The Detroit History Podcast
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Welcome to the Detroit History Podcast. We’ll mine this city’s history, telling the story through this town’s cultural, social, political, musical and automotive heritage. Our chosen tool is the podcast. During our first season we’ll hear what the Detroit Symphony Orchestra sounded like in the 1920s, when it rose to national prominence under Ossip Gabrilowitsch. We’ll sit in on a confrontation between a congressional committee and a young labor organizer, Coleman Young. Our inaugural podcast: The Beatles’ two visits to Detroit in 1964 and 1966. You’ll hear the screams as the Fab Four took the stage at Olympia Stadium. A new Detroit History Podcast episode—as diverse as the Motor City itself—will take the stage every two weeks.
||ExplicitEpisode 10- The 1968 World Champion Detroit Tigers||In the season finale of The Detroit History Podcast, we partnered with The Detroit Historical Museum to talk about the 1968 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Detroit Tigers had Denny McLain, with his 31 victories..||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9- The Birth And Growth Of Detroit Techno||If Detroit was a sound, what would that sound be? Although some would say Motown, others say that sound would be Techno music. In this episode of The Detroit History Podcast we explain the birth of Techno in the 1980s, why its popular around the world..||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8- The History Of Arab Immigration In Dearborn||Metro Detroit boasts the largest local concentration of Arabs in North America, many of which settled in Dearborn. We trace that migration back more than a century. We follow how Ford's $5 day brought many immigrants here, to how chaos in the Middle...||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7- The Election And Downfall Of Jerome Cavanagh||In this episode of The Detroit History Podcast, we unravel the election and downfall of Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh and how he was one of the first mayors to engage Detroit's African-American community. We also discuss how the 1967 Detroit civil...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6- They Bleed The Same As I Do, The Detroit Red Wings In The 1950s||The Detroit Red Wings in the 1950s were authentic fire on ice, racking up four Stanley Cups in six years. The team gave birth to "The Production Line" and the first woman team president of a major sports franchise, Marguerite Norris. An historic...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5- Detroit Crashes, The Motor City During The Great Depression||It was one of the city's darkest moments and the panic would shortly spread across the country. Michigan Governor William Comstock closed Detroit's banks on Valentine's Day, 1933. Henry Ford was asked to bail out the banks, Ford said he thought the...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4- Scratch Glass and Turn Blue: The Making of The Ghoul||This job no longer exists: the television horror movie host. They were local celebrities, and pillars of local pop culture. Here in Detroit, we had Sir Graves Ghastly and Morgus, among others. In our upcoming episode, The Detroit History...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3- It's Just The Kind Of Thing Detroit Could Do||This edition of the Detroit History Podcast tells the story of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's amazing leap in the 1920s, from B-list band to Carnegie Hall in 10 years. Conductor Ossip Gabrilowitsch directed the effort..The players in this drama...||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2- You Have Me Mixed Up With a Stool Pigeon, Sir||In this episode of The Detroit History Podcast, we hear a rare recording of a confrontation between Coleman A. Young and a congressional committee in 1952. Many people pleaded their Fifth Amendment rights when the House of Un-American Activities...||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1- When The Beatles Came to Detroit||When The Beatles came to Detroit||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Love the show and content, unfortunately they aren’t posted very often. Usually one show every two or three weeks. To infrequent to keep me interested.
Loved the “Ghoul” podcast especially.
I was born in the sixties and some of my fondest TV memories include watching “The Ghoul”. I miss the local origin shows and hearing the origin of the show was very interesting! Thanks.
Can’t wait for more podcasts!
I really enjoyed all the podcasts.