HUB History - Our Favorite Stories from Boston History

Where two history buffs go far beyond the Freedom Trail to share our favorite stories from the history of Boston, the hub of the universe.

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episode 240: Reading David Walker’s Appeal: The Pen as the Sword

This week, we’re trying something a little bit different. This fall and winter, the Old North Church historic site has been hosting a series of conversations about radical Black abolitionist David Walker, and his book An Appeal to the Colored Citize ...



episode 239: Urban Archipelago: An Environmental History of the Boston Harbor Islands, with Dr Pavla Šimková

The new book Urban Archipelago: An Environmental History of the Boston Harbor Islands explores how the city of Boston has transformed the islands on its doorstep time and time again, as the city’s needs shifted over the centuries. From a valuable si ...



episode 238: The Hyde Park Hermit

The early years of James Gately, who was better known as the Hermit of Hyde Park, were shrouded in mystery. Gately was an Englishman who came to Boston after his life took a bad turn. He had trouble making money when he got here, got robbed of his ...


 2021-12-20  44m

episode 237: Revolutionary Surgeons: Patriots and Loyalists on the Cutting Edge, with Dr. Per-Olof Hasselgren

Dr. Per-Olof Hasselgren is a practicing surgeon and author of the recent book Revolutionary Surgeons: Patriots and Loyalists on the Cutting Edge, which is a profile of eleven Revolutionary War surgeons. Dr. Hasselgren joined Jake to discuss the Bost ...


 2021-12-06  1h18m

Thanksgiving Bonus: Boston's First Celebrity Chef

Got leftovers? Boston's first celebrity chef would know just what to do with them. No, I don't mean Julia Child. A generation before Julia launched her career, Fannie Farmer published a cookbook that revolutionized the way that recipes are present ...


 2021-11-26  20m

Thanksgiving Bonus: Turkey Drives

These days, your Thanksgiving turkey arrives at the grocery store by refrigerated truck, but it wasn't always this way. Back in the 19th century, farmers would walk from Vermont, driving flocks of thousands of turkeys before them, until they got to ...


 2021-11-26  55m

Thanksgiving Bonus: Founding Sons Behaving Badly

By now, you're probably done with Thanksgiving dinner. If your family is anything like mine, you've probably moved on to the drinking course. Just try to keep it under control. At least more under control than John Adams' kids, who were right in t ...


 2021-11-26  46m

Thanksgiving Bonus: Julia Child Goes to War

A lot of us are spending the day in our kitchens today. From her years on WGBH, Julia Child's kitchen is almost as familiar to most Americans as our own. However, before she was a TV chef, before she was even Julia Child, young Julia McWilliams was ...


 2021-11-25  43m

Thanksgiving Bonus: The "wonderful plague"

Tomorrow, we will celebrate Thanksgiving in Massachusetts for the 400th time. It's worth taking a moment this evening to reflect on the circumstances that made that first Thanksgiving possible. In the years before colonization, a deadly epidemic sw ...


 2021-11-25  30m

Thanksgiving Bonus: “The New England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day”

I always grew up thinking of the song “Over the River and Through the Wood” as a Christmas carol, but it was originally titled “The New England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day.” Get ready for tomorrow's big day with the song’s quaint themes of trad ...


 2021-11-24  28m