Hometown History

By Shane L. Waters

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Episodes: 139

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Welcome to Hometown History, where the forgotten past comes alive. Our mission? To unearth the hidden gems of history that do not make it into the textbooks. Whether it's a local legend that's been overlooked, a historical event that shaped a small town, or a mysterious occurrence lost in the annals of time, we dig deep to bring you the untold stories that deserve to be heard.

Tune in as we travel back in time, uncovering the history you thought you knew and introducing you to the stories you never knew existed. Let's rewrite history, one hometown at a time.


Episode Date
130: The Monkey Trial: A Nation Divided
Feb 26, 2024
129: The Leopold and Loeb Case
Feb 19, 2024
128: Hollywood Used to be in Florida
Feb 12, 2024
127: The Teapot Dome Scandal
Feb 05, 2024
126: Mystery from the Sky: The Kentucky Meat Shower
Jan 29, 2024
125: In the Shadow of Power: Edith Galt, the Secret President
Jan 22, 2024
124: The Two Faces of Hannah Duston: Heroine or Horror?
Jan 15, 2024
123: Secrets of the Met Museum, Part 02: Thievery at the Met
Jan 01, 2024
122: Secrets of the Met Museum, Part 01: The Humble First Home
Dec 18, 2023
121: Secrets from WW2, Part 03: The Woman Who Won WW2
Dec 04, 2023
120: Secrets From WW2, Part 02: Unveiling Project Sunshine
Nov 20, 2023
119: Secrets from WW2, Part 01: The Tale of the Night Witches
Nov 06, 2023
Holiday Crossover Special: Maze of Secrets
Nov 01, 2023
118: Glint in the Stream: North Carolina's Forgotten Gold Fever
Oct 09, 2023
117: The Lethal Cocktail: Prohibition and the Government's Poison Plot
Sep 25, 2023
116: Sweet Success: Milton S. Hershey's Legacy of Generosity
Sep 12, 2023
115: Vegas Beyond the Neon, Part 2: The Atomic Days of Las Vegas
Aug 28, 2023
114: Vegas Beyond the Neon, Part 1: Uncovering the Hometown History with Mark Hall-Patton
Aug 14, 2023
113: Hidden Splendors, Part 2: The Untold Stories of West Baden and French Lick
Jul 31, 2023
112: Hidden Splendors, Part 1: The West Baden Springs Hotel's Rise, Fall, and Resurgence
Jul 17, 2023
111: To The Stars: Gus Grissom and the Birth of NASA
Jul 10, 2023
110: Laughter and Legacy: Joe Lee's Journey from Clowning to Chronicling History
Jul 03, 2023
109: Ink and Memory: The Illustrated Life of Eva Kor
Jun 18, 2023
108: Candles Holocaust Museum, Part 2: Resilience
Jun 05, 2023
107: Candles Holocaust Museum, Part 1: Flames of Intolerance
May 22, 2023
Holiday Crossover Special: Deadly Devotion, Part 2: Motherhood and Mayhem
May 10, 2023
Holiday Crossover Special: Deadly Devotion, Part 1: Motherhood and Mayhem
May 09, 2023
106: Everglades Unconquered: The Miccosukee Tribe's Stand
Apr 24, 2023
105: Melodies on the Line: The Twin Towns of Country Music's Cradle
Apr 17, 2023
104: Palette of the Past: T.C. Steele and the House of the Singing Winds
Apr 10, 2023
Holiday Crossover Special: Deceptions & Resurrections, Part 2
Apr 04, 2023
Holiday Crossover Special: Deceptions & Resurrections, Part 1
Apr 03, 2023
103: Ripples of the Past: Panning for Gold in Washington
Mar 27, 2023
102: Inside Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Hall of Fame Museum
Mar 20, 2023
101: Abraham Lincoln's Boyhood Home, Part 2: The Stature of a President
Mar 13, 2023
100: Abraham Lincoln's Boyhood Home, Part 1: Whispers from the Past
Mar 06, 2023
99: From Dust Bowl to Triumph, Part 2: The Unbreakable Spirit of Lakeview
Feb 27, 2023
98: From Dust Bowl to Triumph, Part 1: The Unbreakable Spirit of Lakeview
Feb 21, 2023
97: Utopian Dreams, Part 3: The Rise and Fall of Utopian Communes
Feb 13, 2023
Holiday Crossover Special: My Bloody Valentine, Part 2
Feb 10, 2023
Holiday Crossover Special: My Bloody Valentine, Part 1
Feb 09, 2023
96: Utopian Dreams, Part 2: The Collective Life in New Harmony
Feb 06, 2023
95: Utopian Dreams, Part 1: The Communal Beginnings of New Harmony
Jan 30, 2023
94: At Our Doorstep: The 1826 Treaty of Paradise Spring
Jan 23, 2023
93: Echoes of the Beat Generation, Part 2: A Symphony of Rebellion
Jan 16, 2023
92: Echoes of the Beat Generation, Part 1: The Beat Museum Journey
Jan 09, 2023
91: Reno-Vated: Unveiling the Divorce Haven of America
Jan 02, 2023
90: The Haunting of The Conqueror: Hollywood’s Ill-Fated Epic
Dec 26, 2022
89: Beneath the Saloons: Unearthing Virginia City's Hidden Veins
Dec 19, 2022
88: Tsunamis and Timber: The Resilient History of Crescent City
Dec 11, 2022
87: The Pig War, Part 2: A Path Not Taken
Dec 05, 2022
86: The Pig War, Part 1: A Close Call in American History
Nov 28, 2022
85: Echoes of Desolation: Kerouac's North Cascades Retreat
Nov 21, 2022
84: Azure Depths: The Mysteries of Crater Lake National Park
Nov 14, 2022
83: Green Legacy, Reviving Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps
Nov 07, 2022
82: The Waters of Innovation: Lake Mead's Historical Voyage
Oct 31, 2022
Holiday Crossover Special: A Nightmare Before Halloween, Part 2
Oct 25, 2022
Holiday Crossover Special: A Nightmare Before Halloween, Part 1
Oct 24, 2022
81: Shadows and Light: The Cultural Oasis of Death Valley
Oct 17, 2022
80: Echoes in the Abyss: The Grand Canyon's American Tapestry
Oct 10, 2022
79: Sentinels of Time: The Redwoods' Environmental Epic
Oct 03, 2022
78: Yellowstone Reflections: Nature's Canvas and Humanity's Muse
Sep 26, 2022
77: Yosemite's Legacy: The Triumphs and Trials of an American Eden
Sep 19, 2022
Welcome to Hometown History
Sep 13, 2022
76: Exploring America's Treasures with More Than Just Parks
Sep 12, 2022
75: The Road to Freedom, Part 2: How to Save 2,000 People
Sep 05, 2022
74: The Road to Freedom, Part 1: Levi Coffin's Lifesaving Mission
Aug 29, 2022
73: The Hermitage, Part 2: The Contours of Jackson's America
Aug 23, 2022
72: The Hermitage, Part 1: Andrew Jackson's Ascent and The Cost of Ambition
Aug 15, 2022
71: Parker's Crossroads: Shadows and Echoes of Nathan Bedford Forrest
Aug 08, 2022
70: Nashville Parthenon: Echoes of Ancient Greece in Music City
Aug 01, 2022
69: Sun Studio, Part 3: Dewey Phillips and the Memphis Airwaves
Jul 25, 2022
68: Sun Studio, Part 2: Echoes of Elvis - The Million-Dollar Record
Jul 18, 2022
67: Sun Studio, Part 1: The Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll
Jul 11, 2022
66: The Civil War Story of Nashville's Fort Negley
Jul 04, 2022
65: Talking in Memphis: A Conversation with Historian Wayne Dowdy
Jun 27, 2022
64: French Family Murders, Part 4: The Hanging
Jun 20, 2022
63: French Family Murders, Part 3: The Trial
Jun 13, 2022
62: French Family Murders, Part 2: The Hubbards
Jun 06, 2022
61: French Family Murders, Part 1: The Frenches
May 30, 2022
60: The Inferno That History Forgot: The Peshtigo Fire Tragedy
May 23, 2022
59: Upper Peninsula, Part 8: Pictured Rocks - A Palette of Nature's Best
May 16, 2022
58: Upper Peninsula, Part 7: The Depths of History
May 09, 2022
57: Upper Peninsula, Part 6: A Legacy Cast in Copper
May 02, 2022
56: Upper Peninsula, Part 5: The Guardian of Phoenix
Apr 25, 2022
55: Upper Peninsula, Part 4: Echoes of Gregoryville
Apr 18, 2022
54: Upper Peninsula, Part 3: Copper Country's Rich Veins
Apr 11, 2022
53: Upper Peninsula, Part 2: Bridging History & Engineering
Apr 04, 2022
52: Upper Peninsula, Part 1: America's Future Refuge?
Mar 28, 2022
51: Alcatraz East: A Trove of Criminal Lore in the Smokies
Mar 14, 2022
50: Biltmore Estate: America's Grand Manor
Feb 28, 2022
49: The Cherokee, Part 2: Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Feb 14, 2022
48: The Cherokee, Part 1: Promises on Paper
Jan 30, 2022
47: Oak Ridge, Part 2: Echoes of a Prophetic Vision
Jan 18, 2022
46: Oak Ridge, Part 1: Whispers of the Atomic Future
Jan 03, 2022
45: Lepa Radić: The Unyielding Spirit of Resistance
Dec 13, 2021
44: The Indiana Bell Building: Moving 11,000 Tons of History
Dec 06, 2021
43: Belle Boyd: Whispered Secrets of the Civil War
Nov 29, 2021
41: Invisible Networks: The Hunt for the Friends of Dorothy
Nov 08, 2021
40: The Confederate Chameleon: The Elizabeth Van Lew Story
Nov 01, 2021
39: Buried Alive: The Hammond Horror
Oct 25, 2021
38: Whispers from the Tower: The Mystery of the Princes
Oct 18, 2021
37: Hoops and Hope: Bill Russell's Memorable Visit to Marion, Indiana
Oct 12, 2021
36: Hat Havoc: Unraveling the Straw Hat Riots of 1922
Oct 04, 2021
35: The Speech That Fell Flat: A Presidential Flop
Sep 27, 2021
34: The Battle of Ball's Bluff: Major Henry Livermore Abbott's Final Stand
Sep 20, 2021
33: The Courtroom Tragedy: Monica Seles' Near-Fatal Match
Sep 13, 2021
32: Alexandria: The Cradle of American Greatness
Sep 06, 2021
31: Echoes of Conflict: The Overlooked Skirmish of the Marshall House
Aug 23, 2021
30: Tragedy at Calumet: The Italian Hall Disaster of 1913
Aug 09, 2021
29: Friedrich Wilhelm I's Obsession: The Potsdam Giants
Jul 19, 2021
28: Madam C.J. Walker, Part 2: Pioneering Philanthropy and Activism
Jul 13, 2021
27: Madam C.J. Walker, Part 1: Trailblazer of American Enterprise
Jun 21, 2021
26: Robert Smalls: From Enslavement to Heroism
Jun 14, 2021
25: Dispelling Myths: The 'Dumb Blonde' Stereotype Examined
Jun 07, 2021
24: Dear H.H. Holmes, Part 2: Almeda Huiet, A Forgotten Prelude
May 17, 2021
23: Dear H.H. Holmes, Part 1: The Forgotten November Tragedy
May 10, 2021
22: Black Like Me: The Complex History of Blackface
May 03, 2021
21: Monopoly: The Game of Stolen Identity
Apr 19, 2021
20: The Cadaver Synod: The Trial of a Dead Pope
Apr 12, 2021
19: Lincoln's Haven: The Springfield Home of America's Beloved President
Apr 05, 2021
18: The Greatest April Fools' Day Hoaxes in History
Mar 29, 2021
17: Liberty's First Crisis: The Amendment that Shaped a Nation
Mar 22, 2021
16: Feathers of Controversy: Franklin's Take on America's Bird
Mar 15, 2021
15: Two-Party Ties: Unraveling Political History
Mar 08, 2021
14: Blasts from the Past: The Black Powder Explosions of 19th Century Wilmington
Mar 01, 2021
13: Misfits in History, Part 5: Hetty Green - The Witch of Wall Street
Feb 15, 2021
12: Misfits in History, Part 4: Diogenes - The Cynic of Sinope
Feb 02, 2021
11: Misfits in History, Part 3: George Dibbern - The Sea's Philospher
Jan 15, 2021
10: Misfits in History, Part 2: Tarrare - The Insatiable Appetite of History
Dec 15, 2020
9: Misfits in History, Part 1: Emperor Norton - San Francisco's Imperial Enigma
Dec 01, 2020
8: Islands of Michigan, Part 6: Belle Isle - Detroit's Urban Oasis
Nov 15, 2020
7: Islands of Michigan, Part 5: The Manitou Islands - Whispers from the Dunes
Nov 02, 2020
6: Islands of Michigan, Part 4: Mackinac Island - A Historical Crossroads
Sep 30, 2020
5: Islands of Michigan, Part 3: The Fox Islands and the Children of the Snow
Sep 15, 2020
4: Islands of Michigan, Part 2: High Island and the House of Virgins
Sep 01, 2020
3: Islands of Michigan, Part 1: Beaver Island and the Last American King
Aug 10, 2020
2: The Real Dorothy & The Wizard of Oz: A Tale of Tragedy Behind the Tale of Wonder
Jul 01, 2020
1: The First Electrically Lighted City: Wabash’s Illuminating Moment in History
May 01, 2018