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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BONUS: Marathon Man, with Bill Rodgers

For Boston Marathon weekend, we're dropping a few of our favorite past episodes into the feed as bonuses. First up is our interview with a marathon legend. Bill “Boston Billy” Rodgers is a four-time winner of the Boston marathon, so we were excite ...


 2021-10-09  1h27m

episode 232: A Disappearance in Donegal

Arthur Kingsley Porter was a celebrity professor, who worked in the shadow of the Harvard secret court that purged the campus of gay students and faculty. He grew up in wealth and privilege, expecting to follow his brother into the family law firm, ...


 2021-09-27  53m

episode 231: POWs in the Boston Harbor Islands

Since the earliest days of the Bay Colony, prisoners of war have been held on the islands of Boston Harbor. This week, we’re sharing two classic stories of the Harbor Islands POWs from past episodes. One of them is about the Confederate prisoners w ...


 2021-09-13  1h20m

Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them, with Joe Bagley (episode 230)

Joe Bagley is the archaeologist for the city of Boston, and his new book Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them catalogs 50 of the oldest houses, stores, churches, and even lighthouses that still stand here in the Hub. In this episode, he ...


 2021-08-30  1h10m

He Takes Faces at the Lowest Rates (episode 229)

In 1773, an ad appeared in the Boston Gazette for a Black artist who was described as possessing an “extraordinary genius” for painting portraits. From this brief mention, we will explore the life of a gifted visual artist who was enslaved in Boston ...


 2021-08-16  42m

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 ...


 2021-08-02  53m

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 ...


 2021-07-19  1h2m

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 ...


 2021-07-05  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 ...


 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 ...


 2021-06-23  38m