Right Now in Stuff You Missed in History Class

We're revisiting a classic episode, about cheese! It's been around for more than 9,000 years. But how did humans learn to make it?

The Kallikaks and the Eugenicists

The eugenics movement in the U.S. focused on identifying, sequestering and even sterilizing people who were deemed to be 'unfit.'

The Sepoy Rebellion of 1857

The Sepoy Rebellion was the result of many, many influences and stressors on the cultures of India living under British rule.

SYMHC Classics: The Count of St. Germain

We're revisiting a classic episode, all about the Count of Saint Germain. His story features teleportation, alchemy and even rumors of immortality.

Ibn Battuta, the Traveler of Islam

Ibn Battuta's 14th-century travels were extensive. He traveled through virtually every Muslim nation and territory, becoming the traveler of the age.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was an orator, writer, statesman and social reformer who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and women's suffrage.

SYMHC Classics: Jane Austen

We're revisiting a classic episode, all about Jane Austen. She was not a shy spinster nor a real-life version of any of her heroines.

Carry A. Nation, Part 2

After her initial bar smashings, Carry A. Nation became a full-time activist, traveling from town to town to destroy saloons and preach temperance.

Carry A. Nation, Part 1

Several events in Carry Nation's early life catalyzed her temperance activism.

The Evacuation of Dunkirk

With a huge number of British Expeditionary Force troops stranded in one location, a massive evacuation operation was undertaken.

The Battle of France and the Flight to Dunkirk

Retellings of the Dunkirk rescue often leave out how a huge part of the British Expeditionary Force ended up stranded.

NASA History: Chief Historian Bill Barry on Hugh Dryden

The NASA space program likely wouldn't be what it is today without the work Hugh Dryden did before NASA even existed.

Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun

Despite growing up in a convent and coming very close to taking religious vows as a nun, Catalina de Erauso wound up living a life of danger and adventure.

William Hogarth

In the early 18th century, an engraver-turned-artist 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.

Unearthed! in July 2017!

It's time for another mid-year edition of Unearthed! The show covers new information about the Lions of Tsavo, Harriet Tubman, H.H. Holmes and Ötzi.

The Eastland Disaster

The Eastland disaster was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in American history. In this case, safety regulations actually made things worse.

Roses Through Time

This much-beloved flower predates mankind, and it's a little difficult to track our early relationship with cultivating it.

A Brief History of Veterinary Medicine

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

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.

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.