By Aengus Anderson
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A podcast of place.
||CleanThe Great American Average||On Phoenix and the Modern American City||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchive Tucson||A brief montage of oral histories I have been recording for Special Collections at the University of Arizona Libraries.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrancisco Cantú||Francisco Cantu is an author and former US Border Patrol agent.||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatricia Preciado Martin||Patricia Preciado Martin is an author, oral historian, and speaker whose work has been invaluable in documenting and sharing stories of Mexican-Americans in Tucson.||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn the World of Tiny Trains||A visit to Tucson's Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum, a 6,000 square foot world of tiny trains and the men who run them.||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIsaac Kirkman||Isaac Kirkman is a writer and poet.||8/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Were the Hohokam?||Who Were the Hohokam?||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is a Place?||What is a place?||7/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEl Tucsonense||You can't launch a podcast called Tucsonense without tipping your hat to El Tucsonense, a Spanish-language newspaper that ran in Tucson from 1915 to 1962.||6/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is very well done and I am so looking forward to the next episode. The writing is so beautiful with poetic descriptions that there should be a transcript.
A must-listen for those who care about Tucson
I've always wondered why a city with as rich a culture and history as Tucson hasn't inspired more podcasts devoted to the region. Up until now I've had two go-to podcasts, "Arizona Spotlight" from Arizona Public Media and the recordings of Bill Buckmaster's KVOI show. With its first episode, Tucsonense has become the third must-listen on my list of podcasts essential for listeners who care about Tucson.
Host Aengus Anderson combines personal reflections on the region with solid interviews that add multiple perspectives. The first episode explores the origin of the podcast's title, and specifically the history of El Tucsonense, the Spanish-language newspaper that covered national and local news for many decades in the 20th century. Anderson found all the right people to interview about it: an archivist at the U of A library who works with the digitized issues, a descendant of the paper's founder, and the editor of La Estrella de Tucsón, the closest contemporary equivalent to the older paper. And with the help of his interviewees he tackles head-on the question of what it means for a non-Spanish-speaking podcaster to borrow a term with deep cultural roots as the name for the new show.
It's a great start and inspires confidence that the episodes that follow will deliver on the podcast's promise to investigate the sense of place in depth, as rooted in southern Arizona.