest release on Aug 10, 2020

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Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.

Rank #1: Hitler’s Early Rise and the Night of the Long Knives

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Over the course of several days in 1934, Adolf Hitler, who was at the time the Nazi Party Leader and Reich Chancellor, directed an action which eliminated all of his political enemies and enabled him to declare himself Fuhrer.

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May 22 2017

33mins

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Rank #2: SYMHC Classics: The Flu Epidemic of 1918

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This 2014 episode coverts he 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, which killed somewhere between 20 million and 50 million people. Nobody cured it, or really successfully treated it. A fifth of the people in the world got the flu during the pandemic.

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Mar 28 2020

35mins

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Rank #3: The Occupation of Alcatraz, Part 1

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This episode gives context for the Occupation of Alcatraz, including a brief survey of U.S. government policy toward Native people from the colonial period through the 1950. It also covers some Alcatraz history and an earlier occupation in 1964.

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Nov 18 2019

41mins

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Rank #4: Dred Scott vs. Sandford part 1

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Dred Scott v. Sandford is one of the most notorious Supreme Court cases of all time. It wasn’t just about Dred Scott. It was also about his wife Harriet and their daughters Eliza and Lizzy. This episode covers Dred and Harriet, how they met, and what their lives were like before petitioning for their freedom in 1846.

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Jul 16 2018

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Rank #5: Mary Alice Nelson, aka Molly Spotted Elk

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Molly was born on Indian Island, Maine, and she turned to dance to help her family make ends meet. But because audiences and companies in the U.S. pushed her toward stereotypical depictions of Native Americans, she eventually took her dancing to France.

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Sep 19 2016

41mins

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Rank #6: The Catacombs of Paris

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The Catacombs contain the bones of an estimated 6 to 7 million people. Their history is really two interconnected stories of mines and human remains, because in the 18th century, Paris was dealing with two huge problems simultaneously.

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Oct 23 2019

36mins

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Rank #7: The Ancient City of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis

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The city of Ephesus fell under many different rulers throughout its history, as wars and shifting politics changed Asia Minor. For centuries, it endured, became a successful trade port, and was home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. 

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Apr 16 2018

29mins

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Rank #8: Lucille Ball

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Lucille Ball was the grande dame of American comedy. The famed star worked in modeling, radio and film, but she really made her mark in television, and her work set the standard for the TV sitcom.

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Feb 01 2017

31mins

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Rank #9: Three Nuclear Close Calls

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There have been many moments in history when the world came perilously close to a full-scale nuclear war, due to false alarms or miscommunication. One such moment is the only known time that a head of state has activated their nuclear briefcase.

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Apr 10 2017

31mins

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Rank #10: The Evacuation of Dunkirk

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With a huge number of British Expeditionary Force troops stranded in one location, a massive evacuation operation was undertaken. While it was considered a success, the costs to the Allies were high.

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Jul 19 2017

30mins

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Rank #11: The Battle of France and the Flight to Dunkirk

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Retellings of the Dunkirk rescue often leave out how the Allied forces got into such a predicament, with a huge part of the British Expeditionary Force stranded. Today, we'll talk about the lead-up to WWII and its relentless progression into France.

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Jul 17 2017

31mins

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Rank #12: The Allegedly Haunted Island of Poveglia

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This uninhabited Italian island that has come to be called all manner of scary things, including, “plague island,” “island of ghosts,” and “the Venetian island of no return,” among others. What's the real story on Poveglia?

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Oct 10 2018

31mins

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Rank #13: The War Between Great Britain and the Zulu Kingdom

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Great Britain’s efforts to control southern Africa eventually led to war with the Zulu Kingdom. A brutal series of engagements claimed the lives of many British and Zulu soldiers, but Britain’s portrayal of events minimized poor leadership decisions.

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Nov 20 2017

32mins

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Rank #14: Andrew Carnegie

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Carnegie was a child of poverty who became one of the richest men on Earth. But his life, while largely charmed, had a massive scar of bad judgment on it. He also decided that the most important thing he could do with his money was to give it away.

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Mar 26 2018

43mins

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Rank #15: The Spying Life of Fritz Duquesne, Part 1

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Duquesne changed his life story to suit his needs, worked under an estimated 40 aliases, and lived a life that directly involves a LOT of significant historical events. One of the things Duquesne excelled at was escaping custody. 


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May 18 2020

37mins

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Rank #16: The Historical Roots of Holiday Treats

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Tasty treats associated with winter holidays - candy canes, wassail and gingerbread - have some slightly hazy origins, because the evidence of their histories was eaten. What do we actually know about these foods and their place in the holiday menu?

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Dec 13 2017

33mins

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Rank #17: The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

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Establishing a submarine telegraph cable to connect North America and Europe took ingenuity, but more than anything else, it required tenacity. There were numerous stumbling blocks before there was finally a direct connection across the Atlantic.

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Nov 09 2016

35mins

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Rank #18: The Mystery of the Devil’s Footprints

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In February 1855, mysterious prints that looked like hoof marks appeared all over the English seaside county of Devon. But figuring out who or what made those prints is a puzzle that continues to befuddle people.

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Oct 02 2017

34mins

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Rank #19: Matthew Hopkins and The Discovery of Witches

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England’s largest and deadliest set of witch trials were largely influenced by one man – Matthew Hopkins, who was known as the Witchfinder General, even though that doesn’t seem to have been an official title given to him in any sort of formal way.

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Nov 04 2019

41mins

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Rank #20: SYMHC Classics: Wallis Simpson & Nazi King

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This is two 2010 classics from previous hosts Katie and Sarah, covering the relationship of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, the abdication crisis that resulted, and their sympathies for the Nazi party.

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Jan 25 2020

40mins

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Tear Gas

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Tear gasses, or lachrymator agents, are named for the lachrymal glands, which secrete tears. But tears are just one part of it. It was developed for WWI, but of course continues to be used today.

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Aug 10 2020

51mins

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SYMHC Classics: The Kaiser's Chemist -- Fritz Haber

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This 2011 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina examines Fritz Haber's mixed legacy. The Nobel-Prize-winning Father of Chemical Warfare was responsible for fertilizers that fed billions, as well as poisonous gasses used during World War I. Tune in to learn more about Fritz's complicated life and work.

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Aug 08 2020

28mins

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Isabella and Wu Lien-Teh

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Holly and Tracy discuss the complexities of Isabella Bird's story, as well as the similarities between the pneumonic plague in Wu Lien-Teh's story and what we're living through in 2020.

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Aug 07 2020

14mins

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Wu Lien-Teh and the Manchurian Plague

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Wu Lien-Teh was a doctor who’s most well known for his public health work and the pneumonic plague epidemic in the early 20th century.

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Aug 05 2020

45mins

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Isabella Lucy Bird

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Bird is celebrated as a world traveler, though she didn’t really come into her own as a traveler until she was in her 40s. Her books about her journeys were wildly popular. There are also some pretty big questions about the persona she presented publicly.

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Aug 03 2020

44mins

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SYMHC Classics: Irish Famine, Part 2

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The second episode in our revisit of the Irish Famine covers the mid-1800s, when the poorest people in Ireland ate almost nothing but potatoes, saving other crops for selling. So a blight, plus politics, led to tragedy.

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Aug 01 2020

25mins

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Seneca Village and Unearthed!

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Holly and Tracy discuss the week's topics, including their own experiences with Central Park, and a segment of the summer edition of Unearthed! that Tracy cut.

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Jul 31 2020

13mins

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Unearthed! in July 2020

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This edition of Unearthed! covers episode updates, science and history discoveries, books and letters, and potpourri. And yes, there's (brief) talk about the Verona, Italy floor mosaics.

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Jul 29 2020

51mins

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Seneca Village

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Seneca Village was a predominantly black community that built itself from the ground up. But its story is fragmented. Even though it existed at a time when it could have been fairly well-documented, there was a vested interest in erasing it.


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Jul 27 2020

42mins

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SYMHC Classics: Irish Famine, Part 1

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We're revisiting a 2013 two-parter. The history lesson kids often get on the Irish Famine could be summed up as "a blight destroyed the potato crops, and a lot of people starved or moved away." Most kids ask, "Why didn't they eat something else?" Good question.

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Jul 25 2020

24mins

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Behind the Scenes Minis: COINTELPRO

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Tracy and Holly talk about this week's two-parter on COINTELPRO, and how they both think about those initiatives.

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Jul 24 2020

15mins

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COINTELPRO, Part 2

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In part two of this topic, the show looks at some of the specifics of the COINTELPROs that targeted black liberation organizations and the New Left, as well as how these programs were finally exposed to the public. 

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Jul 22 2020

49mins

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COINTELPRO, Part 1

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FBI surveillance of people associated with the civil rights movement has come up on the show many times. Today, we’re going to talk about the history of the FBI, especially as it related to communism and “subversive threats,” and how that fed directly into COINTELPRO.

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Jul 20 2020

46mins

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SYMHC Classics: The Scopes Trial

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This 2017 episode covered the Scopes Trial, aka the Monkey Trial, that played out in Dayton, Tennessee in the summer of 1925. It all stemmed from a state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution.

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Jul 18 2020

38mins

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Ignatius and Frank

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Tracy shares how she landed at the topic of Ignatius Sancho, and she and Holly discuss his writing style. Free Frank's unique story, and how it involves some contradictory situations, is also discussed.

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Jul 17 2020

12mins

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Free Frank McWorter

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Free Frank McWorter was the first black man in the U.S. to design a town and establish a multi-racial community. He did this despite having been born into slavery.

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Jul 15 2020

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Ignatius Sancho

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Ignatius Sancho was the first black Briton known to vote in a parliamentary election – that happened in 1774. He became something of a celebrity in 18th-century London.

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Jul 13 2020

39mins

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SYMHC Classics: Phillis Wheatley

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This episode travels back to a 2018 episode. Perceptions and interpretations of Phillis Wheatley's life and work have shifted since the 18th century.

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Jul 11 2020

39mins

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Bonsai and Flexner

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Holly and Tracy talk about the soothing nature of bonsai as well as the places in popular culture it pops up. They also unpack the complex nature of talking about Flexner's legacy.

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Jul 10 2020

13mins

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Abraham Flexner and the Flexner Report

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The Flexner Report in the early 20th century is often credited with changing the medical field and shaping what medical education looks like today. But this document negatively impacted medicine in the black community. 

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Jul 08 2020

46mins

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iTunes Ratings

18094 Ratings
Average Ratings
11405
2730
1391
1069
1499

The feet are a goat’s.

By 🦊and🐰💓 - Jun 01 2020
Read more
I think the foot prints are made by a got because it explains the high places and on the side of stuff could be the goat kicking off of stuff. That’s why I think it was a goat.

Love these two!

By sariqueen - May 26 2020
Read more
It’s a pleasure to have these delightful hosts to listen to as I toil away in my home studio.