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The Memphis Red Sox

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin talks about the Memphis Red Sox and you’ll get to hear our best sports announcer voices as we talk about the prominence of the team in the city and it’s eventual decline. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play The Negro League Comes to Memphis The negro leagues …

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Robert Church: The South’s First Black Millionaire

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This week, Caitlin and I start a new series for Black History Month. In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Caitlin about a particular man who invested so much in Memphis, not only did he become recognized as the south’s first African-American millionaire, but Memphis certainly wouldn’t be the city it is today without him. Subscribe: …

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Ghost Signs with Devin Greaney

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin chats with Devin Greaney, Memphis’ very own ghost sign hunter. Sit back and relax because after this episode you’ll want to look up a bit more when you’re out and about! A ghost sign is a sign or ad created many years ago that no longer serves a purpose. Sometimes …

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Surviving the Bomb: Memphis’ Famous Fallout Shelter

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we talk about something that has come up more lately than many of us would’ve expected: fallout shelters. Learn about Memphis’ history of one particular famous safe place and how it drew criticism from the state controlled press in Russia at the time.  Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google …

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The Memphis Mafia

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we talk about the Memphis Mafia. And while you might think this episode is going to be crime-ridden with lots of shoot-em-up drama, we regret to inform you that it isn’t. But it IS full of Elvis’ shenanigans with his best friends and such things. So don your black mohair suit, …

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Hanukkah and Jewish History in Memphis

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca speaks with Lynnie Mirvis, a member of the Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South, to tell us about the meaning of Hanukkah. And while the intent was to learn all about the festival of lights and its history, we end up diving more into the history of Judaism …

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Let’s Go to the Movies

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, grab some popcorn because we take you to the neighborhood theater of Crosstown, a place that lives no more. Then learn the story behind Lloyd T. Binford, the man who played watchdog over Memphis cinema for many years. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Crosstown’s Neighborhood Theater The …

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Ghosts In Memphis

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we learn that there are a lot of ghosts in Memphis. Earnestine & Hazels, Annesdale Snowden historical neighborhood, and The Orpheum Theater are just a few places where you can find a ghost. To get you further into the Halloween spirit, listen to first-hand accounts of encounters with these ghosts and …

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Graffiti 101 with Nosey42

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca sits on her front porch with graffiti artist Brandon Marshall sipping on mojitos while he takes  us all the way back to the beginning of his art form and its manifestations in our beloved Memphis. Do you know the difference between graffiti and a mural? Sit up straight, class is …