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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.

Three Hellhounds in History

Stuff You Missed in History Class

  • 1.4K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 44:13

As we inch closer to Halloween, we're talking about three of the MANY supernatural canines and hellhounds that have lengthy histories in our collective storytelling. Two are similar and from England, and one is a fun figure from southern Louisiana. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

A Brief History of Tarot Cards

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 40:05

How did a card game gain a reputation for being connected to mysticism? Tarot's history takes a significant turn in the 18th century, but much of that shift in perception is based on one author's suppositions and theories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYMHC Classics: Belle Gunness

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 21:14

We're revisiting a 2011 episode today. In 1908, a fire leveled the Indiana home of Belle Gunness. Four bodies were found in the cellar, and it seemed possible that Gunnes might have escaped. When about a dozen more bodies were found, Gunness was revealed as a serial killer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Behind the Scenes Minis: Stoker and

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 15:32

Holly and Tracy talk about the work and life of Bram Stoker, including a brief talk about his mother. And then talk turns to Tracy's new interview with Kate Landdeck, and the glamour of Jackie Cochran. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Interview: Jackie Cochran with Dr. Katherine Sharp Landdeck

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 51:21

Dr. Katherine Sharp Landdeck joins the show for a second time, to talk with Tracy about Kate’s new book – but mostly about Jacqueline Cochran – who was an incredible pilot, and one of the driving forces behind the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Bram Stoker

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 45:51

Dracula is an iconic character, and the man who created him has become almost as much of a source of fascination for many as his famous vampire.. But even Bram Stoker's own life story - at least as he told it - may have some fictional elements. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Interview: Driving the Green Book

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 49:03

Tracy talked to Alvin Hall and Janée Woods Weber, host and producer of the podcast Driving the Green Book. Alvin and Janée share their thoughts on the show, the Green Book, and the road trip they took to make the show. You can find the Driving the Green Book podcast here: https://us.macmillan.com/podcasts/podcast/driving-the-green-book/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The Demon Core and Other Criticality Accidents

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 39:00

The Demon Core was a sphere of plutonium-gallium alloy that the U.S. made for use in an atomic bomb during World War II. After the war, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory had two separate, fatal criticality accidents while working with it.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Behind the Scenes Minis: Blavatsky and Shipton

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 14:52

Holly and Tracy talk about Madame Blavatsky's shocking level of cigarette smoking and the surprising amount of Mother Shipton material Tracy was able to find. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Mother Shipton

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 44:40

Mother Shipton may or may not have been a real person. She's described as living in 16th-century England, and was everything from an oracle to a witch to the daughter of the devil, depending on which of the many sources you’re reading. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Madame Blavatsky

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 57:44

Blavatsky is an iconic figure. She was the founder of the theosophical movement, and lived a life of adventure that’s hard to believe. The impact of her work is undeniable whether you believe her to have been a genuine mystic or a total fraud. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYMHC Classics: The Green Children of Woolpit

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 40:23

This 2017 episode covers the story of how, in the 12th century, two children, green in color, appeared in Suffolk, England. The green children were written about in the 12th and 13th centuries as fact, but some people today classify as this tale as folklore. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Behind the Scenes Minis: Tanaka Hisashige and Nina Otero-Warren

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 13:24

On this casual Friday chat, Tracy and Holly talk about the genius of Tanaka Hisashige, and Tracy's frustrations at finding the more problematic aspects of Nina Otero-Warren's story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Nina Otero-Warren

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 49:10

Nina Otero-Warren was from a prominent New Mexico family, and worked in education, politics, and the suffrage movement, focusing largely on Spanish speakers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Tanaka Hisashige

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 41:01

Tanaka Hisashige was an inventor, a craftsman and an artisan, and he lived during a time that Japan went through enormous cultural, scientific and technological changes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYMHC Classics: Walt Whitman, Poet of Democracy

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 39:40

This episode is from 2017. Whitman is often touted as the best and most important poet in U.S. history, but he also worked as a teacher and a journalist. And his poetry career didn't start out particularly well. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The Paramount Decrees: The Court Cases - Pt. 2

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 41:25

Once Adolph Zukor combined his production company, Famous Players-Lasky, with Paramount’s distribution company, he had consolidate two aspects of the industry under one business. His next step was obvious: gain control of exhibition of films as well.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Six Impossible Episodes: There’s a Book About That!

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 42:48

These are episodes that we’d love to do as a full-length episode, and we’ve gotten listener quests for most of them. But there’s a book that’s so central to the subject that the book is really the place to go. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

James Forten

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 48:49

As a child and young man, James was part of the British colonies that rebelled against rule from the throne. As an adult, he made his fortune in sail making, and turned his influence to the causes of abolition and civil rights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Women’s War of 1929

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 39:04

The Women’s War was a response to British colonialism in Nigeria. British authorities described the group as a “hostile mob” because they didn’t recognize that the so-called mob was largely a long-established method for Igbo women to hold men accountable. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers