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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

Wendell Scott: Black NASCAR Driver in the Jim Crow Era, Pt. 2

4/25/2018
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Scott eventually managed to break into NASCAR racing, becoming the first black driver to do so. His career was a constant struggle, as he paid his own way and often had to be his own pit crew while competing against sponsored drivers.

Duration:00:41:31

Wendell Scott: Black NASCAR Driver in the Jim Crow Era, Pt. 1

4/23/2018
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Wendell Scott was a black driver from the early days of NASCAR. After driving a taxi, working as a mechanic, and hauling moonshine, he started racing in the Dixie Circuit and other non-NASCAR races in Virginia.

Duration:00:31:01

The First Celebrity Chef: Marie-Antoine Carême

4/18/2018
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Today, there is an entire industry around celebrity chefs. But the first celebrity chef in the western world's history was born in late 18th-century France.

Duration:00:33:42

The Ancient City of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis

4/16/2018
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The city of Ephesus fell under many different rulers throughout its history, as wars and shifting politics changed Asia Minor. For centuries, it endured, became a successful trade port, and was home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Duration:00:30:25

SYMHC Classics: Here, Kitty Kitty, the Domestication of the Cat

4/14/2018
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Today, we're going back to an episode about kitties in history! The human culture shift to an agricultural lifestyle started the domestication of animals. Cats naturally moved in to help with rodents.

Duration:00:25:04

Elbridge Gerry’s Monstrous Salamander

4/11/2018
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Elbridge Gerry signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. Gerrymandering is the drawing of political districts to give a particular party or group an advantage or disadvantage, and it's named after him.

Duration:00:35:27

The Life and Magic of Henry 'Box' Brown

4/9/2018
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Brown was born into slavery and escaped in an astonishing way. His story of gaining his freedom was so sensational that he basically spent the rest of his life making a living talking about it in one form or another.

Duration:00:32:48

SYMHC Classics: Nellie Bly & Stunt Journalism

4/7/2018
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Today we're revisiting an episode from Sarah and Katie. Born in 1864, Nellie Bly wasn't your average journalist. She feigned insanity to gain entry into a mental institution. Join Sarah and Katie as they take a closer look at the life of Nellie Bly, America's original stunt journalist.

Duration:00:26:12

Cajamarca and the End of the Inka Empire

4/4/2018
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The Battle of Cajamarca, also known as the Massacre of Cajamarca, ultimately led to the end of the Inka Empire. But it might have gone much differently had the Inka not just been through a massive epidemic and a civil war.

Duration:00:38:13

The East India Company's Theft of China’s Tea Secrets

4/2/2018
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Great Britain's relationship with tea is part of its cultural identity. But before the mid-1800s, China was the only source of tea, which was a problem in the eyes of the East India Company.

Duration:00:33:44

SYMHC Classics: April Calahan on France's Fashionable Resistance

3/31/2018
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Today we're revisiting a talk with fashion historian April Calahan about the surprising ways that women of France protested German occupation during WWII.

Duration:00:39:40

The Highland Clearances

3/28/2018
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The Highland Clearances were a long, messy series of evictions, when tenant farmers lost their homes to make way for sheep pastures.

Duration:00:40:44

Andrew Carnegie

3/26/2018
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Carnegie was a child of poverty who became one of the richest men alive. He's most well known today for giving all his money away.

Duration:00:43:43

SYMHC Classics: Marian Anderson

3/24/2018
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Today's show revisits the topic of acclaimed contralto Marian Anderson, who was barred from singing at Constitution Hall in 1939 because of her race.

Duration:00:33:24

Ignaz Semmelweis and the War on Handwashing

3/21/2018
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Ignaz Semmelweis made a connection between hand hygiene and the prevention of childbed fever in the 19th century.

Duration:00:38:53

Constance Markievicz

3/19/2018
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Born to a wealthy Protestant family, Constance Markievicz made a somewhat surprising transition to become a leader in the Irish Nationalist movement.

Duration:00:37:14

SYMHC Classics: The Easter Rising of 1916

3/17/2018
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Today's show revisits one of the most pivotal events in modern Irish history, a precursor to a number of other events that have happened since then.

Duration:00:27:57

The Daring Imposter Cassie Chadwick

3/14/2018
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Cassie Chadwick committed fraud on a massive level, and convinced banks that she was the illegitimate daughter of Andrew Carnegie.

Duration:00:33:20

The Minuscule Science of Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

3/12/2018
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Leeuwenhoek is credited with discovering microscopic life in a variety of forms, using lenses he ground himself.

Duration:00:28:37

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