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Finding A Place in History with Julie Mccullough

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin chats with Julie McCullough of This Place in History, an Instagram feed we are excited to introduce you to. She typically features Memphis homes that are on the National Historic Registry, but you can find a few other types of historical nuggets on there from time to time. Subscribe: iTunes …

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Clarance Saunders: The Man Behind Piggly Wiggly

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca meets with Caroline Mitchell Carrico at the Pink Palace to learn the insane story of the man who started Piggly Wiggly and the concept of grocery stores as we know them today. Hear how he lost it all in a gamble and then started the brilliant process back over. Subscribe: iTunes …

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Your Memphis Memories: That Time At the Vacant Goldsmiths

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This Memphis Memory is brought to you by Kelly King Howe who recently published a fantastic guest post on our blog called, The Southern Narrative Quilt Mural. Make certain to check it out after reading her personal Memphis memory below. This is her story. After I took these pictures, I ended up over by the Goldsmith’s entrance… I might have …

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Ladies Night Part Two

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we each pick a new favorite lady who left an impact in Memphis history to talk about. Turns out, we both picked musicians! Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Elizabeth Lizzie Douglas (aka Memphis Minnie) First up, Caitlin tells us about Elizabeth Lizzie Douglas (who we refer to …

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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, …