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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
Abbott and Costello, Part 2
Abbott and Costello made it big in Hollywood during WWII, but the later part of their career together was beset by tragedy and problems.
Abbott and Costello, Part 1
Apr 24, 2017
The comedy team of Abbott and Costello created some of the most memorable sketches in history. Part 1 covers their rise to fame.
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Apr 19, 2017
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is one of the modern world's most infamous incidents of unethical medical research.
Walt Whitman, Poet of Democracy
Apr 17, 2017
Whitman is often touted as the best and most important poet in U.S. history, but he also worked as a teacher and a journalist. And his poetry career didn't start out particularly well.
A Brief History of Foreign Food in the U.S.
Apr 12, 2017
One of the most diverse things about the U.S. is its food industry. But foods brought to the U.S. via immigration were initially viewed suspiciously.
Three Nuclear Close Calls
Apr 10, 2017
There have been many moments in history when the world came perilously close to a full-scale nuclear war, due to false alarms or miscommunication.
Prospect Park, Part 2
Apr 5, 2017
In our second episode about Brooklyn's 150-year-old public park, we interview three guests about the park's history and restoration.
Prospect Park, Part 1
Apr 3, 2017
Brooklyn's massive public green space tells the historical story of its community. From an undeveloped tract of land, the space was developed to become an Olmsted and Vaux masterpiece.
Live From Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: H.P. Lovecraft
Mar 29, 2017
Writer H.P. Lovecraft created worlds and stories that continue to be influential more than 80 years after his death.
Aphra Behn, Writer and Spy
Mar 27, 2017
There's really not a lot concretely known about the life of Aphra Behn, who was the first woman in English literature to have made her living writing.
Mongolian Princess Khutulun
Mar 22, 2017
Khutulun's story is a little bit cloudy. It's many hundreds of years old, and accounts of her life involve both propaganda and an outsider’s view.
Jules Cotard and the Syndrome Named After Him
Mar 20, 2017
Jules Cotard was the first psychiatrist to write about the cluster of symptoms that would come to be called “Walking Corpse Syndrome.” But his work was unfinished, and left a great deal of room for debate about it among his colleagues.
The New London School Explosion
Mar 15, 2017
This was one of the worst disasters in Texas history, the worst school disaster in U.S. history.
The King's Evil and the Royal Touch
Mar 13, 2017
The practice of the monarch laying on hands to cure sick people lasted from the medieval period all the way to the 18th century in Britain and France.
Speaking With Auschwitz Survivor Michael Bornstein
Mar 8, 2017
Holly interviews Auschwitz survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat about their book 'Survivors Club.'
Lady Jane Grey, the Nine-day Queen
Mar 6, 2017
For a very short time between Edward VI and Mary I, Lady Jane was, at least nominally, Queen of England and Ireland.
John Kidwell and the Founding of Hawaii’s Pineapple Industry
Feb 27, 2017
From his start as an apprentice to a nurseryman in London, John Kidwell would go on to catalyze the establishment of Hawaii’s pineapple industry.
Interview: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Feb 27, 2017
Dr. Gates joins Holly to talk about history's impact on our future, Black History Month, and his upcoming PBS series 'Africa's Great Civilizations.'
Jamaica's Maroon Wars
Feb 22, 2017
Maroons are Africans and people of African ancestry who escaped enslavement and established communities in the Caribbean and parts of the Americas. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Jamaica's Maroon communities clashed with British colonial government.
Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple
Feb 20, 2017
Rabbi Jacob Rothschild was a vocal activist who spoke out for civil rights despite the danger in doing so.
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