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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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Podcast

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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Podcast

Beer-Drinking Goats at Silky O’Sullivan’s

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Caitlin why there are goats on Beale Street and how they’ve been known to drink beer. Silky O’Sullivan’s features dueling pianos and an outdoor patio with two wonderful female goats. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Joellyn Sullivan joins on this […]

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Downtown

Tales of The New Daisy Theatre

The New Daisy Theatre opened at 330 Beale Street in 1942. Paul and Sam Zerilla and their partner Joe Maceri, owners of the original Daisy Theatre across the street (now known as the “Old Daisy”), wanted to add a larger facility that could support popular acts. In its first few decades, the New Daisy primarily […]

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Downtown

A Tribute to B.B. King

In honor of B.B. King’s memorial, we’d like to share Memphis Type History’s book chapter entitled “Behind the Neon Lights of Beale Street at B.B. King’s.” We hope you enjoy and are inspired by the words people shared of B.B. King as much as we were.    Behind the Neon Lights of Beale Street at […]

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Inspiration Behind Rebecca’s Memphis Artwork

What’s Rebecca been up to lately? Well, for one she’s designed a series of travel posters inspired by, what else, vintage travel posters and illustration. Choose901 made this awesome video about her inspiration and love for Memphis and I think you should definitely watch it. Choose901 is selling 100 prints of each poster at their […]

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Downtown South Memphis

Rum Boogie Memorabilia

  Rum Boogie Cafe may stand out as the most authentic blues bar on Beale Street. Felicia Kirkland, one of the bar’s managers, would attest to that. She tells us they don’t play anything but the blues and that’s exactly what we were listening to while enjoying a tasty southern meal for lunch there on […]