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Libertyland with John R. Stevenson

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin chats with John R. Stevenson all about everyone’s favorite bundle of fun – Libertyland! John just published a book about the park and we dive right into all the weird and wonderful things about this historic Memphis spot. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | […]

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A Tour of Glenview Historic District

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I give Rebecca an overview of the history behind Glenview Historic District. Then we sit down with Glenview resident Tramica Morris who tells us all about the history of her home and so kindly gives us a tour! Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google […]

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Steamboats and the Bluff City

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we get on a boat. No, that’s wishful thinking. Instead, I tell Rebecca about the history of steamboats and how these ships played a role in the growth of Memphis. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play First, for a bit of music to […]

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Earnestine and Hazel’s

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca and I visit Memphis’ favorite historical dive bar, Earnestine and Hazel’s. We pull up a stool and hear what soul burger cooker and bartender Clarence has to tell us about E&H. We’ll also take you on a tour of the bar and then wrap up […]

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Your Memphis Memories: That Time with Willie Mitchell

This is the first entry on what I envision to become a lasting series of people’s Memphis memories that come to us via email or messages. This first one is from Tee Cardaci in Brazil whom I had emailed back and forth with before our book was published in 2014. Tee is a DJ who […]

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Maywood Beach

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Rebecca all about a magical place of summer fun in Memphis: Maywood Beach, aka the “beach within reach.” Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Maurice and Mae Woodson opened Maywood Beach (named after Mae, of course) on July, 4, 1931 at […]

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Malls of Memphis

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we talk about the history of a few malls in Memphis, how they started and what they’ve become. We also include some hopeful future news. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play In this episode, we talk about the history of malls generally, but […]

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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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The Truth Behind Voodoo Village

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Rebecca the truth (or as much as I can uncover) about one of Memphis’ most famous “haunted” locations: Voodoo Village. Voodoo Village has truly become its own urban legend. So in this episode, we hope to dispel some of the rumor and lore and […]

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Buried in Elmwood

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we both tell each other a few select stories about being buried in Elmwood Cemetery. First, we learn that Elmwood is the oldest nonprofit in Tennessee. Then Rebecca shares how the cemetery got its name even though it didn’t have any elms. I school you on […]