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Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast

Stuff You Missed in History Class

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

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

 

#1744

The Possession Case of Roland Doe

The 1973 horror film “The Exorcist” was inspired by a 1949 alleged possession case in a suburb of Washington, D.C. Roland Doe’s story is more tame than the fiction version, and looking at it is really an examination of psychology and lore.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

27 Oct 2021

48 MINS

48:35

27 Oct 2021


#1743

The Rise of Haunted House Attractions

Interest in being scared on purpose -- for fun -- led to the development of haunts as entertainment over the last several hundred years. But the 20th century saw explosive growth in haunted house culture, and a tragedy in the 1980s led to new safety regulations for haunted attractions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

25 Oct 2021

41 MINS

41:16

25 Oct 2021


#1742

SYMHC Classics: The Tussaud Test of Popularity

This 2011 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina covers the story of Marie Tussaud and her famous wax figures. So who exactly was she, and how did she create one of the world's most popular museums? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

23 Oct 2021

36 MINS

36:25

23 Oct 2021


#1741

Behind the Scenes Minis: October Unearthed!

Tracy and Holly discuss a surprise change to the research process for Unearthed! episodes. They also talk about analysis of post-mortem stomach contents, and discuss memories of a deceased, beloved actor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

22 Oct 2021

12 MINS

12:21

22 Oct 2021


#1740

Unearthed! in October 2021, part 2

Part 2 of our October 2021 coverage of items literally or figuratively unearthed covers exhumations, shipwrecks, books and letters, and edibles and potables. And it starts with potpourri - things that don't quite fit anywhere else. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

47 MINS

47:47

20 Oct 2021


#1739

Unearthed! in October 2021, part 1

This October 2021 instance of Unearthed! covers updates, some oldest things, animals and graves. There's also an exception to the show's moratorium on including coin hoards in unearthing episodes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

44 MINS

44:44

18 Oct 2021


#1738

SYMHC Classics: Tunguska Event

This 2018 episode covers an even from June 30, 1908, when at approximately 7:15am, the sky over Siberia lit up with what was described by witnesses as a massive fireball, or the sky engulfed in fire. For the last century, scientists have been trying to figure out exactly what happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

16 Oct 2021

34 MINS

34:57

16 Oct 2021


#1737

Behind the Scenes Minis: Two Williams

Tracy and Holly discuss problematic aspects of trials and the parts of Rice's story that they each found themselves thinking about. Then, Palmer's status as a doctor is discussed, as well as the weird but unsubstantiated parts of his story that didn't make it into the episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

15 Oct 2021

19 MINS

19:30

15 Oct 2021


#1736

William Palmer, the Rugely Poisoner

William Palmer often turns up on lists of historical serial killers. Though his trial for murder is generally considered a settled case, it was judged without any hard evidence.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

13 Oct 2021

44 MINS

44:41

13 Oct 2021


#1735

The Murder(?) of William Marsh Rice

Rice amassed a big enough fortune to establish a whole university – and become a target for murder. But is that actually how he died? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

11 Oct 2021

52 MINS

52:02

11 Oct 2021


#1734

SYMHC Classics: Hernandez v. Texas

This 2017 episode covers Hernandez v. Texas, which addressed civil rights for Mexican Americans, was the first case to be argued before the Supreme Court by Mexican American attorneys, and set a new precedent in how the 14th Amendment was interpreted in terms of race and ethnicity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

09 Oct 2021

43 MINS

43:33

09 Oct 2021


#1733

Behind the Scenes Minis: Crowley and Cagliostro

Tracy shares her limited knowledge of Crowley before she started researching the podcast, and the incomprehensible nature of some of Crowley's writing. They also discuss the many ways that Cagliostro has popped up in media through the years, and what has often been called his wife's betrayal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

08 Oct 2021

24 MINS

24:34

08 Oct 2021


#1732

Cagliostro

He’s connected with everything from petty crime to mysticism to claims of nearly eternal life to one of the most famous deceptions in all of history. Cagliostro's life is veiled in the mythology he created for himself, but what remains when you peel back the mythos? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

06 Oct 2021

54 MINS

54:01

06 Oct 2021


#1731

Bad Women: The Ripper Retold Trailer

In late 1888, five women were brutally murdered in a slum neighborhood of London. The violent killer earned himself a nickname - Jack the Ripper. But everything you think you know murders and those murdered women is wrong. In a new 15-part series, historian Hallie Rubenhold tells you the real story of those victims and how they came to be in the path of a serial killer - completely overturning the Ripper story we've been told up until now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

05 Oct 2021

04 MINS

04:32

05 Oct 2021


#1730

Aleister Crowley

Crowley was a truly prolific and deliberately transgressive occultist whose practices included sex and drug use, and he went on to influence modern Satanism, as well as some other new religious movements. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

50 MINS

50:34

04 Oct 2021


#1729

SYMHC Classics: Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol

This 2016 episode tells the story of a small theater in Paris which was open from 1897 to 1962, and became famous for its grisly, terrifying plays. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

02 Oct 2021

36 MINS

36:12

02 Oct 2021


#1728

Behind the Scenes Minis: Tod Browning

Holly and Tracy discuss the career of Tod Browning and how difficult it is to know the true nature of certain aspects of the filmmaker's life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

01 Oct 2021

12 MINS

12:11

01 Oct 2021


#1727

Tod Browning, Part 2

Tod Browning’s contributions to the horror film genre are massive. And the films that are most responsible for that reputation are covered in this episode, among other projects and the latter portion of Browning’s life.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

29 Sep 2021

44 MINS

44:23

29 Sep 2021


#1726

Tod Browning, Part 1

Browning’s story is both fascinating and difficult; he was a golden boy of Hollywood for a time, but also plagued with personal problems. He has a cult following today, and was legitimately groundbreaking, but he was also problematic.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

44 MINS

44:14

27 Sep 2021


#1725

SYMHC Classics: William Hogarth

This 2017 episode covers an early 18th century engraver-turned-artist who made his mark on the art world by producing satirical prints in series that commented on morality and society. And some of his work is used today as a teaching tool. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

25 Sep 2021

39 MINS

39:50

25 Sep 2021


#1724

Behind the Scenes Minis: Colchester and Gin

Holly and Tracy discuss the Lincoln's relationship with the spiritual, and whether they can themselves juggle. Tracy shares a fun story of collectible genever bottles and there's discussion of favorite gin drinks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

24 Sep 2021

21 MINS

21:30

24 Sep 2021


#1723

A Distilled History of Gin

Like many spirits, gin was originally meant for medicinal or alchemical use. But eventually, people started combining juniper with alcohol to make a beverage rather than a medicine. And that's the just the start of gin's history, which gets rather dark at times. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

22 Sep 2021

52 MINS

52:29

22 Sep 2021


#1722

The Rise and Fall of Charles Colchester

Colchester claimed to be psychic and probably did warn President Abraham Lincoln that he was going to be assassinated. He became an icon for Spiritualism in the U.S. in the 19th century, only to be rejected by that same movement.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

43 MINS

43:58

20 Sep 2021


#1721

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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

18 Sep 2021

32 MINS

32:16

18 Sep 2021