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- 2952 - Eponymous Foods – Autumn Apple EditionWed, 27 Sep 2023
- 2951 - Joseph Grimaldi, the First Modern Clown
Joseph Grimaldi was one of England’s most famous Regency-era entertainers. Sometimes he’s described as the first modern clown, because he established a lot of the hallmarks of clowning that still exist today.
Research:Boyle, Laura. “Joseph Grimaldi, King of Clowns.” Jane Austen Centre. 4/14/2014. https://janeausten.co.uk/blogs/uncategorized/joseph-grimaldi-king-clowns Grimaldi, Joseph. “Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.” Edited by Charles Dickens (“Boz”), illustrated by George Cruikshank. London, George Routledge and Sons. 1838. Kaplan, Charles. “The Only Native British Art Form.” The Antioch Review , Summer, 1984, Vol. 42, No. 3, "Divine Goalie" Sport and Religion (Summer, 1984). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/461136 Moody, Jane. "Grimaldi, Joseph [Joe] (1778–1837), actor and pantomimist." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. May 29, 2014. Oxford University Press. Date of access 7 Sep. 2023, https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-11630 Read, Leslie du S. "Grimaldi, Joseph [Giuseppe] (1709x16?–1788), dancer and dentist." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. September 23, 2004. Oxford University Press. Date of access 7 Sep. 2023, https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-64341 Simon, Ed. “Here We Are Again!—How Joseph Grimaldi Invented the Creepy Clown.” JSTOR Daily. 5/4/2022. https://daily.jstor.org/here-we-are-again-how-joseph-grimaldi-invented-the-creepy-clown/ Stott, Andrew McConnell. “Clowns on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Dickens, Coulrophobia, and the Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Fall 2012). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26899534 Stott, Andrew McConnell. “The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.” The Public Domain Review. 11/14/2011. https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/the-memoirs-of-joseph-grimaldi/ Stott, Andrew McConnell. “The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian.” Canongate. 2010. Woods, Leigh. “The Curse of Performance: Inscripting the ‘Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi’ into the Life of Charles Dickens.” Biography , Spring 1991, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Spring 1991). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23539893
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- 2950 - SYMHC Classics: Frieda Belinfante
This 2019 episode covers Frieda Belinfante who broke gender barriers in becoming a conductor. She was also a member of the Dutch resistance, who risked her life during WWII in defiance of the German occupation of the Netherlands.
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- 2949 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Marketing and Activism
Holly shares how Stewart appealed to women customers in his ads. Tracy shares some inconsistencies in the spelling of Isabel González's name in the official record.
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- 2948 - Isabel González and Gonzales v. Williams
Gonzales v. Williams is one of the Insular Cases, and because it was about the citizenship status of Isabel González of Puerto Rico, it stands out from the many other Insular Cases that focus on goods and tariffs.Wed, 20 Sep 2023
- 2947 - Alexander Turney Stewart
Alexander Turney Stewart is known as the creator of the department store. He make a fortune in business, but the most interesting parts of his life story come at the end – including after he died.
Research:“Act of Congress Establishing the Treasury Department.” U.S. Department of the Treasury. https://home.treasury.gov/history/act-of-congress-establishing-the-treasury-department “A.T. Stewart’s Body.” New York Daily News. Aug. 17, 1879. https://www.newspapers.com/image/329793880/?terms=%22Alexander%20T.%20Stewart%22&match=1 “Alexander T. Stewart.” New York Times. April 11, 1876. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1876/04/11/80328682.pdf?pdf_redirect=true&ip=0 Asbury, Herbert. “The Gangs of New York.” Wisehouse Classics. 2023 edition. Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Alexander Turney Stewart". Encyclopedia Britannica, 6 Apr. 2023, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alexander-Turney-Stewart Brockett, L. P. “Men of our day; or, Biographical sketches of patriots, orators, statesmen, generals, reformers, financiers and merch, including ants, now on the stage of action: including Those who in military, political, business, and social life are the prominent leaders of the time in this country.” Ziegler & McCurdy. Philadelphia. 1872. DeRiggi, Mildred Murphy. “Alexander Turney Stewart.” Irish Lives in America. Royal Irish Academy. 2021. “The Decision in the Stewart Will Case.” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Dec. 28, 1878. https://www.newspapers.com/image/50424282/?terms=%22Alexander%20T.%20Stewart%22&match=1 Fischler, Marcelle S. “An Immigrant's Vision Created Garden City.” New York Times. Nov. 15, 1998. https://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/15/nyregion/an-immigrant-s-vision-created-garden-city.html Hubbard, Elbert. “Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Businessmen, Volume 11.” New York. 1916. Accessed online: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23595/23595-h/23595-h.htm#A_T_STEWART Lenoir, Andrew. “The Nearly Solved Mystery Behind the Missing Corpse of One of the Richest Men Ever.” Atlas Obscura. Oct. 27, 2016. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-nearlysolved-mystery-behind-the-missing-corpse-of-one-of-the-richest-men-ever Resseguie, Harry E. “FEDERAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST: THE A. T. STEWART CASE: A Century-Old Episode With Current Implications.” New York History, vol. 47, no. 3, 1966, pp. 271–301. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/23162709 Resseguie, Harry E. “Alexander Turney Stewart and the Development of the Department Store, 1823-1876.” The Business History Review, vol. 39, no. 3, 1965, pp. 301–22. JSTOR, https://doi.org/10.2307/3112143 “The Stewart Will Suit.” Boston Globe. June 26, 1878. https://www.newspapers.com/image/428231391/?terms=%22Alexander%20T.%20Stewart%22&match=1 “Stewart’s Body Sought.” New York Times. August 21, 1881. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1881/08/21/102756034.pdf?pdf_redirect=true&ip=0 Walling, George Washington. “Recollections of a New York Chief of Police.” Caxton Book Concern. New York. 1887. (Kindle edition)
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- 2946 - SYMHC Classics: Henry Every
This 2018 episode covers Henry Every, who carried out what's been described as the most profitable and brutal pirate raid in history. It became a massive international incident.
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- 2945 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Fascinating Dean
Tracy talks about how she was particularly fascinated by Dean Mahomed's entrepreneurial efforts. She and Holly also marvel at the many career pivots Mahomed made.
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- 2944 - Dean Mahomed, Restaurateur and Shampooing SurgeonWed, 13 Sep 2023
- 2943 - Dean Mahomed and the Bengal ArmyMon, 11 Sep 2023
- 2942 - SYMHC Classics: Mary, Queen of Scots
This 2018 episode focuses on the adult life of Mary, Queen of Scots – especially the conspiracy that ultimately led to her execution in 1587.
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- 2941 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Mysteries of the Morgan Abduction
Holly and Tracy discuss the appeal of secret societies and the unity that people sometimes find in vilifying an outcast.
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- 2940 - The Abduction of William Morgan, Part 2
When William Morgan's manuscript "Illustrations of Masonry" was finally published, it was really kind of boring. So why were people so eager to suppress it, and what truly happened to him after his abduction?Wed, 06 Sep 2023
- 2939 - The Abduction of William Morgan, Part 1Mon, 04 Sep 2023
- 2938 - SYMHC Classics: Benjamin Lay
This 2019 episode covers Benjamin Lay, a Quaker and a radical abolitionist who lived in the period between when the Religious Society of Friends began and when it started formally banning slave ownership among its members.
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- 2937 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Licoricia and Glitter Sunscreen
Tracy discusses her love of medieval history, and how much Licoricia's story surprised her. She and Holly then both discuss the importance of proper sunscreen application.
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- 2936 - History of Sunscreen
People around the globe have protected their skin using a variety of substances throughout history. In the 19th and 20th centuries, deeper understanding of sunlight and the way it affects skin led to more protective sunscreen formulations.Wed, 30 Aug 2023
- 2935 - Licoricia of Winchester
Licoricia of Winchester was a Jewish woman who was a major financier in medieval England. There were Jewish settlements in England for only a brief window during the Middle Ages, marked with anti-Semitic violence and hostility.Mon, 28 Aug 2023
- 2934 - SYMHC Classics: Leicester Hemingway
This 2020 episode about Leicester Hemingway reveals a life very much lived in the shadow of his famous brother. But after Ernest Hemingway’s death, Leicester made some bold and surprising moves.
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- 2933 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Negligence and the Good Witch
Tracy talks about how Muriel Rukeyser being the entry point for the Hawk's Tunnel Disaster episode. Holly talks about Billie Burke's writing about her husband, Flo Ziegfeld, Jr., and unfair comparisons to other performers.
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- 2932 - The Beguiling Billie Burke
Billie Burke is known today for one iconic movie role, but in the early 20th century, she was incredibly successful and very famous. Her life and marriage are as fascinating and dramatic as any play or film she starred in.
Research:“Billie Burke.” Playbill. https://www.playbill.com/person/billie-burke-vault-0000023585 “Billie Burke and Burkeley Crest.” Hastings Historical Society. Sept. 14, 2009. https://hastingshistoricalsociety.org/2009/09/14/billie-burke-and-burkeley-crest/ “Billie Burke Dead; Movie Comedienne.” New York Times. May 16, 1970. https://www.nytimes.com/1970/05/16/archives/billie-burke-dead-movie-comedienne-billie-burke-film-comedienne-and.html “Billie Burke Weds.” New York Times. April 13, 1914. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1914/04/13/101431271.pdf?pdf_redirect=true&ip=0 Burke, Billie. “With a Feather on My Nose.” Appleton-Century-Crofts. New York. 1949. Burke, Billie. “With Powder o My Nose.” Coward-McCann. 1959. Kindle edition, 2016. “Florenz Ziegfeld Dies in Hollywood After Long Illness.” New York Times. July 23, 1932. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1932/07/23/100837257.pdf?pdf_redirect=true&ip=0 “’The School Girl’ a Hit.” New York Times. May 10, 1903. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1903/05/10/105052764.pdf Tatna, Meher. “Forgotten Hollywood: Billie Burke.” Golden Globe Awards. Dec. 18, 2020. https://www.goldenglobes.com/articles/forgotten-hollywood-billie-burke Walford, Jonathan. “What is a Flapper?” The Fashion History Museum. Aug. 30, 2021. https://www.fashionhistorymuseum.com/post/what-is-a-flapper#:~:text=The%20real%20origin%20of%20the,to%20high%2Dspirited%20teenage%20girls.
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- 2931 - The Hawk’s Nest Tunnel Disaster
The Hawk’s Nest Tunnel Disaster involved thousands of workers being exposed to silica dust, and many continued to get sick and die for years after the tunnel was finished. The project was run with total disregard for workers’ lives and safety.Mon, 21 Aug 2023
- 2930 - SYMHC Classics: Endlings
The 2018 episode covers the day the last known Carolina parakeet died at the Cincinnati Zoo, as well as the stories of two other endlings, to see how abundant species can quickly become extinct.
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- 2929 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Long Articles and Bubbles
Tracy talks about the lengthy articles in law review journals that she read regarding the Insular Cases. Holly discusses why there are flavored sparkling waters even though that seems counter to the definition.
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- 2928 - Johann Jacob Schweppe and the Rise of Carbonation
The desire to replicate natural effervescence led a lot of people to try to figure out how to carbonate water. But Jacob Schweppe was able to achieve brand recognition and establish a company that has endured despite early setbacks.Wed, 16 Aug 2023
- 2927 - The Insular Cases
The Insular Cases are SCOTUS cases regarding rights of people in U.S. territories. They’re considered U.S. citizens from birth, but they don’t have the same constitutional rights or representation as citizens who live in one of the 50 states.Mon, 14 Aug 2023
- 2926 - SYMHC Classics: Buddy Bolden and the Birth of Jazz
This 2018 episode covers Buddy Bolden, often referred to as the first jazz performer. But his life story, cluttered by lack of documentation and misinformation, played out tragically after his ascension to the apex of the New Orleans music scene.
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- 2925 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Clams and Consternation
Holly and Tracy talk about the furor over Ming the clam, and why it's irrational for most people. Tracy continues the discussion of the problems with the sourcing of Anna's story.
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- 2924 - Milk Sickness and the Mystery of Dr. AnnaWed, 09 Aug 2023
- 2923 - Very Old Animals
These animals have been marking time largely unaware of all the ups and downs and intrigues of humanity. And stories about them often have more to do with the way people perceive them than the animals themselves.Mon, 07 Aug 2023
- 2921 - SYMHC Classics: Transatlantic Telegraph Cable
This 2016 episode touches on the establishment of a submarine telegraph cable to connect North America and Europe. It took ingenuity, but more than anything else, it required tenacity.
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- 2920 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Running and Sargents
Holly and Tracy talk about how the 1904 marathoners were abused by race organizers, and discuss lighter stories related to one of the runners. Tracy discusses John Singer Sargent's childhood drawings.
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- 2919 - Two Sargents: Judith and Emily
This episode is about two women related to John Singer Sargent: Judith Sargent Murray was a writer and an advocate for women’s rights. Emily Sargent was a prolific artist whose work was largely thought to be lost.Wed, 02 Aug 2023
- 2918 - 1904 Olympic MarathonMon, 31 Jul 2023
- 2917 - SYMHC Classics: Annette Kellerman
This 2017 episode covers Annette Kellerman, who gets a lot of the credit for developing the women's one-piece bathing suit. But she was also a competitive swimmer, as well as a vaudeville and film star who designed her own mermaid costumes.Sat, 29 Jul 2023
- 2916 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Money, Power and Staying Positive
Holly and Tracy talk about how depressing it can be to look into the history of money and politics, but how important it is to know how it all works.
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- 2915 - Campaign Finance in U.S. History, Part 2Wed, 26 Jul 2023
- 2914 - Campaign Finance in U.S. History, Part 1Mon, 24 Jul 2023
- 2913 - SYMHC Classics: The Wreck of the Batavia
This 2014 episode - originally a two-parter - covers a perfect storm of nautical carnage: There's a shipwreck, a mutiny and a massacre.
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- 2912 - Behind the Scenes Minis: So Much Roman Stuff
Tracy and Holly talk about when children find historically significant items. Tracy also reads the long list of Roman items that came up in preparation for this edition of Unearthed!
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- 2911 - Unearthed! Summer 2023, Part 2
Part two of the summer 2023 unearthed finds includes the potpourri/hodgepodge category, as well as medical stuff, climate, repatriations, books and letters, religious artwork, weapons and tools, and birds.Wed, 19 Jul 2023
- 2910 - Unearthed! Summer 2023, Part 1
This installation of literally and figuratively unearthed items includes updates to previous podcast topics, edibles and potables, shipwrecks, and some surprises -- including items that turned out to be surprisingly valuable.Mon, 17 Jul 2023
- 2909 - SYMHC Classics: Auguste Escoffier
This 2018 episode covers chef Auguste Escoffier. This one man revolutionized food preparation and restaurant dining in ways that are still part of almost any meal you may be served today.
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- 2908 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Frank, Lizzie, and Noodles
Holly and Tracy discuss a collaboration between Frank Duveneck and his friend William Merritt Chase. They also talk about home made versus pre-packaged meals, and sugar cereals.
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- 2907 - Eponymous Foods: Oops All Noodles
This edition of eponymous food stories involves two noodle dishes, and both of them are classic comfort foods that you can easily find in pre-made frozen versions in most grocery stores. But both of them started out as entrées for fancy people.Wed, 12 Jul 2023
- 2906 - Frank Duveneck and Elizabeth BoottMon, 10 Jul 2023
- 2904 - SYMHC Classics: Great Vowel Shift
This 2016 episode covers the living and evolving nature of language. It shifts and changes; pronunciations and spellings morph throughout time. English is no exception.
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- 2903 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Conjecture and Child Actors
Holly talks about the conjecture about the cause of the Mattoon gas scare. Tracy talks about the arduous nature of picking through the court complaint in the Clifton Star Chamber case.
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- 2902 - The Clifton Star Chamber Case and Kidnapped Child ActorsWed, 05 Jul 2023
- 2901 - The Mad Gasser of Mattoon
In 1944, a small town in Illinois was gripped with fear that someone was spraying a toxic gas into their homes as they slept. And while there have been several explanations, there isn’t any one that’s recognized or accepted as the truth.Mon, 03 Jul 2023
- 2900 - SYMHC Classics: W.C. Minor
This two-parter from 2012 covers William Chester Minor, whose life was tumultuous. Medical school, mental health issues, and murder are all part of the story of this prolific contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary.
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- 2899 - Behind the Scenes Minis: War of the Words
Tracy and Holly discuss the high volume of work produced by both Webster and Worcester, the inconsistencies in Webster's work, and learning languages.
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- 2898 - Webster, Worcester and the Dictionary Wars, Part 2
Noah Webster Jr. and Joseph Emerson Worcester were both born in New England, both went to Yale, and both compiled multiple dictionaries during their lifetimes. But they were very different men, and those differences led to a lot of conflict.Wed, 28 Jun 2023
- 2896 - Webster, Worcester and the Dictionary Wars, Part 1Mon, 26 Jun 2023
- 2895 - SYMHC Classics: Julian Eltinge
This 2018 episode features Julian Eltinge, one of the highest-paid and most famous actors of the early 20th century. He acted alongside Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Rudolph Valentino, and became. famous as a female impersonator.
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- 2894 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Square Dancing on a Wire
Holly and Tracy talk about Barbette's identity and speculation about his life. They also share stories of square dancing in school as kids.
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- 2893 - Square DancingWed, 21 Jun 2023
- 2892 - Vander Clyde Broadway, aka BarbetteMon, 19 Jun 2023
- 2891 - SYMHC Classics: George Sand
This 2020 episode covers George Sand, an incredibly famous writer of incredible output. Her behavior and personal style were almost as talked about as her novels, and these factors combined made her into a polarizing figure.
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- 2890 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Music and Tomatoes
Holly mentions the legal protections for artists that were catalyzed by Coleridge-Taylor's death. Tracy shares stories of unique court cases.
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- 2889 - Nix v. Hedden and Tomatoes as VegetablesWed, 14 Jun 2023
- 2888 - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a standout both for his talent, and also because he was a Black artist who moved in almost entirely white circles. His most famous work is a cantata he composed in his early 20s.Mon, 12 Jun 2023
- 2887 - SYMHC Classics: Frederick Douglass
This 2017 episode covers orator, writer, statesman and social reformer Frederick Douglass. His early life shaped the advocate he became, and informed the two primary causes he campaigned for - the abolition of slavery and women's suffrage.
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- 2886 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Lucy and Ruth
Holly talks about some of the details about Lucy Stone's life and husband that didn't make it into the episode. Tracy tells a story about first hearing of Ruth Benedict in an episode of "Designing Women."
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- 2884 - Ruth Benedict
Ruth Fulton Benedict was one of the first women to become really prominent in the field of anthropology. She had a huge impact, but she’s often overshadowed by some of her students, including Zora Neale Hurston and Margaret Mead.Wed, 07 Jun 2023
- 2883 - Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone is sometimes written about as the person who should be mentioned alongside Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Susan B. Anthony. She lived an incredibly unique life for a woman of her time and station.Mon, 05 Jun 2023
- 2882 - SYMHC Classics: Zoot Suit Riots
This 2018 episode covers a conflict that wasn't really a riot, and wasn't really about the zoot suits -- although they had come to symbolize A LOT in Los Angeles when this happened.
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- 2881 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Pants and Randolph's Activism
Holly and Tracy talk about a critical letter that Mrs. Pat once received from a fan. Then Tracy mentions the way that Randolph's work is sometimes eclipsed by other Civil Rights events.
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- 2880 - A. Philip RandolphWed, 31 May 2023
- 2879 - Mrs. Patrick Campbell
Mrs. Patrick Campbell was a hugely famous actress in the early 20th century, though she hasn’t really retained her iconic status. She quickly had a reputation as a stage diva with a sharp tongue, and originated one of the most beloved characters of the stage and screen.Mon, 29 May 2023
- 2878 - SYMHC Classics: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters became the first African-American labor union to be recognized by the American Federation of Labor. This 2014 episode covers how the group became an important force for social change.
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- 2877 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Ruby and Japan
Holly and Tracy talk about Ruby Payne-Scott's progressive marriage. They also cover Japan's global connectivity earlier than people may realize.
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- 2876 - Hasekura Tsunenaga
Hasekura Rokuemon Tsunenaga was a samurai who led a diplomatic delegation to New Spain, Spain and Rome in the 17th century. But many of the Japanese records about their mission were lost or destroyed after they returned.Wed, 24 May 2023
- 2875 - Ruby Payne-Scott
Ruby Payne-Scott is often called a pioneer in radio astronomy, but she was also a pioneer in advocating for women’s rights. She was clearly brilliant, but her work was cut short by her desire to have a spouse and a family.Mon, 22 May 2023
- 2874 - SYMHC Classics: Levi Strauss
This 2018 episode covers Levi Strauss, whose life story touches on a lot of important moments in U.S. history. His business was tied to the California Gold Rush, the U.S. Civil War and American clothing culture.
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- 2873 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Goose and Chicken
Tracy talks about the likely wrap up of the Mother Goose series. Holly shares a story about growing up with chickens.
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- 2872 - The Chicken of TomorrowWed, 17 May 2023
- 2871 - Six Impossible Episodes: Mother Goose 3Mon, 15 May 2023
- 2870 - SYMHC Classics: Julian of Norwich
This 2019 episode covers Julian of Norwich, a medieval mystic who wrote down her visions, which she called showings. In this episode, we talk about her life in context of mysticism and how it fit into the context of Christianity in medieval Europe.
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- 2869 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Birth Year and Buildings
Tracy talks through the many paths she went down trying to track down Wautier's birth year. The hosts also discuss Louis Sullivan's incredibly quotable autobiography.
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- 2868 - Louis Henry Sullivan
Louis Sullivan was an architect working in Chicago at the dawn of the skyscraper. He sought to define a new, bold style of design in the U.S., and was deeply frustrated when his peers didn’t do the same.Wed, 10 May 2023
- 2867 - Michaelina Wautier, Flemish Baroque MasterMon, 08 May 2023
- 2866 - SYMHC Classics: Artemisia Gentileschi
This 2015 episode covers Artemisia Gentileschi, often called the greatest female painter of the Baroque period. Her work is extraordinary, and reflects the influences of her father Orazio Gentileschi and Caravaggio.
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- 2865 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Very Theatrical
Holly and Tracy discuss the commercial nature of Canaletto's work. They also talk about how Lully managed to achieve his many ambitions.
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- 2864 - Jean-Baptiste LullyWed, 03 May 2023
- 2863 - CanalettoMon, 01 May 2023
- 2862 - SYMHC Classics: Great Zimbabwe
This 2017 episode covers Great Zimbabwe, a massive stone city in southeastern Africa that was a thriving trade center from the 11th to 15th centuries. When Europeans learned of it in the 16th century, they were certain it wasn't African at all.
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- 2861 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Head Canon Intrigues
Tracy and Holly discuss the ways they speculate about the backstories of the many finds that appear on Unearthed!
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- 2860 - Unearthed! in Spring 2023, Part 2Wed, 26 Apr 2023
- 2859 - Unearthed! in Spring 2023, Part 1Mon, 24 Apr 2023
- 2858 - SYMHC Classics: Air Conditioning
This 2018 episode covers the many ways people have dealt with heat and humidity in history. As mechanical cooling became more ubiquitous, some of the cultural practices for keeping cool were made obsolete.
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- 2857 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Drinks and Dyer
Holly and Tracy talk about their relationships with Shirley Temples and Negronis. Tracy then shares her attempt to chase down the location of Mary Dyer's execution.
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- 2856 - Mary Dyer and the Boston MartyrsWed, 19 Apr 2023
- 2855 - Eponymous DrinksMon, 17 Apr 2023
- 2854 - SYMHC Classics: Crash at Crush
This 2017 episode covers a window from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, people in the United States were watching train wrecks for fun. These staged spectacles would draw thousands and thousands of paying onlookers, but why exactly were they so popular?
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- 2852 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Joplin and Ockham
Tracy talks about how long she's wanted to cover Scott Joplin, and the way his cause of death is often omitted from accounts. Holly then mentions the long reaching tendrils of the papacy in 14th century politics.
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- 2851 - William of OckhamWed, 12 Apr 2023
- 2850 - Scott JoplinMon, 10 Apr 2023
- 2849 - SYMHC Classics: Magnus Hirschfeld
This 2018 episode covers Magnus Hirschfeld, a groundbreaking researcher into gender and sexuality in Germany in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work was dedicated to scientific study with the hope of dispelling stigma around homosexuality.
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- 2848 - Behind the Scenes Minis: Caroline’s Trials
Holly and Tracy talk about theories regarding Caroline and Lord Melbourne and whether they had a romantic relationship. They also discuss how little recourse a woman in Caroline’s situation had in the 19th century.
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