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The Astronaut Origins of Food Safety

The development of a systematic approach to food safety didn’t happen until the 20th...

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SYMHC Classics: Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement

This early 2017 episode covers Ed Roberts, a disability rights activist known as the father of...

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Blood Banks and Lady C

Tracy and Holly talk about Charles Drew’s marriage and the impact of the early HIV/AIDS...

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Lady Chatterley’s Obscenity Trial

Thirty years after D.H. Lawrence died, his book "Lady Chatterley's Lover," which had been banned...

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Charles Drew & Blood Banks

Dr. Charles Drew was once described as “one of the most constructively active figures in...

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SYMHC Classics: P.T. Barnum's Biggest Stars

This 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina covers some of the performers he worked...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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SYMHC Classics: P.T. Barnum

This 2012 episode from prior hosts Sarah and Deblina covers P.T. Barnum the circus man, museum...

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Mancinis and Tragedy

Tracy and Holly talk about how the Mancini sisters episode shifted focus as Tracy was researching...

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The Cocoanut Grove Fire

The tragedy at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove in 1942 is still the deadliest nightclub fire in...

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Hortense and Marie Mancini

Hortense and Marie Mancini tried to make a place for themselves in 17th-century Europe, defying...

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SYMHC Classics: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

This 2019 episode covers a woman who was the Spanish empire's most widely published poet of her...

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Worms, Hikes and Tekahionwake

Tracy and Holly talk about animated shows, camping, and the items that didn't make it into the...

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E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake

Emily Pauline Johnson, also known as Tekahionwake, made a career writing poetry and prose and...

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Unearthed! Autumn 2022, Part 2

The second part of our autumn list of things that were unearthed in the recent past includes...

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SYMHC Classics: Gunpowder Plot

This 2011 episode covers the discriminatory laws English Catholics faced under Queen Elizabeth I...

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Mansions and Coin Hoards

Holly and Tracy talk about the multiple homes called the Redpath Mansion and how that confuses...

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Unearthed! Autumn 2022, Part 1

Fall is here and so is the latest two-part edition of Unearthed! Part one includes updates,...

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