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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.

    Annie Londonderry’s Dubious Bike Trip Around the World

    Annie Londonderry’s Dubious Bike Trip Around the World

    Annie Londonderry gained fame for being the first woman cyclist to circumnavigate the globe. Sort of. In the 1890s, she DID circle the globe, but there are a LOT of inconsistencies in the details of her story, including why she did it in the first place. 
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    • 43 min
    SYMHC Classics: Ignaz Semmelweis

    SYMHC Classics: Ignaz Semmelweis

    We're jumping back just a couple of years to an episode on Ignaz Semmelweis made a connection between hand hygiene and the prevention of childbed fever in the 19th century.
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    • 37 min
    Behind the Scenes Minis: Strange Times and Ida Lewis

    Behind the Scenes Minis: Strange Times and Ida Lewis

    Holly and Tracy talk about selecting subjects for the show while living in strange times, and venture into talk about Emily Dickinson.
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    • 12 min
    Ida Lewis, Lighthouse Keeper

    Ida Lewis, Lighthouse Keeper

    Ida Lewis lived most of her life fairly isolated on a tiny island off the coast Rhode Island. But it was a life she deeply loved. In her words, “I could not be contented elsewhere.”
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    • 44 min
    Covid-19: Living Through Historically Significant Times

    Covid-19: Living Through Historically Significant Times

    Tracy and Holly discuss what it feels like, as people who study history, to live through an event that you know will be historically significant. To all of our listeners: Please stay safe, and thank you for being part of the SYMHC family.
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    • 43 min
    SYMHC Classics: The Flu Epidemic of 1918

    SYMHC Classics: The Flu Epidemic of 1918

    This 2014 episode coverts he 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, which killed somewhere between 20 million and 50 million people. Nobody cured it, or really successfully treated it. A fifth of the people in the world got the flu during the pandemic.
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    • 35 min

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