Places of Legend Podcast
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The Places of Legend podcast offers listeners a unique way of exploring out-of-the-way and overlooked places with surprising stories to tell. Our aim is to turn history inside out—to enchant forgotten places and to peel back the legends from places that we’ve all heard about. Our background is in archaeology, history, and cultural heritage as it is usually understood. But in Places of Legend we aim to upend the normal relationship between past, present, and future: with an ever-evolving series of stories about long-lost memories, unmasked misconceptions, and unexpected twists of fate that reveal the persistence of the past. We dig into the sensations that hint at that persistence -- from the skin-prickling tingle as we turn the corner on a certain street to the faint whiff of burnt sweetness in the air on an otherwise normal winter day to the rustle we hear as we try to fall asleep in an old hotel room. We believe that such sensations -- and the mysterious or spooky aura that such places often carry hint at an undercurrent of past memories and stories that are yearning to be told again. This podcast brings such stories back to the surface of our consciousness.
||CleanCase 4: The Tomb of the Voodoo Queen, New Orleans||Like a shapeshifter, ever-changing her imagined character and physical appearance, the spirit of Marie Laveau refuses to fade away. In New Orleans’s famously eerie St. Louis Cemetery #1, you may recognize a past that you have made for yourself.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 3: Great Molasses Flood, Boston||Gooey death and destruction is no laughing matter. Follow the tragic chain of events that led corporate greed for war profiteering to devastate a crowded immigrant neighborhood.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 2: Doomtown, Nevada Test Site||Within sight of the Vegas Strip, mushroom clouds rose high into the air. Enemy attack? Tragic accident? Just the Defense Department reassuring America that it could survive atomic war.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 1: Eldridge Hotel, Kansas||How did the spirit of a New England railroad man come to haunt a Kansas hotel? Join us in exploring a pioneer city where a forgotten battle over slavery can still be felt today.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|