Right Now in Stuff You Missed in History Class

The loss of the U.S.S. Akron was the biggest single tragedy in aviation history at the time that it happened.

The Mystery of the Devil’s Footprints

In February 1855, mysterious prints that looked like hoof marks appeared all over the English seaside county of Devon.

SYMHC Classics: The Life of Johnny Appleseed

The image of Johnny Appleseed walking around in rags, barefooted with a bindle, planting apple trees and moving on is actually pretty accurate.

Hernandez v. Texas

Civil rights case Hernandez v. Texas was the first case to be argued before the Supreme Court by Mexican American attorneys.

The Crash at Crush and Other Train Wreck Spectacles

For a brief window from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, people in the United States were watching train wrecks for fun.

SYMHC Classics: Dr. Livingstone, I Presume

In this episode, Deblina and Sarah recount the adventures of Livingstone and Henry Stanley, the journalist who found Livingstone in Africa.

Emin Pasha, I Presume? (Part 2)

When we left off in part one, Emin Pasha had become governor of Equatoria in what's now South Sudan. But things took a dramatic turn in the 1880s.

Emin Pasha, né Eduard Schnitzer (Part 1)

Emin Pasha's story connects to so many other historical things, particularly in the context of both the Ottoman Empire and African history.

SYMHC Classics: Voynich Manuscript Update

New theories have emerged that make it the right time to once again go back to an old favorite, the Voynich Manuscript.

Holly's Schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

Holly will be at Salt Lake Comic Con Sept. 21-23, 2017, including a live Stuff You Missed in History Class with guest host Bryan Young.

Marchesa Luisa Casati

While many have admired heiress Casati over the years for her life led entirely based on her aesthetics, she was also entirely self-serving.

Five First Flights

When people say the Wrights were first to fly, they're talking about a very particular set of circumstances. There are other contenders to the title.

SYMHC Classics: Albert J. Tirrell, the First Sleepwalking Killer

We're revisiting the murder of Mary Ann Bickford on Oct. 27, 1845. Albert J. Tirrell was charged with murder, and his defense was somnambulism.

Léonard Autié: Hair, Grandeur and Revolution, Pt. 2

As Louis XVI's time as king grew less stable, Léonard stepped away from the royal family and into his own business ventures.

Léonard Autié: Hair, Grandeur and Revolution, Pt. 1

Marie Antoinette's hairdresser set the styles of France during King Louis XVI's reign. But when he first arrived in Paris, he had almost nothing.

SYMHC Classics: Emu War of 1932

We're revisiting the story of large numbers of emus making their way through Australia, severely damaging wheat farms.

The Sinking of the H.L. Hunley

The story of the H.L. Hunley really begins with the Union blockade of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

The Motherhood of Mamie Till-Mobley

For more than 45 years after Emmett Till's murder, his mother continually worked to make sure he did not die in vain.

SYMHC Classics: Wreck of the Ten Sail

This episode revisits the biggest shipping disaster in Cayman Islands history, in which 10 ships went down together one night in 1794.

John von Neumann

One man and his incredible intellect affected so many different disciplines from game theory to computers to the Manhattan Project.