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Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Rank #9 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 HowStuffWorks.

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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 HowStuffWorks.

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Host issue

By a.h.franz - Mar 22 2019
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So, here’s the thing: I LOVE this podcast. I started listening when the episodes were longer than 5 minutes, and got hooked. The hosts so far (I’m in the late 2011 episodes now) have been fantastic. However, I started getting worried when I heard the current hosts doing advertisements before the old podcasts. I thought maybe these were just instances of them trying to be catchy for the advertisements, hence the over-use of voice inflection. So I decided to listen to one of the new episodes to do a comparison. As a person with hearing problems, it is incredibly difficult to listen to hosts who have no voice control (constant change in volume, pitch, and laughing into the mic). I know a radio-voice is kind of cliche but there are good reasons behind it. They also speak incredibly fast, so everything kind of blurs together. I’m dreading the day when I catch up in episodes to the current hosts, as I will no longer be able to listen.

“Strong women” history

By Nub ninja - Mar 22 2019
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This podcast is going downhill with 75% “strong women” history topics. Please keep it balanced, your listeners need you!

iTunes Ratings

13086 Ratings
Average Ratings
8313
1943
933
777
1120

Host issue

By a.h.franz - Mar 22 2019
Read more

So, here’s the thing: I LOVE this podcast. I started listening when the episodes were longer than 5 minutes, and got hooked. The hosts so far (I’m in the late 2011 episodes now) have been fantastic. However, I started getting worried when I heard the current hosts doing advertisements before the old podcasts. I thought maybe these were just instances of them trying to be catchy for the advertisements, hence the over-use of voice inflection. So I decided to listen to one of the new episodes to do a comparison. As a person with hearing problems, it is incredibly difficult to listen to hosts who have no voice control (constant change in volume, pitch, and laughing into the mic). I know a radio-voice is kind of cliche but there are good reasons behind it. They also speak incredibly fast, so everything kind of blurs together. I’m dreading the day when I catch up in episodes to the current hosts, as I will no longer be able to listen.

“Strong women” history

By Nub ninja - Mar 22 2019
Read more

This podcast is going downhill with 75% “strong women” history topics. Please keep it balanced, your listeners need you!

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Stuff You Missed in History Class

Updated 6 days ago

Rank #9 in History category

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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 HowStuffWorks.

Rank #1: Frank Lenz, the Cyclist Who Vanished

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In the 1890s, Frank Lenz started a bicycle tour around the world. He never finished, and his ultimate fate remains uncertain, though there are pretty solid clues indicating how he met his end.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

May 16 2018
35 mins
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Rank #2: 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.

Sep 19 2016
41 mins
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Rank #3: The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

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Mary Stuart is one of history’s most memorable figures, with myriad compelling chapters in her life. The Babington Plot was a convoluted bit of intrigue that she’s tied to, and it ultimately led to her execution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Dec 17 2018
37 mins
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Rank #4: The Beheading of Sir Walter Raleigh

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Among other things, Sir Walter Raleigh was a courtier, an explorer, a historian, a Member of Parliament and a soldier. He was part of England’s defense against the Spanish armada, as well the Tudor conquest of Ireland, some of which was truly horrifying. According to some people, he is now a ghost.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Oct 24 2018
42 mins
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Rank #5: Henry Every, Successful Pyrate

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Every carried out what’s been described as the most profitable and brutal pirate raid in history. It became a massive international incident, and Britain tried to repair its relationship with the Mughal Empire through a highly publicized series of trials. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

May 09 2018
39 mins
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Rank #6: Nisei in World War II: The MIS, 100th and 442nd

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The 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team were segregated units for soldiers of Japanese descent that were created during WWII. The story of these units is closely intertwined with the Military Intelligence Service as well.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

May 14 2018
39 mins
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Rank #7: SYMHC Classics: Growing Up Brontë

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This classic revisits the Brontë sisters. They're considered some of the best writers of the 19th century but their past may surprise you. Join Sarah and Deblina as they discuss the sisters' childhood tragedies, unconventional educations and their imaginary worlds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

May 12 2018
31 mins
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Rank #8: 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.

Nov 09 2016
35 mins
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Rank #9: 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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Oct 10 2018
31 mins
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Rank #10: The Defenestrations of Prague

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“Defenestrate” just means “to throw out of a window.” And apart from sounding like the punch line to a joke about Daleks … there has been a surprising amount of defenestration in Czech history. And almost all of it has been connected religious wars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

May 21 2018
36 mins
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Rank #11: Unearthed! Piltdown Man

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The Piltdown Man is one of the world’s most infamous instances of scientific fraud, and it derailed the study of evolution for decades. How exactly did scientists in 1912 fall so completely for a hoax?

Dec 26 2016
38 mins
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Rank #12: Unearthed! in 2016, Part 1

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It's time to talk about all the things that were unearthed in 2016! This first of two episodes covers stuff it seems like happens every year, things that are actually older than we thought, and shipwrecks.

Dec 28 2016
37 mins
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Rank #13: Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1

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Roughly 122,000 Japanese immigrants and American citizens of Japanese ancestry were removed from their homes on the West Coast and incarcerated for much of the U.S. involvement in WWII. About two-thirds of them were U.S. citizens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Feb 13 2017
38 mins
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Rank #14: The Sinking of the SS Princess Sophia

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The sinking of the SS Princess Sophia was a massive tragedy for both Canada and the United States. But it was also really overshadowed by the end of World War I and the flu pandemic, so it’s been nicknamed the unknown Titanic of the West Coast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Oct 15 2018
36 mins
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Rank #15: Maccabean Revolt

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The uprising of the Maccabees against the Seleucid Empire during the Hellenistic period is an integral part of the Hanukkah story. After the restoration of Jewish religious freedom, the Maccabees started another revolt to obtain total independence.

Dec 21 2016
30 mins
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Rank #16: A Brief History of Foreign Food in the U.S.

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One of the most diverse things about the U.S. is its food industry. Foodies obsessively seek out the “authentic” flavors of any given culture. But many of the foods brought to the U.S. via immigration were initially viewed with suspicion and disdain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Apr 12 2017
39 mins
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Rank #17: Unearthed! in 2018! Part 1

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It's time for Unearthed 2018, where we talk about the historical things discovered or dug up in the past year. Part one includes a bunch of research into human migration patterns, mummies, mass graves, and human sacrifices, among other things.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Dec 31 2018
42 mins
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Rank #18: Libertalia: Legendary Pirate Utopia

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Libertalia, which, in truth, may be completely fictional, is called a pirate settlement, though the man who spearheaded it claimed he wasn't actually a pirate. And it was set up as a sort of utopia, where men governed themselves, and every man was equal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jul 11 2018
37 mins
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Rank #19: A Cruise Through History's Ghost Ships

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There have been numerous instances of ships found adrift with no one on board. Four of those nautical mysteries are featured here, with some truly chilling details.

Oct 26 2016
29 mins
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Rank #20: Beer History with Erik Lars Myers

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Erik Lars Myers, founder, CEO and head brewer at Mystery Brewing Company, talks about the history of beer, including how it connects to charity, nutrition and humans' first development of agriculture.

Jan 04 2017
36 mins
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