Holly and Tracy and awesome! Unusual topics, great information, and entertaining presentation. One of my favorite podcasts.
Love this podcast, but lately have been getting the following error message on iTunes v.220.127.116.11:"There was a problem downloading "Stuff You Missed in History Class." An unknown error occurred (0x80090326). Please check that the URL is correct and the connection to the network is active and try again."I have refreshed the podcast and also tried deleting and resubscribing but nothing works. Any suggestions?
I feel so lucky to have found this podcast! The historical information is fascinating and wide- ranging in topic areas. Whenever I donât know what to listen to I can always find an episode here that will keep my interest.
This is the first episode I've ever listened to "The Mysterious Disappearance of Theodosia Burr". But I have to say, the information is interesting, but the presentation was not great. I know they said they both had colds, but one of them sounded like she was pinching her nose and immitating Rosie O'Donnell. I would have rather had the other person present the whole thing. The second problem I had was that it seems like they've typed it all up and just are reciting it. The info is good, but the actual "performance" almost takes away from it. All in all, I'd still give it 4 stars, would have been 5 if not for the presentation.
Can't believe how stupid I really am or how much I wasn't paying attention. Anyways love love love you guys and I'll keep listening.
This podcast got me into podcasts! These ladies make history so enjoyable and relatable.
Skip the tedious cutesy banter. It is annoying ...
I used to keep up with all the episodes but recently i have been falling behind. I like Memory Palice and Revisonist history bettre and there are only so many hours in a day to listgen.
When I scroll through the SYMHC topics I see so many that are interesting. But I don't actually listen because Holly Fry's voice is intolerable. It's really important to have a good voice if your medium is audio. Just can't get passed this.
Arguably the best podcast out there. Full of factual information and plenty of old episodes available to fill your spare time.
I love the How Stuff Works podcasts. I subscribe to just about all of them. For a short time, Stuff You Missed in History Class was one of them. I've since stopped, mostly because the hosts were so boring. They basically read a script. Occasionally, they try to go off script, but the banter is just plain awkward when they do. I think the hosts benefit from the powers that be at How Stuff Works think these negative reviews are written by sexists. Not true at all, for me at least. I love some podcasts hosted by women. The Presidential one from the Washington Post is just one example. The Stuff You Missed In History Class women just don't have what it takes. Hate to single out Holly Frye, but she's the worst. Together, the hosts have no chemistry. The rating for the show benefits from the high ones given to it over 9 years ago. Thatâs when the show was good.
I can't get enough of this! Fun history presented by fab hostesses.
Live the narrators. The topics are so interesting and thoroughly researched.
Such a great variety!
I love this podcast more than life itself. Iâve been listening for over 4 years, and it never disappoints. If you love stories, history, or learning in general youâll love this. Holly and Tracey are fantastic storytellers and make every episode fun and exciting. Keep up the good work!
This is a great podcast series, ranging over a wide assortment of topics and times, always interesting, well-researched, and compelling. The narrators are great.
This is the podcast that got me into podcasts about 5 years ago. It really saddens me to say it, but the newest hosts have not retained the same quality as the earlier years (and I don't mean their voices, for me it's the number of unrelated tangents and lack of storytelling). I eventually unsubscribed and have been in search of a great history podcast ever since. I keep checking to see if they switch it up again, but until they do, I'm afraid it's now on my "no go" list.
History is more than just wars and these reporters understand that. I have loved learning about trade routes, inventors, colors, queens, and just wacky stories. I also love the different perspectives that are highlighted. For example, they will often tell a story the way it is normally told, and then tell the other side, showing the hypocrisy, racism, or sexism in how the original story came about. Really great work here!
Some really great educational stories about some things that are definitely missed in class. Thank you for your research & compiling an enjoyable program.
The hosts ruin the podcast for me. Listened for a while but unsubscribed because they are so annoying. The theme of the podcast and some of the topics are great. The horrific quality of the voices and commentary was not reconcilable.
I absolutely love this podcast! Itâs the first one I ever listened to and while Iâve forgotten others this has been a constant. Itâs informative, funny and factual. They make a point to only include things they can historically prove, not from opinion pieces. I learn something new each time and it always puts me in a better mood.
I always hate to read reviews discussing how they hate peopleâs voices. Honestly, that critique is one that you often see for podcasts with women hosts, and itâs really frustrating. They are women and have normal women voices. Just because you are used to only women with deep or smokey (read, more masculin) voices being allowed to be on the radio doesnât make that right OR make other womenâs voices âannoyingâ. Also, itâs strange to see people complaining about the commentary. I think every history podcast iâve ever heard is about commentary and interpretation. Otherwise you could just read a bunch of dates over the air... Very exciting. I enjoy this show and the events it covers. If i want to know more about something, I can look into it in more depth, myself.
I started listening to this podcast a few months ago and canât get enough. Thankfully there are hundreds of episodes available on an unimaginable range of history topics. One of my favorite podcasts!!
They do not give historical subjects greif for having opinions of their day. Interesting show and varies in topic, very good podcast
Love learning new things with these shows!
Sometimes the topics are a little obscure for me but I guess that is kinda the point. A good listen
October episodes are the bessst!
I listen to it at night to help me fall asleep. I usually donât listen to more than 10 minutes before Iâm out cold. And yet I donât feel like Iâm missing anything by sleeping thru it.
For a long time I wanted to write reviews for my favorite podcasts and Iâm glad to take part in this format.I enjoy listening to the podcasts from this team. They seem well informed and they have a sense of humor. Iâve listened to tons of their back stories and it keeps me hooked in. Keep up the good work.
I absolutely love Stuff You Should Know, so when I found out there was one about history, I was stoked! I love history! Unfortunately, it doesn't measure up. Most of the topics they talk about are interesting and some of the information they use is interesting. The delivery? Awful. They are so monotone and say "like" way too much. It's literally like listening to someone read information off a page. No inflection. Find some new hosts and I'll listen again.
Listen to this podcast on my way to school pretty much everyday. They post regularly and have great content. I see many people talk about the hosts and how they sound and I quote âlike annoying sorority girls.â But I disagree they approach the subjects to be more digestible to common people and donât make their topic sound like a boring history lecture. I recommended and have learned a lot since listening.
The topics on the show are things I'm genuinely interested in. Unfortunately the hosts take the interest right out of the topics. It sounds like unenthusiastic high school students reading aloud their B- report on a topic. It is very low energy and monotoned and ruins what could be an amazing podcast.
The hosts do a wonderful job of bringing to life many of historyâs unknown stories.
I love this podcast and listen to episodes as they are posted. The mood is friendly and also compassionate, while still unbiased and accurate. The hosts are wonderful and the short episodes are easily digestible.
Thank you for this amazing podcast. Great hosts and fascinating topics. Wonderful.
Very professional and informative podcast about overlooked corners of history. Very enjoyable and love the hosts!
Most of the top reviews seem to be from 8/9 years ago, and I believe they've changed the hosts at least once since then. I always look forward to a new SYMIHC podcast, because I know I'm going to learn something!
I am grateful for your incredible work. You are feminist heroines. Don't stop.
Thank you for a well researched, interesting and humorous podcast. I appreciate the passion both of you bring to each subject, but mostly enjoy how you challenge your listeners with sometimes controversial tropics while not pandering to the lowest common denominator.
Really wanted to enjoy this podcast because some of the topics covered arevery fascinating but most episodes are so rambly that it's hard to follow a coherent narrative. Holly and Tracy just don't have good voices for a podcast.
A very well researched and interesting podcast. The ladies are thorough, and even handed. They will inform you of the availability or scarcity of information on topics. Very entertaining. Never boring.
Excited when new episodes show up!! I'm a political science major so there have been several episodes that I've gone on to research more and write papers about.
Well-researched, humble, and eloquent. Tracey and Holly are the dynamic duo to take you through the context and stories of facts deemed unimportant to our modern education. Bravo ladies!
I like this podcast because they talk about stuff others wonât. Keep up the great work.
I had been using the symhc feed starting in 2008...... very happy since it was a continuous feed during long car rides.... chronologically. I had done hundreds of episodes from 2008 to 2012. But now it is gone. Now I am always patching the episodes... very frustrating ð«
Tracy and Holly are so delightful! They make learning about events in history fun, engaging, and funny! Listening to them feels like sitting around enjoying a fascinating conversation with some friends. I am always excited to see a new episode in my queue.
Tracy and Holly are so knowledgeable and well-spoken! And I love how they weave each topic into a story, without sacrificing accuracy.
I canât get past the nasally mouth breathers voice. If you enjoy being beat down for not being politically correct or a liberal than this podcast is for you. If you want a good history podcast you will need to look somewhere else.
I learn so many interesting things that I must have missed in history class. I frequently drive long distances and this pod cast makes for an interesting companion.
Thoughtful, relatable, engaging hosts fill in the gaps in history with interesting stories of the events and people I'm happy I've learned about. I love it!