Right Now in Stuff You Missed in History Class

Today, we're revisiting an episode about the results of English settlers bringing animals and plants to Australia, including rabbits.

Skellig Michael

This small island off the west coast of Ireland recently became a film star, but Skellig Michael has a rich history all its own.

Six Impossible Episodes by Request

This installation of Six Impossible Episodes is a bit of a hodge podge, with several oft-requested topics.

SYMHC Classics: The Halifax Explosion

Today, we're revisiting an episode from previous hosts: the Halifax explosion, which was one of history's worst man-made, non-nuclear explosions.

The Lumière Brothers, Part 2

Despite the huge impact the Lumières made with their multi-function motion picture camera, they didn't stay in the movie business.

The Lumière Brothers, Part 1

The Lumières are often associated with early film technology, but that wasn't the only area where they innovated.

SYMHC Classics: Sei Shonagon and the Heian Court

We're revisiting a bit of Japanese history. Thanks to the pillow book of Sei Shonagon, we have a first-person account of court life in Heian Japan

The Aberfan Disaster

In 1966, a mining disaster in Aberfan, Wales, killed 144 people. It was a completely preventable tragedy and 116 of the victims were children.

The War Between Great Britain and the Zulu Kingdom

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.