Right Now in Stuff You Missed in History Class

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.

U.S.S. Akron

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.