Saturday, May 26, 2012

Stuff You Missed In History Class podcast

Firstly, I passed 50,000 page views! And as of right now I'm sitting at the exact same number of page views for this month as last, which means this will be the fourth month of growth in a row! I also hit over 300 page views a day for the first time this week! I'm currently sitting at around 200-300 views per day. Thanks so much for your readership! And thank you Google for putting my picture results at the top of the results :-).

I don't really know what this entry is going to be about so...Oh! I know!

Since I sew 8 hours a day I have a lot of time to listen to podcasts ever day. My favorite at the moment because it's interesting and I don't have to concentrate on it too hard is Stuff You Missed in History Class by How Stuff Works, available on iTunes.

I heard about this podcast in the fall build and downloaded all 300+ podcasts. It's been around since 2008 and is weekly I think. Each podcast is about 20 minutes long and features two hosts basically talking about little known people or events in history. Some times I've never heard of what they're talking about (hence the stuff you missed in history class), but I'd say about 85% of the podcasts are about things I've heard of before with about 99% of those with new info that I've never heard before. They're really big on setting the record straight so even if you know about Pocahontas or the French Revolution or the OK Coral you're going to learn something new.

I randomly picked a place to starts so I'm around November 2009 at the moment. It's really great! I'm learning a lot! The hosts are total English majors and absolute nerds along my ilk so I really like them. How Stuff Works has a website, and other podcasts, but I'm sticking with this one for awhile.

My favorite podcast recently was about a pair of women that visited Varsailles in 1901 and were transported back to 1789! or so they say! very interesting...


  1. I started listening to these and they are great. However, the two ladies sound a little too much like the SNL NPS spoof, The Delicious Dish. Haha!