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A Tour of Glenview Historic District

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I give Rebecca an overview of the history behind Glenview Historic District. Then we sit down with Glenview resident Tramica Morris who tells us all about the history of her home and so kindly gives us a tour! Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play In 1904, architect George …

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Steamboats and the Bluff City

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we get on a boat. No, that’s wishful thinking. Instead, I tell Rebecca about the history of steamboats and how these ships played a role in the growth of Memphis. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play First, for a bit of music to get you in the boating …

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The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton with R. Scott Williams

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca sits down with R. Scott Williams to learn all about Richard Halliburton, a famous but forgotten Memphian. Halliburton cuts a fascinating figure in history as an explorer and adventure writer. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Scott, COO of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., published The Forgotten …

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Dining in Memphis Part 1

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we tell each other about a restaurant from Memphis history. Caitlin starts us off with some old timey vocabulary before diving into Anderton’s (get it??) Rebecca follows up with charming stories of The Four Way, which is so near and dear to our hearts. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | …

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Earnestine and Hazel’s

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca and I visit Memphis’ favorite historical dive bar, Earnestine and Hazel’s. We pull up a stool and hear what soul burger cooker and bartender Clarence has to tell us about E&H. We’ll also take you on a tour of the bar and then wrap up by dancing the morning away …

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Lustron Homes of Memphis

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Rebecca all about the engineering and architectural marvel that was the Lustron home. Three of these rare postwar gems can be found in Memphis. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Carl Strandlund invented the Lustron home to answer the need for affordable housing for soldiers returning …

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Maywood Beach

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Rebecca all about a magical place of summer fun in Memphis: Maywood Beach, aka the “beach within reach.” Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Maurice and Mae Woodson opened Maywood Beach (named after Mae, of course) on July, 4, 1931 at Lake Shahkoka in Olive Branch, …

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Hotel Pontotoc and The Peabody

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we tell each other the history behind a favorite historical Memphis hotel. Rebecca dives right into how The Peabody Hotel came to be, while I share about the lesser known Hotel Pontotoc. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play The very first Peabody Hotel opened in 1869 at 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 …