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Who was Allen Pinkerton? What was the Rite of Spring riot? Join Sarah and Deblina each week as they recount the Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Who was Allen Pinkerton? What was the Rite of Spring riot? Join Sarah and Deblina each week as they recount the Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
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Episodes

Bacon's Rebellion, Part 2

4/17/2019
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Last time, we talked about the many reasons Virginia colonists were frustrated by the 1670s, including the price of tobacco, taxation, and disparities between the richest colonists and everyone else. But another issue actually sparked the rebellion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:32:03

Bacon’s Rebellion, Part 1

4/15/2019
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For a long time Bacon’s Rebellion was primarily interpreted as a precursor to the Revolutionary War, with patriotic colonists rising up against the tyranny of the British colonial government. But there are a lot more moving parts than that. This first part sets the scene and establishes the context of the rebellion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:31:21

SYMHC Classics: Rosalind Franklin, DNA's Dark Lady

4/13/2019
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We're reaching back to 2011 for an episode from Sarah and Deblina about a woman scientist. The men who are usually credited with discerning DNA's structure won the Nobel Prize in 1962, but they used Rosalind Franklin's research. In 1952, she captured the best DNA image available at the time, and the Nobel winners used it without her knowledge. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:28:20

Stop-motion Animation History With LAIKA Studios

4/10/2019
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Holly recently got to visit the set of LAIKA's new film "Missing Link," and the production team there agreed to be part of an episode about the history of stop-motion animation. This made for a supersized episode with a regular discussion of the topic, plus interviews with four members of the LAIKA team. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:15:29

Baron Franz Nopcsa

4/8/2019
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Nopcsa lived an adventurous, scholarly life, funded entirely by his family money. He identified dinosaurs, inserted himself into Albanian politics, and wrote volumes and volumes of books and papers. But his life was not entirely charmed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:32:31

SYMHC Classics: The Battle of Hastings

4/6/2019
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Today we're traveling back to a episode from 2014 about the Battle of Hastings, which is often boiled it down to a sentence: The Normans invaded Britain in 1066, and their victory ended the Anglo-Saxon phase of English history. But of course, that brief description really doesn't do the event justice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:31:50

Juliette Gordon Low

4/3/2019
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The, founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America had an early life that’s somewhat surprising. But she was deeply interested in helping other from an early age, and when she learned about the scouting movement, she dedicated her life to it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:40:44

The Tiara of Saitaphernes

4/1/2019
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Our April Fool’s Day story is the tale of an elaborate hoax. It starts with the Scythians and how their artifacts became highly prized in 19th century Europe, and ends with an artist who came into fame as a result of his part in a forgery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:33:28

SYMHC Classics: Laura Bridgman's Education

3/30/2019
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Today we're revisiting the 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina on Laura Bridgman, the first deafblind person to be educated -- a feat accomplished by Samuel Gridley Howe in the 1830s. People from around the world came to see her, including Charles Dickens, who wrote about her in his "American Travels." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:28:28

The Life and Disappearance of Ettore Majorana

3/27/2019
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Had his life had taken a different course, he may have become as widely known as Albert Einstein. In the 1930s, Majorana contributed to the field of quantum mechanics in ways that fundamentally shaped the field. And then he vanished. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:34:29

6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

3/25/2019
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The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was part of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. The 6888th was the only battalion of black women from the U.S. to serve in Europe during World War II. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:40:22

SYMHC Classics: Emmy Noether, Mathematics Trailblazer

3/23/2019
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Today we revisit a 2015 episode about Emmy Noether pursued a career in mathematics in the early 20th century in Germany, despite many obstacles in her path. She became one of the most respected members of her field, and developed mathematical theory that's still important today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:29:54

Fanny Brice, Part 2

3/20/2019
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Comedian Fanny Brice's personal life was often a mess even though her onstage personas were all about laughter. Even as her beloved, Nick Arnstein, was in deep legal trouble, she supported him, started a family, and kept her career going. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:13

Fanny Brice, Part 1

3/18/2019
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Fanny made a space for herself on stage as a comedian because she felt she could never be pretty enough to be an actress. And her personal life was a complete roller coaster. But she remains the original funny girl, making awkward her brand from the time she was a teenager. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:34:18

SYMHC Classics: Caroline Herschel, Astronomy's Cinderella

3/16/2019
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Today we revisit a 2014 episode about Caroline Herschel, who managed to break the barrier of women in scientific fields far earlier than you might suspect, in part because of her association with her brother, and in equal measure due to her steadfast dedication to her work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:31:49

Sappho

3/13/2019
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Sappho is described as the greatest female poet of ancient Greece. Or, the greatest Greek lyric poet, period. Her reputation as one of the world’s finest poets has persisted for more than 2500 years, but the overwhelming majority of her work has not. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:52

Raphael Lemkin and the Genocide Convention

3/11/2019
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Dr. Raphael Lemkin is often described as the person who coined the term “genocide.” And he did do that – but was also the driving force behind the existence of the U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:41:20

SYMHC Classics: Evliya Çelebi, World Traveler and Companion to Mankind

3/9/2019
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Today we revisit a 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina. Evliya Çelebi grew up in 17th century Istanbul as the "boon companion" of Sultan Murad IV. In his 20s, Evliya had a prophetic dream and spent decades traveling. During his travels he wrote the Seyahatname, one of history's important travel narratives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:28:55

Transatlantic Cruising Before the Titanic

3/6/2019
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Ships were of course carrying cargo for centuries before the idea of carrying passengers in any sort of vacation sense existed. But once the Black Ball line decided to prioritize passenger comfort, the development of the cruise industry began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:35:54

Olga of Kiev

3/4/2019
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Most of what we know about Olga comes from the Russian Primary Chronicle, also known as the Chronicle of Nestor or the Tale of Bygone Years. Some elements of the story may borrow more from legend than from history – it involves an elaborate, gruesome, very thorough revenge … and then a religious conversion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:35:41