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Union and Madison with Storyboard Memphis

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 […]

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The Southern Narrative Quilt Mural

With all the controversy surrounding murals in our city, I thought I would spotlight one that I haven’t seen much written about, the Southern Narrative Quilt Mural located on James Road. The artist, Jeffrey Unthank, is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and studied Fine Art and Illustration at Parsons School of Design and Columbus College of Art and Design. After […]

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Christmas in Memphis

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 […]

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Hanukkah and Jewish History in Memphis

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 […]

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Bonus Podcast Episodes

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 […]

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Let’s Go to the Movies

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 […]

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Zion Christian Cemetery

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Rebecca the history behind Memphis’ oldest African-American graveyard: Zion Christian Cemetery. I was taken to the site by Tramica Morris (whose home we toured in our 16th episode – A Tour of Glenview Historic District). There are many notable Memphians buried there and ever […]

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Ladies Night

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we take each and every one of you out for Ladies Night! And guess what? It’s a two-for-one special tonight because we each share the story of a Memphis lady we love. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play First, Rebecca makes Caitlin play […]

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Downtown Guest Posts

Memphis’ First Major Pro Sports Team: The Memphis Chicks

While many of us refer to Memphis as “Hoop City,” no sport has had as long of a professional presence in Memphis as America’s pastime, baseball. Long before the Memphis Grizzlies came to the city as its first major professional sports team we had the Memphis Chicks. As a Memphis sports fan my entire life, […]

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Shotgun Houses

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast I educate Rebecca on Midtown Memphis’ favorite type of home – the quintessentially Southern shotgun house. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Shotgun houses can be found all over the south, including Memphis. First up, let’s understand the format of a shotgun house. […]