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.
Mary Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Mary Breckinridge advanced the medical field and found new ways to treat underserved communities, but there are problematic elements to her story.
SYMHC Classics: The Explosive Career of Antoine Lavoisier· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Lavoisier was a chemist, biologist, geologist, physiologist, and economist. But he's most often referred to as the father of modern chemistry.
Unearthed! in 2017, Part 2· Stuff You Missed in History Class
This wrap up of 2017's historical discoveries and updates includes exhumations, repatriations, and a lot of prehistory.
Unearthed! in 2017, Part 1· Stuff You Missed in History Class
In our annual recap, we walk through what's been literally and figuratively unearthed in 2017.
SYMHC Classics: Sophie Blanchard and Balloonomania· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Today's classic episode revisits Sophie Blanchard a trailblazer who became famous in the early 1800s as the first woman to become a career balloonist.
Unearthed!: The USS Indianapolis· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Today, the U.S.S. Indianapolis is known for its crew’s wait for rescue after being torpedoed. But the ship’s history goes back much farther than that.
NORAD Tracking Santa: A Cold War History· Stuff You Missed in History Class
The story that circulates about how NORAD started tracking Santa is pretty heart-warming, but doesn’t completely hold up.
SYMHC Classics: The Christmas Truce· Stuff You Missed in History Class
During the first Christmas of World War I, British and German soldiers laid down their weapons and celebrated the holiday together.
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Part 2· Stuff You Missed in History Class
The exploits of the Special Operations Executive are the stuff of legend.
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Part 1· Stuff You Missed in History Class
After the Germans invaded France in 1940, an idea sprouted in the highest levels of Great Britain's leadership, and the SOE was born.
SYMHC Classics: Deaf President Now· Stuff You Missed in History Class
A revisit to an episode on fairly recent history, the 1988 protests at Gallaudet University sparked by the appointment of a hearing president.
The Historical Roots of Holiday Treats· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Tasty treats associated with winter holidays have some slightly hazy origins, because the evidence of their histories was eaten.
Three Astonishing Belles· Stuff You Missed in History Class
This episode features three unique women, all of whom are notable in their own way, and all of whom had the name Belle.
SYMHC Classics: Rabbit-proof Fence· Stuff You Missed in History Class
Today, we're revisiting an episode about the results of English settlers bringing animals and plants to Australia, including rabbits.