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Harvard Indian School

Holly chats with archaeologists Patricia Capone and Diana Loren about Harvard’s Indian College, the school’s...

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Olive Oatman

In 1851, Olive Oatman's family was attacked while traveling near the Gila River in Arizona. Olive was taken by her...

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A Brief History of Harmonicas

The deceptively simple harmonica has roots as far back as ancient China, though it really came into its own in Europe...

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Virginia Apgar

When babies are born, one of the tools doctors use to measure whether they’re thriving on their own is the Apgar...

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Child Migrant Program

In the 19th and 20th centuries, 150,000 child migrants were sent from Britain to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and...

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A Brief History of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter got it's name in the 18th century, but it's been around in some form for hundreds and hundreds of...

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Dahomey and the Royal Palaces of Abomey

The Royal Palaces of Abomey are a series of earthen palaces in what is now Benin. The complex is culturally...

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Greatest Hits: Perfume: The Culture of Scent HowStuffWorks.com
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Greatest Hits: Perfume: The Culture of Scent

Have you ever wondered what Tracy and Holly smell like? They’ll tell you! They’re also eager to talk about how people...

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Greatest Hits: Nostalgia for the Good old Games HowStuffWorks.com
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Greatest Hits: Nostalgia for the Good old Games

Both Tracy and Holly love new games, but they also fondly recall the early days of the video game industry. Take a...

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Greatest Hits: Hello Kitty and the Culture of Cute HowStuffWorks.com
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Greatest Hits: Hello Kitty and the Culture of Cute

You can get Hello Kitty everything. Everything. Tracy and Holly talk about the famous cat’s beginnings, staying power...

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Greatest Hits: My Little Brony HowStuffWorks.com
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Greatest Hits: My Little Brony

Tracy and Holly are a little late to the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” party, but now that they’ve started...

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The Entitled World of Fandom HowStuffWorks.com
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The Entitled World of Fandom

How do you know when you have crossed into the world of uberfandom? Join Tracy and Holly as they discuss the good...

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Disney World's 40th Birthday HowStuffWorks.com
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Disney World's 40th Birthday

Join Disneyphile Holly as she and Tracy gush over the 40th anniversary of Disney World. What are the tips to having...

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Time Traveling Through Fall TV (PopStuff's Fall TV Picks) HowStuffWorks.com
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Time Traveling Through Fall TV (PopStuff's Fall TV Picks)

Join Tracy and Holly as they laugh and snark their way through the 2011 Fall TV line-up.

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The Future of Fashion

Special guest Holly Frey of Stuff You Missed in History Class joins the podcast team to talk about futuristic...

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The Amazons of Dahomey

The kingdom of Dahomey may have had the world’s first full-time, all-female combat fighting force. How did these...

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The Billion Dollar Spy with Author David E. Hoffman

During the Cold War, the CIA and KGB were in a constant game of cat and mouse to steal each other's secrets. David E....

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Joe Carstairs, Part 1

Marion Carstairs, who preferred the name Joe, was an early 20th-century heiress who bucked traditional gender roles...

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Joe Carstairs, Part 2

As Carstair's speedboat racing career faltered, the heiress traveled the world and found other diversions, until she...

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The Franco-Mexican Pastry War

When a French pastry chef complained to King Louis-Phillippe that his shop in Mexico was destroyed in a riot, it...

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