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Stuff You Missed in History Class


Stuff You Missed in History Class

SYMHC Classics: Vernon Lee

Sat, 04 Dec 2021
This 2018 episode covers Violet Paget, more often known by her pen name Vernon Lee, who was a historian and an art and literary critic. She wrote on myriad subjects including music, travel, aesthetics, psychology and economics. And she was well known for her ghost stories.
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Behind the Scenes Minis: Amy Levy and Pranksters

Fri, 03 Dec 2021
Holly and Tracy discuss how Vernon Lee factored into the story of Amy Levy's life. They also talk about what a pain in the neck Theodore Hook must have been.
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Three Legendary Pranks

Wed, 01 Dec 2021
Today we have a series of prank stories that aren’t quite substantial enough to be their own episodes. We’ve got a joke that became a living legend, a large-scale prank that created havoc, and a televised hoax that reminds us all of the importance of critical thinking. 
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Amy Levy

Mon, 29 Nov 2021
Levy was recognized as an extraordinary literary talent of the 1880s. But after her tragic early death, she receded into the background of history. 
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SYMHC Classics: Walter Potter's Wild and Wonderful Taxidermy

Sat, 27 Nov 2021
This 2013 episode covers the taxidermist Potter, who had preserved and mounted 98 birds by the time he was 19. In 1880, his work had grown to a point where it had to be moved to a building, which became his museum. Potter's museum collection continues to enthrall collectors and enthusiasts.
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