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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.

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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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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Episodes

Ralph McQuarrie, Part 2

5/12/2021
In our second part of McQuarrie's life story, we cover how Star Wars became Ralph’s most well-known area of work, but also how it led to a lot of iconic visual moments in other films. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:35:49

Ralph McQuarrie, Part 1

5/10/2021
McQuarrie is responsible for some of the most recognizable imagery in cinema and culture. In part one, we’ll talk about his early life, his work before Star Wars, and how he started collaborating with George Lucas. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:33:52

SYMHC Classics: The Jacobite Rising of 1745

5/8/2021
This 2016 episode covers a piece of Scottish and English history that's often simultaneously romanticized and oversimplified. It's a great deal more complicated than any one event, and is instead the result of many contributing factors. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:39:19

Behind the Scenes Minis: Poetry and Birth Control

5/7/2021
Tracy and Holly discuss their memories of nursery rhymes, and their experiences with women's health care. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:19:08

The Nelson Pill Hearings

5/5/2021
In the U.S., the idea that people should know about the risks involved with the drugs that they are taking is tied directly to the complicated and often troubling history of oral contraceptives. Tracy's Research: Gutierrez, Kirsten. “Health experts: Blood clots from J&J vaccine and birth control are very different.” WRAL. 4/13/2021. https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/health-experts-blood-clots-from-j-j-vaccine-and-birth-control-are-very-different/19625592/ American Experience. “Senate Hearings...

Duration:00:40:25

Six Impossible Episodes: Mother Goose

5/3/2021
A number of English-language poems are generally lumped together as “Mother Goose" poems. But was there an actual Mother Goose? And do any of these poems have historical references in them? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:16

SYMHC Classics: The London Match Girls Strike of 1888

5/1/2021
This 2016 episode covers the London Match Girls Strike of 1888. This was an important labor rights event, when factory workers protested hazardous and unfair working conditions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:33:44

Behind the Scenes Minis: Spring 2021 Unearthed!

4/30/2021
Tracy and Holly speculate about the kitsch of historical cultures, and how we interpret historical objects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:14:54

Unearthed! Spring 2021, Part 2

4/28/2021
Part two of our spring 2021 Unearthed! coverage includes exhumations, books and letters, and some other favorites! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:39:15

Unearthed! Spring 2021, Part 1

4/26/2021
Part one of our early 2021 edition of Unearthed! covers updates, cute animals and their pictures, edibles and potables, and shipwrecks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:37:37

SYMHC Classics: The Antikythera Mechanism

4/24/2021
Today we revisit a 2013 episode. In 1900, a shipwreck was discovered near the island of Antikythera, including an assortment of luxury goods: statues, silver coins, vases ... and what turned out to be an amazing 2,000-year-old mechanism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:29:16

Behind the Scenes Minis: Immigration Law and Bridges

4/23/2021
Tracy and Holly discuss the difficulty in researching the life of Chae Chan Ping, and exclusionary immigration legislation in U.S. history. Talk also covers the lore around the Tacoma Narrows bridge wreckage and the anxiety of driving over bridges. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:19:28

The First Tacoma Narrows Bridge – Galloping Gertie

4/21/2021
The drama of the first Tacoma Narrows bridge is hardly relegated to its turbulent end. There’s more to the story – from its inception to financing issues to some surprising legal happenings, and how it spawned entirely new approaches to bridge design. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:47:57

Chae Chan Ping v. United States

4/19/2021
The Chinese Exclusion Act was the United States’ first major immigration law, and as its name suggests it specifically targeted people from China. It led to Supreme Court cases that set the stage for later restrictions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:47:24

SYMHC Classics: Annie Edson Taylor, Niagara Daredevil

4/17/2021
This 2018 episode covers Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Taylor's whole barrel trip was part of a much bigger story of daredevils at this natural wonder, which is tied to its industrialization and commercialization Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:34:20

Behind the Scenes Minis: Teresa and Sonora

4/16/2021
Tracy and Holly talk about the care needed when exploring the biographies of people in history who offer representation, but won't reflect the experience of everyone like them. They also talk about Sonora Webster Carver's autobiography and what an enjoyable read it is. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:17:47

Sonora Webster Carver

4/14/2021
Atlantic City performer Sonora Carver was the most famous horse diver of her time, and probably ever. It was an entertainment that was incredibly dangerous, particularly for the riders. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:48:46

Teresa de Cartagena

4/12/2021
Teresa de Cartagena was a woman who was deaf, chronically ill, and from a Converso family. In spite of the things working against her, she wrote two treatises that have survived until today, which represent several firsts in Spanish history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:41:03

SYMHC Classics: 1958 Bombing of The Temple

4/10/2021
This 2017 episode covers Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, a vocal activist who spoke out for civil rights despite the danger in doing so. White supremacists bombed The Temple in Atlanta in a direct reaction to Rothschild's work for equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:35:44

Behind the Scenes Minis: Rum Rebellion and Jewish History

4/9/2021
Tracy and Holly discuss how the Rum Rebellion is less harrowing than other similar incidents that have been covered on the show. They then discuss the Images of America book series and how Jeremy Katz's book about Atlanta's Jewish history connects the past to the present. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:13:33