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SYMHC Classics: Rose Bertin, the First Fashion Designer

We're revisiting an episode from 2014, where we discuss the legendary wardrobe of Marie-Antoinette. Where did all those glorious clothes ...
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Love Off Limits: A History of the Relationships Once Considered Taboo in America

In this episode, Joanne, Brian, and Nathan discuss stories of love that challenged social norms and transcended class, race, and ...
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Maastricht: The birth of the European Union

In February 1992, European ministers from 12 countries signed a treaty that would lead towards greater economic and political unity ...
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Confessions of a Soviet alcoholic

In 1969, homeless Russian alcoholic Venedikt Yerofeev wrote a hugely popular book which was passed illegally from person to person ...
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Paul Julius Reuter

Paul Julius Reuter had a knack for filling in the gaps in communication systems, and make a lot of money ...
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British Cameroons’ historic referendum

In 1961, the British run territories of Northern and Southern Cameroons in West Africa were given a vote to decide ...
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225 Elaine Forman Crane, The Poison Plot: Adultery and Murder in Colonial Newport

In 1738, a cooper named Benedict Arnold petitioned the Rhode Island General Assembly for a divorce from his wife Mary ...
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Women Airline Pilots

Airlines in America finally allowed women to pilot passenger planes in the 1970's. But women like Bonnie Tiburzi and Lynn ...
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Mary Winston Jackson, NASA Engineer

Jackson is most well known as the first black woman to become an engineer at NASA. But she also worked ...
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Iceland Jails Its Bankers

The 2008 global economic crisis hit hard in Iceland. Its three major banks and stockmarket collapsed and it was forced ...
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