Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

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October 16, 2019 44 min

Blue is the most popular color in many parts of the world, and it can seem like it's everywhere. . But many ancient languages didn’t have a word for blue, and some languages still don’t. This show was recorded live at a National Gallery of Art's NGA Nights event. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 14, 2019 35 min

Baret was the first woman known to circumnavigate the globe. But her experience wasn’t just about the travel – she was working, and her work took her to places that were totally unexpected for someone of her gender and economic class in the 18th century.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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It's an unsettling 2012 episode! In the winter of 1873, Alferd Packer led gold prospectors into the Rockies, but harsh conditions soon set them off course. Packer was the only survivor, and he looked oddly well-fed. He claimed he'd killed in self-defense. But was he guilty of murder? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 9, 2019 55 min

In this episode, we’ll go from the international agreement that prepared for a global airline industry up to the deregulation of U.S. commercial aviation in the late 1970s. And then we have a special guest -- John Hodgman came by the studio for a visit! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 7, 2019 32 min

Since the possibility of air travel became a reality, many entrepreneurs were trying to figure out a way to make flight into a business. This first of two parts covers those early efforts, and the growth of the airline industry up to WWII. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 5, 2019 30 min

This 2014 episode covers attacks on women and children of Gevaudan in the 1760s, which sparked a huge push to hunt and kill the mystery beast behind them. While efforts to track the animal struggled, France was gripped in terror. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 2, 2019 40 min

Some of the Chicago White Sox players confessed to taking a bribe to lose the 1919 World Series on purpose, but they never admitted to actually underplaying. And the collective memory about this whole scandal is very different from how it all played out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 30, 2019 45 min

As promised in July, we have some Unearthed this fall! We've got past episode updates,  cannonballs, things that are oldests and firsts, textiles, edibles and potables, and a little bit of creepy and eerie stuff at the end.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 28, 2019 24 min

We're revising a 2014 episode today. In the late 1700s, medical colleges needed cadavers for educational dissection, but there were no legal means for obtaining them. This led to some unorthodox dealings in the acquiring of bodies, and brought New York to a fever pitch in 1788.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Holly sat down with Sarah Roberts, the Vice President of Goizueta Gardens and Living Collections at the Atlanta History Center, to talk about making history a living part of Atlanta's community culture. You can visit the Atlanta History Center's website here: https://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 23, 2019 37 min

Liston is most known for a tale about how multiple deaths resulted from one of his surgeries. But that means that his entire biography as a surgeon is dominated by the apocryphal events of one day. So today we’ll unpack his career and ethics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Today's classic from 2014 features Hetty Green. She was the wealthiest woman in the U.S., skilled when it came to amassing a fortune. But her eccentric behavior and miserly ways led to bad press and a less-than-flaterring nickname.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 18, 2019 42 min

She was the Spanish empire’s most widely published poet of her time, and her work has survived until today, but not her own thoughts about much of her life. Consequently, her life, and her very complex poetry, has been really subject to interpretation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 16, 2019 29 min

Venetian portraitist Carriera achieved a surprising level of success in the male-dominated European art world of the early 1700s. Her work helped popularize pastels and her portraits were commissioned by Europe's most prominent figures.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 14, 2019 34 min

We're revisiting a 2013 episode about John Harvey Kellogg. His last name is famous for breakfast cereal, but was a 19th-century doctor with some unique (and groundbreaking) beliefs about health and wellness.His Battle Creek Sanitarium was home to anything but treatment as usual.  The first episode of Modern Ruhles is now available. You can listen to it here.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast... Read more

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September 11, 2019 46 min

United Fruit Company was Guatemala’s largest employer and largest single landowner when the October Revolution took place. It also controlled the railroad, the port and the utilities. And it feared that the new government threatened its business interests. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 9, 2019 36 min

The 1954 coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Guatemala was orchestrated by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Part one will outline the various influences leading up to the coup, including the involvement of United Fruit Company.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 7, 2019 33 min

Today's episode is a classic from November 2014. 1920, the S-5 left the Boston Navy Yard on its first mission, with a crew of 36 officers and enlisted men. While performing a crash dive as part of a performance evaluation, the crew found themselves on a sinking vessel. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 4, 2019 31 min

Anaxagoras and his work in unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos crossed the boundaries between philosophy and astronomy.. And it was, in many ways WAY ahead of its time –  ahead enough that he was criminally charged for it.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 2, 2019 46 min

This case fed an already growing anti-Catholic movement in England in the 1860s. Additionally, it played on the shock of women being incredibly cruel to one another – something that was even used by the plaintiff’s legal team when speaking to the jury. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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