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 Wednesday
    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.