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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



episode 236: Combat Zone: Murder, Race, and Boston’s Struggle for Justice, with Jan Brogan

In the book Combat Zone, Murder, Race, and Boston’s Struggle for Justice, journalist Jan Brogan turns her impressive research and reporting skills on the case of Andy Puopolo, a 21 year old Harvard football player who was killed in a fight in the Com ...



episode 235: Spring Gun in the Grape Vines

This week we’ll explore the strange case of a 1907 shooting in Jamaica Plain. There was a gun, a gunshot, and a gunshot victim… a child, in fact. But there was no shooter, or at least no human shooter. If this was today, we might be talking about ...



BONUS: Boston is in the Wrong Time Zone

Well, it's time to fall back. Sure, we get an extra hour of sleep tonight, but at the price of over three months without a sunset after 5pm. Not worth it. This classic episode examines how Boston marked time in the 19th century, why time zones wer ...