Constance MarkieviczStuff You Missed in History Class add
Born to a wealthy Protestant family, Constance Markievicz made a somewhat surprising transition to become a leader in the Irish Nationalist movement.
SYMHC Classics: The Easter Rising of 1916Stuff You Missed in History Class add
Today's show revisits one of the most pivotal events in modern Irish history, a precursor to a number of other events that have happened since then.
The Daring Imposter Cassie ChadwickStuff You Missed in History Class add
Cassie Chadwick committed fraud on a massive level, and convinced banks that she was the illegitimate daughter of Andrew Carnegie.
The Minuscule Science of Antonie Van LeeuwenhoekStuff You Missed in History Class add
Leeuwenhoek is credited with discovering microscopic life in a variety of forms, using lenses he ground himself.
SYMHC Classics: The LudditesStuff You Missed in History Class add
This classic revisits the Luddite uprising -- protests in northern England, in which workers smashed machines in mills and factories.
Phillis WheatleyStuff You Missed in History Class add
Perceptions and interpretations of Phillis Wheatley's life and work have shifted since the 18th century.
SYMHC Classics: The Red Ghost of Arizona and the U.S. Camel CorpsStuff You Missed in History Class add
We're revisiting the story of a a mysterious beast that trampled a woman in Arizona in 1883. The creature turned out to be a camel.
Sadako Sasaki’s 1000 Cranes, Part 2Stuff You Missed in History Class add
The show's 1000th episode continues the story of Sadako Sasaki and the peace movement that was catalyzed by her death.
Sadako Sasaki’s 1000 Cranes, Part 1Stuff You Missed in History Class add
Sadako Sasaki developed A-bomb disease as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima, and the origami crane became a symbol of her story.
SYMHC Classics: Who was the real Lone Ranger?Stuff You Missed in History Class add
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 EndlingsStuff You Missed in History Class add
On February 21, 1918, the last known Carolina parakeet died at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Hawaii's Legend of the MenehuneStuff You Missed in History Class add
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 MurdersStuff You Missed in History Class add
In 1912, a small Iowa town was the scene of a chilling and brutal crime.
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. ToklasStuff You Missed in History Class add
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 HeloiseStuff You Missed in History Class add
This episode revisits the tragic love story of poet, philosopher and theologian Abelard, and his student Heloise.
The Memphis Sanitation Workers StrikeStuff You Missed in History Class add
A sanitation strike that lasted for nine weeks brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee, where he was assassinated.
Aspasia and PericlesStuff You Missed in History Class add
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 RevolutionStuff You Missed in History Class add
Armistead was a slave in Virginia, but got his master's approval to enlist when the Revolutionary War came. Armistead worked as a spy.