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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 HowStuffWorks.
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The 1919 strike is the largest in Canada’s history, and shut Winnipeg down. While the strike started out as a simple labor dispute, there were many factors involved in how it played out, and a conspiracy theory that it was a communist uprising. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Today we revisit a fun episode from 2015. There was a time when Popsicle and Good Humor couldn't stop suing one another about frozen treats on sticks. Many legal battles were fought over milk fat, the shapes of the desserts and the definition of the word "sherbet." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Packard v. Packard, Pt. 2

Packard v. Packard, Pt. 2

2019-06-1900:37:483

After being forcibly admitted to a mental hospital by her husband, Elizabeth Packard began advocating for herself as well as the improvement of treatment in such facilities. After her release, she lobbied for reform to the asylum system. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Packard v. Packard, Pt. 1

Packard v. Packard, Pt. 1

2019-06-1700:34:2111

Elizabeth Packard’s marriage started out well, but soon, her questioning nature exploration of new ideas about religion led her husband to decide she was mentally ill. He had her forcibly committed to the Illinois State Asylum and Hospital for the Insane. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
We're traveling back to 2011 for this one! Empress Elisabeth of Austria, better known as Sisi, is often considered the public's "favorite" member of the Habsburgs. She only reluctantly carried out her duties, but her murder created an outcry across Europe -- and the story doesn't end there.v Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The General Slocum Disaster

The General Slocum Disaster

2019-06-1200:35:236

The P.S. General Slocum burned in the East River in New York on June 15, 1904. It had been chartered for a group outing that suddenly became a deadly maritime disaster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Humans have recognized thyroid disease for thousands of years. But in the 1930s. Saul Hertz had an insight after hearing a physicist's lecture that changed the treatment of hyperthyroidism forever.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In this 2010 episode, previous hosts Katie and Sarah look at Ludwig II of Bavaria. From his opulent, solitary dinners to the amazing Neuschwanstein Castle, it's no surprise that King Ludwig II was known as an eccentric. In fact, people thought he was mad. But why? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
A Brief History of Doughnuts

A Brief History of Doughnuts

2019-06-0500:36:0315

Making basic pastes or doughs and frying them has been part of human civilization for centuries. From this, the doughnut eventually evolved, and also caused a number of heated debates along the way.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Red Summer, 1919

Red Summer, 1919

2019-06-0300:39:1115

In the summer of 1919, a wave of racist violence played out in the U.S. In many ways, the violence of Red Summer was a response to (but NOT caused by) two earlier events: the Great Migration and the return of black soldiers who had fought in World War I. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Comments (79)

Kayl matthew

lesbian cat ladies....

Jun 25th
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Rachel Mumford

are you going to Lyon during your visit? so so much french history, and the best food there! let me know if you do - I'd love to show you round...

Jun 6th
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April Barlow

Thank you for covering such an important and overlooked subject!

May 29th
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Anna Wuollet

poor Eliza omg!

May 12th
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Chloe Gilmer

When he said its was 2008, I felt like I was in the future, it's now 2019 which is crazy...but I love this podcast 😁🙏🏼

Apr 18th
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mark viegelahn

Ridiculous. You spend five minutes revealing almost nothing and always say "It's a bit fuzzy" basically saying you really don't know shit except rumor. Five minutes even on Wikipedia would be far more beneficial

Apr 10th
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Paul Jollimore

do you normally have so many ads it's getting a bit out of hand

Mar 30th
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Omar Jaffrey

Love the show. Love the inclusion of more women. I'm cool w/ hosts' voices. Then again I listen for the substance not the style.

Mar 25th
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Kayl matthew

i cant take these lame topics anymore. all the history out there and it seems like they're purposely picking this crap. unfollowing

Mar 19th
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Michael Lieberman

Kayl matthew Man, that's exactly what I like about it. It's stuff I would never pick for myself. All the big stuff has been picked through.

Mar 21st
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Cassie

The name of the podcast is literally "stuff you missed in history class", and considering history class doesn't cover the female (or black or Native American ect...) experience, it should be no surprise that the topics are centered around those things. As they should be.

Feb 28th
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umeboshi-sanchez

A lot of these events happened on and around my birthday so this was really cool to hear! Also extremely odd

Jan 24th
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Em

Am I missing something? Hosts seem to laugh just on about everything...

Jan 22nd
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Kayl matthew

the old hosts are alot better. bring them back

Jan 16th
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Ahmed Blancarte

I first learned of Libertalia from Uncharted.

Dec 22nd
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Deanna Nace

The announcer gal who asks us to send in our comments at the end of every episode either has allergies, a deviated septum, and/or needs to blow her nose. She is annoyingly nasal. Candace has the voice characteristics of an uppity rich snob and comes across as conceited. Podcasts are all about voice so why not have someone who sounds like they can breathe through their nose, and is down to earth with whom more can relate?

Dec 17th
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Aleksandra Jarosz

Deanna Nace Oh yes. I like their content, but it’s so hard to listen to the nasal voice

Feb 28th
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Baby Cakes

I'm pretty sure that the Vatican just issued an apology to the Dominican gov for the Jesuit involvement in murders there.

Dec 12th
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Dec 10th
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Joey Rocks Guitar

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Dec 10th
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Khyla

You think you know how bad a person was, and then you listen and he's much, much worse. One of the top episodes I have heard.

Nov 27th
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April Barlow

I loved this episode! It was unexpectedly hilarious. Thank you!

Nov 20th
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