Parents' Guide to

Stuff You Missed in History Class

By CrystalStone, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

History pod about lesser known stories; some violence.

Podcast History iHeartPodcasts Average run time: 40 minutes
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The podcast has been publishing episodes since 2008, but in the last few years has really made it a priority to post detailed episodes centering diverse stories in history. This makes Stuff You Missed In History Class great for students of many ages, including younger tweens and even adults. The stories are usually lesser known or offer new, unknown perspectives of a seemingly well known event. Episodes are great for learning about more obscure, unique stories from history, and are usually related to current events to make them even more relevant. Hosts Holly and Tracy also point out historical figures that serve should serve as role models in how they've overcome adversities.

The show also allows listeners to send in their ideas for topics to cover, encouraging listeners to share their own knowledge and insights about the past. Not all episodes discuss historical events that are particularly relevant to present day and serve more as entertaining fun facts. There are a lot of ads sprinkled throughout each episode, which tends to break up the story and could make it difficult for younger audiences to pay attention.

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