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 42m. Bisher sind 276 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 21 hours 28 minutes

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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 ...


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 2021-11-22  58m
 
 

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 ...


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 2021-11-08  35m
 
 

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 ...


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 2021-11-06  1h20m
 
 

HALLOWEEN BONUS: Boston Ghost Stories


For Halloween weekend, we're dropping some of our spookiest past episodes back into the feed. For Halloween last year, we recorded a compilation of Boston ghost stories across the centuries, from haunted houses and inexplicable premonitions recorded ...


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 2021-10-31  1h5m
 
 

HALLOWEEN BONUS: Puritan Defense Against the Dark Arts


For Halloween weekend, we're dropping some of our spookiest past episodes back into the feed. In this interview from August 2018, Dan Neff, curator of Dedham's 1637 Fairbanks House, shares evidence he’s uncovered of countermagic at the house. Genera ...


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 2021-10-30  58m
 
 

HALLOWEEN BONUS: Close Encounters of the Puritan Kind


For Halloween weekend, we're dropping some of our spookiest past episodes back into the feed. In 1639 and 1644, Boston founder John Winthrop described close encounters that sound like they were pulled from a discarded X-Files script. There were une ...


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 2021-10-30  26m
 
 

HALLOWEEN BONUS: Witch Trials


For Halloween weekend, we're dropping some of our spookiest past episodes back into the feed. What could be more spooky than witches? Before the Salem witch trials, Boston held its own. Between 1648 and 1688, four innocent women were executed as "wi ...


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 2021-10-29  34m
 
 

episode 234: Mutiny on the Rising Sun, with Dr. Jared Ross Hardesty


This week, Jake interviews Dr. Jared Ross Hardesty, author of the new book Mutiny on the Rising Sun: a tragic tale of smuggling, slavery, and chocolate, which uncovers the dark web of interconnections between Old North Church, chocolate, and chattel ...


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 2021-10-25  2h10m
 
 

episode 233: Around the World on the Columbia


Come with me on a voyage around the world with the officers and crew of the ship Columbia. Formally named the Columbia Rediviva and accompanied by the sloop Lady Washington, the ship was owned by a group of prominent Bostonians and charged with open ...


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 2021-10-11  1h2m
 
 

BONUS: Marathon Women


For Boston Marathon weekend, we're dropping a few of our favorite past episodes into the feed as bonuses. The Boston Marathon was first run in April of 1897, after Bostonians were inspired by the revival of the marathon for the 1896 Summer Olympic ...


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 2021-10-10  36m