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 249: Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution, with Eric Jay Dolin

Eric Jay Dolin joins us this week to discuss his new book Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution. We’ll discuss the role of privateers in the American Revolution, with a special focus on the many privateersmen who sailed out of Bosto ...


 2022-05-23  56m

episode 248: Sailing Alone Around the World, part 2

This episode continues our story of Joshua Slocum and his solo circumnavigation of the globe. We’ll follow Captain Slocum as he builds the little sloop Spray and hatches a plan to make money for his family by sailing alone around the world for the fi ...


 2022-05-09  1h10m

episode 247: Sailing Alone Around the World, part 1

Captain Joshua Slocum’s adventure began in Boston, and it took him to nearly every corner of the world, nearly costing him his life on multiple occasions, and probably costing him his marriage. But in the end it earned him a place in history as the ...


 2022-04-25  45m

episode 246: How two of Boston’s strangest shootings fueled the gun control debates of their times

Two deadly murders were committed in and around Boston using military grade assault weapons, and both of them happened in the middle of a raging debate around gun control in this country. You might assume I am talking about an incident that happened ...


 2022-04-11  1h23m

episode 245: Boston’s Long Wharf: A Path to the Sea, with Professor Kelly Kilcrease

Professor Kelly Kilcrease of UNH Manchester joins us on the podcast this week to discuss his new book, Boston’s Long Wharf: A Path to the Sea. Today, Long Wharf is easily missed along Boston’s waterfront, but that’s because the rest of the city has ...


 2022-03-28  1h10m

episode 244: The Magician and the Medium Margery

This week we’re featuring a magician. And not just any magician, one of the most famous of all time, Harry Houdini. When he wasn’t busy escaping from locked jail cells and underwater safes, the Great Houdini made it a personal mission to unmask fra ...


 2022-03-13  51m

Bonus: Fugitive Slave Act

Our last Black History Month bonus episode is also our first. I'm sharing three classic episodes that were recorded in 2017, during HUB History's first Black History Month. These stories honor the Black Bostonians who led Boston’s resistance to the F ...


 2022-02-28  1h0m

episode 243: The First Ladies Forum

This week, the show gets a visit from four veteran historical interpreters who have joined forces on a new collaborative project called The First Ladies Forum. Together, they portray four of America’s First Ladies, including both interpreters and Fi ...


 2022-02-28  48m

Bonus: Reading David Walker

In today's Black History Month bonus episode, 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 b ...


 2022-02-27  1h22m

Bonus: David Walker

Today's Black History Month bonus episode focuses on David Walker. He was one of America’s first radical abolitionists, a free African American man who moved to Boston in 1824 to escape the danger and humiliations of life in the slave states. He bec ...


 2022-02-26  1h0m