I love listening to this podcast but hate when they put their liberal opinions in. I am neither liberal not conservative but I want to hear interesting FACTS, not your left wing opinion.
I have been listening to this podcast for 4 years on a weekly basis - and I love the hosts and the content dearly! Itâs a bit of a PG experience but I find it delightful (one their favorite words) and educative - itâs pretty short about 44 mins or so per episode which is perfect for the commute and not too in depth that you feel lost. They chose really obscure topics sometimes that I love and they really never go in a set order of the episodes so one day I may be listening to 19th fashion and the next an ancient kingdom in Mali. They are fabulous and funny hosts and again - itâs a super well crafted show. Itâs for history nerds!! And I am one so yay! Love it.
Found it interesting, though not captivating, and there are many other podcasts with better ratios of good subject matter to sponsor breaks.
An amazing podcast if you want to learn about all the stuff history class forgot or didnât get around to than I have a podcast for you! The current podcast host holly and Tracy are amazing! They always do their absolute best on every single episode and if they make mistakes they admit it and are humble about it and will have a correction in one of the following episodes in the listener mail segment!
I appreciate all you do, and very much enjoy the show!
Their SJW views hurt the podcast. I donât care about the views you are trying to push onto me. I listen to podcasts to get away from all of the stupidity that is in the world, not to get more pushed onto me. The majority of the recent podcasts are about women. I donât have a problem with that if you called the podcast âWomen you missed in history class.â This podcast along with all of the âHow stuff worksâ podcasts seem very formulaic. They use banter back and forth to fill the time slot. Itâs too bad because if there really was a good podcast about stuff I missed in history class, I would listen every day.
Thatâs all I can say. Thank you for making my usual ridiculously mundane errand running into an exciting lesson in history whenever I get in the car! I would thank previous hosts, but I havenât listened to any older episodes. Thank you to the previous hosts though for starting such an awesome podcast! Much love to al of you. ð§ââï¸ððð»
Have enjoyed listening for many years through numerous hosts. The discussion format yields differing perspectives on the same events. Also like show notes that provide reference to source material. Thank you for this window into the past.
"Love love love it!!!"I love learning new things and this podcast delivers! I love shocking people with knowledge!
These podcasts get tiresome really fast because it just sounds like somebody reading a term paper out loud in a community college class. It doesn't inspire confidence in the scholarship, and it's just not interesting listening, in spite of some of the titles. There are so much better podcasts out there where truly knowledgable people â scholars, even â discuss esoteric topics relating to history (e.g., BBC Radio 4's "In Our Time"), that I just don't have time or patience for this amateur act.
Iâve procrastinated writing a review (even though I know that reviews are currency. Sorry, guys) because I just thought that, obviously, everybody who likes history likes this podcast. Looks like I was a little mistaken!Quick note for the record, the hosts have charming voices that are distinctive, not annoying. See crazy pants review before mine for context.More importantly, the hosts and producers clearly work hard to be comprehensive and neutral in all of the content they shareâoccasionally to an annoying degree that makes me feel bad about myself. As a grown social studies teacher, Iâve often found myself childishly muttering to my selfâkicking a pebble and pouting or somethingâabout how I find some action or person reported on incredibly stupid or awesome while the hosts remain about as neutral as a pair of reporters in a modern historical scope can be. They have a firm understanding of the fact that history is not a linear climb, and they offer commentary that supports that. Any personal bias that is on this show is clearly prefaced as an opinion or personal conviction and is never preachy or misleading. Finally, the content selected is occasionally random, but thatâs why it wasnât in history class. There is something valuable in every show Iâve listened to, even if the title didnât catch my eye. I still have a sneaky suspicion (conspiracy theory?) that the minds behind all of the How Stuff Works shows do coordinate at least a little, as sometimes I find common threads and what feels like inspiration from one show to the next. Thatâs just a personally fun little egg hunt for me. Anyway, keep up the good work ladies! Donât let crazy pants slow you down!
that some feel the necessity to leave a negative review because of some imagined SJW bias tells you why you should love this podcast.
More accurately â How Brain washing and propaganda workâBut go ahead if you think theyâre honestly trying to help you
This doesn't even deserve a full review, which is rare for me. The number 1 detractor are the voices of these women. The second detractor is how cherry-picked this history is - the majority of it DOES contain COOL facts, but they only fit under the perview of the word 'history' because it happened in the past. This is essentially a more chaotic, much less funny, much more left-leaning 'How Stuff Works' with *very* annoying hosts and their absolutely terrible history voices. TALK ABOUT THE STUFF THAT ACTUALLY MATTERS!! TALK ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIES WITHOUT PICKING A SIDE!! GIVE US ALL THE DETAILS OF EVERY SIDE OF ALL THE MOST AMAZING THINGS HAPPENED THROUGHOUT HISTORY!Nevermind, I'll just look elsewhere. Seriously though, to all my fellow podcasters - this show is, in my opinion, completely under mainstream doctrine and -it's 2018- so the truth is coming out; watch those history shows that actually make you shudder with disgust (from the history, not the hosts), think long and deep about how this fits into our archetypal human behavior cycles that have been stuck on repeat for 5,000-200,000+ years; don't listen to this drivel.
Very solid and enjoyable show. Inevitably some topics donât interest me, or are so obscure they seem hard to make a show of, but I like to leave them on in the background and Iâm a fan of both the old and new shows.
I LOVE the old episodes. Seriously, start at the beginning with episodes from 10+ years ago and you will LOVE it. As they moved forward, I feel like they have run out of interesting subjects and I have a hard time listening to their pressured conversation.
This podcast manages to make fascinating topics utterly boring because of the hostsâ delivery. It sounds like they are reading from a book report. The upspeak is annoying, too, but I was willing to look past that if the rest of the podcast was better.
I just read the review that didnât like your attitude toward social justice. And I have to say that I think anybody who promotes social justice is just keen! Keep it up. Yours is the first podcast I ever accessed and I was kinda critical about some of your pronunciation and the giggling. HOWEVER, I keep listening. And now that Iâve listened to other podcasts I have to say you are the best! Topics are interesting and often things Iâve never heard of. Thank you.
My all time favorite podcast. Thoughtful, well researched, and never simplistic. I wish my history classes were this interesting. Great hosts!
Love you guys! Amazing podcast with interesting topics
I was really looking forward to liking this podcast since I love learning about history. However, I couldnât get past the way that the hosts sound like they are reading from a book. If I wanted that kind of delivery I would read a book or listen to an audiobook. Additionally, their sentences always end with a rising pitch intonation, which is a bit annoying.
I absolutely adore Holli and Traci. Thank you both for a less boring commute!
I love the history and topics!
I always enjoy listening to Tracy and Holly. They are sincere and fun. Their love of history is engaging and their topics are great.
The hosts do a great job researching topics that you might not have ever heard of, but that are (most likely) related to something you are familiar with. They seem to focus mainly on women, minorities, or other groups of people that aren't usually covered in text books or TV shows. This is an excellent resource to use if you are doing your own research project or if you just want to learn about how history unfolded for everyone else.
I'm surprised by how many topics this show can cover in the over 10 years it's been running. Holly and Tracy are able to discuss a wide range of topics with excitement and empathy.
Holly and Tracy are the best part of my long hours on the road as a traveling Hospice social worker. History buffs of all levels can jump right in and enjoy the meticulously researched show without introduction. My absolute favorite podcast!
5/5 for the original hosts (Dublina, et al). Charismatic, informative, with the right touch of sensitivity for subjects regarding human oppression.4/5 for the current hosts, Holly and Tracy. This podcast continues to be Informative as hell, but I don't appreciate the frequent snowflake disclaimers about problematic events from history. History is not to be sanitized for the sensitive, and modern audiences have no business getting triggered over horrific events from the past if they're listening to a HISTORY podcast.
I listen to the podcast during my commute & while working a tedious job & it really passes the time nicely. Iâm always learning something new & appreciate the variety as well as the unbiased nature of the hosts. There are times when I totally wouldâve thrown in an opinion but they never do. They are also very fair in their research & cover hard subjects honestly. I especially love how they handle tough subjects of race, gender & sexuality. The wide variety of subjects is also great, Iâm always learning something new.
Sometimes serious topics but mostly funny! And always entertaining! Even my kids listen when appropriate. Keep it coming!
I love this podcast and have been listening for years. I find all the hosts take the research and the listener experience seriously. They use primary sources and concisely explain the history and limitations to the history on important issues. Our history is full of darkness and many stories will touch on experiences of racism, sexism, and brutality. I appreciate that the hosts do not cave to some listeners feedback to rewrite our history. In fact, they face the history of red-lining, lynching, disenfranchisement of voting and other civil rights issues head on. At the same time, they balance stories of atrocities with the lighter side of our humanity. Kudos all around. Keep it coming.
The last review said meh feminism to which I say YAY FEMINISM. Also they cover all kinds of things often glossed over or skipped in school. Not just women. Also Tracy an Holly rock at making history fun and entertaining.
If you like a pinch of feminist in your history class this is the podcast for you.
I work a very tedious job and to help my day pass I listen to podcasts. I really enjoy stuff you missed in history class, the topics are varied and keep you interested! I also often find myself laughing out loud. Holly and Tracy are relatable and very earnest. I especially enjoyed the âpopsicle warsâ episode. Great Job!
Have been listening to this podcast for a couple of months and have enjoyed it very much. Always learn something new on the subject being explored. Well presented which makes every topic enjoyable, regardless of your knowledge of the subject.
I love SYMHC! I listen to at least one episode everyday! Iâm 11 and my favorite thing to do is listen to this podcast while drawing on my iPad!
Stuff you and most history departments missed, but so frigginâ worth listening to!
They could have a great show if they would just get someone else to read the material into the microphone. The content is interesting. The script is well written. I canât take the nasal voices any longer. Unsubscribing today.
Great variety of topics and stories, one of my favorites.
As a podcast junkie who listens 50 to 60 hours a week while I work, I have given many podcasts a trial run. Most never last more than an episode or two. This one made the cut, and I actually look forward to new episodes.
Iâd rather read an article than listen to these folks read to me. Their delivery is horrible. It sounds like a kid trying to read but add in some inflection. Stretching out a word here and there isnât enough to make it NOT sound like theyâre just reading a wiki article. I had high hopes for this one and gave it a few episodes due to subject matter but I canât take it any longer.
Information not accurate. Canât get over the voices. Sounds like they are reading straight from a script. Just a little tip for them, study the subject before you decide to talk about it for half and hour.
I am so sorry to say that the voice are too grating. That sounds undermines the subject matter and comment.
Cannot stand the screechy voices of these two. Horrible.
Fun, interesting and well presented. This podcast is definitely worth listening to. The old episodes are good but Holly and Tracy really take it to the next level. They do their best to give clear, fair facts in a story like format. This podcast sets the bar high for all the others. A must listen!!
two read index cards about an enslaved man.
It doesnât stop!
This is my favorite podcast to listen to while I work. Itâs fractionating and the narrators are awesome.
One of the best podcasts I've ever listened to. These ladies are great!! Even the topics I don't think I'd enjoy, like NASCAR, I end up enjoying the podcast anyway. I highly recommend this podcast to everyone.