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    • History
    • 4.2, 16.2K Ratings

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

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4.2 out of 5
16.2K Ratings

16.2K Ratings

Piper56 ,

Great content, good delivery.

I’ve only been listening a little while but so far I think it’s a great history podcast overall. The subjects are widely varied and, true to the title of the show, cover events and/or people of history that are seldom covered in standard education. On occasion when the subject is a person/event everyone knows, the show covers the lesser known (and usually far more interesting!) details.

I don’t find the hosts’ voices to be annoying. In fact, if anything, I find them to be too soothing. Especially one of the hosts from the older episodes (Sarah maybe? I just started listening this month.), her voice is almost mollifying. I would love to have a podcast of her just reading fairy tales or singing lullabies, it would put me to sleep every night. However, for a history podcast I don’t want to be soothed, I want dynamic conversation! I would agree with some other reviewers that it sounds like two girls just reading from a script at times. I’ve no doubt they put in tons of time researching and writing the material (and they do a great job!), but the delivery can feel like you’re listening to one of your teachers reciting a really good paper. But again, their voices aren’t grating or irritating or ‘sorority’ sounding (whatever that means).

The two later hosts (Holly and Tracy I think) do a better job. One of them in particular (not sure which) injects some personality in the discussion, which is much needed for this type of medium. I’d still enjoy some more conversing between the hosts instead of them just taking turns reading from the script.

I disagree with some reviewers who complained about the political correctness of the show. I too grow weary of people trying to force the vast, complicated, weird and messy thing that is history into a small, neat box formed by our modern, western values. But I’ve listened to a lot of episodes and so far haven’t heard any of that in this show. They handle sensitive and controversial topics with delicate ease, without pronouncing judgement or shying away from brutal details. I’ve never felt like I’m being directed on how to think or how to perceive a person or their work, even in light of very ugly truths (think Lord Byron).

All in all, a very good podcast.

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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