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    • 4.2 • 40 Ratings

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

    SYMHC Classics: Annie Edson Taylor, Niagara Daredevil

    SYMHC Classics: Annie Edson Taylor, Niagara Daredevil

    This 2018 episode covers Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Taylor's whole barrel trip was part of a much bigger story of daredevils at this natural wonder, which is tied to its industrialization and commercialization
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    • 34 min
    Behind the Scenes Minis: Teresa and Sonora

    Behind the Scenes Minis: Teresa and Sonora

    Tracy and Holly talk about the care needed when exploring the biographies of people in history who offer representation, but won't reflect the experience of everyone like them. They also talk about Sonora Webster Carver's autobiography and what an enjoyable read it is.
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    • 16 min
    Sonora Webster Carver

    Sonora Webster Carver

    Atlantic City performer Sonora Carver was the most famous horse diver of her time, and probably ever. It was an entertainment that was incredibly dangerous, particularly for the riders. 
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    • 49 min
    Teresa de Cartagena

    Teresa de Cartagena

    Teresa de Cartagena was a woman who was deaf, chronically ill, and from a Converso family. In spite of the things working against her, she wrote two treatises that have survived until today, which represent several firsts in Spanish history.
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    • 41 min
    SYMHC Classics: 1958 Bombing of The Temple

    SYMHC Classics: 1958 Bombing of The Temple

    This 2017 episode covers Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, a vocal activist who spoke out for civil rights despite the danger in doing so. White supremacists bombed The Temple in Atlanta in a direct reaction to Rothschild's work for equality.
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    • 34 min
    Behind the Scenes Minis: Rum Rebellion and Jewish History

    Behind the Scenes Minis: Rum Rebellion and Jewish History

    Tracy and Holly discuss how the Rum Rebellion is less harrowing than other similar incidents that have been covered on the show. They then discuss the Images of America book series and how Jeremy Katz's book about Atlanta's Jewish history connects the past to the present.
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

AAnorge ,

History rocks

The one low rate is now 7 almost 8 years old and is only worth reading because it's so long that you can use it as a template for a thesis.

Dive in with the ladies and hear the things you just didn't get in class. Follow historical individuals from cradle to grave and all the in between that you've lost out on, until now.

lkhoydal ,

Genialt!

Fantastisk podcast om du er glad i historie. Lærer noe nytt hver gang.

naughtyteacup ,

A Quick History Fix

It's a fun, quick podcast about various topics through history. Some of them major, but most of them just little tidbits. If you're looking for huge in-depth episodes about vast topics, this is not the podcast for you. However, if you like some casual listening and want to learn something neat but not overly complex it'll probably be perfect. There's a lot of negativity about the hosts voices. Personally I don't mind them, but they're not quite 'made for radio'.

The reason it gets a 3/5 instead of a 4/5 is the massive increase in ads over the past year. I've noticed it on other HowStuffWorks podcasts as well, most notably the main podcast called 'How Stuff Works'. When you have ads five minutes into the episode, it's disruptive and breaks the flow of the episode topic. When you then have ANOTHER ad five to ten minutes later, it becomes annoying. Have sponsors either before the show, or in the middle as an interlude segment. The way it is now feels very strained and out of place. The only reason I bring it up is because I've been listening for years, and I've only noticed this trend starting recently, and it may be enough to turn me (and probably a lot of other people) off the show completely. Which I find rather sad, because I do genuinely like the show. There's a lot of history podcasts out there, guys. Just an FYI.

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