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Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.

2771 - Charles Drew & Blood Banks
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  • 2771 - Charles Drew & Blood Banks

    Dr. Charles Drew was once described as “one of the most constructively active figures in the medical profession.” His work as a key figure in the development of blood banking continues to impact lives today, long after his tragic death.

    Mon, 28 Nov 2022
  • 2770 - SYMHC Classics: P.T. Barnum's Biggest Stars

    This 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina covers some of the performers he worked with, including General Tom Thumb. Swedish singer Jenny Lind, and his biggest act, Jumbo the Elephant. 

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    Sat, 26 Nov 2022
  • 2769 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Robert-Houdin's Legacy

    Holly and Tracy talk about why Robert-Houdin has been lauded as the father of modern magic. They also discuss dangerous aspects of his work, and the lack of nuance in stories about his Algerian performances.

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    Fri, 25 Nov 2022
  • 2768 - Robert-Houdin, The Father of Modern Magic, Part 2

    After the 1844 Paris expo, Robert-Houdin turned his efforts to creating his own stage show. He created automata tricks that still delight today, and quickly became a very famous magician.

    Wed, 23 Nov 2022
  • 2767 - Robert-Houdin, The Father of Modern Magic, Part 1

    Robert-Houdin was the magician that Houdini named himself after, his story is hard to pin down, because even his own memoir is written to be entertaining, not accurate. Part one covers his early life, marriages, and beginnings in magic.

    Mon, 21 Nov 2022
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