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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: Ida B. Wells-Barnett

6/6/2020
This 2018 episode connects to a lot of others in our archive. Ida B. Wells-Barnett fought against lynching for decades, at a time when it wasn't common at all for a woman, especially a woman of color, to become such a prominent journalist and a speaker. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:40:41

Behind the Scenes Minis: Cannery Row & Tumanbay

6/5/2020
Holly and Tracy talk about the evolution of Monterey's Cannery Row and the history behind the fictional podcast Tumanbay. Their discussion then turns to current events, the death of George Floyd and the protests around the nation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:20:18

Interview: Tumanbay's John Scott Dryden

6/3/2020
First, a brief discussion of current events. Then, in a conversation recorded in mid-May, Holly speaks with the creator of the historical fiction podcast Tumanbay about the ways that researching the Mamluk culture shaped the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:39:21

Cannery Row

6/1/2020
Monterey's Cannery Row is a busy center of tourism, but the area's history starts with indigenous people. Its association with fishing came from immigrant populations, and its reputation as a cannery exploded as that business was imploding. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:42:13

SYMHC Classics: Orphan Trains

5/30/2020
This 2014 episode covers the 250,000 children in the U.S. taken to new families by train from 1854 and 1929, about. Except ... they weren't called "orphan trains" at the time, the children weren't all orphans, and "family" didn't always factor into it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:36:09

Behind the Scenes Minis: Home Ec and Practice Babies

5/29/2020
Tracy and Holly talk about their experiences with home economics in school, and discuss theories about childcare as it relates to practice baby programs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:16:17

The Practice Babies

5/27/2020
Practice babies were live human babies, cared for by college seniors who were temporarily living in home ec practice houses. The babies mostly came from orphanages or child welfare agencies, and were usually adopted after their time in the program. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:45:50

The Bureau of Home Economics

5/25/2020
For a time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture had a whole bureau of home economics, which was run by and for women, and was a huge part of the response to crises like the Great Depression and World War II. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:44

SYMHC Classics: Phineas Gage

5/23/2020
A 2013 episode about Phineas Gage, who experienced a catastrophic brain injury and survived - though altered - for more than 11 years. Over time, he became one of the world's most famous case studies in how damage to the brain can affect behavior. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:35:16

Behind the Scenes Minis: Fritz Duquesne

5/22/2020
Holly and Tracy ponder the psychology of a lifetime of deception, and discuss the complex nature of the Boers' position in their conflict with Great Britain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:13:23

The Spying Life of Fritz Duquesne, Part 2

5/20/2020
After Duquesne made it to the U.S., he started a whole new life for himself, and worked for the rest of his life as a journalist, saboteur and spy. But eventually, all those lies caught up to him. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:39:11

The Spying Life of Fritz Duquesne, Part 1

5/18/2020
Duquesne changed his life story to suit his needs, worked under an estimated 40 aliases, and lived a life that directly involves a LOT of significant historical events. One of the things Duquesne excelled at was escaping custody. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:58

SYMHC Classics: The Dark Legacy of Sea Monkeys

5/16/2020
Dipping back to a 2015 episode. Despite all the fun cartoons on the packaging featuring tiny humanoid sea creatures having wacky fun and wearing clothes, Sea Monkeys are just brine shrimp. But the story of Sea Monkeys and their inventor is actually pretty surprising -- and quite dark. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:34:48

Behind the Scenes Minis: Bees and Grover Cleveland

5/15/2020
Tracy and Holly talk about the charm of bees, and the strangely intriguing nature of Grover Cleveland's tumor surgery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:13:05

Grover Cleveland’s Medical Secret

5/13/2020
In 1893, President Grover Cleveland noticed a rough spot on the roof of his mouth. This turned into a medical situation and led to a daring surgery that was kept secret from the public for decades. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:43:24

A Brief History of Beekeeping

5/11/2020
Beekeeping as you might think of it today, with square hives and and a beekeeper in a white suit with a big veiled hat, is a relatively recent invention. But beekeeping has existed for thousands of years, basically all over the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:39

SYMHC Classics: John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry

5/9/2020
This 2016 episode covers John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, which set out to create an armed revolution of emancipated slaves. Instead, it became a tipping point leading to the U.S. Civil War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:34:19

Behind the Scenes Minis: Asoka and Catherine

5/8/2020
Tracy and Holly talk about Asoka and connections to pop culture, and the revelations of Catherine the Great's devotion to the arts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:13:48

Introducing: Flashback - Isaac Newton’s ‘Year of Wonders’

5/7/2020
Each of us handles social distancing in our own way. Some are doing virtual yoga classes. Others are turning to art. And then there are those truly rare birds... like Sir Issac Newton. He once turned his time in quarantine into an opportunity to change the way we understand the world around us. Learn about history’s unintended consequences on Flashback, a new podcast from OZY and iHeart Radio Podcast Network. Find out how some of the best-laid plans can go horribly wrong or prove...

Duration:00:04:11

Catherine the Great, Librettist

5/6/2020
Catherine the Great is famous for many things. But one of her lesser-known areas of interest was opera. And she loved it as both audience and creator. She wrote a number of operas during her reign, many of which were comedic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:36:25