From left to right, Mrs Salter Khan, Princess Duleep Singh, Ms P Roy and Mrs Bhola Nauth collect funds for 'Our Day', which aims to help soldiers at the front during World War I. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Missed In History: Sophia Duleep Singh Part 2

In the second part of our podcast on Sophia Duleep Singh, we talk about how her life changed after her formal debut before Queen Victoria. Although her guardians had been trying to encourage her toward a particularly British deportment and

Princess Sophia Duleep Singh selling subscriptions for the Suffragette newspaper outside Hampton
Missed In History: Sophia Duleep Singh Part 1

A couple of listeners have asked us to talk about Sophia Duleep Singh, the exiled Indian princess whose grandfather established the Sikh empire in what is now India and Pakistan. We’re telling her story in two parts. In today’s installment,

Lithograph of the defeat of Arthur St. Clair's Army depicting uniformed soldiers on horseback in battle with North American Indians near Fort Wayne, Ohio. --- Image by © CORBIS
Missed In History: St. Clair’s Defeat

On November 4, 1791, a fighting force drawn from a confederation of Native American tribes attacked a United States military force commanded by the governor of the Northwest Territory, Arthur St. Clair. St. Clair’s defeat was stunning, wiping out about

Insurance check issued after the death of Mike Malloy. (Photo by Ossie Leviness/New York Daily News via Getty Images)
Missed In History: The Durable Mike Malloy

In 1932, a speakeasy owner and several friends planned to commit insurance fraud … via murder. In a strange twist, their target — Mike Malloy, who was homeless and an alcoholic — turned out to be very difficult to kill.

Photo by Patrick. Inset: Assassination of President McKinley by DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini/Getty Images
Missed In History: LIVE at New York Super Week

This week, we’re sharing a chunk of our live show, which took place on October 10, 2015, as part of New York Super Week. In Monday’s podcast, we’re talking to Bryan Young, author of “A Children’s Illustrated History of Presidential

Isaac Newton, mathematician, physicist and astronomer, author of the theory of terrestrial universal attraction, here dispersing light with a glass prism. (Photo by Apic/Getty Images)
Missed In History: Isaac Newton

Before anybody rolls out “I didn’t miss this in history class” — we’ve heard that joke! Also, most folks’ knowledge of Isaac Newton begins and ends with physics (and the infamous apple). We about a lot more than that today,

Original caption: The arrival of the 369th Black infantry regiment in New York after World War I. Undated photograph. --- Image by © Corbis
Missed In History: The Harlem Hellfighters

Today on the podcast, we’re telling a story in three parts. First, we talk about the 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 15th New York (Colored) Regiment and later known, thanks to a nickname bestowed by German forces, as

The Wolf-Charmer. Illustration by John La Farge published New York 1881
Missed In History: Gilles Garnier, Werewolf (?)

Gilles Garnier was a real person. In 16th-century France, wolf attacks were a real and ongoing threat, especially for children. But when children in the town of Dole began to be killed and eaten, Garnier was tagged as the culprit

circa 1950: Revenue agents in West Virginia examine the boiler of a still used to manufacture illegal moonshine alcohol. (Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images)
Missed In History: Moonshine

It’s time for some crime and American culture — in today’s episode, it takes the form of moonshine. While there are distilling traditions from all over the world, and folks have made liquor illegally just about anywhere that has passed

Glen Hyde in "Rain In The Face" in Grand Canyon, November, 1928. Public domain image.
Missed In History: The Hydes and Hinterkaifeck

Today we’re talking about two history mysteries, unrelated to one another aside from happening in the 1920s. One is a mass murder at a German farm known as Hinterkaifeck. The other is the disappearance of Glen and Bessie Hyde, who

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