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Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.

    Cannery Row

    Cannery Row

    Monterey's Cannery Row is a busy center of tourism, but the area's history starts with indigenous people. Its association with fishing came from immigrant populations, and its reputation as a cannery exploded as that business was imploding.
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    • 40 min
    SYMHC Classics: Orphan Trains

    SYMHC Classics: Orphan Trains

    This 2014 episode covers the 250,000 children in the U.S. taken to new families by train from 1854 and 1929, about. Except ... they weren't called "orphan trains" at the time, the children weren't all orphans, and "family" didn't always factor into it.
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    • 34 min
    Behind the Scenes Minis: Home Ec and Practice Babies

    Behind the Scenes Minis: Home Ec and Practice Babies

    Tracy and Holly talk about their experiences with home economics in school, and discuss theories about childcare as it relates to practice baby programs.
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    • 17 min
    The Practice Babies

    The Practice Babies

    Practice babies were live human babies, cared for by college seniors who were temporarily living in home ec practice houses. The babies mostly came from orphanages or child welfare agencies, and were usually adopted after their time in the program.
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    • 46 min
    The Bureau of Home Economics

    The Bureau of Home Economics

    For a time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture had a whole bureau of home economics, which was run by and for women, and was a huge part of the response to crises like the Great Depression and World War II.
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    • 46 min
    SYMHC Classics: Phineas Gage

    SYMHC Classics: Phineas Gage

    A 2013 episode about Phineas Gage, who experienced a catastrophic brain injury and survived - though altered - for more than 11 years. Over time, he became one of the world's most famous case studies in how damage to the brain can affect behavior.
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    • 35 min

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