Good podcast

Top 100 most popular podcasts

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

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

Subscribe

iTunes / Overcast / RSS

Website

missedinhistory.com/

Episodes

1918 Flu Pandemic, Revisited - Part 1

Now that we?ve lived through a year of a global pandemic, our approach to looking at the 1918 flu pandemic had shifted. We?re revisiting the events of 1918 with new perspective, comparing then to now.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-08
Link to episode

SYMHC CLassics: Paul Poiret

This is a revisit of our 2013 episode on the often avante-garde French designer Paul Poiret. He got rid of corsets, introduced the concept of lifestyle branding, and used draping rather that tailoring to create his dramatic designs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-06
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Grand Central and Zoe and Theodora

Holly and Tracy talk about what a jerk Cornelius Vanderbilt was, trivia about the Grand Central story, and Tracy?s first visit to Grand Central Terminal. Then they discuss the myriad levels of confusion possible regarding names in the story of Zoe and Theodora.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-05
Link to episode

Zoë & Theodora, Byzantine Empresses

Over almost 30 years in 11th-century Constantinople, sometimes Zoë ruled alongside one of her husbands, sometimes she and Theodora ruled together, and in the end, Theodora ruled alone. All against a backdrop of distrust and intrigue and possibly murder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-03
Link to episode

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central's story starts with one of the wealthiest names in U.S. history, but it also is in many ways the story of the city itself since the 1800s, because Grand Central was such a pivotal element in the growth of Manhattan.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-01
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

This 2014 episode covers the incident in 1959, in which nine students ventured into the Ural mountains for a ski hiking trip, and never returned. While much speculation has swirled for more than half a century, no one knows for certain what caused them to abandon their camp to die in the cold. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-27
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Isadora

Holly and Tracy talk about Holly's childhood perceptions of Isadora Duncan and how the famous dancer broke convention. They also talk about the peccadillos of Duncan's autobiography, and her relationship with sexuality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-26
Link to episode

Isadora Duncan, Part 2

The comforts afforded by fame were forever clouded for Duncan by an ongoing series of tragedies, leading right up to the famous ? and horrifying ? way her life ended. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-24
Link to episode

Isadora Duncan, Part 1

Duncan, often called the mother of modern dance, had an unconventional upbringing, and a VERY unconventional life. Her early life was full of struggle but seemed overall quite happy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-22
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: The Nazi Games and Jesse Owens

This 2012 episode covers the 1936 Berlin Olympics and African-American sprinter Jesse Owens, as well as the games as Nazi propaganda. More nations than ever participated, and the Olympic torch was used for the first time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-20
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Freedom Summer and Cobb

Tracy and Holly talk about how young everyone had been during the Mississippi Freedom Summer, voter suppression, and Holly's trick to stop crying when recording. There's also talk of how topics get added to phone lists. and Cobb's violin playing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-19
Link to episode

W. Montague Cobb, MD, PhD

W. Montague Cobb was the first Black person in the U.S. to earn a PhD in physical anthropology, worked to debunk racist theories in the field, was an activist for desegregation and Medicare, and was an anatomy professor at Howard University.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-17
Link to episode

Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964

The Mississippi Summer project of 1964, now known as Freedom Summer, was a in part a voter registration project that was met with an extremely violent and deadly backlash. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-15
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

This 2018 episode covers Gertrude Stein, an icon in the world of modernist literature. Alice B. Toklas is often described as her partner and assistant, but she was also a published writer, and "assistant"really doesn't cover how important she was to Stein's life and work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-13
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Smallpox and Cowpox

Tracy and Holly talk about Spain's effort to spread the smallpox vaccine, and how Balmis handled things. They also discuss fear about vaccines, bodily autonomy, and what does and doesn't gross them out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-12
Link to episode

The Royal Philanthropic Vaccine Expedition, Part 2

With the smallpox vaccine established, Spain?s wanted to deliver it to its colonies in the Americas and the Caribbean. Francisco Xavier de Balmis carried the vaccine from Spain to the Americas using a chain of young boys who acted as living vaccine hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-10
Link to episode

The Royal Philanthropic Vaccine Expedition, Part 1

Once Edward Jenner developed the smallpox vaccine, it spread from England, where he lived, to other parts of the world. Meanwhile, events were unfolding that led the Spanish Empire to launch a huge expedition to take the vaccine to its colonies.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-08
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: The Nazca Lines

This 2013 episode covered the Nazca lines in the desert about 200 miles southeast of Lima, Peru, between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The glyphs have remained intact for centuries, and have been avidly studied since their discovery in the late 1920s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-06
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Tello and Du Châtelet

Holly and Tracy talk about how many things don't make it into episodes, sometimes due to cutting for narrative structure, and sometimes due to translation of sources. They also discuss Emilie Du Châtelet and the various ways her story is told. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-05
Link to episode

Émilie du Châtelet

Du Châtelet challenged the philosophic and scientific world of her time, but she's often eclipsed by her far more famous lover. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-03
Link to episode

Julio Tello, Peru?s Archaeological Trail Blazer

Tello is often called some variation of the father of Peruvian archaeology or the first indigenous Peruvian archaeologist. And his work was playing out across a backdrop of constant unrest and conflict, both for his country and his profession.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-01
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: Paxton's Crystal Palace

A throwback to 2013! Sir Joseph Paxton was a 19th-century botanist who became instantly famous for the hall he designed for the Great Expo of 1851. After the expo, the Crystal Palace moved to a new location and became the centerpiece of the world's first theme park. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-30
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Griffith and Crosse

Holly and Tracy talk about the fascination of the Griffith story and how contemporary journalists covered Griffith's crime, as well as how his story ties to Disney history. Tracy also discusses how delightful it was to pull together the research on Andrew Crosse. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-29
Link to episode

Andrew Crosse, The Electrician

In the early 1800s, Andrew Crosse observed a strange thing happening on an electrified rock in his lab, and he was catapulted into the public spotlight. But before that and after, his life and home at Fyne Court were filled with eccentric delights.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-27
Link to episode

Griffith J. Griffith

While the Griffith name today is associated with the Los Angeles park and the observatory, during his time, G.J. Griffith was associated with other things: real estate, social climbing, and a horrifying domestic abuse scandal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-25
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: The Wilmington Coup of 1898, Part 2

Part two of this 2018 classic delves into the only known successful coup d'etat in U.S. history, when a white mob enacted a violent plan against their town?s black community, and overthrew the duly elected government of Wilmington, North Carolina. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-23
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Olympe and Dalton

Tracy and Holly chat about Olympe de Gouges and the less-than-robust information about her life's details. When talking about John Dalton and color vision, discussion of emotional attachment to color and accessibility issues related to color vision deficiency. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-22
Link to episode

John Dalton?s Anomalous Color Vision

John Dalton is far more famous for his work in atomic theory. But he wrote one of the first thorough descriptions of what he called ?anomalous vision? ? meaning that he realized he wasn?t perceiving color the same way as other people.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-20
Link to episode

Olympe de Gouges

Olympe de Gouges is known primarily for her 1791 pamphlet ?Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Citizen.? But her writing and political activity went far beyond that one pamphlet, and she was actually executed for a completely different reason. Tracy's Research: Douglas, Allen. "Gouges, Olympe de 1748?1793." Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, edited by Fedwa Malti-Douglas, vol. 2, Macmillan Reference USA, 2007, pp. 657-658. Gale In Context: Global Issues, link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX2896200277/GPS?u=mlin_n_melpub&sid=GPS&xid=2979d54d. Accessed 5 Jan. 2021. "Marie-Olympe de Gouges." Encyclopedia of World Biography Online, vol. 23, Gale, 2003. Gale In Context: Biography, link.gale.com/apps/doc/K1631008043/GPS?u=mlin_n_melpub&sid=GPS&xid=01a0e821. Accessed 5 Jan. 2021. HESSE, CARLA. "Gouges, Olympe de." Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, edited by John Merriman and Jay Winter, vol. 2, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006, pp. 993-996. Gale In Context: World History, link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX3446900357/GPS?u=mlin_n_melpub&sid=GPS&xid=a40a2b9c. Accessed 5 Jan. 2021. "Marie-Olympe De Gouges." Historic World Leaders, edited by Anne Commire, Gale, 1994. Gale In Context: Biography, link.gale.com/apps/doc/K1616000246/GPS?u=mlin_n_melpub&sid=GPS&xid=110589b6. Accessed 5 Jan. 2021. Lyons, Matthew. ?Execution of a Feminist.? History Today. Vol. 70, Issue 11, November 2020. https://www.historytoday.com/archive/months-past/execution-feminist Columbia College. ?Olympe de Gouges.? https://www.college.columbia.edu/core/content/olympe-de-gouges Kuiper, Kathleen et al. ?Olympe de Gouges: Additional Information.? Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Olympe-de-Gouges/additional-info#content-5 Woolfrey, Joan. ?Olympe de Gouges (1748?1793).? Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. https://iep.utm.edu/gouges/ ?The Trial of Olympe de Gouges,? LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed January 7, 2021, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/488. Vanpée, Janie. ?Performing Justice: The Trials of Olympe de Gouges.? Theatre Journal. Volume 51, Number 1, March 1999. Via Project Muse. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/34586 Diamond, Marie Josephine. ?Olympe de Gouges and the French Revolution: Construction of Gender as Critique.? Dialectical Anthropology , 1990, Vol. 15, No. 2/3 (1990). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/29790339 Nielsen, Wendy C. ?Staging Rousseau's Republic: French Revolutionary Festivals and Olympe de Gouges.? The Eighteenth Century , FALL 2002, Vol. 43. Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41467908 Scott, Joan Wallach. ?French Feminists and the Rights of 'Man': Olympe de Gouges's Declarations.? History Workshop , Autumn, 1989, No. 28 (Autumn, 1989). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/4288921 Brown, Gregory S. ?The Self-Fashionings of Olympe de Gouges, 1784-1789.? Eighteenth-Century Studies, Volume 34, Number 3, Spring 2001. Via Project Muse. https://doi.org/10.1353/ecs.2001.0019 Mousset, Sophie. ?Women's Rights and the French Revolution: A Biography of Olympe De Gouges.? Routledge; 1st edition, July 2017.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-18
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: The Wilmington Coup of 1898, Part 1

This much-requested 2018 episode covers how open racism and hotly contested elections led to a climate of unrest and white supremacist violence in late 19th-century Wilmington, North Carolina. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-16
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Late 2020 Wrap Up

Tracy and Holly talk about the travel thoughts that the show's recent Unearthed! episode brings up. Talk also turns to the various biases that people have had when looking at history, and how that can obscure the ways we interpret information. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-15
Link to episode

Unearthed! Year-end 2020, Part 2

In this second part of the year-end Unearthed! for 2020, topics include art, music, edibles and potables, and exhumations and repatriations, and potpourri. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-13
Link to episode

Unearthed! Year-end 2020, Part 1

Time for a wrap up of things unearthed in the last quarter of 2020! Part one includes updates, books and letters, Vikings, mummies, and some other stuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-11
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: Knitting's Early History

This 2016 classic delves into knitting. which has been around for a long time. Exactly how long isn't entirely clear, but we do know a good bit about how knitting has traveled with us humans through time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-09
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Transfusions

Holly and Tracy talk about how small details that get changed in the retelling of history change the context of the larger story, as well as some of the ways that histories like this week's offer new ways to think about topics that hadn't been previously considered. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-08
Link to episode

Jean-Baptiste Denis and the Blood Transfusion Race, 2

Denis made several missteps - some of them criminal - as he tried to prove his superior knowledge in the science of transfusion. Due to his hubris and enemies in the medical community, he found himself involved in a court case that took a very strange turn. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-06
Link to episode

Jean-Baptiste Denis and the Blood Transfusion Race, 1

In the 17th century, Europe was obsessed with science ? and very competitively so. When it came to blood transfusions, there was a great deal of conflict in France's scientific community. And Jean-Baptiste Denis was right in the middle of it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-04
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: The Unsinkable Violet Jessop

This 2015 episode covers the story of Violet Jessop, who was a shipwreck survivor -- several times over. She traveled the world aboard some of the most famous ocean liners of all time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-02
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Voynich and Scurvy

Holly and Tracy talk about why Holly loved studying Wilfrid Voynich, when scurvy became a jokey disease, and the need for a good multivitamin and getting a little sunshine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-01
Link to episode

Scurvy

Scurvy is a deficiency in vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, and its story goes way back in history ? all the way to our evolutionary ancestors living more than 60 million years ago.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-30
Link to episode

Wilfrid Voynich

We?ve talked about the Voynich manuscript many times over the years, but the man for whom the manuscript is named has his own fascinating story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-28
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: Roses Through Time

This 2017 episode revisits roses, which humans have painted, written about, and assigned symbolic meaning for centuries. But this much-beloved flower predates mankind, and it's a little difficult to track our early relationship with cultivating it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-26
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: O. Henry and Rudolph

On today's episode, Tracy and Holly discuss their levels of familiarity with O. Henry and have a food digression. Talk then turns to how Rudolph became so popular so quickly, and how far reaching the Rudolph story is in culture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-25
Link to episode

The Creation of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Most of us grew up with the story of the sweet little reindeer that was picked on by his peers, and becomes the hero who saves Christmas. But Rudolph is unique in that he became part of Christmas tradition almost the moment he was introduced in 1939. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-23
Link to episode

O. Henry

O. Henry?s writing is taught in many schools because of his stories like ?Gift of the Magi,? but it?s rarely mentioned that during his life, he fled to Honduras to avoid prosecution for embezzlement.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-21
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: Eggnog Riot

This classic is from 2014. In 1826, liquor was forbidden at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Cadets smuggled alcohol into the barracks anyway, and a defiant Christmas party turned into a riot when two officers attempted to break up the festivities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-19
Link to episode

Behind the Scenes Minis: Lost Cause and the Constitution

Tracy and Holly discuss the difficulty people may have with Civil War history and how surprisingly exciting Constitutional scholarship can be. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-18
Link to episode

Interview: Kerry Sautner of the National Constitution Center

Holly is joined by Kerry Sautner, Chief Learning Officer of the National Constitution Center, to discuss the museum's mission, unlikely career paths to history, and how talking about the Constitution brings people together. You can visit the National Constitution Center at: https://constitutioncenter.org/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-16
Link to episode

The Lost Cause

The myth of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy was a distortion of the history of the U.S. Civil War that?s still affecting the world today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-14
Link to episode

SYMHC Classics: Maccabean Revolt

Were revisiting a 2016 episode about the uprising of the Maccabees against the Seleucid Empire during the Hellenistic period, which is an integral part of the Hanukkah story. After the restoration of Jewish religious freedom, the Maccabees started another revolt to obtain total independence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-12
Link to episode
A tiny webapp by I'm With Friends.
Updated daily with data from the Apple Podcasts.