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    • 4.2 • 21K 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: Who was the real Sherlock Holmes?

    SYMHC Classics: Who was the real Sherlock Holmes?

    This 2010 episode from past hosts Sarah and Deblina covers Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant protagonist Sherlock Holmes, who became world-famous. But was Sherlock Holmes based on a real person?
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    • 32 min
    Behind the Scenes Minis: Apples and Grace

    Behind the Scenes Minis: Apples and Grace

    Holly and Tracy talk about the apples from the childhoods, fruit-based desserts, and a cocktail that Holly stumbled across while researching nachos. Grace Humiston's tricky name is mentioned, as well as the more frustrating aspects of her story.
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    • 23 min
    Grace Quackenbos Humiston, aka Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

    Grace Quackenbos Humiston, aka Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

    Grace was an attorney and an investigator who did a lot of work to exonerate people who were wrongly convicted, expose corruption, and, in one particularly dramatic case, solve a murder that police had written off as the victim having run away.
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    • 51 min
    Three Eponymous Foods

    Three Eponymous Foods

    Lots of foods are named after people, but sometimes the stories of those names are hard to pin down. This episode looks at where Granny Smith apples, nachos, and the Cobb salads get their names.
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    • 40 min
    SYMHC Classics: Emma Lazarus

    SYMHC Classics: Emma Lazarus

    This 2018 episode covers one of the United States' first successful Jewish American writers, moving in the New York literary scene of the late 1800s. She also wrote one of the most famous poems of all time, and even if you don't know her name, odds are you know at least some of that work.
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    • 36 min
    Behind the Scenes Minis: Laënnec and Eunice

    Behind the Scenes Minis: Laënnec and Eunice

    Holly and Tracy talk about the aspects of the stethoscope story that didn't make it into the episode, including the classism related to cleanliness standards that often comes up in writeups about it. Tracy discusses the difficulty in getting a sense of Eunice Newton Foote's personality based on the available documentation of her life.
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
21K Ratings

21K Ratings

SeaSiren11 ,

I want to like it

I really want to like this podcast. I’ve listened to it for so long before iheart ruined so many. I like the topics and can stand the hosts. But why do a 30 minute show and then either do a part 2 or a behind the scenes mini? Just let the frickin’ show in its entirety and all of the information be available instead of so compartmentalized! It makes me sad because this was one of my favorites. And we get it, Holly, you can pronounce French names. Wish that was enough.

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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