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Stuff You Missed in History Class
Jun 12, 2017
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.
Jun 7, 2017
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.
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Jun 5, 2017
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.
May 31, 2017
As a naturalist illustrator, Maria Sibylla Merian helped dispel many entomological myths and improved the scientific study of insects and plants.
May 29, 2017
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.
May 24, 2017
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.
May 22, 2017
Over the course of several days in 1934, Adolf Hitler eliminated all of his political enemies, enabling him to declare himself Fuhrer.
May 17, 2017
In addition to being an astronomer, Copernicus was also a mathematician, a doctor, and wrote a manuscript on devaluation of currency.
May 15, 2017
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.
May 10, 2017
In his most brazen prank, Cole schemed to gain access to the HMS Dreadnought by getting his friends to pretend they were Abyssinian royalty.
May 8, 2017
After a protracted, contentious relationship with Philadelphia police, the MOVE organization's home was bombed in 1985.
May 3, 2017
Since its inception, the Derby has become the nation's most famous and prestigious horse racing event.
May 1, 2017
In response to the problems urbanization and mechanization brought to Great Britain, a radical group plotted to kill the Prime Minister's cabinet.
Apr 26, 2017
Abbott and Costello made it big in Hollywood during WWII, but the later part of their career together was beset by tragedy and problems.
Apr 24, 2017
The comedy team of Abbott and Costello created some of the most memorable sketches in history. Part 1 covers their rise to fame.
Apr 19, 2017
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is one of the modern world's most infamous incidents of unethical medical research.
Apr 17, 2017
Whitman is often touted as the best and most important poet in U.S. history, but he also worked as a teacher and a journalist. And his poetry career didn't start out particularly well.
Apr 12, 2017
One of the most diverse things about the U.S. is its food industry. But foods brought to the U.S. via immigration were initially viewed suspiciously.
Apr 10, 2017
There have been many moments in history when the world came perilously close to a full-scale nuclear war, due to false alarms or miscommunication.
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