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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 41m. Bisher sind 251 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

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The Prison Ship Uprising (episode 228)


On August 10, 1780, British prisoners of war being held on a ship on Boston Harbor conspired to disarm their guards and escape.  In the end, they were all caught, but an American guard was killed.  This case gives us a fascinating insight into what l ...


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Three Battles for Boston Light (episode 227)


Boston Light, America’s first and oldest light station, still welcomes visitors and locals alike if they approach the city by sea, but that wasn’t always the case. During the first year of the Revolutionary War, there were three attempts to destroy ...


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Blazing Skies: Boston’s Nike Missiles (episodes 226)


For almost 20 years, Nike missile batteries formed a suburban ring around Boston that ushered the city into the 1950s and the atomic age. The Ajax missile and its successor, the Hercules, were intended to defend Boston and its many military assets f ...


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   1h3m
 
 

Bonus: Prescott Townsend, From the First World War to the First Pride Parade


For Pride Month, we're dropping some of our favorite past episodes back into the podcast feed every Wednesday this month. Enjoy! Prescott Townsend was one of the most interesting figures in Boston’s LGBTQ history. He was the ultimate Boston Brahmin ...


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 2021-06-30  1h4m
 
 

Bonus: John Adams and Marriage Equality


For Pride Month, we're dropping some of our favorite past episodes back into the podcast feed every Wednesday this month. Enjoy! The November 18, 2003 decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health guaranteed marriage rights to same-sex couple ...


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 2021-06-23  38m
 
 

The Middlesex Canal: Boston’s First Big Dig (episode 225)


In the last decade of the 18th century, a group of investors called the Proprietors of the Middlesex Canal turned a crazy idea into reality. After some initial stumbles, they were able to successfully build a navigational canal from Boston Harbor to ...


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 2021-06-21  1h4m
 
 

Bonus: Boston Marriages in Literature and Life


For Pride Month, we're dropping some of our favorite past episodes back into the podcast feed every Wednesday this month. Enjoy! A new form of relationship known as "Boston Marriages" arose between 19th century women, which had all the emotional tra ...


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 2021-06-16  33m
 
 

Bonus: The Girl in Pantaloons


For Pride Month, we're dropping some of our favorite past episodes back into the podcast feed every Wednesday this month. Enjoy! Emma Snodgrass defied the gender roles of the 1850s, getting arrested multiple times in Boston for appearing in public u ...


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 2021-06-09  30m
 
 

The Liberty Riot (episode 224)


On June 10, 1768 a riot swept through Boston that forced Royal officials to flee for their lives, saw a boat bodily carried onto the Common and burned, and in the end helped bring on the Boston Massacre less than two years later. John Hancock, later ...


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 2021-06-07  1h3m
 
 

Bonus: The Hub of the Gay Universe with Russ Lopez


For Pride Month, we're dropping some of our favorite past episodes back into the podcast feed every Wednesday this month. Enjoy! In this episode, Dr. Russ Lopez discusses his recent book, The Hub of the Gay Universe: An LGBTQ History of Boston, Prov ...


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 2021-06-02  1h31m