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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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Annie Londonderry gained fame for being the first woman cyclist to circumnavigate the globe. Sort of. In the 1890s, she DID circle the globe, but there are a LOT of inconsistencies in the details of her story, including why she did it in the first place.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
We're jumping back just a couple of years to an episode on Ignaz Semmelweis made a connection between hand hygiene and the prevention of childbed fever in the 19th century. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Holly and Tracy talk about selecting subjects for the show while living in strange times, and venture into talk about Emily Dickinson. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Ida Lewis lived most of her life fairly isolated on a tiny island off the coast Rhode Island. But it was a life she deeply loved. In her words, “I could not be contented elsewhere.” Learn more about your ad-choices at
Tracy and Holly discuss what it feels like, as people who study history, to live through an event that you know will be historically significant. To all of our listeners: Please stay safe, and thank you for being part of the SYMHC family. Learn more about your ad-choices at
This 2014 episode coverts he 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, which killed somewhere between 20 million and 50 million people. Nobody cured it, or really successfully treated it. A fifth of the people in the world got the flu during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Holly and Tracy discuss the advance casualness of recording entirely from home, as well as Max von Pettenkofer's psyche, and the fairly recent rise of the poison control hotline. Learn more about your ad-choices at
How did the U.S. get to the point of having this one resource, specifically for poisoning, that’s so reliable and available that it gets printed on the labels of consumer products?  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Pettenkofer's ideas about how cholera spread weren’t exactly right, but they still had really beneficial impacts on the way we live. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In this 2010 episode, previous hosts Sarah and Deblina trace the life of Tagore through his childhood to knighthood and beyond. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Holly and Tracy talk about aspects of Zanzibari culture that Holly had not considered prior to this week's episode, and Tracy's rewatch of "A League of Their Own." Learn more about your ad-choices at
In fall 2017, we talked about a strange cultural phenomenon. For a brief window from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, people in the United States were watching train wrecks for fun. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In 2017 we covered the offbeat life of Marchesa Luisa Casati. While many have admired heiress Casati over the years for her life led entirely based on her aesthetics, she was also entirely self-serving. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In 2015, we talked about Franz Liszt, who was a pianist, a composer and a conductor, and basically the first rock star who drove fans into fits of swooning and screaming. Some fans even stole the detritus of his life (unfinished coffee, broken piano strings) to carry with them. Learn more about your ad-choices at
The second part of this offbeat revisit! As the New York Sun's series of astonishing moon discoveries concluded, most people recognized that it was a hoax. But what made people buy into the tall tale in the first place? Learn more about your ad-choices at
This offbeat 2015 episode covers a series of 1835 news articles about some utterly mind-blowing discoveries made by Sir John Herschel about the lunar surface. The serial had everything: moon poppies, goat-like unicorns, lunar beavers and even bat people. Learn more about your ad-choices at
It's a 2019 show about urine! Spoiler alert: Hennig Brand discovered phosphorous by boiling pee. But he was trying to do something else: He thought the secret to the philosopher’s stone might be found in urine.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Back in 2014, we tackled SPAM's story. This famous Hormel Foods product was invented in the 1930s to make use of a surplus of shoulder meat from pigs. It played a huge role in WWII, and shaped the cuisines of many Pacific Island nations. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In October 2017, we talked about mysterious prints that looked like hoof marks appeared all over the English seaside county of Devon in February 1855. Learn more about your ad-choices at
We continue out offbeat 2015 story. Once the effort to import hippos to the U.S. got the backing of a politician, two men with intertwined histories, Frederick Russel Burnham and Fritz Duquesne, were brought on board to serve as experts and advocates. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Comments (219)

Katie Murphy

My great great grandmother died of this flu when her son was only 10.

Mar 30th

Juli Cailin

I am completely addicted to this show 🥰 started from the first episode and have been binge-listening ever since, any chance I get ... and learning SO much. thank you, girls, for all your research and hard work!

Mar 29th

mary daniels

Is it possible that by dragging the ERA Ammendment out for all these years the detractors are hoping all the women of my age will be dead. The younger generation has not a lot of experience with the kind of discrimination my Boomer generation lived through. Just my thoughts.

Mar 27th

Eleonora Muzzi

wait, I know about this! I learned about her in high school, I even visited the museum! It's awesome, at times terrifying, but awesome!

Mar 4th

Christina Joyce

has there been a president that doesnt have a first lady? if the president isnt married who does the duties of the FLOTUS?

Feb 28th
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Jeff Comstock Sr.

Way way way too many commercials. It seems like 50 percent content 50 percent commercials. Nope. Unsubscribe.

Feb 23rd

Rebecca Moore

very short and way too many commercials.

Feb 21st

Juli Cailin

Holly : "Could a family of four live in it?" lmbo!! 😄😂 funny girl lol

Feb 11th

benjamin vore

Wow, Some negativity going on here. Well I love you ladies, I listened to you all through teo deployments in the US Navy on CVN71, through many road trips across the United States and even many road trips driving and flying all over Europe. Thank you for your episodes I would be sad if i was not able to do so anymore. You all rock.

Feb 2nd

Rory Moore

please stop posting other podcasts on the podcasts that I listen to. If I wanted to listen to another podcast I would find it myself

Jan 31st

Elton Frank

What a lovely voice😍

Jan 30th

Kayl matthew

french gardener.. oh joy

Jan 14th
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Dalton Yarborough

ill save everyones time Every episode GEICO Guy: so this legend thing *basic description* is it true or fiction? girl:hahahahah idfk its way back in history man so we cant really check guy: wow thanks for clearing that up girl: our website actually has content ;0 GEICO WILL CONSUME ALL YOU WILL SAVE 15 PERCENT OR MORE JUST BUY GEICO now on the other hand i did save on car insurance so it all worked out in the end

Jan 2nd



Dec 27th

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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