SYMHC Classics: Who was the real Lone Ranger?· Stuff You Missed in History Class
The Lone Ranger has traditionally been portrayed by white actors, but many believe this character is based on a former slave named Bass Reeves.
The Last Carolina Parakeet and Other Endlings· Stuff You Missed in History Class
On February 21, 1918, the last known Carolina parakeet died at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Hawaii's Legend of the Menehune· Stuff You Missed in History Class
The story of the Menehune is one that's been handed down through oral history for generations. What are the real-world roots of this mythology?
SYMHC Classics: Villisca Ax Murders· Stuff You Missed in History Class
In 1912, a small Iowa town was the scene of a chilling and brutal crime.
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Stein is an icon of modernist literature. Toklas is often described as her partner and assistant, but that short changes her story.
SYMHC Classics: Abelard and Heloise· Stuff You Missed in History Class
This episode revisits the tragic love story of poet, philosopher and theologian Abelard, and his student Heloise.
The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike· Stuff You Missed in History Class
A sanitation strike that lasted for nine weeks brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee, where he was assassinated.
Aspasia and Pericles· Stuff You Missed in History Class
This is often held up as one of history’s great love stories, but their high-profile relationship was central to a key period in Greek history.
SYMHC Classics: Double Agent James Armistead and the American Revolution· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Armistead was a slave in Virginia, but got his master's approval to enlist when the Revolutionary War came. Armistead worked as a spy.
Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Mary-Russel Ferrell Colton was a painter, author and educator. But she's most famous for co-founding of the Museum of Northern Arizona.
SYMHC Classics: Who was Emanuel Swedenborg?· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Today's classic revisits philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, who found himself struggling with his faith as he searched for evidence of the human soul.
The Donation of Constantine· Stuff You Missed in History Class
For centuries, a forged document granted a large amount of Roman Empire land and power to Pope Sylvester I and his successors.
Rufus Wilmot Griswold· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Griswold is most commonly known as Edgar Allan Poe's rival, and for creating negative characterizations of Poe that have endured more than a century.
SYMHC Classics: How Lord Byron Worked· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Coming up on January 22, 2018 is the 230th birthday of Lord Byron. Who was he, and why is he associated with so many historical figures?
The Wilmington Coup of 1898, Part 2· Stuff You Missed in History Class
In 1898, a mob of armed white men enacted a violent plan against Wilmington, North Carolina’s black community and elected government.
The Wilmington Coup of 1898, Part 1· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Open racism and hotly contested elections led to a climate of unrest and white supremacist violence in late 19th-century Wilmington, North Carolina.
SYMHC Classics: The Phoenician Alphabet· Stuff You Missed in History Class
This classic episode revisits the Phoenicians, most known for developing the alphabet that many modern alphabets are descended from.
Author Interview: Kathryn Lougheed on Tuberculosis· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Microbiologist and author Kathryn Lougheed joins Holly for a discussion of the long history of tuberculosis and its place in the modern age.