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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.

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Episodes

SYMHC Classics: Dr. Livingstone, I Presume

9/23/2017
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In this episode, Deblina and Sarah recount the adventures of Livingstone and Henry Stanley, the journalist who found Livingstone in Africa.

Duration: 00:31:37


Emin Pasha, I Presume? (Part 2)

9/20/2017
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When we left off in part one, Emin Pasha had become governor of Equatoria in what's now South Sudan. But things took a dramatic turn in the 1880s.

Duration: 00:35:59


Emin Pasha, né Eduard Schnitzer (Part 1)

9/18/2017
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Emin Pasha's story connects to so many other historical things, particularly in the context of both the Ottoman Empire and African history.

Duration: 00:37:17


SYMHC Classics: Voynich Manuscript Update

9/16/2017
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New theories have emerged that make it the right time to once again go back to an old favorite, the Voynich Manuscript.

Duration: 00:29:35


Marchesa Luisa Casati

9/13/2017
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While many have admired heiress Casati over the years for her life led entirely based on her aesthetics, she was also entirely self-serving.

Duration: 00:40:47


Five First Flights

9/11/2017
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When people say the Wrights were first to fly, they're talking about a very particular set of circumstances. There are other contenders to the title.

Duration: 00:41:03


SYMHC Classics: Albert J. Tirrell, the First Sleepwalking Killer

9/9/2017
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We're revisiting the murder of Mary Ann Bickford on Oct. 27, 1845. Albert J. Tirrell was charged with murder, and his defense was somnambulism.

Duration: 00:30:05


Léonard Autié: Hair, Grandeur and Revolution, Pt. 2

9/6/2017
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As Louis XVI's time as king grew less stable, Léonard stepped away from the royal family and into his own business ventures.

Duration: 00:31:03


Léonard Autié: Hair, Grandeur and Revolution, Pt. 1

9/4/2017
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Marie Antoinette's hairdresser set the styles of France during King Louis XVI's reign. But when he first arrived in Paris, he had almost nothing.

Duration: 00:28:47


SYMHC Classics: Emu War of 1932

9/2/2017
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We're revisiting the story of large numbers of emus making their way through Australia, severely damaging wheat farms.

Duration: 00:28:09


The Sinking of the H.L. Hunley

8/30/2017
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The story of the H.L. Hunley really begins with the Union blockade of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Duration: 00:36:25


The Motherhood of Mamie Till-Mobley

8/28/2017
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For more than 45 years after Emmett Till's murder, his mother continually worked to make sure he did not die in vain.

Duration: 00:41:19


SYMHC Classics: Wreck of the Ten Sail

8/26/2017
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This episode revisits the biggest shipping disaster in Cayman Islands history, in which 10 ships went down together one night in 1794.

Duration: 00:29:46


John von Neumann

8/23/2017
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One man and his incredible intellect affected so many different disciplines from game theory to computers to the Manhattan Project.

Duration: 00:37:15


A Handful of Eclipses in History

8/21/2017
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Today, we're walking through some of the famous eclipses in history, all while wearing proper eye shielding.

Duration: 00:31:26


SYMHC Classics: The Contentious Invention of the Sewing Machine

8/19/2017
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We're revisiting our 2013 episode on the invention of the sewing machine and the epic patent battle associated with it.

Duration: 00:42:20


Frederic Tudor, the Ice King

8/16/2017
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Tudor hatched a clever plan: In cold weather, he would harvest ice for cheap, and then sell it all around the world when it was hot.

Duration: 00:44:03


Charles VI of France: The Mad King

8/14/2017
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France’s mad king Charles VI reigned in the middle of the Hundred Years War between England and France.

Duration: 00:32:55


SYMHC Classics: The Origin of Cheeses

8/12/2017
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We're revisiting a classic episode, about cheese! It's been around for more than 9,000 years. But how did humans learn to make it?

Duration: 00:39:21


The Kallikaks and the Eugenicists

8/9/2017
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The eugenics movement in the U.S. focused on identifying, sequestering and even sterilizing people who were deemed to be 'unfit.'

Duration: 00:42:18

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