Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

By iHeartPodcasts

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

Episodes

A Fanciful History of Unicorns

You probably know exactly what animal we mean when we say “unicorn,” but descriptions and depictions of unicorns have shifted over the millennia. Some lore has roots in sightings of real animals that people have found difficult to describe, or that have been misinterpreted.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/01/2246m 11s

Madeline Pollard vs. Breckinridge

The story of Madeline Pollard’s relationship with Congressman William C.P. Breckinridge became a national story when it went from a romance to a bitter and dirty court battle. To some, Madeline emerged as an icon of the women’s movement. But to others, she became a cautionary tale.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/01/2246m 30s

SYMHC Classics: Nome Serum Run

This 2014 episode covers the 1925 diphtheria outbreak in Nome, Alaska that put a community in grave danger -- without the proper supplies to fight the disease. A daring sled-dog relay was mounted to deliver needed medicine to small community and their only doctor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/01/2238m 32s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Murder and Benin

Holly and Tracy talk about the ire that comes about when examining the press coverage of the Goolds when they were murder suspects. They then discuss the artwork plundered from Benin in 1897, and how that comes with its own biases when looking at contemporary accounts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/01/2223m 25s

The Punitive Expedition of 1897 and the Benin Bronzes

Many cultural objects and works of art were taken from the Kingdom of Benin in western Africa in 1897, in what is typically described as a punitive raid or a punitive expedition by the British. In the last few years, some nations and institutions have committed to returning these pieces, but only a few have actually been returned at this point. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/01/2246m 55s

Monte Carlo Trunk Murder

The violent Monte Carlo Trunk Murder is fascinating as a terrifying crime, and its connection to wealth and fame made it global news. But the way it was covered in the papers offers an unsettling glimpse into bias and privilege.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/01/2240m 54s

SYMHC Classics: History of Carousels

This 2015 episode delves into carousels. They're part of childhood, but they were originally billed as an entertainment for adults and children alike. And even further back than that, it's believed that they were used to train horsemen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/01/2236m 13s

Behind the Scenes Minis: End of 2021 Unearthed

Tracy shares the logistics of assembling her lists for Unearthed!, and she and Holly talk about criteria for leaving details out of the show on purpose. They also discuss confusion over days off, and Holly's excitement about Dutch Golden Age paintings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/01/2211m 4s

Unearthed! Year-end 2021, Part 2

In the second part of the year-end edition of Unearthed! the show covers necropolises and art, and edibles and potables, shipwrecks, and potpourri. But there are also a few last-minute additions to the list before the potpourri! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/01/2250m 10s

Unearthed! Year-end 2021, Part 1

It's time for what was unearthed in the last quarter of 2021! Part one this time includes lots of updates to previous episodes, as well as books and letters, exhumations and and repatriations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/01/2248m 43s

SYMHC Classics: The Verreaux Brothers

This 2014 episode discusses Jules Verreaux and his two brothers, who collected an impressive array of flora and fauna specimens from around the world for placement with museums and collectors. They also did some really unsavory things that had long-term ramifications. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/01/2241m 49s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Platypus and Cyrano

Tracy and Holly discuss the natural tendency to find the platypus suspect as an animal. They also talk about some of the tangential pieces of the Cyrano story that didn't make it into Wednesday's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/01/2219m 44s

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac is often called a man of letters, a philosopher, a soldier, a duelist, a playwright and many more things. But what he may have been best at was self-invention. His real story is blurry to begin with, and he contributed to that blur, but it’s been even more obscured obscured over the centuries by the fictionalized versions of his life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/01/2241m 48s

The Platypus Quarrel

When European naturalists saw a platypus for the first time, they found it so bizarre that they thought it was fake, and then argued about how to classify it for almost a century. This happened in tandem with similar discussions about another Australian animal – the echidna, or spiny anteater – and discussions of scientific taxonomy in general.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/01/2246m 59s

SYMHC Classics: Piltdown Man

This 2016 episode covers the Piltdown Man, which is one of the world's most infamous instances of scientific fraud. It derailed the study of evolution for decades. How exactly did scientists in 1912 fall so completely for a hoax? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/01/2241m 19s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Photography Innovators

Holly and Tracy discuss Daguerre's life, and veer off into VR, and the nature of Daguerre's monetization of photography. Then they talk about the famously handsome Cornelius and the importance of photography to our modern world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/12/2121m 15s

Robert Cornelius: More Than a Selfie

Cornelius is famous for having taken what’s often called the world’s first selfie - and he's noted for how handsome he looks in it. But he was smart and inventive in a variety of ways, and he innovated in lighting fixtures the same way he did with photography. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/12/2139m 15s

Louis Daguerre and the Daguerreotype

Daguerre comes up almost any time we mention photography, but we’ve never covered his life story. Well before he figured out how to capture images through a camera obscura, he was an artist and innovator in entertainment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/12/2146m 35s

SYMHC Classics: Christmas Triple-Feature

This 2018 episode takes a look at three creative works that have become staples of the Christmas season. All three of them have played a huge part in how people observe and celebrate Christmas in parts of the world, and they all had milestone birthdays that year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/12/2143m 44s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Irving and Tull

Tracy and Holly discuss Tracy being frightened by Ichabod Crane's fate in the Disney Sleepy Hollow cartoon as a kid, and the letters between Dickens and Irving. They then discuss the trickiness of researching a historical topic that has the same name as a band. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/12/2122m 54s

Jethro Tull’s Horse-hoeing Husbandry

You may recognize the name as that of a band, but Jethro Tull was an 18th-century gentleman farmer often credited with inventing the seed drill. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/12/2144m 51s

Washington Irving’s ‘American’ Christmas

Washington Irving may come to mind more in connection with Halloween, but his writing had a significant influence on the way Christmas is celebrated in the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/12/2146m 58s

SYMHC Classics: Christina of Sweden

This 2014 episode covers the life of a woman who was smart and learned, but not a particularly good ruler. Her entire life was marked by being kind of a contradictory, restless character - starting basically from the moment she was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/12/2140m 6s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Ballet and Anchovies

Tracy and Holly discuss their preferences in ways the Nutcracker should be staged, and their love of it from the audience and performer perspectives. Then they compare notes on Caesar salads, anchovies, and the troubles with Sylvester Graham. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/12/2129m 28s

Two More Eponymous Foods

This eponymous food episode features a(nother) salad that came together improvisationally out of necessity, and a cracker made to align with specific dietary guidelines, with a namesake who would undoubtedly be horrified at how that item has evolved.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/12/2143m 53s

The Nutcracker

It’s a Russian adaptation of a German story and wasn’t really a Christmas staple in its home country. But music from the Nutcracker has also become a huge part of the Christmas season and beyond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/12/2149m 11s

SYMHC Classics: S.A. Andrée and the 1897 North Pole Balloon Mission

This 2015 episode cover the expedition efforts of Andrée, who hoped to succeed in reaching the North Pole where others had failed by doing it by air. With a seemingly endless positivity, he and two other men hoped to earn bragging rights for Sweden by reaching the pole. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/12/2147m 29s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Strikes and Snowflakes

Tracy and Holly discuss the anger-making aspects of working on the story of the Flint sit-down strike. They also discuss the way Holly happened upon the story of Wilson Bentley and what his personality was like. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/12/2122m 15s

Wilson A. Bentley, the Snowflake Man

Bentley was a Vermont farmer and amateur meteorologist who became known to many during his lifetime as the Snowflake Man.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/12/2142m 31s

The Flint Sit-down Strike

Flint, Michigan was at the heart of auto manufacturing for General Motors in 1936. And while the strike was largely centered around Flint, it also involved workers at GM factories all over the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/12/2151m 25s

SYMHC Classics: Vernon Lee

This 2018 episode covers Violet Paget, more often known by her pen name Vernon Lee, who was a historian and an art and literary critic. She wrote on myriad subjects including music, travel, aesthetics, psychology and economics. And she was well known for her ghost stories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/12/2140m 43s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Amy Levy and Pranksters

Holly and Tracy discuss how Vernon Lee factored into the story of Amy Levy's life. They also talk about what a pain in the neck Theodore Hook must have been. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/12/2122m 37s

Three Legendary Pranks

Today we have a series of prank stories that aren’t quite substantial enough to be their own episodes. We’ve got a joke that became a living legend, a large-scale prank that created havoc, and a televised hoax that reminds us all of the importance of critical thinking.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/12/2143m 33s

Amy Levy

Levy was recognized as an extraordinary literary talent of the 1880s. But after her tragic early death, she receded into the background of history.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/11/2145m 36s

SYMHC Classics: Walter Potter's Wild and Wonderful Taxidermy

This 2013 episode covers the taxidermist Potter, who had preserved and mounted 98 birds by the time he was 19. In 1880, his work had grown to a point where it had to be moved to a building, which became his museum. Potter's museum collection continues to enthrall collectors and enthusiasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/11/2146m 39s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Purple and Cock Robin

Holly and Tracy discuss Perkin's idealism, and how many things in their lives are impacted by his work. Then they discuss "Who killed Cock Robin?' and Tracy's fascination with it as a child. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/11/2120m 42s

Six Impossible Episodes: More Mother Goose

Today’s episode is the next installment of our Six Impossible Episodes series, and our second one on nursery rhymes. This one explores the historical context of Jack and Jill, London Bridge, Cock Robin and others.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/11/2142m 5s

Sir William Henry Perkin

For Perkin, the creation of the first synthetic dye was the beginning of a career that combined chemistry and business to great success. And he got to see the world of industry change in response to his innovation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/11/2142m 58s

SYMHC Classics: A Brief History of Colors

This 2014 episode covers how pigments and dyes have historically come from all manner of animals, vegetables and minerals. From ochre to cochineal red to the rarest of purples, color has been an important part of human life for centuries. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/11/2130m 46s

Behind the Scenes Minis: The Tarbell Episodes

Tracy talks about the coincidences she encountered while researching this week's episodes. Talk then turns to how complicated Ida Tarbell's story is. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/11/2111m 22s

Ida M. Tarbell vs. John D. Rockefeller, Part 2

Tarbell saw her family and community clash with Standard Oil when she was growing up. This second part covers her work for McClure’s Magazine and the most important journalistic work of her life – “The History of the Standard Oil Company.”  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/11/2145m 22s

Ida M. Tarbell vs. John D. Rockefeller, Part 1

Ida Tarbell was one of the first investigative journalists, and the biggest work of her life involved exposing exploitive and illegal business practices at Standard Oil. Part one covers her early life, which led her to that story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/11/2145m 49s

SYMHC Classics: Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal

When Prince Pedro of Portugal was married off in the 1300s, he only had eyes for his new wife's lady in waiting. This 2017 episode about the relationship between Inês and Pedro has everything: romance, deception, murder, and a corpse crowned as queen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/11/2133m 55s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Maggie Lena Walker and Pepper's Ghost

Tracy and Holly discuss the possible inspiration for Maggie Lena Walker's name, and then discuss favorite recipes as inspired by a listener mail. They also speculate on Pepper's personality, and how he opened up education to a wide audience. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/11/2119m 22s

John Henry Pepper and His Ghost

While the ghost illusion he created for theaters dominates his life story, Pepper's life story has a number of twists and turns. It’s got several professional disagreements, world travel, and even an attempt to control the weather.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/11/2142m 53s

Maggie Lena Walker

Maggie Lena Walker was the first Black woman in the U.S. to charter a bank – she was also the first Black woman in the U.S. to serve as a bank’s president. But the bank was only one of her many endeavors which focused on improving the lives of the entire Black community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/11/2146m 40s

SYMHC Classics: Mary-Elizabeth Bowser

This 2011 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina covers the life of Mary-Elizabeth Bowser, who was released from enslavement by Elizabeth Van Lew, then went on to become an agent in Van Lew's "Richmond Ring" of Civil War spies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/11/2123m 15s

Introducing: Haileywood

Hi, Stuff You Missed In History Class fans! We're excited for the launch of iHeartradio newest original podcast, Haileywood, hosted by journalist and podcasting veteran Dana Schwartz. It's a brand new show from iHeartRadio and we think you'll enjoy it too. Don't just take our word for it, though. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself! About the podcast: Onscreen, Bruce Willis dodged bullets and explosions in Die Hard and countless action films, making him the biggest movie star of the ‘90s. Offscreen, he dodged the tabloid press and became so determined to live a private life he moved to one of the smallest towns in Idaho. But he didn’t just want to live in Hailey — he wanted to transform it. Soon, this sleepy old mining town was home to a culture clash between Hollywood spectacle and small-town values, with real-life secret rooms, car chases, and betrayal worthy of a Willis thriller. Welcome to Haileywood. Host Dana Schwartz will be your guide. Listen and subscribe to Haileywood on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/11/212m 43s

Behind the Scenes Minis: So Many Edwards, Just One Olivia

Tracy and Holly discuss the inherent problems with looking at the story of the princes in the tower, particularly many people having the same name. Then they discuss the frustration of discovering the Montaukett Nation's legal status with the state of New York. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/11/2119m 41s

Olivia Ward Bush-Banks

Olivia Ward Bush-Banks was a Harlem Renaissance writer who also supported writers and artists, hosted salons, and taught drama courses. She was well-known during her lifetime, but her name recognition has faded over time.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/11/2144m 24s

The Princes in the Tower

Sir Thomas More’s version of what happened to the sons of Edward IV has long dominated popular understanding of it. But the conflict between the House of York and the House of Lancaster has many layers, and any account is colored by the alliances of who gave it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/11/2150m 55s

SYMHC Classics: Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery

This 2017 episode examines how, after a traumatic event, strange things began happening around Esther Cox. In the 1870s, Amherst, Nova Scotia was abuzz with theories as to whether the phenomena were the work of a poltergeist, strange electrical charges, or a hoax. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/10/2142m 35s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Haunts and Demons

Holly and Tracy talk about their experiences with haunted houses, then discuss watching "The Exorcist," and the dynamics in play in Roland Doe's story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/10/2122m 49s

The Possession Case of Roland Doe

The 1973 horror film “The Exorcist” was inspired by a 1949 alleged possession case in a suburb of Washington, D.C. Roland Doe’s story is more tame than the fiction version, and looking at it is really an examination of psychology and lore.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/10/2148m 35s

The Rise of Haunted House Attractions

Interest in being scared on purpose -- for fun -- led to the development of haunts as entertainment over the last several hundred years. But the 20th century saw explosive growth in haunted house culture, and a tragedy in the 1980s led to new safety regulations for haunted attractions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/10/2141m 16s

SYMHC Classics: The Tussaud Test of Popularity

This 2011 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina covers the story of Marie Tussaud and her famous wax figures. So who exactly was she, and how did she create one of the world's most popular museums? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/10/2136m 25s

Behind the Scenes Minis: October Unearthed!

Tracy and Holly discuss a surprise change to the research process for Unearthed! episodes. They also talk about analysis of post-mortem stomach contents, and discuss memories of a deceased, beloved actor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/10/2112m 21s

Unearthed! in October 2021, part 2

Part 2 of our October 2021 coverage of items literally or figuratively unearthed covers exhumations, shipwrecks, books and letters, and edibles and potables. And it starts with potpourri - things that don't quite fit anywhere else. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/10/2147m 47s

Unearthed! in October 2021, part 1

This October 2021 instance of Unearthed! covers updates, some oldest things, animals and graves. There's also an exception to the show's moratorium on including coin hoards in unearthing episodes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/10/2144m 44s

SYMHC Classics: Tunguska Event

This 2018 episode covers an even from June 30, 1908, when at approximately 7:15am, the sky over Siberia lit up with what was described by witnesses as a massive fireball, or the sky engulfed in fire. For the last century, scientists have been trying to figure out exactly what happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/10/2134m 57s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Two Williams

Tracy and Holly discuss problematic aspects of trials and the parts of Rice's story that they each found themselves thinking about. Then, Palmer's status as a doctor is discussed, as well as the weird but unsubstantiated parts of his story that didn't make it into the episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/10/2119m 30s

William Palmer, the Rugely Poisoner

William Palmer often turns up on lists of historical serial killers. Though his trial for murder is generally considered a settled case, it was judged without any hard evidence.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/10/2144m 41s

The Murder(?) of William Marsh Rice

Rice amassed a big enough fortune to establish a whole university – and become a target for murder. But is that actually how he died? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/10/2152m 2s

SYMHC Classics: Hernandez v. Texas

This 2017 episode covers Hernandez v. Texas, which addressed civil rights for Mexican Americans, was the first case to be argued before the Supreme Court by Mexican American attorneys, and set a new precedent in how the 14th Amendment was interpreted in terms of race and ethnicity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/10/2143m 33s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Crowley and Cagliostro

Tracy shares her limited knowledge of Crowley before she started researching the podcast, and the incomprehensible nature of some of Crowley's writing. They also discuss the many ways that Cagliostro has popped up in media through the years, and what has often been called his wife's betrayal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/10/2124m 34s

Cagliostro

He’s connected with everything from petty crime to mysticism to claims of nearly eternal life to one of the most famous deceptions in all of history. Cagliostro's life is veiled in the mythology he created for himself, but what remains when you peel back the mythos? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/10/2154m 1s

Bad Women: The Ripper Retold Trailer

In late 1888, five women were brutally murdered in a slum neighborhood of London. The violent killer earned himself a nickname - Jack the Ripper. But everything you think you know murders and those murdered women is wrong. In a new 15-part series, historian Hallie Rubenhold tells you the real story of those victims and how they came to be in the path of a serial killer - completely overturning the Ripper story we've been told up until now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/10/214m 32s

Aleister Crowley

Crowley was a truly prolific and deliberately transgressive occultist whose practices included sex and drug use, and he went on to influence modern Satanism, as well as some other new religious movements. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/10/2150m 34s

SYMHC Classics: Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol

This 2016 episode tells the story of a small theater in Paris which was open from 1897 to 1962, and became famous for its grisly, terrifying plays. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/10/2136m 12s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Tod Browning

Holly and Tracy discuss the career of Tod Browning and how difficult it is to know the true nature of certain aspects of the filmmaker's life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/10/2112m 11s

Tod Browning, Part 2

Tod Browning’s contributions to the horror film genre are massive. And the films that are most responsible for that reputation are covered in this episode, among other projects and the latter portion of Browning’s life.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/09/2144m 23s

Tod Browning, Part 1

Browning’s story is both fascinating and difficult; he was a golden boy of Hollywood for a time, but also plagued with personal problems. He has a cult following today, and was legitimately groundbreaking, but he was also problematic.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/09/2144m 14s

SYMHC Classics: William Hogarth

This 2017 episode covers an early 18th century engraver-turned-artist who made his mark on the art world by producing satirical prints in series that commented on morality and society. And some of his work is used today as a teaching tool. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/09/2139m 50s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Colchester and Gin

Holly and Tracy discuss the Lincoln's relationship with the spiritual, and whether they can themselves juggle. Tracy shares a fun story of collectible genever bottles and there's discussion of favorite gin drinks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/09/2121m 30s

A Distilled History of Gin

Like many spirits, gin was originally meant for medicinal or alchemical use. But eventually, people started combining juniper with alcohol to make a beverage rather than a medicine. And that's the just the start of gin's history, which gets rather dark at times. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/09/2152m 29s

The Rise and Fall of Charles Colchester

Colchester claimed to be psychic and probably did warn President Abraham Lincoln that he was going to be assassinated. He became an icon for Spiritualism in the U.S. in the 19th century, only to be rejected by that same movement.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/09/2143m 58s

SYMHC Classics: Who was the real Sherlock Holmes?

This 2010 episode from past hosts Sarah and Deblina covers Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant protagonist Sherlock Holmes, who became world-famous. But was Sherlock Holmes based on a real person? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/09/2132m 16s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Apples and Grace

Holly and Tracy talk about the apples from the childhoods, fruit-based desserts, and a cocktail that Holly stumbled across while researching nachos. Grace Humiston's tricky name is mentioned, as well as the more frustrating aspects of her story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/09/2123m 49s

Grace Quackenbos Humiston, aka Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

Grace was an attorney and an investigator who did a lot of work to exonerate people who were wrongly convicted, expose corruption, and, in one particularly dramatic case, solve a murder that police had written off as the victim having run away. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/09/2151m 35s

Three Eponymous Foods

Lots of foods are named after people, but sometimes the stories of those names are hard to pin down. This episode looks at where Granny Smith apples, nachos, and the Cobb salads get their names. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/09/2140m 26s

SYMHC Classics: Emma Lazarus

This 2018 episode covers one of the United States' first successful Jewish American writers, moving in the New York literary scene of the late 1800s. She also wrote one of the most famous poems of all time, and even if you don't know her name, odds are you know at least some of that work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/09/2136m 50s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Laënnec and Eunice

Holly and Tracy talk about the aspects of the stethoscope story that didn't make it into the episode, including the classism related to cleanliness standards that often comes up in writeups about it. Tracy discusses the difficulty in getting a sense of Eunice Newton Foote's personality based on the available documentation of her life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/09/2118m 20s

Eunice Newton Foote

In 1856, Foote became the first person to make a connection between the Earth’s temperature and the concentration of carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere, though she’s rarely credited for it.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/09/2148m 28s

Invention of the Stethoscope

One of the most basic tools of the medical profession is the stethoscope, but it’s a more recent invention than you might suspect. Its invention is credited to French doctor René Laënnec. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/09/2143m 14s

SYMHC Classics: Frederic Tudor, the Ice King

This 2017 episode covers Tudor's clever plan: In cold weather, he would harvest ice for cheap, and then sell it all around the world when it was hot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/09/2147m 41s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Kitties and Smallpox

Holly and Tracy talk about the kitties in their lives and Mike's good fortune to have had his meals cooked for him. When they turn to smallpox, discussion covers the inevitable ways in which it informs thinking about the current pandemic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/09/2123m 54s

The Eradication of Smallpox

Smallpox is a viral disease that has existed for millennia. But it’s now one of only two diseases that’s been eradicated through human activity, and a global plan was enacted to do it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/09/2153m 48s

Three Upbeat Historical Cats

From caterer cat to war cat to museum guard, these three cats have their own unique places in history. Rest assured, while all creatures pass on, none of the cats in this episode meet a bad end. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/08/2142m 19s

SYMHC Classics: The Beheading of Sir Walter Raleigh

This 2018 episode covers the famed courtier, explorer, historian, Member of Parliament and soldier. He was part of England's defense against the Spanish armada, as well the Tudor conquest of Ireland, some of which was truly horrifying. According to some people, he is now a ghost. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/08/2146m 2s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Jo and Kerner

Holly and Tracy discuss Jo Nivison Hopper’s complex life story and how frustrating and angering it can be to research biographies like hers. They also talk about the availability of the Kerner Commission report to the public and the reiterative nature of the problems outlined in it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/08/2121m 3s

The Kerner Commission Report

Half a century ago, a commission established by President Lyndon Johnson wrote a report that concluded that “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white--separate and unequal.” The reported listed widespread social programs and reforms to counter the problem, and Johnson refused to accept it.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/08/2150m 30s

Josephine Nivison Hopper

Jo Nivison was an established artist before she married Edward Hopper. But her art career quickly became secondary to Ed's, and their life together, which is often described as a great collaboration, was really far darker than that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/08/2149m 9s

Introducing: Newton's Law

Hi, SYMIHC fans! We know you love exciting history podcasts and we're happy to introduce you to Newton's Law. This podcast is part history, part true crime, and explores the fascinating law career of Issac Newton. We think you'll love it, but check out the trailer and decide for yourself! About Newton's Law: Isaac Newton built a reputation as the smartest man in Europe. But this action-packed series exposes the little-known story of his stint as England’s most ruthless lawman and the Moriarty-like kingpin who kept evading him. Listen and subscribe to Newton's Law today on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/08/212m 15s

SYMHC Classics: Battle of Blair Mountain

This 2014 episode covers events from 1921, when coal miners fed up with unfair labor practices and exploitation took up arms against their employers. The resulting conflict lasted five days and has been called the biggest armed uprising on U.S. soil since the Civil War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/08/2133m 32s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Morisot and Rosenwald

Tracy shares a story of hunting for a Berthe Morisot exhibit and her favorite painting by the artist. She and Holly also talk about scheduling guests and the legendary John Lewis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/08/2119m 9s

Interview: Rosenwald Schools with Andrew Feiler

Holly is joined by photographer Andrew Feiler, author of “A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America.” Andrew shares stories of capturing these schools, photographing John Lewis, and the legacy of the Rosenwald schools. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/08/2153m 57s

Berthe Morisot

Morisot primarily worked in oils, watercolors and pastels, and her favorite subjects were the other women in her life, often captured very tenderly in private, domestic moments. Her life is entwined with the Manets, and she was right at the heart of the Impressionist movement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/08/2151m 51s

SYMHC Classics: Thomas Harriot

This 2019 episode covers a man who's story is tied to SO MANY other notable historic things, including a lot of business with Sir Walter Raleigh. He's really not a household name like many of his contemporaries, even though he was neck-and-neck with them in terms of discoveries. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/08/2139m 7s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Torricelli and Acadians

Holly and Tracy discuss the many different professional titles that many people in history have and how tricky it can be to select the proper one to use. They then discuss trying to discern when they have enough cultural competence to cover certain topics, particularly when there's a lot of complex context involved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/08/2118m 52s

Expulsion of the Acadians, or the Great Upheaval

Starting in 1755, the French-speaking Acadians were expelled from what’s now the Maritime provinces of Canada and northern Maine, with many of them eventually winding up in Louisiana. But there's much more nuance to the story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/08/2152m 56s

Evangelista Torricelli

Torricelli was born in the middle of a heady few decades when the lives and work of people like Galileo and Johannes Kepler were changing humankind’s understanding of the world and the heavens. Sometimes he gets lost in the mix, but he made his own significant contributions to science and mathematics.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/08/2141m 20s

Introducing: Long Shot

Hi, SYMIHC fans! Since you love our podcast community, we think you'll also like the new iHeartMedia podcast Long Shot: The 250-Year Journey to the COVID-19 Vaccines. Check out the trailer to decide for yourself! About: Driven by a pandemic unprecedented in our lifetimes —a virus that has killed our neighbors, our friends, our families—we are witnesses to the massive international effort to create COVID-19 vaccines and get shots in arms. The vaccines were developed in record time, but they evolved from centuries of experimentation and science. “LONG SHOT: THE 250-YEAR JOURNEY TO THE COVID-19 VACCINES” travels back in time to the long-forgotten first inoculators and connects them to the research, methods, and people behind today's vaccines. Listen and subscribe to Long Shot on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/08/212m 27s

SYMHC Classics: A Handful of Eclipses in History

Back in 2017 with the "Great American Eclipse" everywhere in the news, we walked through some of the famous eclipses in history, all while wearing proper eye shielding. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/08/2134m 2s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Annie and Mildred

Tracy and Holly discuss the surprising lack of biographical writing about Annie Jump Cannon. In contrast, they cover how much effort has been made to uncover and write about the real story of Mildred Fish-Harnack Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/08/2121m 58s

Mildred Fish-Harnack

Mildred Fish-Harnack was a woman from Wisconsin who found herself at the center of a resistance group in Germany working to undermine the Nazis. But her secrecy in this work enabled both Germany and the Soviet Union to twist her story into propaganda.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/08/2140m 5s

Annie Jump Cannon, Census Taker of the Sky

Annie Jump Cannon has been described as doing for stars what Carl Linnaeus did for organisms. She compiled a massive star catalogue, and became known both as the most famous woman astronomer of her lifetime, and as the “census-taker of the sky.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/08/2146m 30s

SYMHC Classics: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

This 2018 episode covers Leeuwenhoek, who wasn't REALLY a scientist -- he had no formal training. But he made dozens of scientific discoveries. He's credited with discovering microscopic life in a variety of forms, using lenses he ground himself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/07/2134m 13s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Unearthed! July 2021

Tracy and Holly discuss how much Tracy loves working on the Unearthed! shows, and how they both feel about library fines. They also talk about the Egyptian mummy parade, and misreads of what a historical curse jar was. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/07/2117m 12s

Unearthed! in July 2021, Part 2

The second part of the July 2021 Unearthed! installment includes exhumations, repatriations, some mysteries that have been solved, and a potpourri of other stuff. There's also another listener mail on the unearthed theme. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/07/2147m 22s

Unearthed! in July 2021, Part 1

In part one of the 2021 July edition of unearthed things, there are updates to previous episodes, along with books and letters, edibles and potables, and art.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/07/2148m 10s

SYMHC Classics: A Pure Food Father and His Poison Squad

This 2011 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina covers the U.S. in the late 1800s, when no one really monitored food additives. After Congress refused to regulate food safety, Harvey Wiley had groups of healthy men ingest poisons for six months. Tune in to learn how these "Poison Squads" shed new light on Wiley's cause. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/07/2122m 55s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Migraines and Milk

Tracy and Holly talk about family and experiential history with headaches, and the persistent problems in what people do and don't know about them. They then cover their swill-milk episode, and how utterly vile the whole thing is. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/07/2120m 20s

The Swill Milk Scandal of 1858

In the 1850s, much of the milk supply in New York was anything but appetizing and wholesome – it was often deadly. But efforts to address the problem were blocked by corrupt officials. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/07/2152m 6s

A History of Migraine

Migraine is one of the three most prevalent conditions in the world along with anemia and hearing loss. But in spite of that prevalence, migraine is widely misunderstood, really at every level. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/07/2153m 21s

SYMHC Classics: Ira Frederick Aldridge

This 2017 episode covers one of the first Americans to achieve fame as a Shakespearean actor, and the first black man to do so, becoming a famous figure on the Victorian stage. But Aldridge has largely been excluded from biographies of Shakespearean actors. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/07/2134m 22s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Adolf and Hugo

It's divisive figures week! Holly and Tracy discuss the difficulty in sorting out the reality of Lorenz's work, because of the polarized view of him within the medical community. Then talk turns to Hugo Gernsback, and the ongoing divide over him. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/07/2120m 42s

Hugo Gernsback

Ray Bradbury said Hugo “made us fall in love with the future.” But he’s also been berated as a hack whose proclamations about what does and does not qualify as science fiction have been problematic and limiting from the start. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/07/2147m 5s

Adolf Lorenz, the Bloodless Surgeon

Lorenz is credited with developing treatments that addressed pediatric orthopedic problems. During his lifetime, he was both celebrated and protested within the medical community.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/07/2141m 42s

SYMHC Classics: Fort Shaw Indian School, Basketball Champions (Pt. 2)

Part two of our Fort Shaw classic covers the four months the Fort Shaw Indian School women's basketball team spent at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The team performed mandolin recitals, literary recitations, demonstrations of gymnastics and calisthenics, and became World Champions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/07/2138m 8s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Vacuum Cleaners and Schomburg

Holly and Tracy talk about the localization of copycat companies in the cleaning industry, and Holly shares how her robotic vacuum met its untimely end. The legacy of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg is also discussed in terms of his status as an outlier across various communities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/07/2117m 39s

Arturo Alfonso Schomburg

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has come up in a lot of research for the show. Schomburg the man was an Afro-Puerto Rican activist and collector, who historian and journalist Joel Augustus Rogers nicknamed “the Sherlock Holmes of Negro History.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/07/2148m 25s

Vacuum Cleaners

Tracking the history of how we clean and why our cleaning needs have shifted also tells the story of human progress in a wider sense. How did we get from natural-fiber brooms to gasoline-powered vacuum cleaners and ultimately to the home-use models we know today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/07/2150m 2s

SYMHC Classics: Basketball at Shaw Indian School (Pt. 1)

This 2017 episode covers the Fort Shaw Indian School , part of a boarding school system designed to make Native American students conform to white culture. In a surprising twist, it also boasted a champion women's basketball team. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/07/2143m 38s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Dreyfus Affair

Tracy and Holly discuss the difficulty of covering the Dreyfus Affair, including the contextual history that needs to be covered for it. They also talk about the familiarity of the events of the affair because of similar events happening today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/07/2111m 46s

The Dreyfus Affair, Part 2

The court-martial and exile of Alfred Dreyfus was such big news that it started to be referred to simply as “The Affair.” And it divided French society and became international news. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/06/2149m 50s

The Dreyfus Affair, Part 1

Part one contextualizes the Dreyfus Affair by covering the Franco-Prussian War and the founding of the French Third Republic. Then we’ll cover Alfred Dreyfus and the accusation of treason that he faced in 1894. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/06/2141m 38s

SYMHC Classics: Harriet Tubman, Part 2

We're continuing our classics with Harriet Tubman's story, which came out in 2016. There was a whole lot more to her life and work than the Underground Railroad. During the U.S. Civil War, she worked as a Union spy, eventually earning the nickname "General." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/06/2134m 18s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Kudzu and Quimby

Tracy and Holly talk about their own experiences with and thoughts about kudzu. They also discuss Harriet Quimby's journalism career, her stance on feminism, and that fabulous purple satin jumpsuit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/06/2119m 5s

Harriet Quimby

Quimby is most well-known for aviation, but journalism was an even bigger part of her life. Before taking up flying, she had managed to carve out a life for herself by merging her love of adventure with her knack for writing.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/06/2153m 18s

Kudzu: Maligned Vine

Kudzu is a semi-woody, perennial climbing vine in the pea family. How did it get its reputation for being an unkillable menace? And was it really introduced to stop erosion, only to get completely out of hand?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/06/2149m 7s

SYMHC Classics: Harriet Tubman, Part 1

We're revisiting this 2013 topic in honor of Juneteenth. Most people are familiar with Tubman's involvement with the Underground Railroad, but she was also a spy for the Union during the Civil War, among many other things. Untangling the truth from the myth is the trickiest part of her story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/06/2135m 43s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Lola and Daphne

Tracy and Holly talk about Lola Montez's relationship with the truth and references to her in the show "Dickinson." They also discuss how du Maurier's novel "Rebecca" has often been mischaracterized as a romance. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/06/2117m 28s

Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier became famous thanks to her books and the adaptations they inspired, and her life story is just as intriguing as any of her writing.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/06/2144m 49s

Lola Montez

Aside from her relationship with King Ludwig I, Lola Montez is one of those figures whose life is hard to pin down. That’s not because of a lack of documentation, but because that documentation repeats the completely fictional backstory she made up for herself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/06/2154m 7s

Introducing: Be Anti Racist with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Presenting a sneak peek of iHeart and Pushkin’s newest show, Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi. On Be Antiracist, Dr. Kendi discusses policies and practices that sustain injustice in our society, and how we can dismantle racism to build a just, equitable world. Alongside guests like Julián Castro, Jemele Hill, Don Lemon, Heather C. McGhee, and Mariame Kaba, Dr. Kendi ties the past to the present, inviting listeners to consider what an antiracist future might look like, and laying out strategies to achieve one. An antiracist future depends on all of our actions and Be Antiracist will help us understand precisely how to build one. You can hear full episodes of Be Antiracist right now: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-be-antiracist-with-ibram-81929934/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/06/212m 57s

SYMHC Classics: Marie Taglioni

This 2013 episode covers Marie Taglioni, considered THE ballerina of the Romantic era. She's often credited with revolutionizing, restyling and redefining dance, though her father was a significant part of those achievements. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/06/2135m 46s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Apicius and Struensee

Holly and Tracy compare the Apicius cookbook to cooking today, as well as some confusion over ingredients in the cookbook. They then talk about the life of Struensee, how scholars of medical history interpret the work of the doctor, and Mads Mikkelsen.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/06/2122m 46s

Count Struensee and King Christian VII of Denmark

King Christian VII ruled in the 18th century, and during his reign, his physician finagled a surprising amount of power, and basically ruled the country.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/06/2146m 45s

‘De re coquinaria’ - the Oldest Cookbook of the Western World

“De re Coquinaria,” also referred to as “Apicius,” is a cookbook featuring recipes that may have been collected as early as the first century. Who wrote it is a mystery, but it offers unique insight into the food culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Check out the Pinterest Page that was used to create this episode: https://www.pinterest.com/missedinhistory/on-the-subject-of-cooking-de-re-coquinaria/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/06/2148m 18s

SYMHC Classics: The Defenestrations of Prague

This 2018 episode covers defenestrations - which just means "to throw out of a window." And there's been a surprising amount of defenestration in Czech history. And almost all of it has been connected religious wars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/06/2139m 40s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Mrs. Child and Haymarket

Holly and Tracy talk about Child's life, the ways in which she was ahead of her time socially, and the questions surrounding her marriage. The Haymarket riot's place in labor history is also covered, with an eye toward how many of the issues that were prominent then remain in play today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/06/2120m 0s

The Haymarket Riot

The Haymarket Riot, aka the Haymarket Affair or the Haymarket Massacre, is one of the many interconnected events and people and movements that are all integral to defining the basic idea of what a full-time job is in the U.S.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/06/2148m 59s

Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Child was a writer of children’s literature, historical novels, abolitionist tracts, and poetry. She also wrote literature for children and penned a holiday poem that remains popular today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/05/2148m 33s

SYMHC Classics: Tulsa Massacre

This 2014 episode covers the devastation of "Black Wall Street," which was a nickname for Greenwood, a vibrant suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was destroyed in a racist attack in 1921.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/05/2131m 39s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Paperclips

Tracy and Holly discuss Tracy's research on Operation Paperclip and how recently information about it has been uncovered. After talking about taking some time off, Tracy also shares how she selected the Paperclippers to focus on for Wednesday's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/05/2118m 29s

Four Paperclippers

Under Operation Paperclip, about 1,600 specialists – most with some involvement with the Nazi party – entered the U.S., and many became citizens. Today, we’re looking at four of these specialists, who were nicknamed Paperclippers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/05/2148m 0s

Operation Paperclip

Operation Paperclip, also known as Project Paperclip, which was the U.S. effort to bring German scientists to the U.S. after World War II.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/05/2150m 7s

SYMHC Classics: How Tulip Mania Worked

This 2011 episode is from prior hosts Sarah and Deblina. During the 17th century, the Dutch went nuts for tulips, paying exorbitant amounts for a single bulb. But what exactly triggered this commodity bubble? And what do revisionist historians have to say?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/05/2142m 16s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Paré and Gardens

Holly and Tracy talk about Paré's work in context on the timeline, and then a very cool modern gardening project using the book we mentioned this week, "The Feate of Gardening." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/05/2119m 4s

A Brief History of Gardening in North America

Gardening is a living history that connects us all to people and places through time. This episode covers precolonial North America, Europeans bringing their own gardening ideas to the colonies, and how gardening has developed and shifted since then. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/05/2149m 18s

Ambroise Paré

Sixteenth-century barber surgeon Paré has been called everything from “the gentle surgeon” to “the father of modern surgery.” He advanced the field of medicine significantly during his 50+ years in practice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/05/2143m 27s

Introducing: Ephemeral Season 2

Hey, SYMHC fans! We know you already love great podcasts, so here's another we think you'll enjoy - Ephemeral season 2. Check out the trailer and see for yourself. About Ephemeral: The best source on our cultural identity is not the official, historical record — ask any anthropologist, it’s the town dump. Ephemera — those things that were just barely saved, and in some cases not saved at all — emanate with secrets we can only glimpse and mysteries we can never completely answer. The stories may be unfamiliar, but the themes are universal; this is a looking glass, a window into our own fragile, material existence that begs the question, “How will I be remembered?” Listen to Ephemeral season 2 on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/05/212m 31s

SYMHC Classics: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Revisiting our 2016 episode on black Canadian-American Mary Ann Shadd Cary, who became the first woman in North America to publish and edit a newspaper. She advocated against slavery, for better lives for free black people, and for women's rights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/05/2144m 40s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Ralph McQuarrie

Holly and Tracy talk about how they decided to cover the life of Ralph McQuarrie, and discuss the breadth of his awe-inspiring work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/05/2114m 7s

Ralph McQuarrie, Part 2

In our second part of McQuarrie's life story, we cover how Star Wars became Ralph’s most well-known area of work, but also how it led to a lot of iconic visual moments in other films.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/05/2138m 49s

Ralph McQuarrie, Part 1

McQuarrie is responsible for some of the most recognizable imagery in cinema and culture. In part one, we’ll talk about his early life, his work before Star Wars, and how he started collaborating with George Lucas.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/05/2136m 53s

SYMHC Classics: The Jacobite Rising of 1745

This 2016 episode covers a piece of Scottish and English history that's often simultaneously romanticized and oversimplified. It's a great deal more complicated than any one event, and is instead the result of many contributing factors. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/05/2140m 16s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Poetry and Birth Control

Tracy and Holly discuss their memories of nursery rhymes, and their experiences with women's health care. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/05/2119m 18s

The Nelson Pill Hearings

In the U.S., the idea that people should know about the risks involved with the drugs that they are taking is tied directly to the complicated and often troubling history of oral contraceptives.  Tracy's Research: Gutierrez, Kirsten. “Health experts: Blood clots from J&J vaccine and birth control are very different.” WRAL. 4/13/2021. https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/health-experts-blood-clots-from-j-j-vaccine-and-birth-control-are-very-different/19625592/ American Experience. “Senate Hearings on the Pill.” https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/pill-senate-holds-hearings-pill-1970/ Thomas, Robert Mcg. Jr. “Hugh J. Davis, 69, Gynecologist Who Invented Dalkon Shield.” New York Times. 10/26/1996. https://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/26/us/hugh-j-davis-69-gynecologist-who-invented-dalkon-shield.html Time. “Medicine: The Pill on Trial.” 1/26/1970. http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,878746-1,00.html Gura, Trisha. “Opening Eyes.” Oberlin Alumni Magazine. Spring 2004. https://www2.oberlin.edu/alummag/spring2004/feat_eyes.html Jewish Women's Archive. "Barbara Seaman." (Viewed on April 14, 2021) . Knowles, Jon. “The Birth Control Pill – A History.” Planned Parenthood. 2013. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/1213/9611/6329/pillhistory.pdf Watkins, Elizabeth Siegel. “On the Pill: A Social History of Oral Contraceptives, 1950-1970.” Johns Hopkins University Press. 1998. Fitzpatrick, Jane Brodsky. "Seaman, Barbara." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, edited by Arnold Markoe, et al., vol. 8: 2006-2008, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2010, pp. 440-441. Gale In Context: Biography, link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX1347100261/GPS?u=mlin_n_melpub&sid=GPS&xid=3f70d978. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. Watkins, Elizabeth Siegel. “Expanding Consumer Information: The Origin of the Patient Package Insert.” Advancing the Consumer Interest Volume 10 Number 1 / Spring 1998. Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23862430 Junod, Suzanne White and Lara Marks. “Women’s Trials: The Approval of the First Oral Contraceptive Pill n the United States and Great Britain.” Journal of the History of Medicine. Vol. 57, April 2002. Oxford University Press. O’Donnell, Kelly. “Our Doctors, Ourselves: Barbara Seaman and Popular Health.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Vol. 93, No. 4, Winter 2019. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/744905 Sigal, Regina. “politics of the pill.” Off Our Backs. 2/27/1970. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25770946 Blair, Sandra. “Liability of Birth Control Pill Manufacturers.” Hastings Law Journal. Vol. 23, Issue 5. 1/1972. https://repository.uchastings.edu/hastings_law_journal  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/05/2148m 40s

Six Impossible Episodes: Mother Goose

A number of English-language poems are generally lumped together as “Mother Goose" poems. But was there an actual Mother Goose? And do any of these poems have historical references in them?   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/05/2148m 56s

SYMHC Classics: The London Match Girls Strike of 1888

This 2016 episode covers the London Match Girls Strike of 1888. This was an important labor rights event, when factory workers protested hazardous and unfair working conditions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/05/2136m 31s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Spring 2021 Unearthed!

Tracy and Holly speculate about the kitsch of historical cultures, and how we interpret historical objects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/04/2112m 32s

Unearthed! Spring 2021, Part 2

Part two of our spring 2021 Unearthed! coverage includes exhumations, books and letters, and some other favorites! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/04/2141m 17s

Unearthed! Spring 2021, Part 1

Part one of our early 2021 edition of Unearthed! covers updates, cute animals and their pictures, edibles and potables, and shipwrecks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/04/2139m 22s

SYMHC Classics: The Antikythera Mechanism

Today we revisit a 2013 episode. In 1900, a shipwreck was discovered near the island of Antikythera, including an assortment of luxury goods: statues, silver coins, vases ... and what turned out to be an amazing 2,000-year-old mechanism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2131m 35s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Immigration Law and Bridges

Tracy and Holly discuss the difficulty in researching the life of Chae Chan Ping, and exclusionary immigration legislation in U.S. history. Talk also covers the lore around the Tacoma Narrows bridge wreckage and the anxiety of driving over bridges. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/04/2119m 31s

The First Tacoma Narrows Bridge – Galloping Gertie

The drama of the first Tacoma Narrows bridge is hardly relegated to its turbulent end. There’s more to the story – from its inception to financing issues to some surprising legal happenings, and how it spawned entirely new approaches to bridge design. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/04/2149m 39s

Chae Chan Ping v. United States

The Chinese Exclusion Act was the United States’ first major immigration law, and as its name suggests it specifically targeted people from China. It led to Supreme Court cases that set the stage for later restrictions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/04/2150m 26s

SYMHC Classics: Annie Edson Taylor, Niagara Daredevil

This 2018 episode covers Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Taylor's whole barrel trip was part of a much bigger story of daredevils at this natural wonder, which is tied to its industrialization and commercialization Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/04/2137m 12s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Teresa and Sonora

Tracy and Holly talk about the care needed when exploring the biographies of people in history who offer representation, but won't reflect the experience of everyone like them. They also talk about Sonora Webster Carver's autobiography and what an enjoyable read it is. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/04/2117m 40s

Sonora Webster Carver

Atlantic City performer Sonora Carver was the most famous horse diver of her time, and probably ever. It was an entertainment that was incredibly dangerous, particularly for the riders.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/04/2151m 52s

Teresa de Cartagena

Teresa de Cartagena was a woman who was deaf, chronically ill, and from a Converso family. In spite of the things working against her, she wrote two treatises that have survived until today, which represent several firsts in Spanish history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/04/2144m 29s

SYMHC Classics: 1958 Bombing of The Temple

This 2017 episode covers Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, a vocal activist who spoke out for civil rights despite the danger in doing so. White supremacists bombed The Temple in Atlanta in a direct reaction to Rothschild's work for equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/04/2137m 35s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Rum Rebellion and Jewish History

Tracy and Holly discuss how the Rum Rebellion is less harrowing than other similar incidents that have been covered on the show. They then discuss the Images of America book series and how Jeremy Katz's book about Atlanta's Jewish history connects the past to the present. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/04/2113m 41s

Interview: Jeremy Katz of The Breman Museum

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
07/04/2155m 30s

The Rum Rebellion

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
05/04/2144m 53s

SYMHC Classics: Mutiny on the Bounty

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
03/04/2133m 7s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Esperanto and Bodiam

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
02/04/2115m 41s

Bodiam Castle

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
31/03/2140m 53s

L.L. Zamenhof and the Hope of Esperanto

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
29/03/2152m 52s

SYMHC Classics: Hildegard von Bingen

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
27/03/2132m 15s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Arsinoë and Sissieretta

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
26/03/2118m 27s

Sissieretta Jones

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
24/03/2152m 19s

Arsinoë II, Ptolemaic Queen

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
22/03/2147m 12s

SYMHC Classics: Plessy v Ferguson

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
20/03/2131m 58s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Duke and Hawaii

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
19/03/2113m 23s

Duke Kahanamoku, Part 2

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
17/03/2143m 2s

Duke Kahanamoku, Part 1

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
15/03/2142m 15s

SYMHC Classics: Skellig Michael

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
13/03/2136m 40s

Behind the Scenes Minis: 1918 Pandemic Revisited

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
12/03/2118m 45s

1918 Flu Pandemic, Revisited - Part 2

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
10/03/2144m 55s

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
08/03/2151m 16s

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
06/03/2137m 3s

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
05/03/2115m 30s

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
03/03/2142m 54s

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
01/03/2144m 1s

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
27/02/2143m 32s

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
26/02/2112m 48s

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
24/02/2141m 59s

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
22/02/2144m 18s

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
20/02/2134m 27s

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
19/02/2114m 31s

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
17/02/2149m 12s

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
15/02/2146m 36s

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
13/02/2142m 1s

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
12/02/2112m 47s

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
10/02/2145m 0s

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
08/02/2144m 43s

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
06/02/2141m 51s

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
05/02/2113m 2s

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
03/02/2147m 59s

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
01/02/2152m 52s

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
30/01/2139m 59s

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
29/01/2115m 25s

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
27/01/2144m 22s

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
25/01/2145m 31s

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
23/01/2146m 42s

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
22/01/2115m 34s

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
20/01/2144m 0s

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
18/01/2149m 30s

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
16/01/2137m 14s

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
15/01/2113m 4s

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
13/01/2146m 21s

Introducing a New Season of Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin

Hey, SYMIHC fans! In case you haven’t heard, we recently launched a new season of Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin. Since you love [receiving show], we think you’ll like this one too. This season of Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin kicks off with Kristen Bell. Check it out!  If you enjoyed this podcast, be sure to listen and subscribe to Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/01/2138m 51s

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
11/01/2148m 9s

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
09/01/2142m 39s

Introducing Prodigy: The Versatile Von Neumann

Holly and Tracy were kind enough to let me share an episode with you about John von Neumann. Hope you enjoy it! John von Neumann made major contributions to multiple fields including computers, physics, mathematics, economics and statistics. He helped design the atomic bomb, created game theory, provided the architecture for the modern computer, pioneered the concept of mutually assured destruction and developed the foundation for quantum physics. Daniel Whiteson, particle physicist and host of the show Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe, joins me to describe the significance of von Neumann's work. For more about his life, Stuff you Missed in History Class did an excellent episode on him. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/01/2136m 40s

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
08/01/2112m 40s

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
06/01/2144m 2s

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
04/01/2139m 46s

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
02/01/2132m 57s

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
01/01/2115m 6s

One Of Our Favorite Episodes of 2020 - 'The Practice Babies'

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
31/12/2041m 14s

One of Our Favorite Podcasts of 2020 - The Ten News

🤔 Is Dr. Anthony Fauci a cat or a dog person? 📰 What’s happening with the Covid vaccine? 👨‍⚕️ When will kids be able to get the vaccine? 🧪 And when does the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, think it might be ok to have sleepovers again? Plus, see if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: Way before he became a leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Fauci was a leader in school. Which teams was he captain of in high school? 👨‍⚕️ Uncover everything there is to know about Dr. Anthony Fauci! 🤔 Learn the best ways to protect yourself & others from COVID-19 👩🏾‍🔬 Brush up on your knowledge of the coronavirus and watch this informative video to learn more ✏️Get some helpful tips on how to talk about Covid with your kids Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/12/2017m 39s

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
30/12/2048m 9s

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
28/12/2044m 57s

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
26/12/2043m 38s

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
25/12/2013m 35s

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
23/12/2048m 12s

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
21/12/2046m 15s

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
19/12/2033m 50s

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
18/12/2014m 13s

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
16/12/2058m 11s

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
14/12/2052m 5s

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
12/12/2033m 52s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Ibn al-Haytham and Waffles

Tracy and Holly talk about the animated version of Ibn Al-Haytham's story, Omar Sharif, waffle cones, and what to do with holiday leftovers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/12/2010m 50s

Introducing The Ten News - Interview with host Bethany Van Delft

Stuff You Missed in History Class host Holly Frey interviews The TEN News host Bethany Van Delft. The TEN News is 10 minutes of news and information for curious kids ages 8-12 (and their parents are allowed to listen, too). Each episode looks at what's happening in the world and provides context and reporting on the stories kids want to know more about. Informative and fun, New episodes of The Ten News publish every Tuesday and Thursday. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/12/208m 32s

A Brief and Yummy History of Waffles

Waffles are popular and commonplace on tables and as street food around the world, but they’ve evolved a lot over time to become the syrup vehicle most of us think of them as.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/12/2038m 24s

Ibn al-Haytham, First Scientist

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/12/2038m 3s

SYMHC Classics: The Historical Roots of Holiday Treats

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/12/2038m 15s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Thorpe and Poinsett

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/12/2014m 6s

Joel Roberts Poinsett

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/12/2042m 59s

Jim Thorpe, Pro Athlete (Part 3)

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/11/2046m 35s

SYMHC Classics: Coubertin and the Modern Olympics

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/11/2059m 1s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Jim Thorpe Parts 1 & 2

Tracy and Holly talk about football, Jim Thorpe, and the morality of trick plays in sports in previous decades. They also discuss the complexities of amateur status in sports and other areas. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/11/2013m 52s

Jim Thorpe, Olympian (Part 2)

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/11/2038m 35s

Jim Thorpe and Carlisle Football (Part 1)

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/11/2044m 5s

SYMHC Classics: Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/11/2044m 34s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Baby Savers

Tracy and Holly talk about the three people who are linked together in the story of the surgical treatment for cyanotic babies, including stories that didn't make it into this week's episodes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/11/2013m 46s

Vivien Thomas, Surgical Pathfinder

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/11/2046m 27s

Helen Taussig, Mother of Pediatric Cardiology

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/11/2040m 6s

SYMHC Classics: The Cod Wars

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/11/2039m 41s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Cecilia and Maria Anna

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/11/2017m 42s

Maria Anna Mozart

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/11/2039m 49s

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/11/2049m 32s

SYMHC Classics: The Night Witches

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/11/2032m 52s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Unearthed! in Autumn 2020

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/11/2010m 53s

Unearthed! in Autumn 2020, Part 2

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/11/2042m 37s

Unearthed! in Autumn 2020, Part 1

It's once again time to take a look at things that have been literally and figuratively unearthed over the last few months. In part one of this Autumn 2020 edition, we'll talk about books and letters, edibles and potables, animals, and some other stuff.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/11/2042m 11s

SYMHC Classics: The History of Halloween Candy

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/10/2038m 28s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Tarot and Hellhounds

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/10/2017m 38s

Three Hellhounds in History

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/10/2043m 41s

A Brief History of Tarot Cards

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/10/2043m 20s

SYMHC Classics: Belle Gunness

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/10/2029m 16s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Stoker and

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/10/2017m 34s

Interview: Jackie Cochran with Dr. Katherine Sharp Landdeck

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/10/2051m 48s

Bram Stoker

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/10/2047m 46s

SYMHC Classics: Why would you put a cadaver on trial?

In this 2011 episode, prior hosts Sarah and Deblina cover Pope Stephen VI having his deceased predecessor Formosus exhumed and put on trial in 897. The corpse was found guilty, but this desecration disgusted Romans and made them rebel. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/10/2026m 20s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Demon Core & Green Book

Tracy and Holly share stories of their own moments of poor judgement, and the Tracy discusses her interview with Alvin Hall and Janée Woods Weber, creators of the podcast Driving the Green Book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/10/2018m 0s

Interview: Driving the Green Book

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/10/2054m 19s

The Demon Core and Other Criticality Accidents

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/10/2044m 28s

SYMHC Classics: Spring-heeled Jack, Mystery Assailant!

We're revisiting a 2010 episode from previous hosts. Most people are familiar with Jack the Ripper, but Victorian England was also plagued by an odd character named Spring-heeled Jack. Were reports of this bounding scoundrel a symptom of mass hysteria, or something factual?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/10/2030m 6s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Blavatsky and Shipton

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/10/2014m 23s

Mother Shipton

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/10/2045m 37s

Madame Blavatsky

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/10/2057m 49s

SYMHC Classics: The Green Children of Woolpit

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/10/2040m 49s

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

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/10/2012m 26s

Nina Otero-Warren

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/09/2051m 19s

Tanaka Hisashige

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/09/2040m 45s

SYMHC Classics: Walt Whitman, Poet of Democracy

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/09/2040m 26s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Paramount Decrees

Holly and Tracy talk about the business dealings of Hollywood in context with the moral scandals that were playing out in the press at the time, as well as the way films are distributed today versus in Adolph Zukor's time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/09/2013m 54s

The Paramount Decrees: The Court Cases - Pt. 2

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/09/2041m 39s

The Paramount Decrees: Paramount’s Beginnings - Pt. 1

The development of the Hollywood studio industry features a number of people who drove it forward. Today, we're talking about Adolph Zukor and William Hodkinson, and how their work led to the founding of Paramount.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/09/2038m 5s

SYMHC Classics: Alexander Selkirk

In this 2011 episode, prior hosts Sarah and Deblina talk about privateer Alexander Selkirk, who became a buccaneer in 1695. In 1704, after a fight with his captain, Selkirk was put ashore on an uninhabited island about 400 miles west of Valparaiso.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/09/2036m 37s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Forten and the Lawson Murders

Holly and Tracy delve into the unverifiable parts of James Forten's life and the problematic idea of respectability. Tracy also talks about her geographical connection to the Lawson family murders which took place in 1929 and how that informed her knowledge about it as a teenager. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/09/2013m 7s

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

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/09/2043m 32s

James Forten

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/09/2051m 35s

SYMHC Classics: Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning in Love

In this 2015 episode, prior hosts Sarah and Deblina covered a poet's romance. Robert Browning's early work wasn't as well-received as Elizabeth Barrett's poetry. Yet Barrett mentioned his work in one of her poems, and they started a correspondence that blossomed into love. However, Elizabeth's father remained an obstacle. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/09/2034m 15s

SYMHC Classics: Croesus

Holly and Tracy discuss the story of Croesus and how disabilities are represented in the writing of Herodotus. The topic then turns to the Igbo women's practice called sitting on a man, and how the Western world often misunderstands other cultures. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/09/2014m 51s

Women’s War of 1929

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/09/2041m 50s

Croesus of Lydia

The story of the ridiculously wealthy Croesus, which was fictionalized in a number of ways, becomes a cautionary tale about pride and hubris, and what really has value in life.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/09/2040m 42s

SYMHC Classics: The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

This 2018 episode is running in honor of Labor Day in the U.S. Memphis sanitation workers stayed off the job starting January 12, 1968 in a strike that lasted for nine weeks. This was the strike that brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee, where he was assassinated on April 4 of that year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/09/2040m 32s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Delano and Slocum

Tracy and Holly discuss trying to stay organized, the relevance of the Delano grape strike today, and how Joshua Slocum's story makes us think about our travel yearnings, and the tricky part of his story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/09/2014m 15s

Captain Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone around the World

Joshua Slocum was the first person known to sail around the world alone. Unlike lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis, he didn’t always enjoy that solitude – and unlike cyclist Annie Londonderry, he actually made the journey he became famous for.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/09/2045m 12s

The Delano Grape Strike & Boycott

The Delano Grape Strike, which led to an international boycott of table grapes as grape workers in California tried to get better pay, working conditions, and union contracts covering their work.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/08/2049m 21s

Introducing: 'Criminalia'

Humans have always committed crimes. What can we learn from the criminals and crimes of the past, and have humans gotten better or worse over time? Criminalia is brought to you by Shondaland Audio and iHeartRadio and new episodes release every Tuesday. Listen on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/08/202m 1s

SYMHC Classics: Elbridge Gerry's Monstrous Salamander

This 2018 episode covers Elbridge Gerry, who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. Gerrymandering is the drawing of political districts to give a particular party or group an advantage or disadvantage, and it's named after him. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/08/2039m 9s

Behind the Scenes Minis: The White House

Holly and Tracy talk about how this week's topic shifted from its original plan. They also discuss how slavery in the U.S. capital has been handled in media. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/08/2013m 57s

The White House and Its Legacy, Part 2

On the second part of the discussion of White House history, Holly and Tracy first cover the gardens and landscaping, and then dig into discussion of how slavery is a part of the very foundation of the building. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/08/2041m 17s

The White House and Its Legacy, Part 1

Today’s White House has 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms. But that hasn’t always been the case. It also was not always called the White House, of course, and it has a LOT of history.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/08/2040m 36s

SYMHC Classics: Bracero Program

This 2016 episode covers a time in the the 20th century when the U.S. and Mexico had agreements in place allowing, and even encouraging, Mexican nationals to enter the U.S. to perform agricultural work and other labor in the American Southwest. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/08/2038m 30s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Hollow Earth and Canning

Tracy and Holly talk about their personal thoughts on Symmes's hollow Earth theory, and then talk about their experiences with canning and winning prizes at state fairs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/08/2018m 33s

Introducing: American Shadows a Grim & Mild

American Shadows is a bi-weekly podcast from iHeartRadio and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild. The show focuses on the darker stories from American history: the people, places, and things that are hidden and forgotten in the shadows. From better-known tales like the conspiracy to steal Lincoln’s body, to less-known stories, like the rainmaker who flooded San Diego. Join host Lauren Vogelbaum as she spans two centuries of omitted lore from our country’s history books. Listen and subscribe to American Shadows on Apple Podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/08/201m 42s

Nicolas Appert and the Invention of Canning

Canning dramatically changed how people around the world have dealt with food. Early canning efforts were kind of stabs in the dark, though – we hadn’t figured out the microbiology component yet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/08/2045m 48s

Symmes’s Theory of Concentric Spheres

In 1818, something about the rings of Saturn - we don't know what, exactly - led John Cleves Symmes to conclude that the Earth was hollow. And he spent the rest of his life promoting this strange idea. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/08/2048m 25s

SYMHC Classics: Johann Beringer's Fossils

This 2013 episode covers Johann Beringer, the University of Wurzburg's chair of natural history and chief physician to the prince bishop in 1725. He was also unpopular, and some of his colleagues sought to discredit him. There are two versions of the story -- but which is true? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/08/2028m 17s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Tear Gas and Coxey

Tracy and Holly talk about the use and misuse of tear gas, and then a theory that links L. Frank Baum's work "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" to Coxey's Army. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/08/2012m 43s

Coxey’s Army

Jacob Sechler Coxey led the first protest march on Washington, D.C. in the 1890s, with a plan to create jobs for the nation's unemployed population with projects that would build the country's infrastructure. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/08/2044m 14s

Tear Gas

Tear gasses, or lachrymator agents, are named for the lachrymal glands, which secrete tears. But tears are just one part of it. It was developed for WWI, but of course continues to be used today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/08/2053m 47s

SYMHC Classics: The Kaiser's Chemist -- Fritz Haber

This 2011 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina examines Fritz Haber's mixed legacy. The Nobel-Prize-winning Father of Chemical Warfare was responsible for fertilizers that fed billions, as well as poisonous gasses used during World War I. Tune in to learn more about Fritz's complicated life and work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/08/2030m 53s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Isabella and Wu Lien-Teh

Holly and Tracy discuss the complexities of Isabella Bird's story, as well as the similarities between the pneumonic plague in Wu Lien-Teh's story and what we're living through in 2020. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/08/2015m 37s

Wu Lien-Teh and the Manchurian Plague

Wu Lien-Teh was a doctor who’s most well known for his public health work and the pneumonic plague epidemic in the early 20th century. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/08/2048m 28s

Isabella Lucy Bird

Bird is celebrated as a world traveler, though she didn’t really come into her own as a traveler until she was in her 40s. Her books about her journeys were wildly popular. There are also some pretty big questions about the persona she presented publicly. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/08/2049m 33s

SYMHC Classics: Irish Famine, Part 2

The second episode in our revisit of the Irish Famine covers the mid-1800s, when the poorest people in Ireland ate almost nothing but potatoes, saving other crops for selling. So a blight, plus politics, led to tragedy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/08/2028m 0s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Seneca Village and Unearthed!

Holly and Tracy discuss the week's topics, including their own experiences with Central Park, and a segment of the summer edition of Unearthed! that Tracy cut. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/07/2013m 47s

Unearthed! in July 2020

This edition of Unearthed! covers episode updates, science and history discoveries, books and letters, and potpourri. And yes, there's (brief) talk about the Verona, Italy floor mosaics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/07/2054m 12s

Seneca Village

Seneca Village was a predominantly black community that built itself from the ground up. But its story is fragmented. Even though it existed at a time when it could have been fairly well-documented, there was a vested interest in erasing it. Holly's Research: “Seneca Village, New York City.” National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/articles/seneca-village-new-york-city.htm Alexander, Leslie M. “African or American?” University of Illinois Press. 2008. Wall, Diana diZerega, et al. “Seneca Village and Little Africa: Two African American Communities in Antebellum New York City.” Historical Archaeology, vol. 42, no. 1, 2008, pp. 97–107. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/25617485. “Discover Seneca Village: Selected Research Topics and Resources.” Central Park Conservancy. October 2019. https://d17wymyl890hh0.cloudfront.net/new_images/feature_facilities/SenecaVillage_SelectedResearchTopicsandResources_2020_v4.pdf?mtime=20200219091534 Capron, Maddie and Christina Zdanowicz. “A black community was displaced to build Central Park. Now a monument will honor them.” CNN Oct. 22, 2019. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/seneca-village-central-park-monument-trnd/index.html “The Sale of Manhattan.” The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands. Library of Congress and the National Library of the Netherlands. http://frontiers.loc.gov/intldl/awkbhtml/kb-1/kb-1-2-1.html The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. “Manhattan.” Encyclopædia Britannica. November 23, 2018. https://www.britannica.com/place/Manhattan-New-York-City Connoly, Colleen. “The True Native New Yorkers Can Never Truly Reclaim Their Homeland.” Smithsonian. Oct. 5, 2018. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-native-new-yorkers-can-never-truly-reclaim-their-homeland-180970472/ Cleland, Charles and Bruce R. Greene. “Faith in Paper.” University of Michigan Press. 2011. Rosenzweig, Roy and Elizabeth Blackmar. “The Park and the People: A History of Central Park.” Cornell University Press. 1992. Blakinger, Keri. “A look at Seneca Village, the black town razed for Central Park.” New York Daily News. May 17, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160518101320/https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/seneca-village-black-town-razed-central-park-article-1.2639611 Martin, Douglas. “A Village Dies, A Park Is Born.” New York Times. Jan. 31, 1997. https://web.archive.org/web/20160320031313/http://www.nytimes.com/1997/01/31/arts/a-village-dies-a-park-is-born.html?pagewanted=all Arenson, Karen W. “A Technological Dig; Scientists Seek Signs of Central Park Past.” New York Times. July 27, 2000. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/27/nyregion/a-technological-dig-scientists-seek-signs-of-central-park-past.html Staples, Brent. “The Death of Black Utopia.” New York Times. Nov. 28, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/28/opinion/seneca-central-park-nyc.html Kang, Tricia. “160 Years of Central Park: A Brief History.” Central Park Conservancy. June 1, 2017. https://www.centralparknyc.org/blog/central-park-history Wall, Diane diZerega and Nan A. Rothschild. “The Seneca Village Archaeological Excavations, Summer 2011.” The African Diaspora Archaeology Network. September 2011 Newsletter. http://www.diaspora.illinois.edu/news0911/news0911-4.pdf Central Park Conservancy. “Discover Seneca Village: Selected Research Topics ad Resources.” October 2019. https://d17wymyl890hh0.cloudfront.net/new_images/feature_facilities/SenecaVillage_SelectedResearchTopicsandResources_2020_v4.pdf?mtime=20200219091534 Wall, Diane diZerega, et al. “SENECA VILLAGE, A FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY: REPORT ON THE 2011 EXCAVATIONS.” 2018. http://s-media.nyc.gov/agencies/lpc/arch_reports/1828.pdf Seneca Village Project. http://projects.mcah.columbia.edu/seneca_village/index.html Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/07/2044m 54s

SYMHC Classics: Irish Famine, Part 1

We're revisiting a 2013 two-parter. The history lesson kids often get on the Irish Famine could be summed up as "a blight destroyed the potato crops, and a lot of people starved or moved away." Most kids ask, "Why didn't they eat something else?" Good question. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/07/2027m 0s

Behind the Scenes Minis: COINTELPRO

Tracy and Holly talk about this week's two-parter on COINTELPRO, and how they both think about those initiatives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/07/2016m 12s

COINTELPRO, Part 2

In part two of this topic, the show looks at some of the specifics of the COINTELPROs that targeted black liberation organizations and the New Left, as well as how these programs were finally exposed to the public.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/07/2052m 26s

COINTELPRO, Part 1

FBI surveillance of people associated with the civil rights movement has come up on the show many times. Today, we’re going to talk about the history of the FBI, especially as it related to communism and “subversive threats,” and how that fed directly into COINTELPRO. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/07/2048m 45s

SYMHC Classics: The Scopes Trial

This 2017 episode covered the Scopes Trial, aka the Monkey Trial, that played out in Dayton, Tennessee in the summer of 1925. It all stemmed from a state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/07/2041m 33s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Ignatius and Frank

Tracy shares how she landed at the topic of Ignatius Sancho, and she and Holly discuss his writing style. Free Frank's unique story, and how it involves some contradictory situations, is also discussed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/07/2013m 10s

Free Frank McWorter

Free Frank McWorter was the first black man in the U.S. to design a town and establish a multi-racial community. He did this despite having been born into slavery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/07/2042m 51s

Ignatius Sancho

Ignatius Sancho was the first black Briton known to vote in a parliamentary election – that happened in 1774. He became something of a celebrity in 18th-century London. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/07/2042m 18s

SYMHC Classics: Phillis Wheatley

This episode travels back to a 2018 episode. Perceptions and interpretations of Phillis Wheatley's life and work have shifted since the 18th century. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/07/2042m 23s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Bonsai and Flexner

Holly and Tracy talk about the soothing nature of bonsai as well as the places in popular culture it pops up. They also unpack the complex nature of talking about Flexner's legacy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/07/2014m 19s

Abraham Flexner and the Flexner Report

The Flexner Report in the early 20th century is often credited with changing the medical field and shaping what medical education looks like today. But this document negatively impacted medicine in the black community.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/07/2049m 13s

A Brief History of Bonsai

Bonsai’s origins go all the way back to ancient China, long before Japan became infatuated with the art form. Over time, the western world also became fascinated with bonsai, though there has been plenty of cultural confusion about it along the way. This episode is sponsored by Mazda. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/07/2041m 38s

SYMHC Classics: Robert Smalls - From Contraband to Congress

The second of our 2016 episodes on Robert Smalls. After his daring and impressive escape from slavery, Smalls was considered to be contraband, which was a term used for formerly enslaved people who joined the Union. But this was the beginning of an impressive career as a free man. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/07/2035m 43s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Q&A and the Myth of Irish Slaves

Holly and Tracy share stories about touring, and the long period of time Tracy has been planning to work on the falsehood of Irish slavery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/07/2017m 22s

Why No One Talks About 'The Irish Slaves'

This whole idea of Irish slaves distorts some things that really did happen. So today we’re going to talk about that history, and how it’s being twisted and misused today.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/07/2047m 57s

SYMHC: Q & A

Since the podcast isn't going on tour this year due to the pandemic, we thought it would be fun to have an episode that's something we normally do as part of a live show -- listener questions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/06/201h 18m

SYMHC Classics: The Incredible Escape of Robert Smalls

This 2016 episode covers Robert Smalls, who was born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina in 1839. He escaped from enslavement during the U.S. Civil War, in a particularly dramatic fashion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/06/2032m 52s

Behind the Scenes Minis: H.L. Hunley and Gospel Blues

Tracy and Holly talk about Tracy's chat with Dr. Rachel Lance, and the legacy of Thomas Dorsey. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/06/2010m 21s

Thomas Dorsey and the Birth of Gospel Blues

For a long time, Dorsey lived a sort of double life creatively. When he combined the two forms of existing music he played, he created something new, and changed religious music forever.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/06/2039m 20s

Interview: Dr. Rachel Lance and the H.L. Hunley

Tracy talks with biomedical engineer Dr. Rachel Lance about the cause of the H.L. Hunley disaster and the book that Dr. Lance wrote about the disaster and her research into the case. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/06/2047m 32s

SYMHC Classics: The Sinking of the H.L. Hunley

This 2017 episode covers the story of the H.L. Hunley, which really begins with the Union blockade of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/06/2039m 25s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Atlanta History Center and James Baldwin

Holly and Tracy discuss the nuances of what becomes historically significant in our troubled times, and then the continued relevance of James Baldwin's work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/06/2014m 42s

James Baldwin

James Baldwin was a brilliant essayist, one of the chroniclers of the Civil Rights Movement, and a powerful voice against racism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/06/2040m 2s

Interviews: Atlanta History Center and Covid-19

Holly chats with Sheffield Hale and Michael Rose of the Atlanta History Center about pandemic from the point of view of a living history institution, and also how the AHC, like many history centers, is documenting Covid-19. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/06/2054m 30s

SYMHC Classics: Harlem Hellfighters

This 2015 episode covers a black U.S. Army WWI unit that became one of the most decorated of the war. When these soldiers returned home, they were greeted as heroes, but were still targets of segregation, discrimination and oppression. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/06/2032m 39s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Public Universal Friend and Wat Tyler

Tracy and Holly talk about the unique identity of the Public Universal Friend, as well as whether Wat Tyler's story inspired modern storytellers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/06/2016m 32s

Wat Tyler and the Uprising of 1381

There were many transitional events between the the Black Death and the Renaissance; it wasn't a case of a one leading right to the other. One of those transition events was Wat Tyler’s Rebellion, also known as the Uprising of 1381 or the Great Rising. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/06/2045m 19s

Public Universal Friend

The Public Universal Friend described themself as a genderless spirit sent by God to inhabit the resurrected body of a woman named Jemima Wilkinson.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/06/2045m 13s

SYMHC Classics: Ida B. Wells-Barnett

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/06/2042m 51s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Cannery Row & Tumanbay

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/06/2020m 13s

Interview: Tumanbay's John Scott Dryden

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/06/2041m 20s

Cannery Row

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/06/2043m 15s

SYMHC Classics: Orphan Trains

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/05/2037m 43s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Home Ec and Practice Babies

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/05/2018m 32s

The Practice Babies

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/05/2049m 29s

The Bureau of Home Economics

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/05/2048m 50s

SYMHC Classics: Phineas Gage

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/05/2037m 51s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Fritz Duquesne

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/05/2013m 52s

The Spying Life of Fritz Duquesne, Part 2

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/05/2045m 43s

The Spying Life of Fritz Duquesne, Part 1

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/05/2039m 55s

SYMHC Classics: The Dark Legacy of Sea Monkeys

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/05/2036m 53s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Bees and Grover Cleveland

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/05/2013m 10s

Grover Cleveland’s Medical Secret

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/05/2044m 10s

A Brief History of Beekeeping

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/05/2045m 53s

SYMHC Classics: John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/05/2035m 51s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Asoka and Catherine

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/05/2013m 58s

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

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 unexpectedly magnificent.   Subscribe wherever you get your podcast! megaphone.link/flashbackhuc Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/05/204m 11s

Catherine the Great, Librettist

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/05/2041m 23s

Aśoka the Righteous

Aśoka ruled the Mauryan Empire on the Indian subcontinent in the third century BCE. He was a real person – and is also a legendary figure within Buddhism.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/05/2040m 51s

SYMHC Classics: The Kentucky Derby's First 50 Years

This 2017 episode covered the beginnings of the Kentucky Derby. Since its inception, the Derby has become the nation's most famous and prestigious horse racing event. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/05/2034m 21s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Emergency Medicine

Holly and Tracy talk about their relationships with emergency medicine and 9-1-1, as well as their appreciation for medical professionals. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/05/2012m 39s

Significant Moments in U.S. Emergency Medicine, Pt. 2

In this second part of our coverage of emergency care in the U.S., we’ll talk about an important white paper that was a turning point for emergency medicine, the advent of the 9-1-1 service, and the ambulance service that set the model for all others.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/04/2040m 11s

Significant Moments in U.S. Emergency Medicine, Pt. 1

In this first episode of a two-parter, we’ll be covering early emergency response services, a little bit of CPR history, and advent of the emergency care specialty for physicians.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/04/2036m 51s

SYMHC Classics: Dazzle Camouflage

Flashback to 2014! British Royal Navy lieutenant and artist Norman Wilkinson is usually credited with the idea of disruptive camouflage. But, another man, naturalist John Graham Kerr, claimed that he had the idea three years earlier. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/04/2032m 42s

Host Faves: Building Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, Pt. 2

The second 2013 episode in the story of the Haunted Mansion going from concept to fully-realized theme park attraction covers the reboot the team went through after the World's Fair and the loss of their leader. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2040m 16s

Host Faves: Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, Pt. 1

This hist fave is from 2013. One of the most iconic Disney park attractions -- the Haunted Mansion -- had a development process that was anything but smooth. Budget and scheduling issues and creative differences dogged the project for almost two decades. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2033m 59s

Host Faves: The Green Children of Woolpit

In 2017 we talked about two children, green in color, who appeared in Suffolk, England in the 12th century,. 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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2041m 11s

Host Faves: A Brief History of the Pietà

This 2016 episode delves into Michelangelo's sculpture of Mary holding the deceased body of Christ. It's the most famous depiction of that moment in art, but that scene has been the focus of many works. And once, the famous version took a trip across the ocean. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2041m 15s

Host Faves: Edward Gorey

We talked about Gorey in 2017. Based just on his art, you might imagine Edward Gorey as a dour Englishman, with the peak of his career sometime in the 1920s or '30s, whose childhood was marked with a series of tragic deaths. But Gorey was none of these things. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2042m 41s

Host Faves: Christine de Pizan and the Book of the City of Ladies

This 2018 episode is about Christine de Pizan who wrote verse, military manuals, and treatises on war, peace and the just governance of a nation. She was the official biographer of King Charles V of France and wrote the only popular piece in praise of Joan of Arc that was penned during her lifetime. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2035m 48s

Host Faves: Levi Strauss

This 2018 episode tells Levi's story, which is historically interesting because it touches on a lot of important moments in U.S. history. His business was tied to the California Gold Rush, the U.S. Civil War and American clothing culture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2051m 37s

Host Faves: Annette Kellerman

This 2017 episode covers the Australian Kellerman, who gets a lot of the credit for developing the women's one-piece bathing suit. But she was also a competitive swimmer, as well as a vaudeville and film star who designed her own mermaid costumes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2039m 3s

Host Faves: The Klondike Big Inch Land Promotion

This summer 2014 rerun features one ad company's wacky plan to actually dole out land deeds as part of a cereal promotion. How did they manage it? And was the land worth anything? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2032m 43s

Host Faves: The Ladies of Llangollen

Another 2017 fave! In the late 18th century, Sarah Ponsonby and Lady Eleanor Butler, also known as the Ladies of Llangollen, abandoned their life in the upper tiers of Irish society and made a home for themselves in Wales. And they became rather famous in the process. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2038m 14s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Unearthed! Spring 2020

Tracy and Holly discuss their favorite parts of this week's Unearthed! episodes, as well as the way that our current situation causes the unearthing of new information every day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2015m 51s

Unearthed! in Spring 2020, Part 2

In part two of Unearthed! in spring 2020, we're talking about edibles and potables, shipwrecks, books and letters, and other cool stuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/04/2048m 39s

Unearthed! in Spring 2020, Part 1

In today’s episode, we have some stuff that was reported during the last couple of weeks of 2019, which missed the cut for the year-end Unearthed! episodes. Also, episode updates, crime, animals and games.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/04/2048m 39s

SYMHC Classics: Maximilian, Mexico's Habsburg Prince

This 2011 episode from previous hosts Deblina and Sarah covers the time when Mexico was ruled by a Habsburg prince: Ferdinand Maximilian. While Maximilian was unwelcome, he upheld liberal reforms and modernized the government. As his support dwindled, Mexico's rightful president worked to take back the country. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/04/2030m 24s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Carlota and Larrey

Holly and Tracy discuss Carlota of Mexico and how that topic was chosen, as well as the many connections between subjects of history. Then, talk turns to the ways that we still benefit from Larrey's work today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/04/2010m 41s

Dominique-Jean Larrey and His Flying Ambulance

While serving as a surgeon with Napoleon’s army in the 1790s, Larrey developed a system for getting wounded soldiers off the battlefield and into treatment. His dedication to providing care to anyone who needed it earned him the respect and admiration of France and its enemies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/04/2044m 26s

Charlotte of Belgium/Carlota of Mexico

Charlotte and her husband Maximillian became the rulers of Mexico through a plan concocted by France's Napoleon III. But the strain of conflict there, and French finances being withdrawn, caused the empress' mental health to decline. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/04/2045m 43s

SYMHC Classics: Butter v. Margarine

This 2016 episode delves into how industries and governments had a really weird preoccupation with protecting people from margarine way before it was made with the hydrogenated oils that led to its unhealthy reputation in more recent years. There's even bootlegging involved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/04/2045m 54s

Behind the Scenes Minis: Annie and Rinderpest

Holly and Tracy talk about Annie Londonderry's cavalier relationship with the truth and the challenges of travel with the wrong clothes and bike. Then talk turns to a strange paper that Tracy read while researching rinderpest. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/04/2014m 47s
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