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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.

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Kudzu: Maligned Vine

Kudzu: Maligned Vine

2021-06-2146:023

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
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
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
Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier

2021-06-1642:353

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
Lola Montez

Lola Montez

2021-06-1452:396

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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
The Haymarket Riot

The Haymarket Riot

2021-06-0247:127

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
Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Child

2021-05-3146:442

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
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
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
Four Paperclippers

Four Paperclippers

2021-05-2646:056

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
Operation Paperclip

Operation Paperclip

2021-05-2448:369

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
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
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
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
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Regular To

ya think ????????????

Jun 18th
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Daniel Christensen

Well done retelling. It remained interesting. Thank you!

May 16th
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Kiat Huang

Starts off by calling the outlandish theory of Alien help with ancient monuments, racist. That card is being played a tad enthusiastically without justification. Hmmmm.

May 15th
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Alex K.

Nice episode, sorry I know you hate comments about your pronunciation, but Derby is pronounced Darby in England. Also I must say I've never understood why the American accent suppresses the leading h in certain words like herb, pronounced erb by many in the USA. You don't say ouse for house, or ello for hello! I thought the Webster dictionary favoured phonetic spelling, for example color not colour, and that's logical. But dropping a leading h for some words, but not others, is not phonetic.

May 4th
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Lori C.

I grew up hearing about Gertie and singing The Ballad of Galloping Gertie in elementary choir but I've never heard the 🐙 story. ya just kind of wish that was true!!

Apr 30th
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Alex K.

Your antipodean listeners appreciate an Australian episode, thank you.

Apr 12th
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Aftonstan

mi estas Esperantisto ho Mia Dio. grandma çunguso

Mar 30th
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Katie Gable

Love your show! Hope you never lose your passion!

Mar 12th
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ScOrPiO89

this doesn't sound at all familiar 🤦

Mar 9th
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snosaer

i wonder if they'll touch up on 1918 toilet paper.

Mar 9th
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David Herr

I'm 98 percent though the pod cast list and I love it. I can't believe that anyone would have a single complaint.

Mar 4th
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Stacy Stanley

Excellent episode. I have but a small criticism, and that is regarding the condescending way you brought up and immediately dismissed views of the other side of the voter suppression issue. "There are no sides. There is only truth and not truth" os something to that effect, followed by the suggestion that the internet has plenty of information to debunk the non-truth. That approach will never change minds. Sometimes we have to spell it out for those who are wrong, and we have to maintain at least a modicum of politeness in order to hold their attention. I agree with you, and I still cringed

Feb 22nd
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Alex K.

95% it was a white supremacist who defaced the Jim Thorpe books. Same thing has happened at Govett's Leap in the Blue Mountains West of Sydney Australia. A plaque mentions that Charles Darwin visited there, and everywhere his name is mentioned, it is graffitied out. Like Thorpe, it doesn't change history. Knuckle dragging ignoramuses are common, a mind like Darwin or body like Thorpe isn't.

Feb 9th
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Win Nie

why did I listen to this. 😔

Jan 28th
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Win Nie

He grew up in Romania I think.

Jan 28th
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Win Nie

I would rather die than eat myself. nor will I eat anyone else just to survive a short life of less than 100 years.

Jan 28th
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Win Nie

this was hilarious 🤣💀

Jan 28th
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Win Nie

I love this podcast

Jan 28th
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Sya Oberhausen

💩

Jan 28th
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Win Nie

I hate wars.

Jan 28th
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