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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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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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SYMHC Classics: San Francisco 1906 - The Great Quake and Fires

5/25/2024
This 2019 episode covers the earthquake of April 18, 1906 that changed San Francisco forever. The earthquake and a series of fires devastated much of the city and had long-term ramifications. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:54

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Ships and Fences

5/24/2024
Tracy and Holly talk about the eerie similarities of the stories of the Andrea Doria and the Empress of Ireland. They also talk about Jacob Haish's poetry about barbed wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:39

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Joseph F. Glidden and the Contentious Invention of Barbed Wire

5/21/2024
Joseph Glidden is known as the father of barbed wire, but who actually invented it was a matter of disagreement. As a consequence, Glidden's invention was embroiled in legal battles for years. Research: See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:48

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The SS Andrea Doria Rescue

5/20/2024
The SS Andrea Doria was a luxury cruise liner that sank after colliding with another ship in 1956. Most of the people who were on the Andrea Doria lived thanks to one of the biggest civilian maritime rescues in history. Research: See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:16

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SYMHC Classics: The Vanishing of Sister Aimee

5/18/2024
This 2014 episode covers Aimee Semple McPherson, an extraordinary figure in the early 20th-century religious landscape. As an evangelist, she rose to incredible popularity in the 1920s, and then vanished. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:50

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Sophia Stories

5/17/2024
Holly and Tracy talk about how to pronounce Sophia, and speculate about why Jex-Blake didn't pursue an education at New England Female Medical College. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:01

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Sophia Jex-Blake and the Edinburgh Seven (Part 2)

5/15/2024
After studying with Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell in New York, Sophia Jex-Blake moved back to England when her father died. But her determination to get a medical education in the U.K. turned her into an education activist. Research: Encyclopedia BritannicaEncyclopedia BritannicaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:07

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Sophia Jex-Blake’s Early Education (Part One)

5/13/2024
Sophia Jex-Blake was a young English woman who initially pursued a career in teaching before she fell in love with medicine while visiting the U.S. Part one covers the early part of her life and education. Research: Encyclopedia BritannicaEncyclopedia BritannicaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:51

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SYMHC Classics: A Culinary History of Spam

5/11/2024
This 2014 episode covers the invention of the canned meat known as Spam. The Hormel Foods product was invented in the 1930s to make use of a surplus of shoulder meat from pigs, and was an instant hit in the U.S. and abroad. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:10

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Mixed Bag of Bananas

5/10/2024
Holly and Tracy discuss George Heye using his senior thesis to drink beer and how his collection was almost purchased by Ross Perot. They also discuss Maria Orosa and the types of bananas used to make banana ketchup. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:16

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Maria Y. Orosa & the Food of the Philippines

5/8/2024
Maria Ylagan Orosa was born in the Philippines, and she spent her life working to eliminate food insecurity there. She revived the use of locally available ingredients, and wrote recipes that are found in Filipino cuisine today. Research: See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:47

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George Gustav Heye

5/6/2024
George Gustav Heye’s work in curating a collection of Native American artifacts has enabled many people to learn about indigenous cultures. But his colleting practices and relationship to those cultures are complicated. Research: American Indian QuarterlyJSTORSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:43

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SYMHC Classics: Horace Wells and the Gas War

5/4/2024
This 2012 episode from prior hosts Sarah and Deblina covers dentist Horace Wells. At an exhibition in 1844 he became certain that nitrous oxide could revolutionize medicine. He tried to demonstrate his findings, but things didn't go as planned. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:38

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Bad Poetry

5/3/2024
Tracy and Holly discuss Sir Humphry Davy's less than spectacular poems, Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and the end of Davy's career and life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:16:21

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Sir Humphry Davy and the Miner’s Lamp (Part 2)

5/1/2024
Davy's career after his work in nitrous oxide included the invention of a miner's lamp designed to make mining safer. This invention came with a bit of controversy. Research: See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:50

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Sir Humphry Davy and Nitrous Oxide (Part 1)

4/29/2024
Chemist Sir Humphry Davy is known for his work with nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. That early part of his career is the focus of part one of this two-parter. Research: See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:58

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SYMHC Classics: S.S. Sultana

4/27/2024
This 2014 episode covers the Sultana, which sank the day after John Wilkes Booth was captured and killed for the murder of Abraham Lincoln So the maritime tragedy didn't make headline news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:47

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Extreme Wealth and Wild Research

4/26/2024
Holly and Tracy discuss Ward McAllister as the ultimate historical mean girl. They also talk about how people were reacting to the Blitz when it was happening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:19

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Dr. Rachel Lance and 'Chamber Divers'

4/24/2024
Holly talks with previous podcast guest Dr. Rachel Lance about her new book "Chamber Divers," which details the WWII research that advanced underwater science. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:00:06

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Bradley Martin Ball

4/22/2024
The Bradley Martin Ball is sometimes referred to as the last big moment of the Gilded Age. It was a very ostentatious event that sparked a lot of debate, and in some ways helped usher in the crumbling of New York’s Victorian-era society culture. Research: New York HistoryJSTORSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:33