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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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Blue is the most popular color in many parts of the world, and it can seem like it's everywhere. . But many ancient languages didn’t have a word for blue, and some languages still don’t. This show was recorded live at a National Gallery of Art's NGA Nights event. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jeanne Baret

Jeanne Baret

2019-10-1400:36:133

Baret was the first woman known to circumnavigate the globe. But her experience wasn’t just about the travel – she was working, and her work took her to places that were totally unexpected for someone of her gender and economic class in the 18th century.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
It's an unsettling 2012 episode! In the winter of 1873, Alferd Packer led gold prospectors into the Rockies, but harsh conditions soon set them off course. Packer was the only survivor, and he looked oddly well-fed. He claimed he'd killed in self-defense. But was he guilty of murder? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In this episode, we’ll go from the international agreement that prepared for a global airline industry up to the deregulation of U.S. commercial aviation in the late 1970s. And then we have a special guest -- John Hodgman came by the studio for a visit! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Since the possibility of air travel became a reality, many entrepreneurs were trying to figure out a way to make flight into a business. This first of two parts covers those early efforts, and the growth of the airline industry up to WWII. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
This 2014 episode covers attacks on women and children of Gevaudan in the 1760s, which sparked a huge push to hunt and kill the mystery beast behind them. While efforts to track the animal struggled, France was gripped in terror. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Black Sox Scandal

The Black Sox Scandal

2019-10-0200:40:529

Some of the Chicago White Sox players confessed to taking a bribe to lose the 1919 World Series on purpose, but they never admitted to actually underplaying. And the collective memory about this whole scandal is very different from how it all played out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Unearthed! In Autumn 2019

Unearthed! In Autumn 2019

2019-09-3000:44:4410

As promised in July, we have some Unearthed this fall! We've got past episode updates,  cannonballs, things that are oldests and firsts, textiles, edibles and potables, and a little bit of creepy and eerie stuff at the end.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
We're revising a 2014 episode today. In the late 1700s, medical colleges needed cadavers for educational dissection, but there were no legal means for obtaining them. This led to some unorthodox dealings in the acquiring of bodies, and brought New York to a fever pitch in 1788.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Holly sat down with Sarah Roberts, the Vice President of Goizueta Gardens and Living Collections at the Atlanta History Center, to talk about making history a living part of Atlanta's community culture. You can visit the Atlanta History Center's website here: https://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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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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D S

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
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Ford Prefect

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

Sep 26th
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Wulffhardt

A circle is hardly a complex lineage

Sep 20th
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Wulffhardt

if only 2012 was the end of the world and that was the final inauguration.

Sep 12th
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Wulffhardt

yes but did anyone expect it

Sep 12th
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Wulffhardt

not the case anymore lol (trump)

Aug 31st
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Kayl matthew

another stellar topic brought to you by 50 year old cat ladies. bring the original hosts back

Aug 31st
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D.L. George

don't talk so fast. you sound like you're on speed.

Aug 31st
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Wulffhardt

"Big Oof" me on voting 3rd party because you dislike the candidate going against another candidate you like even less circa 2019

Aug 24th
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Wulffhardt

Listening to them talk about how MySpcae and MTV played a large role during the presidential and candidate debates was a slap in the face as to how buckwild 2008 was. Especially with the underlying tone that obviously these platforms were the best way to market such things at the time. Twitter is still going strong and blows up during debates, but the other 2 are obsolete and barely holding on. It's fun listening to things from 11 years ago sometimes

Aug 24th
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Agenda Future

all those movements have distroyed our country. your morons and theres no way anyone listen to you airheads.

Jul 27th
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Agenda Future

you are the most ignorant problem in our world. facts are facts. opinions are opinions. the rewriting of history is demoralizing to our white men. who can stand your voices.

Jul 27th
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Thomas Franklin

been checking for this episode the past 2 months. all I'm subscribed for

Jul 24th
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Kayl matthew

stuff you missed in drag queen class...

Jul 21st
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Kristine Larsdotter

Viking means people from the fjords. Vik is norse meaning fjord.

Jul 20th
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Anna Wuollet

I would love some episodes on Finnish history! maybe winter war or something

Jul 15th
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Battlemoogle

All ads..

Jul 10th
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Kayl matthew

lesbian cat ladies..

Jul 2nd
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Kayl matthew

lesbian cat ladies....

Jun 25th
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