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WDIA: USA’s First Black Radio Station

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin talks about WDIA, the first all-Black radio station in the U.S.A. We learn about how the transformation of this station into all-black programming and on-air talent exposed some of the best local talent to become major music icons we recognize today. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play …

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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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Union and Madison with Storyboard Memphis

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin chats with Mark Fleischer, the man behind Storyboard Memphis. We talk most about Union and Madison Avenues, so that makes this show another good ol’ piece of Memphis street history for ya! Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play When Mark first came to Memphis, he luckily landed …

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Christmas in Memphis

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we’re talking all things Christmas in Memphis and sharing YOUR memories of this magical holiday. Hang your tinsel, grab your hot chocolate, and settle in for a jolly good time on this week’s show! Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play The Enchanted Forest at Goldsmiths Ask a longtime …

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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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Bonus Podcast Episodes

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From time to time, we release short bonus episodes. When you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever else you like, the bonus episodes show up during the week like a fun surprise. We’re also collecting them here where you can stream them or see links or images we mention during the bonus show. The newest …