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 38: The Reign of Charles "King" Solomon (Jul 24, 2017)

This week's show is about Charles “King” Solomon, also known as Boston Charlie, whose criminal enterprise placed him at the head of organized crime in Boston throughout the prohibition era.  He reached influence at the national level, set policies in ...


 2017-07-24  27m

Episode 37: This Week in Boston History (minisode Jul 17, 2017)

Your humble hosts are out having summertime fun this week.  Don't worry, though... Jake is flying solo this week, and bringing you this week's historical anniversaries. Show notes:


 2017-07-17  11m

Episode 36: Boston in the Golden Age of Piracy, Part 2 (Jul 10, 2017)

In this episode, we continue our tale of Boston in the Golden Age of Piracy, picking up at the end of the War of The Spanish Succession.  We’ll learn about some of the most fearsome and notorious pirates in history, as well as one of the most ineffec ...


 2017-07-10  46m

Episode 35: The Boston Symphony Orchestra in World War I (Jul 3, 2017)

With a partial "Muslim Ban" in place, it's important to remember that vilifying "enemy aliens" is one of the darkest chapters of our nation's history.  A hundred years ago, Americans were all too willing to imprison or even deport their neighbors of ...


 2017-07-02  28m

Episode 34: Boston in the Golden Age of Piracy, part 1 (Jun 26, 2017)

Shiver me timbers! This is the first in a two-part series about Boston’s role in the Golden Age of Piracy, from 1650 to 1726. A few pirates set sail from our city, some preyed on the shipping coming in and out of our port, and even more met their e ...


 2017-06-26  39m

Episode 33: The Four Burials of Joseph Warren (June 19, 2017)

Dr. Joseph Warren was the greatest Patriot leader you've never heard of.  His many accomplishments led the royal governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, to remark that “The death of Joseph Warren is akin to the death of five hundred Patriots. ...


 2017-06-19  31m

Episode 32: The Gruesome Tale of the Giggler (June 12, 2017)

Everyone knows the story of the Boston Strangler. Fewer people know the tale of The Giggler, Boston’s lesser known serial killer. The victims fit no pattern, they were a young boy and girl, a grown man, and an old lady.  The Giggler would simply feel ...


 2017-06-12  25m

Episode 31: This Week in Boston History (Minisode May 29, 2017)

Your humble hosts weren't able to sit down together and record a full episode this week. However, we wouldn't want you to have to go a whole week without hearing from us. So here's a brief look at what happened this week in Boston history. Show ...


 2017-05-29  16m

Episode 30: Resurrection Men, a Brief History of Grave Robbing in Boston (May 22, 2017)

Boston, today a city rich with world-class hospitals and medical schools, has a long history of medical innovation. This week, we take a look at the characters who laid the foundation for these advancements - Resurrection Men. What founding father w ...


 2017-05-22  28m

Episode 29: Wonder Woman's Real Life Origin Story (May 15, 2017)

Wonder Woman debuted in a December 1941 issue of All Star Comics, just as the attack on Pearl Harbor was drawing the US into World War II. In the comics, Wonder Woman’s origin story said that she was born to a race of Amazon women from Paradise Isla ...


 2017-05-15  34m