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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.

Ibn al-Haytham, First Scientist

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 35:55

Ibn al-Haytham made massive contributions to the world’s understanding of light and vision through experiments that he did during a prolonged house arrest in the early 11th century. He also wrote about medicine, philosophy, astronomy, math and ethics.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYMHC Classics: The Historical Roots of Holiday Treats

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 36:26

This is a holiday throwback to a 2017 episodes. Tasty treats associated with winter holidays have some slightly hazy origins, because the evidence of their histories was eaten. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Behind the Scenes Minis: Thorpe and Poinsett

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  • 14:58

Tracy and Holly discuss the issue of final resting places illustrated by Jim Thorpe's story, the pronunciation of poinsettia, and plant toxicity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Joel Roberts Poinsett

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 40:18

Poinsett was a statesman who was connected to some very important moments in our nation’s history, with mixed results. He’s also credited with introducing the holiday plant named after him – the poinsettia – into the U.S. from Mexico.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jim Thorpe, Pro Athlete (Part 3)

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 44:29

The conclusion of our three-parter on the life of Jim Thorpe covers his time as a professional athlete, and his life after the end of his athletic career – including two pieces of his story that have tragically continued long after his death.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYMHC Classics: Coubertin and the Modern Olympics

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 57:34

This episode is our 2016 live show from the Dallas Museum of Art about the Olympics. Pierre de Coubertin is described as the father of the modern Olympic Games, which took a few years to really take off. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jim Thorpe, Olympian (Part 2)

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 36:58

After the 1908-09 football season at Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Thorpe seemed to be headed for a career in baseball. But the offer to return to school and possibly qualify the Olympics altered that path. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jim Thorpe and Carlisle Football (Part 1)

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 42:03

Jim Thorpe was an incredible all-around athlete, famous around the world. In part one, we’ll talk about his life before and during his time at Carlisle, including some context about Carlisle and similar boarding schools. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYMHC Classics: Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 41:45

This 2018 classics covers Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, who was the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree. She lived at a time when a lot of change was happening in the United States as a whole, and among Native Americans and the Omaha tribe she was part of specifically Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Vivien Thomas, Surgical Pathfinder

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  • 43:03

In 1944, Thomas developed a surgical treatment for babies with cyanotic heart conditions. Thomas was a Black man working at an institution whose only other black employees did janitorial work, and he had not attended medical school – or even college.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Helen Taussig, Mother of Pediatric Cardiology

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  • 36:27

Helen’s story is tied to Vivien Thomas and Alfred Blalock in the surgical treatment of blue baby syndrome. She was the one who suggested that Alfred Blalock try to find a surgical approach to congenital heart conditions like tetralogy of Fallot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYMHC Classics: The Cod Wars

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  • 37:54

This 2016 episode covers Icelandic history. A fishing territory dispute between Iceland and the U.K. started off with a cordial tone, but escalated into a serious conflict. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Behind the Scenes Minis: Cecilia and Maria Anna

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  • 16:56

Tracy and Holly talk about the sexism that held back Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin,the desire to see her lecture notes, and stories from their education. Talk then turns to Maria Anna Mozart and the gaps in the record that lead to different interpretations of the Mozart family dynamics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Maria Anna Mozart

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  • 38:29

Maria Anna Mozart is often left out of brief accounts of her brother’s life. But his sister was sharing the bench with him and was also considered an impressive and accomplished musician.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

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  • 45:21

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was an astronomer who made a lot of firsts. She grew up in a society that didn’t really prioritize education for girls, and she was determined and creative about getting around that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYMHC Classics: The Night Witches

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  • 29:52

This episode from 2015 covers the Night Witches, an all-female bombing regiment in the Soviet Air Force. Flying biplanes meant for dusting crops and training new recruits, they dropped 23,000 tons of bombs on German forces in WWII. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Behind the Scenes Minis: Unearthed! in Autumn 2020

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  • 10:24

Tracy and Holly discuss the wealth of unearthed stories that came up this time around, as well as their favorite finds from this batch. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Unearthed! in Autumn 2020, Part 2

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 39:52

Part two of our autumnal unearthing report includes shipwrecks, exhumations, repatriations, and quite a bit about Vikings, and a bit of potpourri.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYMHC Classics: The History of Halloween Candy

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  • 37:04

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, we're revisiting a 2014 episode. Candy and Halloween go hand-in-hand, but when did candy become the standard for trick-or-treating, and who invented the holiday's most famous sweet treats like candy corn?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Behind the Scenes Minis: Tarot and Hellhounds

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 16:37

Holly and Tracy talk about their experience with tarot cards and readings, and about the bad rap black dogs get. Happy Halloween to all of our listeners who celebrate it! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers