Right Now in Stuff You Missed in History Class

Great Britain’s efforts to control southern Africa eventually led to war with the Zulu Kingdom.

SYMHC Classics: Edward Jenner, Father of Vaccines

We're revisiting a classic episode, all about early strides in treating smallpox, which has been around longer than recorded history.

Fort Shaw Indian School: Basketball Champions (pt. 2)

In 1904, the Fort Shaw Indian School women’s basketball team spent four months playing and performing at the St. Louis World’s Fair.

Basketball Comes to Fort Shaw Indian School (pt. 1)

The Fort Shaw Indian School was part of a boarding school system designed to make Native American students conform to white culture.

SYMHC Classics: Frances Glessner Lee and Tiny Forensics

Many forensic investigation standards of today have roots in the work of a Chicago heiress who was more interested in crime scenes than high society.

Suffragists’ Night of Terror at the Occoquan Workhouse

In November 1917, guards at the Occoquan Workhouse assaulted and terrorized 33 women from the National Woman’s Party.

The Murder of William Desmond Taylor

Even in its youth, Hollywood's rapidly growing film industry had a reputation for debauchery. A high-profile director's murder added to that image.

SYMHC Classics: The White Rose and Nazi Germany

During World War II, the Nazi party did not tolerate dissent, but some Germans did attempt to resist Hitler's government.

3 Reformation Women: Katharina, Marguerite & Jeanne

Katharina von Bora, Marguerite d’Angoulême and Jeanne d’Albret all left their mark on the Reformation, but all in different ways.

Carl Tanzler's Corpse Bride

Carl Tanzler loved a woman, and his love for her continued long after her death. But whether she loved him back is a matter of dispute.

SYMHC Classics: New England Vampire Panic

Starting in the late 1700s, small rural communities in New England were sometimes stricken with fear that the dead were feeding off the living.

Edward Gorey

Based just on his art, you might imagine Edward Gorey as a dour Englishman whose childhood was marked with a series of tragic deaths.

Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery

In the 1870s in Amherst, Nova Scotia, strange things began happening around Esther Cox after a traumatic event.

SYMHC Classics: A Conspiracy Starring Aaron Burr

We're revisiting an episode from previous hosts! In March of 1805, Burr left the political sphere and moved west, but his story doesn't end there.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Theodosia Burr Alston

Aaron Burr's daughter was incredibly smart and very well educated. She also vanished without a trace as an adult.

SYMHC Live at NYCC: Rodolphe Töpffer and the First Comic Book

Before there were superheroes, a Swiss teacher inadvertently invented the first sequential art comics in the Western world.

SYMHC Classics: Building Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, Pt. 2

We're revisiting the second installment in the story of the Haunted Mansion.

The Green Children of Woolpit

In the 12th century, two children, green in color, appeared in Suffolk, England.

SYMHC Live at SLCC: Lon Chaney, Man of a Thousand Faces

Not only was he a star as an actor, he was famed for his use of makeup, completely transforming himself for each role.

SYMHC Classics: Building Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, Pt. 1

This classic episode dives into one of the most iconic Disney park attractions -- the Haunted Mansion.