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Woman making a hat from wood shavings, German-occupied France, April 1941. (Photo by Art Media/Print Collector/Getty Images) Missed In History: Fashion as Political Resistance

Holly’s having another conversation with fashion historian April Calahan today, this time about the role of fashion in political resistance in World War II. This is a much richer story than the overly simplified, “Dresses had less fabric because of

Jacob van Hulsdonck - Breakfast piece with a fish, ham and cherries Missed In History: Tarrare

It’s a medical mystery and not for the squeamish: Today we’re talking about Tarrare, who lived in France at the end of the 1700scentury. According to medical documents from the time, he had an insatiable appetite. Out of desperation, his

A self-portrait of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun. Missed In History: Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was an incredibly prominent portrait painter, including completing several famous renditions of Marie Antoinette.  This means, of course, that her life story is interesting as well, since it played out alongside the French Revolution, and

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi woodblock print of Tomoe Gozen defeating Uchida Saburō. Missed In History: Impossible Apocrypha

It’s time for another roundup of six impossible episodes! These are six episodes that our listeners have asked for, but which can’t quite stand on their own … this time, either because the subject, or something important about the subject,

New York City, New York State, USA --- American Revolution . German view of crowd pulling down the statue of George III on Bowling Green in New York City, Jul 9, 1776. --- Image by © Don Troiani/Corbis Missed In History: HERCULES MULLIGAN

It seems like everyone in the world has asked us to talk about something from the phenomenally popular Broadway musical “Hamilton.” Everyone. However no one has asked us to talk about Hercules Mulligan. Or, at least, no one had as

1976: Letter Carrier Linda Miller covers her U.S. Postal Service route. Postal service allowance pays for summer uniform of culotte skirt and shirt in shades of blue. (Photo By Ira Gay Sealy/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Missed In History: Women in the USPS

Holly has wanted to talk about women in the U.S. Postal Service for a while now, but it was after a conversation with a listener following one of our Salt Lake live shows that it moved to the top of

A view of Salt Lake City, Utah. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Sport) Inset: Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in "The Kid." Missed In History: Salt Lake Film History (Live!)

Because a trip to Salt Lake City wasn’t in the cards for me this March, Bryan Young joins Holly as guest host for the first of two live shows at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX. This one’s about film history

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's marriage in St James's Palace, London, 1840; the couple are shown holding hands before the cleric performing the service, surrounded by onlookers. (Photo by Guildhall Library & Art Gallery/Heritage Images/Getty Images) Missed In History: White Weddings

For about the last 18 months, listeners have periodically asked us to talk about weddings on the show. About half the requests were to do a history of marriage … which is a little too broad to cover in one

A Lancer on guard in Dublin beside a tramcar used as a barricade during the Easter Rising.  (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) Missed In History: The Easter Rising

If you live in Ireland, you probably didn’t miss the Easter Rising in history class — and, as always, the name of our podcast isn’t intended to be a promise to talk only about things no history class covers. But

A pizza baker in Naples pushes a pizza into a wood-fired oven (Photo by ullstein picture / ullstein picture via Getty Images ) Missed In History: Pizza Live!

For our C2E2 live show, we wanted to talk about something that was connected to the Chicago area. Chicago has come up rather frequently in past episodes — there’s plenty to draw from — and in the end, we settled

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