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.

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


Episode 5: Secret Nazis on Boston Harbor (Nov 27, 2016)

At the end of World War II, the Allied powers raced across Germany, competing to capture technology related to Nazi super-weapons and the scientists who developed them. The US military operated a secret program that located high-value scientists, sm ...


 2016-11-27  17m

Episode 4: The Thanksgiving minisode (Nov 20, 2016)

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! This week, we’re doing a mini-sode (miniature episode, get it?) on this week’s historical anniversaries, with a quick discussion of Boston’s first Thanksgiving. Enjoy! Show notes at:


 2016-11-20  6m

Episode 3: Slower than molasses (Nov 13, 2016)

When an industrial tank collapsed in Boston’s North End in 1919, a wave of molasses destroyed the surrounding neighborhood. 21 people were killed and at least 150 were injured, along with an untold number of horses. This tragedy is made all the wor ...


 2016-11-13  10m

Episode 2: How Cotton Mather saved Boston (Nov 6, 2016)

When smallpox threatened Boston in 1721, Cotton Mather was a leading advocate of inoculation. How did this influential Puritan, best known for his role in the Salem witch trials, become an advocate for scientific medicine? Listen to this week’s epi ...


 2016-11-06  17m

Episode 1: Remember remember the fifth of November (Oct 30, 2016)

How did early Boston “celebrate” on November 5th each year? By drinking, brawling, and burning effigies of the Pope, of course. That story, and all the important historic anniversaries for October 31 to November 6 in our debut episode. Show notes ...


 2016-10-30  15m

Episode 0: Welcome to HUB History!

Welcome to HUB History! We can't wait to share our favorite stories from Boston's long history. The first episode will air on October 30. In the meantime, visit to subscribe.


 2016-10-18  1m