Below you will find updated podcasts from How Stuff Works: Things you missed in History class. The link provides you with the archive of all the podcasts.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
  • Carry A. Nation, Part 1 Today 11:37 am
    Several events in Carry Nation's early life catalyzed her temperance activism.
  • The Evacuation of Dunkirk Jul 19, 2017
    With a huge number of British Expeditionary Force troops stranded in one location, a massive evacuation operation was undertaken.
  • The Battle of France and the Flight to Dunkirk Jul 17, 2017
    Retellings of the Dunkirk rescue often leave out how a huge part of the British Expeditionary Force ended up stranded.
  • NASA History: Chief Historian Bill Barry on Hugh Dryden Jul 12, 2017
    The NASA space program likely wouldn't be what it is today without the work Hugh Dryden did before NASA even existed.
  • Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun Jul 10, 2017
    Despite growing up in a convent and coming very close to taking religious vows as a nun, Catalina de Erauso wound up living a life of danger and adventure.
  • William Hogarth Jul 5, 2017
    In the early 18th century, an engraver-turned-artist made his mark on the art world by producing satirical prints in series that commented on morality and society. And some of his work is used today as a teaching tool.
  • Unearthed! in July 2017! Jul 3, 2017
    It's time for another mid-year edition of Unearthed! The show covers new information about the Lions of Tsavo, H.H. Holmes and Ötzi.
  • The Eastland Disaster Jun 28, 2017
    The Eastland disaster was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in American history. In this case, safety regulations actually made things worse.
  • Roses Through Time Jun 26, 2017
    This much-beloved flower predates mankind, and it's a little difficult to track our early relationship with cultivating it.
  • A Brief History of Veterinary Medicine Jun 21, 2017
    Animals and humans have been living together for centuries, but standardized veterinary care developed over a long period of time.
  • The Cuyahoga River's Last Fires Jun 19, 2017
    In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio caught fire, not for the first time, but for the last time.
  • The Extinction of the Stephens Island Wren Jun 14, 2017
    The extinction of the wren is often attributed to a single cat, but there's more to the story.
  • William Moulton Marston & the Creation of Wonder Woman Jun 12, 2017
    Most people know Wonder Woman as an embodiment of truth and justice, but don't know much about the comic's earlier years or its creator.
  • Louis Riel Jun 7, 2017
    Riel was labeled both a traitor and a hero in his time. His leadership in the Red River Rebellion led to the establishment of Manitoba.
  • Annette Kellerman Jun 5, 2017
    Australian Kellerman gets a lot of the credit for developing the women's one-piece bathing suit, but she was also a competitive swimmer and film star.
  • Maria Sibylla Merian May 31, 2017
    As a naturalist illustrator, Maria Sibylla Merian helped dispel many entomological myths and improved the scientific study of insects and plants.
  • The Ladies of Llangollen May 29, 2017
    In the late 18th century, Sarah Ponsonby and Lady Eleanor Butler, abandoned their life in Irish society and made a home for themselves in Wales.
  • The Scopes Trial May 24, 2017
    The Scopes Trial played out in Dayton, Tennessee, in the summer of 1925. It all stemmed from a state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution.
  • Hitler’s Early Rise and the Night of the Long Knives May 22, 2017
    Over the course of several days in 1934, Adolf Hitler eliminated all of his political enemies, enabling him to declare himself Fuhrer.
  • Copernicus May 17, 2017
    In addition to being an astronomer, Copernicus was also a mathematician, a doctor, and wrote a manuscript on devaluation of currency.