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TGI Friday’s

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca tells Caitlin about how TGI Friday’s is where people meeting at bars basically originated. You’ll learn the story of how Memphis made it a franchise, and how without TGI Friday’s, Caitlin may have never been born. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play In 2016, TGI Fridays announced …

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A Rundown on Memphis Wrestling

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca gets educated on the art of wrestling and learns why Memphis is rich in this particular history. We hear from Adam Pritchard, a devoted wrestling fan who visits Memphis in hopes of encountering one of the many heroes he only ever experienced by watching tv from across the pond.  Subscribe: …

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The Shadier Side of Memphis with Neil Cameron

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin connects with Neil Cameron of Strickly Elvis UK to talk about Elvis… no not actually… instead more of the shadier side of Memphis that has nothing to do with Elvis. Hear Caitlin and Neil from distant lands talk about a few crime stories that you may or may not know …

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Memphis History in Bozwell + Lily

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca meets with Ben Fulfer, the man behind Bozwell + Lily, to talk about his journey and decision on starting his company. He tells us the thoughtful process behind what items he chooses to sell, who he works with, and the Memphis inspiration and history that some of his products tell. …

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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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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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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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Zion Christian Cemetery

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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 so many ties to important …