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
  • Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple Monday
    Rabbi Jacob Rothschild was a vocal activist who spoke out for civil rights despite the danger in doing so.
  • Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 2 Feb 15, 2017
    After Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, people were incarcerated in inadequate and dehumanizing camps.
  • Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1 Feb 13, 2017
    Roughly 122,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-American citizens were removed from their homes on the West Coast and incarcerated for much of the U.S. involvement in WWII.
  • The Women's March on Versailles Feb 8, 2017
    In 1789, a group of protesters -- mostly women -- marched from Paris to Versailles to pressure King Louis XVI to address France's food shortage.
  • Ira Frederick Aldridge, Famous Unknown Shakespearean Feb 6, 2017
    He was one of the first Americans to achieve fame as a Shakespearean actor, and the first black man to do so.
  • Lucille Ball Feb 1, 2017
    Lucille Ball was known for comedy, but worked in modeling, radio and film, as well as television.
  • Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement Jan 30, 2017
    Ed Roberts was a disability rights activist, known as the father of the Independent Living movement.
  • InĂªs de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal Jan 25, 2017
    When Prince Pedro of Portugal was married off in the 1300s, he only had eyes for his new wife's lady in waiting.
  • African Art History With Carol Thompson Jan 23, 2017
    Holly is joined in the studio by Carol Thompson, the Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art.
  • Great Zimbabwe Jan 18, 2017
    Great Zimbabwe was a massive stone city in southeastern Africa that was a thriving trade center from the 11th to 15th centuries.
  • Maria Montessori Jan 16, 2017
    While she's mostly associated with education, Maria Montessori worked in several fields.
  • Edmonia Lewis Jan 11, 2017
    The American sculptor was a celebrated artist in her day, but she receded from the spotlight; her final years remained a mystery for quite some time.
  • Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross Jan 9, 2017
    After witnessing the brutality of a battle first-hand, Swiss-born Dunant dedicated his life to easing the suffering brought by war.
  • Beer History with Erik Lars Myers Jan 4, 2017
    Tracy is joined by Erik Lars Myers, founder, CEO and head brewer at Mystery Brewing Company to talk about the history of beer.
  • Unearthed! in 2016, Part 2 Jan 2, 2017
    Part two of our annual roundup of unearthed news is a bit of a hodgepodg, including edible finds, art and letters and exhumations.
  • Unearthed! in 2016, Part 1 Dec 28, 2016
    It's time to talk about all the things that were unearthed in 2016, recurrent things, things that are actually older than we thought, and shipwrecks.
  • Unearthed! Piltdown Man Dec 26, 2016
    The Piltdown Man is one of the world’s most infamous instances of scientific fraud, and it derailed the study of evolution for decades.
  • Maccabean Revolt Dec 21, 2016
    The uprising of the Maccabees against the Seleucid Empire during the Hellenistic period is an integral part of the Hanukkah story.
  • The Krampus and Friends Holiday Special, Part 3 Dec 19, 2016
    Last year's episodes on non-Santa holiday figures were so popular that this year, we're featuring Frau Perchta, Olentzero, Mari Lwyd and Ded Moroz.
  • Belinda Sutton's Post-enslavement Petitions Dec 14, 2016
    After she became a free woman, Belinda Sutton successfully petitioned for compensation for her years of enslaved labor.