Iâve been listening to this forever! and I am finally getting around to writing reviews. This is one of my safe work podcasts. But anytime I go on a trip I love to look up the location in the archive and download and re-listen to podcasts about that area.
The telling of the past by the hosts is done very well and keeps me engaged. Not every topic captures me the same but that doesnât change how well the history is told. I particularly like how the telling is qualified when the research results in different or conflicting info.
Love the subject matter but as a 69 year old woman - I find the giggling too annoying to listen to it Itâs a shame as I do like most of the subjects - But there is lots to listen to on podcasts and YouTube without getting angry at their stupid comments
Holly and Tracy are the BEST I love listening to these podcasts and I have for over 5 years... havenât found one I like more than this
Topics are a bit of hit or miss. Like the stories behind the history and not the monotonous dates, measurements, etc.
This is one of my go-to podcasts. Fun, entertaining history tidbits. Highly recommended!
This is a fantastic show, and itâs so refreshing and enjoyable to have a woman-hosted history podcast, especially one that includes episodes about forgotten women in history.
Great hosts and great content. Very enjoyable. I love their history and think the hosts present it in the most illuminating way.
The bending over backwards efforts they make to use the very latest PC language and terminology is beyond annoying. This podcast has changed over the last few years. And for the far worse. Just share the history.
Lazily operated podcast, by two women whose gifts do not include oratory. Theyâre easily distracted, speed read through their content, and constantly make seemingly make inside jokes or randomly laugh content that is neither humorous nor interesting. If youâre interested in history and enjoy listening to podcasts, I would avoid like the plague
The host need to change!!! These POP girl need to change Iâm getting annoyed because of the host!!!
I actually like this podcast. It helps me get through my housework! And you learn something!
I have been a faithful listener for a long time and love all of the content. Easy concise history taught in a fun way!
I have listened to this podcast on and off for several years! The hosts are entertaining and the topics are well researched. Keep up the great work!
Love this podcast so much keep up the good work
This is among my all time History Podcasts. I have several I use to catch the big History Events, then this gem for all the 'other' often equally important but way lesser known historical events. Example: Do you know about the Tulsa Riots in 1921? You should. Check this podcast out!
I love this podcast because the hosts talk to you. They have a plan, an outline, and they stick to it. These mini-lectures are so well planned and presented! I hate when it feels like Iâm âlistening inâ or on the edge of the conversation between two hosts. This podcast has great topics and is easy to listen to.
I always look forward to Mondayâs and Wednesdayâs because of this podcast. Great topics, awesome hosts, and fantastic live shows. This podcast has it all!
I like that there are not too many âasides.â The speakers stick to the subject and itâs informative and interesting. I thought the other review is unfair.
So many interesting stories from history that I was never thought in school.
As a male and someone who hosted a podcast for 10 years I am always amazed at how female hosts suffer weirdly personal and petty criticism I donât see leveled at male hosts. Shame on the sad trolls posting âthey sound like sorority girlsâ or âI hate xxxxxxxâs voiceâ reviews. Keep up the great work, ignore the morons, and thanks!
These ppl donât know crap u guys arenât annoying and this is one of my favorite podcasts! Donât listen to the uncultured swine on the reviews ðð¾
The hosts sound as though they're reading Wikipedia pages and their shrill voices make listening to the mundane info almost insufferable. About the worst podcast I've ever subjected myself to. Give this a miss!
I love this podcast! Iâm constantly learning something new and relearning subjects from a new perspective. Thanks for the great podcast, Holly & Tracy!
Fantastic podcast but honestly, I was rather shocked at the mispronunciation of the word Maitre dâ. Definitely dropped the intelligence level of the series down a notch or two!
I scroll through the episodes and download the ones I like. When I download one that seems interesting, that almost always is the case. The hosts are pretty straightforward and academic and probably know that entertainment isn't really their thing - the information is what carries a given episode. Nothing wrong with that.
Always well researched. I love the wide variety of topics. I very much enjoy the hosts and love that they now are doing Live shows. Maybe someday they will come to a city near me!
It is great if you like history. Good hosts and awesome topics like hitlers rise to power and the emu war.
I love the fact-based story-telling. I do wish the topics were slightly more interesting so it kept me engaged, like less about particular peopleâs lives and more about interesting historical events). It used to be about interesting stuff more. I still LOVE these hosts and their writing though, itâs everything I want in a podcast!!The hosts are great and mostly tell the story, with a few ad lib things here and there (I LOVE how they donât spend half the episode making unrelated jokes and talking about their personal lives, like their coworkers at Stuff You Should Know do...that podcast is at least half jokes and personal stories...I know more about Chuck and Josh and their partners Emily and Umi than I ever needed to knowâthey should learn from Stuff You Missed In History Class and stick to the story like these girls do!!).
Interested in quick vignettes into historical events you may be unfamiliar with? This is the perfect podcast for you! Do not expect Hardcore History - if youâre looking for audiobook-masquerading-as-podcast, deep contextual dives into broad swathes of history, this isnât what youâre looking for. HOWEVER, if youâre interested in a 30-45 minute, very well written info blast on people and very specific events you might not be familiar with, this is absolutely the podcast for you!Expect a decent amount of non-white, female, and queer history (although also be aware that your mind might be tricking you into thinking theyâre covering more of it than they actually are, because if itâs not the kind of history youâre used to hearing, itâll stick out to you), which makes a lot of sense, because the disenfranchised are the people whose history more often falls by the wayside.
History told in an accessible, thoughtful wayâoften like listening to an engaging story. I appreciate the showâs continued ability to address the more complex (and often less wildly known) historical moments. Love that each episode has show notes with citations (in the Holly/Tracy host-era), so you can see the sources. History is often subjective, and Holly & Tracy certainly strive to be as fact-based as one can be with topics/situations where facts can be hard to pin down. Been listening to this show for years and have been through the entire library with all variations of hosts. Learned a lot while also being entertainedâDOUBLE WIN, YâALL!
I was unable to listen to this piece without being consumed by intense skepticism. Maybe Iâm completely wrong. Maybe the reporting in this episode is as straightforward and unbiased. Maybe Amazon is good for NY and doubleplusgood for America. However, this article doesnât sit right w/ my ol ears/gut. Feels a lil bit âbellyfeelâ
This has been one of my favorite podcasts for years now! I do a fair number of long drives, and this podcast makes me look forward to the drive instead of dreading it. The hosts are so engaging, and I have never had so much fun learning about history! I canât say enough good things about this show. Every aspect is a success in my book!
This is one of my favorite podcasts! Holly and Tracy do a fantastic job (as have the other hosts) and they have taught me about so many things I definitely missed in school. I recommend this podcast to everyone.
I love this podcast so much. I am part way through listening back through the archive and it is so weird hearing the former hosts because I expect to hear Holly and Tracy. I love the topics and the live shows are so funny to listen to in podcast form. I recommend this podcast to literally everyone I know, thank you so much for what you do!!!
The ladies of history class are terrific: their approachable, conversational lecture style makes them easy to listen along, and laugh, with. Their enthusiasm for the vast variety of historical topics they cover shines through in their voices.
Formerly my favorite podcast of things you didnât learn in history class but were fascinating to a broad audience. Now a podcast of things you didnât learn because the powers of intersectionalist victimhood Mumbo jumbo hadnât yet taken over the humanities. Perhaps a great podcast if you ever wanted to know who the story of the first native trans lesbian blind paraplegic to jot down a half-paragraph or sing a song. Otherwise, absolute and utter garbage. It honestly has been painful to watch this podcast go this way over the years. An indictment of the state of academia and our country. Hereâs hoping it (and we) return from the abyss. Until then I listen no more.
I love this pod. My one critique would be that the topics might be growing a little staleâthe earlier years were filled with really interesting topics and now I get excited less often. That being said, even when I listen to episodes that donât at first THRILL me, I still learn a great deal and have a good time. I also find it incredibly sad and sexist that most of these bad reviews talk about these incredibly smart womenâs voices, using the term âsorority girlsâ as an insult. As both an intellectual and a âsorority girlâ please take a seat and maybe research the history of sexism in the media and scholarship!
Stuff you missed in womenâs rights class.
I struggled very hard to find a podcast I liked after finishing the one series I do enjoy. So finding this was an absolute blessing for my commute and work day. The hosts are lovely to listen to and choose amazing dynamic topic choices. I suggest it to all my friends! Thank you so much for the wonderful show!
Youâll reliably learn something new and the feature a really great array of topicsâshipwrecks, newly unearthed finds, every day items we use, world leaders, inventors, literary mindsâtheyâre all here.
I am a professor and I love assigning these podcasts to my students as a way of providing entertaining and comprehensive context in our class. Thank you for your work!For those of you attacking the hosts for their voices or lightheartedness, your misogyny is showing. There are so few history podcasts narrated by women, so maybe you are still recovering from the shock. Consider this your homework: Research the average rating of podcasts hosted by men vs. women. Read around the subject and, Iâm sure upon this informed reflection, you will reconsider your post.
I love listening to this show everyday and I learn something every time! Even if I know a lot about the topic they are discussing, I learn SOMETHING I didnât already know about the topic! Their topics are very diverse from BC to Modern times and even if you donât think you will be interested in the subject they have chosen you will be.
This is my absolute favorite podcast. i discovered it about 4 years ago and I went back and listened to all the archived episodes. The current hosts are my favorite, but perhaps its because I started with them. while the format is simple the shows are entertaing and informative.
Excellent...more of the same, thanks!
I really enjoy the podcast, host and topics. The topics sometimes feel very random and the endings never really feel complete. I still love to listen but usually at the end my mind is kind of like ????
I love the casual and always light hearted manner of this program. Itâs one of the few that is not vulgar, but at both times witty and educational. Incredibly wide variety of topics. An amazing amount of research must go into this. Bravo say I to all involved!
I think the show is moving away from having hosts with pleasant speaking voices. Sarah and Deblina had great content on their show, and their voices were not intrusive. I also liked Jane when she was on the show. It seems like now that Sarah and Deblina are leaving, their seats are going to be filled by knowledgeable people who simply aren't cut out for podcasting (their voices aren't made for radio)
I like hearing about some history that gets overlooked. These girls make it entertaining and informative. Their biases come through at times but they are not offensive about it. One of my favorite podcasts
Despite other reviews the hosts are great. Always pick interesting topics.