These days a little break from reality can be a relief, but so can revisiting the reality of the past. A great podcast for taking short trips into the past is Stuff You Missed In History Class, currently hosted by Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey.
This is, as the title suggests, all about history, especially some of the more overlooked things which schools simply don’t have the time to delve into.
Available just about everywhere, they have an extensive list of shows which are typically 35 to 40 minutes long, with the occasional two-part episode, and a selection of Behind the Scenes Minis which recount the process of researching for a particular show.
Recent discoveries which have been literally dug up are found in the “Unearthed” episodes.
The subject of an episode may be an event, but with more insight and depth than you remember from high school history, and the events are usually off the beaten path of most history classes.
As often as not, the subject is not an event, but a person, and usually someone you never heard of, or the subject may be a product, process, or commodity, which is definitely a departure from school curriculums.
So, if you can’t escape reality, you can at least take a short break from the present, and learn something about how the world got to how it is now.
Check out the list of episodes on iTunes, Stitcher, Tumbler, iHeart Radio, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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