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Beer-Drinking Goats at Silky O’Sullivan’s

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Caitlin why there are goats on Beale Street and how they’ve been known to drink beer. Silky O’Sullivan’s features dueling pianos and an outdoor patio with two wonderful female goats. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Joellyn Sullivan joins on this episode to tell us the …

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Get to Know Us: Q&A with Rebecca and Caitlin

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In this episode, we ask each other questions about all sorts of random stuff. We learn how we got to Memphis and how one of us ended up in Shanghai. You’ll find out what our alternate careers might be and who Rebecca would want as her first guest if she had a talk show. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean …

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The Truth Behind Voodoo Village

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Rebecca the truth (or as much as I can uncover) about one of Memphis’ most famous “haunted” locations: Voodoo Village. Voodoo Village has truly become its own urban legend. So in this episode, we hope to dispel some of the rumor and lore and tell you what exactly is …

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Mid-Century Architecture in Memphis with Aften Locken

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Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Aften takes us back to the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s – very important in understanding mid-century modern architecture. Then, she schools us on how to recognize key aspects of these structures… Here’s a hint: Does it look like it’s from The Jetsons? It’s probably mid-mod! Some of her favorites in Memphis …

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Buried in Elmwood

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we both tell each other a few select stories about being buried in Elmwood Cemetery. First, we learn that Elmwood is the oldest nonprofit in Tennessee. Then Rebecca shares how the cemetery got its name even though it didn’t have any elms. I school you on the history of mourning (Queen …

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Barboro Alley and Sam Cooper Boulevard

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Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Barboro Alley is a charming alleyway with a long history that includes undertakers, groceries, ice, and (like most things in Memphis) the Yellow Fever epidemic. Rebecca then shares some fun facts about Cooper Street, which has nothing to do with Sam Cooper Boulevard. Sam Cooper Boulevard’s namesake was an integral part …

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WHER: Memphis’ First All-Girl Radio Station

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Rebecca all about Memphis’ first all-girl radio station, WHER. Started by Sam Phillips in 1955, WHER featured women at all levels of making radio happen, from ad sales to management and, of course, the jockettes. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play There were a lot of …

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Welcome to Memphis Type History: The Podcast

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In this first ever episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca and I welcome YOU, dear listeners. We discuss why we’re crazy enough to make a podcast, the untold story of how the dancing lady came into our lives, and what to expect from us each week. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Memphis Type History: The …