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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.

    Charles Drew & Blood Banks

    Charles Drew & Blood Banks

    Dr. Charles Drew was once described as “one of the most constructively active figures in the medical profession.” His work as a key figure in the development of blood banking continues to impact lives today, long after his tragic death.

    • 43 min
    SYMHC Classics: P.T. Barnum's Biggest Stars

    SYMHC Classics: P.T. Barnum's Biggest Stars

    This 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina covers some of the performers he worked with, including General Tom Thumb. Swedish singer Jenny Lind, and his biggest act, Jumbo the Elephant. 
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    • 26 min
    Behind the Scenes Minis: Robert-Houdin's Legacy

    Behind the Scenes Minis: Robert-Houdin's Legacy

    Holly and Tracy talk about why Robert-Houdin has been lauded as the father of modern magic. They also discuss dangerous aspects of his work, and the lack of nuance in stories about his Algerian performances.
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    • 14 min
    Robert-Houdin, The Father of Modern Magic, Part 2

    Robert-Houdin, The Father of Modern Magic, Part 2

    After the 1844 Paris expo, Robert-Houdin turned his efforts to creating his own stage show. He created automata tricks that still delight today, and quickly became a very famous magician.

    • 37 min
    Robert-Houdin, The Father of Modern Magic, Part 1

    Robert-Houdin, The Father of Modern Magic, Part 1

    Robert-Houdin was the magician that Houdini named himself after, his story is hard to pin down, because even his own memoir is written to be entertaining, not accurate. Part one covers his early life, marriages, and beginnings in magic.

    • 38 min
    SYMHC Classics: P.T. Barnum

    SYMHC Classics: P.T. Barnum

    This 2012 episode from prior hosts Sarah and Deblina covers P.T. Barnum the circus man, museum entrepreneur, and freak show runner. Barnum attracted people to his American Museum through shrewd advertising, and he wasn't afraid of a hoax.
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    • 19 min

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22K Ratings

22K Ratings

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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.

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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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