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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.

    Introducing Unreformed: the Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children

    Introducing Unreformed: the Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children

    Hi, SYMIHC fans! The podcast, Unreformed: the Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children, follows the stories behind the little-known history of the Industrial School for Negro Children at Mt. Meig’s, a horrific penal institution for children who were accused of infractions as minor as truancy.

    About Unreformed: the Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children: In 1968, five Black girls ran away from a reform school in Mount Meigs, Alabama and revealed that it was a modern-day slave camp.

    We relive the narrative of five brave women who dared to cross the Color Line in the Jim Crow South to help ignite a federal investigation. We explore the personal histories of former Mt. Meig’s students and whistle blowers. Through interviews with historians, civil rights advocates and as many living survivors as possible, we address the circumstances at Mt. Meigs as a means to reveal and acknowledge this piece of US History.

    Listen to Unreformed: the Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children now on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 2 min
    SYMHC Classics: The Montgolfier Brothers

    SYMHC Classics: The Montgolfier Brothers

    This 2016 episode covers two inventive brothers who came up with an idea to set humans aloft. The Montgolfiers were among many inventors working toward flight in the 18th century, but they often get all the attention.
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    • 30 min
    Behind the Scenes Minis: Macs and Fletcher

    Behind the Scenes Minis: Macs and Fletcher

    Holly and Tracy talk about Thomas Hancock, and their own experiences with raincoats. Then they discuss the food fad of Fletcherism, and the personality of Fletcher himself. 
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    • 21 min
    Horace Fletcher, the Great Masticator

    Horace Fletcher, the Great Masticator

    Horace Fletcher is best known for starting a food fad in that came to be known as Fletcherism. This early 20th century fad involved, in part, chewing your food A LOT.

    • 46 min
    The Invention of the Raincoat

    The Invention of the Raincoat

    Humans have worked on ways to make garments water resistant almost since they started to wear them. But figuring out how to manufacture a raincoat using rubber was a big breakthrough that took centuries.

    • 40 min
    SYMHC Classics: Walter Reed

    SYMHC Classics: Walter Reed

    This 2014 episode covers Reed’s truly groundbreaking work into the causes and prevention of yellow fever, building on a foundation of other doctors and researchers. His work impacted public health and the American military's ability to work in tropical locations.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
22.1K Ratings

22.1K Ratings

Bexterjohn ,

Terry Pratchett Unearthed!!!!

Just kidding. I’m a huge new fan of you fun and very interesting ladies. I’m going back over your episodes starting with the Unearthed podcasts. I was super happy, hyped, impressed, and excited when you mentioned being a Terry Pratchett fans. I’ve listened to all of his audiobooks several times. They are great and greater. I’m looking forward to listening to more of your podcasts. Any chance you are Amelia Peabody Emerson fans??? That would be wild. Thanks Becky

MyBadTeam ,

Annoying hosts

The premise is great, but these are two of the most annoying women I've ever heard. Please dump the current hosts and I'll start downloading on a regular basis.

OSURoss ,

Great Topics, Terrible Hosts.

This podcast is just like listening to a sorority girl and her jock friend flirt and stumble through quasi-history lessons and trying to compel more people to traffic their site...Actually, it's just like that.

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