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Animals and humans have been living together for centuries, but standardized veterinary care developed over a long period of time. See more »

The Cuyahoga River's Last Fires

In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio caught fire, not for the first time, but for the last time. See more »

The Extinction of the Stephens Island Wren

The extinction of the wren is often attributed to a single cat, but there's more to the story. See more »

William Moulton Marston & the Creation of Wonder Woman

Most people know Wonder Woman as an embodiment of truth and justice, but don't know much about the comic's earlier years or its creator. See more »

Louis Riel

Riel was labeled both a traitor and a hero in his time. His leadership in the Red River Rebellion led to the establishment of Manitoba. See more »

Podcast Troubleshooting Tips

We get lots of requests for technical support for our podcast. Here are tips to troubleshoot episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class. See more »

Annette Kellerman

Australian Kellerman gets a lot of the credit for developing the women's one-piece bathing suit, but she was also a competitive swimmer and film star. See more »

Maria Sibylla Merian

As a naturalist illustrator, Maria Sibylla Merian helped dispel many entomological myths and improved the scientific study of insects and plants. See more »

The Ladies of Llangollen

In the late 18th century, Sarah Ponsonby and Lady Eleanor Butler, abandoned their life in Irish society and made a home for themselves in Wales. See more »

The Scopes Trial

The Scopes Trial played out in Dayton, Tennessee, in the summer of 1925. It all stemmed from a state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution. See more »

Hitler’s Early Rise and the Night of the Long Knives

Over the course of several days in 1934, Adolf Hitler eliminated all of his political enemies, enabling him to declare himself Fuhrer. See more »

Copernicus

In addition to being an astronomer, Copernicus was also a mathematician, a doctor, and wrote a manuscript on devaluation of currency. See more »

Six Impossible Episodes: Soldiers, Snipers and Spies

This installment of our impossible episodes series features a set of stories that are all about front-line heroism. Most of them are listener requests. See more »

Horace de Vere Cole and the Dreadnought Hoax

In his most brazen prank, Cole schemed to gain access to the HMS Dreadnought by getting his friends to pretend they were Abyssinian royalty. See more »

The Philadelphia MOVE Bombing

After a protracted, contentious relationship with Philadelphia police, the MOVE organization's home was bombed in 1985. See more »

The Kentucky Derby's First 50 Years

Since its inception, the Derby has become the nation's most famous and prestigious horse racing event. See more »

The Cato Street Conspiracy

In response to the problems urbanization and mechanization brought to Great Britain, a radical group plotted to kill the Prime Minister's cabinet. See more »

Abbott and Costello, Part 2

Abbott and Costello made it big in Hollywood during WWII, but the later part of their career together was beset by tragedy and problems. See more »

Abbott and Costello, Part 1

The comedy team of Abbott and Costello created some of the most memorable sketches in history. Part 1 covers their rise to fame. See more »

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is one of the modern world's most infamous incidents of unethical medical research. See more »