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Best Local History podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Local History podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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From the Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville/Vernon Hills, Illinois. Librarians sharing book recommendations, author interviews, local history stories, and more! Hosted by Nate Gass & Lindsay Barber-Peddycoart.
 
The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show — a meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to the people shaping the present and future of the region, tap into fascinating local stories, explore overlooked local history, and meet up-and-coming talent from around the region.
 
Welcome to the Albany Made Podcast - a podcast about the city of Albany and the library's place in it. With the help of our staff and the local community, we will explore everything from local history, to arts and culture, to the function of the library in the community. Thank you for tuning in! We hope you enjoy it.
 
Scary stories from American and world history. Creepy local legends. Dramatic and cynical readings of creepy pastas. True crime, solved and unsolved.100% ad free guaranteed.curated material based on what you people want to hear about
 
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Interviews with historians, scholars, authors and anyone with a story to tell and a passion for this unique region of New York.
 
Dr. Nic Butler, historian at the Charleston County Public Library, explores the less familiar corners of local history with stories designed to educate, entertain, and inspire audiences to reflect on the enduring presence of the past in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
 
A New York Minute In History is a podcast about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is hosted by Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, and Don Wildman. Jim Levulis is the producer. A New York Minute In History is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Archivist Media.Support for the project comes from The Pomeroy Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Humanities New York Action Grant.
 
Podcasting LIVE from one of the MOST haunted cities located DEAD center in North America - Winnipeg, MB Canada. Join us as we explore the unknown! Welcome to Giving Up The Ghost Each week we will cover, explore and share our research of unexplained paranormal phenomena in Winnipeg and surrounding areas! Join your AudioCurators Jas and Sherrie as they discover the dark side of local history, Urban legends and their haunting origins as well as everything that goes bump in the night. Are you af ...
 
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Cheap Hooch Radio
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Cheap Hooch features hosts Holly, Li Po, and Island Girl playing the best in Punk, Garage, Trash, Soul, Rockabilly, Primitive Rock n' Roll, Psychedelia, Shoegaze, and pretty much anything else that strikes our fancy. Each episode focuses on local artists, music from independent and DIY sources and music history. We also cover local news with our Show Recommendations and Promotions and Life in San Francisco Stories.
 
AGBC brings you in-depth news and first-person interviews with people who make New York City great 👍 Follow A Great Big City on social media @agreatbigcity and visit https://agreatbigcity.com/podcast to learn more about the podcast and send in your feedback.
 
Daily topics ranging from education to world news on various different platforms
 
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The Seattle Files
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A Podcast where Seattle Comedians learn Local History
 
We talk with local small businesses about their history, missions & how they give back to the community in a segment called Springfield Business First.
 
From the 206 to the 253, the 360 to the 425 (and even a little bit of the 509), Kevin Diers is dedicated to showcasing the best that the Northwest has to offer each and every week. Since his early teenage years, Kevin has been scouring the dark, seedy underground venues of this fine state to find up-and-coming bands, and there’s no signs he’ll be emerging from those clubs anytime soon. Kevin is proud to represent the local music scene in one of the most important regions in rock n roll histo ...
 
The Cedar Mill Library's podcasts include teen book discussions, library performances, oral histories from local immigrants, and discussions with the founders of the library about its origins. The Cedar Mill Library is a nonprofit community library located in the Portland Oregon metropolitan area.
 
An open forum for debating local, global, social, entertainment, and political news. This is not a show for hate speech, so please be cautious of the references as to who and what in addressing our grievances.
 
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Up To Date
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Up to Date focuses on pressing issues, both local and national, including politics, economics, planning and design, history and entertainment - topics that have an impact on the lives of the Greater Kansas City region.
 
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Slumberland
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This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.
 
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Invisible History
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Invisible History unearths the hidden, forgotten and uncelebrated stories in Melbourne's past, and explores how they have shaped people's lives in Melbourne today. Produced by Clare Rawlinson, with additional audio production by Dave Williams.
 
Produced by LearningTimes
 
A local Baptist Church with a 114 year history in this city! Rich with history, but revived, refreshed and ready for our future too!!
 
We invite you to walk down Main Street and experience the history of a small town. Learn how an ambitious trail town like Seneca grew up in the Wild Wild West. Follow the red brick road …. Main Street is truly the “ Heart of Seneca” .
 
80 Days is a podcast dedicated to exploring little-known countries, territories settlements and cities around the world. We're part history podcast, part geography podcast and part ramble.Each episode, we'll land in a new locale and spend some time discussing the history, geography, culture, sport, religion, industry, pastimes and music of our new location.More details on www.80dayspodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @80dayspodcast | Support us on www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast
 
Conversation with the Nashville Underground. Hosted by Alex MacWilliam.A Nashville music podcast.
 
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Random Connections
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A collection of audio journeys and exploration focusing on Upstate South Carolina and beyond. This podcast explores themes covered in the RandomConnections.com blog. Topics include South Carolina history, local attractions, and other topics of interested from the Southeast.
 
Space Oddities is an astronomy show, brought to you by Mike Bailey and Rachael Louise. It features “What’s in the sky this month?”, local astronomical events, space history, interviews with astronomy experts, and updates of the latest international space news! If you’re a hardwired space nerd, or are interested in astronomy, this is the show for you! Space Oddities airs at 9.30pm on Mondays.
 
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CuriosiD
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Meet CuriosiD - a series for the inquisitive. Our news team works with listeners like you to find answers to great questions about Detroit and the region. Are you curious about the Detroit region or the people who live here?
 
Washington Irving, an author, biographer, historian, and diplomat, completed his first major work, a satire of contemporary local history and politics entitled A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker in 1809. Prior to its publication, Irving started a promotional hoax (not unlike some modern-day publicity stunts?) by placing fake missing persons advertisements in local newspapers asking for help in locating Diedrich Kni ...
 
Washington Irving, an author, biographer, historian, and diplomat, completed his first major work, a satire of contemporary local history and politics entitled A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker in 1809. Prior to its publication, Irving started a promotional hoax (not unlike some modern-day publicity stunts?) by placing fake missing persons advertisements in local newspapers asking for help in locating Diedrich Kni ...
 
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Farmington Retold
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Brought to you by the Farmington Libraries, Farmington Retold is a local history podcast that aims to revisit, preserve, and celebrate some of Farmington's most important moments throughout history. Each episode represents a slice of history stored within a digital time capsule - exploring the past, capturing the present, and embracing the future of Farmington, Connecticut.
 
The Brion McClanahan Show discusses history, politics, and society with the slogan, "Think Locally, Act Locally." Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brion-mcclanahan/support
 
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Here & Then
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Here and Then is an award winning series of fast paced, information packed features hosted by local historian John Quarstein. Through this series of one-minute vignettes, viewers gain a perspective about the rich history of Hampton Roads through visits to Isle of Wight County and St. Lukes Church, Jamestown and the first settlers, Lincolns visit to Ft. Monroe and the first landing at Cape Henry and more.
 
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Vegas TMI Podcast
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The official city of Las Vegas podcast.
 
Tales of Oshkosh Podcast explores Oshkosh history with local history author Clarence Inky Jungwirth covering numerous local history topics including Oshkosh during Prohibition, settling the Bloody Sixth Ward, South Park, the quarries, and the history of Oshkosh Corp.
 
Time for a little bit of local back to basics cool sheeeat n stories.
 
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Slumberland
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This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.
 
The George Eliot Country Audio Tour podcasts celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of George Eliot's first work of fiction Scenes of Clerical Life. They take us to her birthplace and childhood home and the places that inspired those first stories. She went on to write some of the greatest novels in the English language including Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch. This is a Podcats production for Enjoy Warwickshire and there are maps, photos and more info at the website.
 
The Rochester Area Heritage Society Podcast features stories and news about the Rochester Area Heritage Society and local history of central Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
 
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The Atomic Hobo
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A weekly podcast on how we prepared for nuclear war.
 
Deb Meaghers and Kimberli Fitzgerald share their passions for mid-Willamette Valley history and engage listeners in the value of preserving and blending our rich historic legacy into our contemporary lives. Interviews with area historians, authors, historic homeowners, neighbors in our historic districts, curators of local museums, and commercial building owners and renovators offer insight into why preserving, living and working in our historic resources are so integral to our sense of comm ...
 
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Halifax Hali-facts
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A local history podcast about the town of Halifax, UK presented by Cuthbert Spittles.
 
Earth Eats is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture
 
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Midmost Coast
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Where history meets movies
 
This podcast contains various local church teachings and discipleship trainings conducted by Jesse Boyd in different places around the world.
 
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Glance at the Past
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The Grand Rapids Historical Commission Podcast features "A Glance at the Past," a local history radio project. Take a listen to give you a glimpse of Grand Rapids in the past.
 
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Drinking Points
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We're Haley and Troy. We make a podcast.
 
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Today’s episode plays with a person’s mind and stirs the imagination, because…..it’s there but it’s not there. And what exactly is it hiding? – Ecto Mist & Fog! ‘Fog is simply Nature’s warning that something paranormal is about happen’ ~ Benjamin & Aron from The Mysterious Universe Podcast. Our Audio Curators, Jas and Sher dive into the paranor ...…
 
Yoni Appelbaum believes moderate Republicans are the future. You see, every problem in America can be summarized by one phrase: right-wing extremism. The only way to change this, he believes, is for moderate Republicans to repudiate these outlaws, take back the party, and continue to support good progressive measures. There's just one problem w ...…
 
Segment 1: 2019 report shows black Kansas Citians are still separate and unequal. By comparing things like poverty and homeownership rates by race, a report from the Urban League of Greater Kansas City found black people are only 73% as equal as whites in Kansas City. The report is released every few years, and is used to educate community memb ...…
 
Library Director David Archer returns for one last episode about wrapping up the Aspen Drive Library expansion project. Construction is complete and the library is open for business! We hope you will join us for the Saturday, November 23rd Grand Opening Celebration. Dave talks about response from the community so far, what it feels like to fini ...…
 
After John McNamara was killed in the Capital Gazette shooting, his wife Andrea Chamblee took it upon herself to publish his last book — a love letter to D.C. hoops: "The Capital of Basketball."By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
If you're a federal worker, now is the time to make changes to your health insurance plan.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
We examine four minutes of the film THREADS
 
In popular culture, Muramasa swords have been often depicted as cursed swords with demonic powers. Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook said that Muramasa "was a most skillful smith but a violent and ill-balanced mind verging on madness, that was supposed to have passed into his blades. They were popularly believed to hunger for blood and to impel t ...…
 
In popular culture, Muramasa swords have been often depicted as cursed swords with demonic powers. Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook said that Muramasa "was a most skillful smith but a violent and ill-balanced mind verging on madness, that was supposed to have passed into his blades. They were popularly believed to hunger for blood and to impel t ...…
 
Janet Ogdahl, the owner of this historic building, joins us to talk about choosing to locate her retail business in a historic building.By Salem History Matters
 
Producer Josephine McRobbie visits the food science archives at North Carolina State and shares some interesting mid-century experiments.
 
#finland Short history of how 1930s Finland was actually ready for the Depression. Only lasted two years! With Enni from Finland.
 
Charleston’s newest library is nestled in a quiet setting that belies the depth and drama of its long history. From Native-American stomping grounds to fertile plantation, from bloody battlefield, to civil rights success, today we’ll surf through the pages of the past to follow a rich narrative that forms an important part our community’s share ...…
 
D.C. Councilmember Vincent Gray (D-Ward 7) on his re-election campaign and Jack Evans; Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker on the county's new economic development platform, racial equity proposals and widening the American Legion Bridge.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
An open forum for debating local, global, social, entertainment, and political news. This is not a show for hate speech, so please be cautious of the references as to who and what in addressing our grievances.
 
Judge Napolitano has become public enemy number one for the Trump administration. Why? Because he argues Trump deserves to be impeached. This does not sit will with Fox News viewers who think Judge Nap has gone to the dark side. Is Napolitano right? More importantly, should he be taking the heat from both the Trump administration and the viewer ...…
 
Segment 1: Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Court is working to improve the judicial experience. Kansas City's Municipal Court is participating in a pilot project to improve trust between courts and the communities they serve. Through dialogue sessions, it hopes to tackle problems like its high failure-to-appear rate. Because citizens often face ...…
 
It's been two years since an unarmed man, 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar, was shot and killed by police in Fairfax County. Kojo sits down with Bijan's family to discuss their quest for answers.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
Salisbury University is reeling after four separate incidents of racist, sexually aggressive graffiti discovered in an academic hall.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
In this installment of The Albany Made Podcast, APL alum Sarah Clark speaks with musician and composer Bobby Kendall about his recent contribution to our annual Silent Film Spectacular series, his motivation behind his artistic vision and his new foray into comedic short films. Afterwards we hear from our Public Information Officer Stephanie Si ...…
 
Segment 1: Chief Smith speaks to 'disheartening' amount of violent crime in Kansas City, Missouri. When asked about the causes behind violent crime in his city, police chief Rick Smith pointed to several factors including lack of conflict resolution skills, public policies and gun law issues. Smith shared the department's new approach that focu ...…
 
Gifting, exchanging, and bartering are on the rise.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
Researchers examined the economic outcomes of more than three million Americans, and they found that people who grew up in walkable areas were more likely to be able to move from the bottom to the top of the income spectrum.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
World War II was a transformational event. It offered the United States general government the opportunity to codify the aggressive Lincolnian nationalism prevalent but not triumphant since 1865. The entire United States was affected politically, militarily, diplomatically, and socially. I discuss how this happened in this episode of The Brion ...…
 
America tried something new from 1920 to 1933: outlawing the production, sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors. In that same spirit of social experimentation, we made this episode something new. It's a joint production of the Long Island History Project and Bar Crawl Radio. Our guest is Jonathan Olly, a curator and public historian fr ...…
 
Post/Boredom has a new album out called "Ritualistic Time Abuser" and it RULES! Enjoy this interview + some brand new songs [[{"fid":"337642","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","alignment":"","field_file_image_attribution[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"full","alignment":"","field_file_image_attributi ...…
 
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What does it take to be a volunteer firefighter or EMT? And, what challenges do volunteer fire departments face? We'll sit down with volunteer fire department and rescue squad leaders from Virginia and Maryland.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
Experts are alarmed by increasing rates in children as young as 10.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
Under Pearson, the number of charter schools in the District doubled. But questions about that growth, and the schools' transparency, persist.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
Tom Davis on politics today in Northern Virginia~They've done it to themselves because they've emphasized these social issues, in an area that's becoming much more widely diverse, instead of focusing on the bread and butter and the economic issues that basically decide the success or not of every jurisdiction. They just priced themselves out of ...…
 
ON this week’s Episode Jas and Sher, our Audio Curators, take a deep, deep historic research dive but find they are missing about 20-30 years on a famous building in the heart of downtown Winnipeg – 171 McDermott Ave, previously known as Owens St before the turn of the century. More commonly known as De Sotos – this location has seen its share ...…
 
With more than 100 days in office, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas reviews his progress and future challenges. Policing gets a lot of attention, but Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says addressing violent crime requires a holistic approach. To help find solutions and opportunities for the region's youths, Lucas says he's working closely with ma ...…
 
Scary stories, actually well written creepy pastas, and a collection of some of the most bizarre coincidences ever. Support the showBy Spring heeled jack
 
Scary stories, actually well written creepy pastas, and a collection of some of the most bizarre coincidences ever. Support the showBy Spring heeled jack
 
A conversation with Bryant Lowry, the drummer and primary songwriter for Jet Black Alley Cat. Their brand of pop/rock is as catchy as it comes. Check out their brand new single "Ex-Lover Syndrome" where ever you get your music! Become a supporter of The Local Wave at patreon.com/thelocalwave Follow us on social media at @thelocalwave BE A FAN O ...…
 
Rachael, Mike, and Megan look at the Boeing Starliner test that happened in the past week, and we're Running Out Of Fingers with Rocket Lab's 10th launch due soon, and 'The Kids Want To Know' what the different types of moon there are, such as Blue, Harvest, and Blood!
 
A look at the real Soviet Doomsday Machine
 
S04E04 Trinidad and Tobago Audio In this episode of 80 Days: An Exploration Podcast, we’ll be talking about Trinidad & Tobago, a twin island nation, located just off the northern coast of the South American mainland, around 11 kilometres or 7 miles from Venezuela. It is the southernmost of the West Indies island group, and today is home to arou ...…
 
No need to fear the ghost pepper! Christopher Burrus makes a mean, yet palatable hot sauce with one of the most famous of the super-hots.
 
Segment 1: Two area schools discuss their approach to preventing on-campus shootings, and protecting students Students across the country live in fear that the next mass shooting might happen on their campus. Today, we hear how two school jurisdictions think about the safety and security of their students, and what steps they can and can't take ...…
 
Veterans Day is a holiday created in the twentieth century, but its roots date back to the dawn of the United States. Today we’ll use the story of one veteran’s family—the wife and children of the famous Sergeant William Jasper—to trace the evolution of local, state, and national efforts to assist the survivors our nation’s brave defenders.…
 
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