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Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Rank #4 in History category

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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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Like smart friends

By harttx - May 17 2020
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Great podcast! Listening to Holly and Tracy is like having smart friends tell you about cool stuff.

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Great podcast , always great to learn new interesting stories from the last!

iTunes Ratings

17932 Ratings
Average Ratings
11308
2704
1374
1059
1487

Like smart friends

By harttx - May 17 2020
Read more
Great podcast! Listening to Holly and Tracy is like having smart friends tell you about cool stuff.

Love

By trolly poo - May 15 2020
Read more
Great podcast , always great to learn new interesting stories from the last!
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Stuff You Missed in History Class

Latest release on May 30, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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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: Catherine the Great, Librettist

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Catherine the Great is famous for many things. But one of her lesser-known areas of interest was opera. And she loved it as both audience and creator. She wrote a number of operas during her reign, many of which were comedic.

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May 06 2020

35mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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

33mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #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

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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

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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

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