Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Who was Hypatia of Alexandria? What was the Flannan Isles disappearance? Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Episodes

Live From Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: H.P. Lovecraft  

Writer H.P. Lovecraft created worlds and stories that continue to be influential more than 80 years after his death.

John von Neumann  

One man and his incredible intellect affected so many different disciplines from game theory to computers to the Manhattan Project.

A Handful of Eclipses in History  

Today, we're walking through some of the famous eclipses in history, all while wearing proper eye shielding.

SYMHC Classics: The Contentious Invention of the Sewing Machine  

We're revisiting our 2013 episode on the invention of the sewing machine and the epic patent battle associated with it.

Frederic Tudor, the Ice King  

Tudor hatched a clever plan: In cold weather, he would harvest ice for cheap, and then sell it all around the world when it was hot.

Charles VI of France: The Mad King  

France’s mad king Charles VI reigned in the middle of the Hundred Years War between England and France.

SYMHC Classics: The Origin of Cheeses  

We're revisiting a classic episode, about cheese! It's been around for more than 9,000 years. But how did humans learn to make it?

The Kallikaks and the Eugenicists  

The eugenics movement in the U.S. focused on identifying, sequestering and even sterilizing people who were deemed to be 'unfit.'

The Sepoy Rebellion of 1857  

The Sepoy Rebellion was the result of many, many influences and stressors on the cultures of India living under British rule.

SYMHC Classics: The Count of St. Germain  

We're revisiting a classic episode, all about the Count of Saint Germain. His story features teleportation, alchemy and even rumors of immortality.

Ibn Battuta, the Traveler of Islam  

Ibn Battuta's 14th-century travels were extensive. He traveled through virtually every Muslim nation and territory, becoming the traveler of the age.

Frederick Douglass  

Frederick Douglass was an orator, writer, statesman and social reformer who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and women's suffrage.

SYMHC Classics: Jane Austen  

We're revisiting a classic episode, all about Jane Austen. She was not a shy spinster nor a real-life version of any of her heroines.

Carry A. Nation, Part 2  

After her initial bar smashings, Carry A. Nation became a full-time activist, traveling from town to town to destroy saloons and preach temperance.

Carry A. Nation, Part 1  

Several events in Carry Nation's early life catalyzed her temperance activism.

The Evacuation of Dunkirk  

With a huge number of British Expeditionary Force troops stranded in one location, a massive evacuation operation was undertaken.

The Battle of France and the Flight to Dunkirk  

Retellings of the Dunkirk rescue often leave out how a huge part of the British Expeditionary Force ended up stranded.

NASA History: Chief Historian Bill Barry on Hugh Dryden  

The NASA space program likely wouldn't be what it is today without the work Hugh Dryden did before NASA even existed.

Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun  

Despite growing up in a convent and coming very close to taking religious vows as a nun, Catalina de Erauso wound up living a life of danger and adventure.

William Hogarth  

In the early 18th century, an engraver-turned-artist made his mark on the art world by producing satirical prints in series that commented on morality and society. And some of his work is used today as a teaching tool.

Unearthed! in July 2017!  

It's time for another mid-year edition of Unearthed! The show covers new information about the Lions of Tsavo, H.H. Holmes and Ötzi.

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