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Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio and HowStuffWorks.
1330 Episodes
Italian Hall Disaster

Italian Hall Disaster


The Italian Hall disaster happened during a strike in Michigan’s copper country, which lasted from the summer of 1913 to the early spring of 1914. On Christmas Eve, a tragic event played out that claimed the lives of dozens of people in Calumet, Michigan. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Alfred Wegener had a HUGE career outside of his ideas around what we now understand as plate tectonics, which had both detractors and supporters. He did important and respected work that touched on multiple disciplines. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In 2011, previous hosts Sarah and Deblina talked about Ned Kelly, Australia's most famous bushranger. He became an outlaw in 1878, and his gang successfully conducted several raids. Now, many Australians think of him as a folk hero. Learn more about your ad-choices at
On today's casual chat, Tracy and Holly discuss their Texas tour, regional barbecue styles, and the holiday figures in the fourth installment of the Krampus and Friends Holiday Special. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Our holiday special is back! We're once again looking at holiday figures from around the world. Today, we’re going to have a mix of Scandinavian and Japanese traditions as we cover the nisse, the Yule Goat, and the Seven Lucky Gods. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In November, we toured Texas! So we selected the very apt topic of barbecue. Barbecue is deeply tied to language and history and culture, especially in the South – so this episode is about a lot more than meat. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Introducing 'The Women'

Introducing 'The Women'


"The Women" is a new podcast from iHeartRadio, hosted by Rose Reid, who interviews changemakers and disruptors to find out what drives them. These interviews are personal, candid, and surprising, and feature people like former CIA agent and Congressional hopeful Valerie Plame, and Flint, Michigan whistleblower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Learn more about your ad-choices at
This 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina covers John Wilkes Booth's escape, his co-conspirators' attacks against other officials, and the strange connections between Booth and Lincoln. Learn more about your ad-choices at
It's Chutz-POW! week! Tracy and Holly discuss some of the details about Frieda Belinfante's life that didn't make it into Monday's episode, and talk about the importance of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh's comic book project at a time when there are fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors living to tell their stories. Learn more about your ad-choices at
We're joined by three members of the team that works on the "Chutz-POW!" comic books series. Birdie Willis, Jackie Reese and Marcel Walker join Holly for discussions about Frieda Belinfante, using comics in education, and the future of this project. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Frieda Belinfante is inspiring as a musician, breaking gender barriers in becoming a conductor. She was also a member of the Dutch resistance, who risked her life again and again during WWII in defiance of the German occupation of the Netherlands. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Today we revisit a 2015 episode about Alice Roosevelt. The eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt was a firebrand who never shied away from the public eye. She was nicknamed "the Second Washington Monument" because of her social power, which she parlayed into political influence. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Tracy and Holly talk about the episodes that made up this week's two-parter on the Occupation of Alcatraz, including how they learned about Native American history in elementary school. Learn more about your ad-choices at
The Occupation of Alcatraz started 50 years ago on November 20, 1969 and went on for a year and a half. Last time, we talked about context and the events that led up to the occupation. Today we'll cover how the occupation itself played out. Learn more about your ad-choices at
This episode gives context for the Occupation of Alcatraz, including a brief survey of U.S. government policy toward Native people from the colonial period through the 1950. It also covers some Alcatraz history and an earlier occupation in 1964. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Holly and Tracy wanted to share a sample of the spinoff of Stuff You Missed in History Class: This Day in History Class. Every day, host Yves Jeffcoat brings listeners a small slice of history in a short-form episode. Today, we offer a sampling from Yves. Learn more about your ad-choices at
This 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina covers Johann Dippel. Originally a theology student, Dippel began dabbling in chemistry, medicine and alchemy. Today he's remembered for creating a panacea that was used on a variety of ailments. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Holly and Tracy talk casually about the week's episodes, featuring the photography career of Frances Johnston and the devastation of San Francisco in 1906. Learn more about your ad-choices at
On the morning of April 18, 1906, an event that lasted less than a minute changed San Francisco forever. An earthquake and a series of fires devastated much of the city and had long-term ramifications.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Fannie Johnston is tied to SO MANY people and events that we have talked about on the show before. She’s like a history nexus point. And she was able to make a very nice living for herself as a photographer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Comments (201)

Samo Lantigua

Don't know which one of you has that whiskey laugh but it gets me everytime I love to hear people enjoying their job great work ladies.

Dec 4th
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Kayl matthew

hahaa ofcourse these cat ladies endorse this crap

Dec 2nd

Maurice Sawyers

So when's 'The Men' podcast dropping?

Dec 1st
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Judy Rosen-Klauber

please make the ads the same volume as the podcast speakers. The ads are hurting my ears because they are so loud.

Dec 1st

David Duncan

I would say I loved history in high school, but this podcast has opened up my mind to so much more at my age of 40.

Nov 25th
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David Duncan

I would say I loved history in high school,

Nov 25th
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Redi Spades

If America wasn't a country, does it still count as the first murder there?

Nov 15th
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Eleonora Muzzi

Though I've always been a skeptic, I love the history of spiritualism and paranormal phenomenons and their research, this was a fun way to learn more!

Nov 12th
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Melanie Marie-Jahnke Manning

love the history, but junta is pronounced "hoonta."

Nov 12th

A Gannon

Million years?

Nov 9th

Layne Estes

Listened to this episode today. Very interesting. Lucrezia is a distant grandparent of mine from her marriage to Alphonso d'Este. I am going to have someone in my family see if we are related to Brooke Shields which would be so awesome.

Nov 8th

Shantal Figueroa

there is a weird skipping issue around 9:25. it skips a good 2-3 sentences for some reason. I did not have this issue with my other podcast app

Nov 4th

Sunny Swiatlo

I see why this show is promoted! Definitely reminds me of lore which I really like.

Oct 29th

Jeanne Browne Kemper

It is spelled Greenbrier...

Oct 28th

Aaron1871 Aaron1871

It might sound strange but I proposed marriage to my wife while sitting on that little bench in front of TSL. She is a very special person to us. Nice show btw, excellent research...

Oct 22nd
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Chris T

Indigenous Australians, not Aborigines, also you might want to do your research, especially your claim about not farming, go read Bruce Pascoe literature

Oct 19th
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Charlie Wilson

Very enjoyable podcast. Been listening for a month now and have enjoyed every episode. As a Halloween fan, this was particularly appealing.

Oct 17th
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Interesting topic, but too much attention to viewing things from a 21st century feminist perspective with the usual myopic hand wringing at the end. Being apolitical is not a bad thing at times.

Oct 12th

Ford Prefect

I neither know or care about plants but this was such a pleasant interview.

Sep 26th


A circle is hardly a complex lineage

Sep 20th
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