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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.

Interview: Jeremy Katz of The Breman Museum

Stuff You Missed in History Class

  • 290 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 51:27

Holly sits down with Jeremy Katz, the director of archives at The Breman Museum to talk about his new book "The Jewish Community of Atlanta," his career in history, and the expansive archives at The Breman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Rum Rebellion

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  • 440 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 41:59

The Rum Rebellion overthrew William Bligh, governor of New South Wales, in 1808. It was Australia’s only military coup and was only given that nickname much later.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYMHC Classics: Mutiny on the Bounty

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  • 370 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 32:14

In this 2010 episode, previous hosts Sarah and Katie take a closer look at the legendary mutiny on the HMS Bounty -- and figure out whether William Bligh deserves his terrible reputation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Behind the Scenes Minis: Esperanto and Bodiam

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  • 300 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 15:31

Tracy and Holly discuss their relationships with language learning, and then discuss the ways that historical sites and museums have offered information for the public that would normally only be seen on-site. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Bodiam Castle

Stuff You Missed in History Class

  • 520 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 36:56

This castle is unique in its design and the extent to which the ground surrounding it are part of that design. It’s also closely tied to the turbulent period in England’s history that runs from the Hundred Years War, through the Wars of the Roses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

L.L. Zamenhof and the Hope of Esperanto

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  • 290 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 50:17

Esperanto was developed by a Jewish man living in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It’s a story linked to both persecution and profound hope. Zamenhof hoped to bring the world together through a shared second language. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYMHC Classics: Hildegard von Bingen

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  • 480 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 28:28

This 2016 episode examines a Christian mystic of medieval Europe who was way, way ahead of her time. If she had lived a few hundred years later, and been male, people probably would have called her a renaissance man. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Behind the Scenes Minis: Arsinoë and Sissieretta

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  • 250 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 18:04

Tracy and Holly talk about the trickier aspects of researching a story like Arsinoë's, as well as women trying to find agency in Arsinoë's time. Discussion of Sissieretta focuses on how the press covered her appearances, and how many of the issues and racist treatment she faced still persist for Black performers today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sissieretta Jones

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  • 340 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 50:08

Sissieretta Jones was a Black operatic and popular music singer in the early 20th century. And she was famous in her day, but then kind of vanished from the papers when she retired. Her last years were lived in relative obscurity.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Arsinoë II, Ptolemaic Queen

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  • 310 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 43:41

The Ptolemies were a Greek dynasty that ruled Egypt during the Hellenistic period. And in a lot of ways Arsinoë II really set the standard for the generations of Ptolemaic queens that followed her. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYMHC Classics: Plessy v Ferguson

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  • 260 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 30:23

This 2015 episode covers a landmark legal moment. The ruling in this infamous U.S. Supreme Court case stated that segregation was legal as long as the separate facilities were equal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Behind the Scenes Minis: Duke and Hawaii

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  • 230 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 13:10

Holly and Tracy talk about the appeal of Duke Kahanamoku, his story being illustrative of the problematic nature of cultures being subverted in an effort to get along with others, and his love of naps. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duke Kahanamoku, Part 2

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  • 370 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 39:18

Part 2 of our coverage of Duke Kahanamoku's life delves into about what happened to Duke after that sudden onslaught of Olympic fame, and how it wasn’t really what Duke expected.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duke Kahanamoku, Part 1

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  • 430 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 37:35

Kahanamoku became world-famous as an Olympic swimmer, and his love for sports of all kinds started from his childhood on Oahu. Part one covers his early life, up through his first Olympics and the start of becoming a global surfing icon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYMHC Classics: Skellig Michael

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  • 220 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 31:22

Today, we revisit a December 2017 episode about Skellig Michael. This small island off the west coast of Ireland recently became a film star, but Skellig Michael has a rich history all its own. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Behind the Scenes Minis: 1918 Pandemic Revisited

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  • 220 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 17:58

Tracy and Holly discuss where they're at a year into the pandemic. Tracy also talks about how frustrated she was researching this week's episodes, and how exhausting it is to see the same things repeating. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1918 Flu Pandemic, Revisited - Part 2

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  • 290 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 38:56

The comparison of the modern pandemic to the 1918 pandemic continues in part two. This time, the show covers ventilation, supply shortages, and vaccines.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1918 Flu Pandemic, Revisited - Part 1

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  • 230 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 46:09

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

SYMHC CLassics: Paul Poiret

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  • 370 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 31:50

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

Behind the Scenes Minis: Grand Central and Zoe and Theodora

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  • 260 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 14:54

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