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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 iHeartRadio.

Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.

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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 iHeartRadio.

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Episodes

SYMHC Classics: Harriet Tubman, Part 1

6/19/2021
We're revisiting this 2013 topic in honor of Juneteenth. Most people are familiar with Tubman's involvement with the Underground Railroad, but she was also a spy for the Union during the Civil War, among many other things. Untangling the truth from the myth is the trickiest part of her story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:33:24

Behind the Scenes Minis: Lola and Daphne

6/18/2021
Tracy and Holly talk about Lola Montez's relationship with the truth and references to her in the show "Dickinson." They also discuss how du Maurier's novel "Rebecca" has often been mischaracterized as a romance. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:16:59

Daphne du Maurier

6/16/2021
Daphne du Maurier became famous thanks to her books and the adaptations they inspired, and her life story is just as intriguing as any of her writing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:42:39

Lola Montez

6/14/2021
Aside from her relationship with King Ludwig I, Lola Montez is one of those figures whose life is hard to pin down. That’s not because of a lack of documentation, but because that documentation repeats the completely fictional backstory she made up for herself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:52:02

Introducing: Be Anti Racist with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

6/13/2021
Presenting a sneak peek of iHeart and Pushkin’s newest show, Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi. On Be Antiracist, Dr. Kendi discusses policies and practices that sustain injustice in our society, and how we can dismantle racism to build a just, equitable world. Alongside guests like Julián Castro, Jemele Hill, Don Lemon, Heather C. McGhee, and Mariame Kaba, Dr. Kendi ties the past to the present, inviting listeners to consider what an antiracist future might look like, and laying out...

Duration:00:02:59

SYMHC Classics: Marie Taglioni

6/12/2021
This 2013 episode covers Marie Taglioni, considered THE ballerina of the Romantic era. She's often credited with revolutionizing, restyling and redefining dance, though her father was a significant part of those achievements. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:32:25

Behind the Scenes Minis: Apicius and Struensee

6/11/2021
Holly and Tracy compare the Apicius cookbook to cooking today, as well as some confusion over ingredients in the cookbook. They then talk about the life of Struensee, how scholars of medical history interpret the work of the doctor, and Mads Mikkelsen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:22:37

Count Struensee and King Christian VII of Denmark

6/9/2021
King Christian VII ruled in the 18th century, and during his reign, his physician finagled a surprising amount of power, and basically ruled the country. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:38:32

‘De re coquinaria’ - the Oldest Cookbook of the Western World

6/7/2021
“De re Coquinaria,” also referred to as “Apicius,” is a cookbook featuring recipes that may have been collected as early as the first century. Who wrote it is a mystery, but it offers unique insight into the food culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Check out the Pinterest Page that was used to create this episode: https://www.pinterest.com/missedinhistory/on-the-subject-of-cooking-de-re-coquinaria/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:29

SYMHC Classics: The Defenestrations of Prague

6/5/2021
This 2018 episode covers defenestrations - which just means "to throw out of a window." And there's 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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:37:31

Behind the Scenes Minis: Mrs. Child and Haymarket

6/4/2021
Holly and Tracy talk about Child's life, the ways in which she was ahead of her time socially, and the questions surrounding her marriage. The Haymarket riot's place in labor history is also covered, with an eye toward how many of the issues that were prominent then remain in play today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:19:59

The Haymarket Riot

6/2/2021
The Haymarket Riot, aka the Haymarket Affair or the Haymarket Massacre, is one of the many interconnected events and people and movements that are all integral to defining the basic idea of what a full-time job is in the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:47:28

Lydia Maria Child

5/31/2021
Lydia Maria Child was a writer of children’s literature, historical novels, abolitionist tracts, and poetry. She also wrote literature for children and penned a holiday poem that remains popular today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:44:13

SYMHC Classics: Tulsa Massacre

5/29/2021
This 2014 episode covers the devastation of "Black Wall Street," which was a nickname for Greenwood, a vibrant suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was destroyed in a racist attack in 1921. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:28:59

Behind the Scenes Minis: Paperclips

5/28/2021
Tracy and Holly discuss Tracy's research on Operation Paperclip and how recently information about it has been uncovered. After talking about taking some time off, Tracy also shares how she selected the Paperclippers to focus on for Wednesday's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:18:41

Four Paperclippers

5/26/2021
Under Operation Paperclip, about 1,600 specialists – most with some involvement with the Nazi party – entered the U.S., and many became citizens. Today, we’re looking at four of these specialists, who were nicknamed Paperclippers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:50

Operation Paperclip

5/24/2021
Operation Paperclip, also known as Project Paperclip, which was the U.S. effort to bring German scientists to the U.S. after World War II. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:48:09

SYMHC Classics: How Tulip Mania Worked

5/22/2021
This 2011 episode is from prior hosts Sarah and Deblina. During the 17th century, the Dutch went nuts for tulips, paying exorbitant amounts for a single bulb. But what exactly triggered this commodity bubble? And what do revisionist historians have to say? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:38:07

Behind the Scenes Minis: Paré and Gardens

5/21/2021
Holly and Tracy talk about Paré's work in context on the timeline, and then a very cool modern gardening project using the book we mentioned this week, "The Feate of Gardening." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:18:25

A Brief History of Gardening in North America

5/19/2021
Gardening is a living history that connects us all to people and places through time. This episode covers precolonial North America, Europeans bringing their own gardening ideas to the colonies, and how gardening has developed and shifted since then. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:27