Memphis Type History: The Podcast
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Small bits of rumor, lore, stories, and signage from Memphis, TN brought to your earbuds weekly. Join partners in time Caitlin L. Horton, author of Memphis Type History, and Rebecca Phillips, the artist behind Memphis Type Illustrated, as they tell each other stories from Memphis history, interview interesting people about Memphis history, and more.
||CleanZines 101 with Erica Qualy||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca has a conversation with Erica S. Qualy to learn all about the art of zines. What are they? What is the purpose? Can anyone make their own? We answer those questions and more for your enlighte||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarring Elvis with Sheena and Savannah||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca meets Sheena and Savannah, two spectacular ladies of Graceland, who currently run a Podcast series entitled "Starring Elvis." Whether you're an Elvis fan or not, learning about the movies the||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTGI Fridays||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca tells Caitlin about how TGI Friday's is where people meeting at bars basically originated. You'll learn the story of how Memphis made it a franchise, and how without TGI Friday's, Caitlin may||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Rundown on Memphis Wrestling||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca gets educated on the art of wrestling and learns why Memphis is rich in this particular history. We hear from Adam Pritchard, a devoted wrestling fan who visits Memphis in hopes of encounteri||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMemphis Mansions||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we look at the history behind a few Memphis mansions. Hear from Caitlin about Ashlar Hall's many lives and the history behind the Woodruff Fontaine House. Then hear Rebecca tell a little history and||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMemphis BBQ Part 1: A General History with Brian Crenshaw||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca seeks out the history of barbecue instead of just eating it. In this first part of what will become a series of Memphis BBQ stories, we hear from Brian Crenshaw, a gentleman who has spent a g||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Shadier Side of Memphis with Neil Cameron||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin connects with Neil Cameron of Strickly Elvis UK to talk about Elvis... no not actually...instead more of the shadier side of Memphis that has nothing to do with Elvis. Hear Caitlin and Neil f||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMemphis History in Bozwell + Lily||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca meets with Ben Fulfer, the man behind Bozwell + Lily, to talk about his journey and decision on starting this company. He tells us the thoughtful process behind what items he chooses to sell,||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New Madrid Fault Line||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca reveals to Caitlin her recent paranoia of the New Madrid fault line and the seriousness of "the big one" for Memphis should it ever occur. But there's good new! Well... at least for those ove||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding A Place in History with Julie Mccullough||Support this show via Patreon and get bonus content like our weekly blooper reel, digital wallpaper featuring Rebecca's artwork, t-shirts, signed books, and more! In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin chats with Julie McCullough||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClarence Saunders: The Man Behind Piggly Wiggly||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca meets with Caroline Mitchell Carrico at the Pink Palace to learn the insane story of the man who started Piggly Wiggly and the concept of grocery stores as we know them today. Hear how he lo||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Fallout In China||After Rebecca told the story of the USA's most famous fallout shelter, Caitlin wanted to dig up what these shelters looked like on her side of the world. This bonus episode tells you about what fallout shelters are like in Shanghai and a particular fas||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLadies Night Part Two||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin and Rebecca each pick a new favorite lady who left an impact in Memphis history to talk about. Turns out, they both picked musicians! Elizabeth Lizzie Douglas (aka Memphis Minnie) First||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWDIA: USA's First Black Radio Station||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin talks about WDIA, the first all-Black radio station in the U.S.A. We learn about how the transformation of this station into all-black programming and on-air talent exposed some of the best l||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Memphis Red Sox||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin talks about the Memphis Red Sox and you'll get to hear our best sports announcer voices as we talk about the prominence of the team in the city and it's eventual decline. The Negro League||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Church: The South's First Black Millionaire||This week, Caitlin and Rebecca start a new series for Black History Month. In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca talks about a particular man who invested so much in Memphis, not only did he become recognized as the south's fir||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGhost Signs with Devin Greaney||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin chats wtih Devin Greaney, Memphis’ very own ghost sign hunter. Sit back and relax because after this episode you’ll want to look up a bit more when you’re out and about! A ghost sign is||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurviving the Bomb: Memphis' Famous Fallout Shelter||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we talk about something that has come up more lately than many of us would've expected: fallout shelters. Learn about Memphis' history of one particular famous safe place and how it drew criticism fr||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Memphis Mafia||For full show notes go to memphistypehistory.com/mafia||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnion & Madison with Storyboard Memphis||In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin chats with Mark Fleischer, the man behind Storyboard Memphis. We talk most about Union and Madison Avenues, so that makes this show another good ol' piece of Memphis street history for ya!||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I love listening to Caitlin and Rebecca! They're so fun and funny, and informative!
Interesting info about Memphis. Being in two different cities and time zones - Memphis and Shanghai - could be a challenge but they are making it work well. I look forward to more stories and conversations.
Slow, local love
Type nerds, Southern belles, and armchair travellers will all love this behind the scenes look at Memphis places, people, and signs.