The Boghouse

By Matt and Melissa Dunphy

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Matt and Melissa Dunphy buy a magic theater from a pedophile, discover treasure, and become accidental amateur archaeologists.

Episode Date
Episode 26: Stuff the British Threw Down the Hole

From the 103 South Privy: Tankards, kookpots, bones, pipes, bowls and more

Mar 06, 2022
Episode 25: Passing time in a pandemic with old buildings, new jobs, and an extended privy dig

Melissa and Matt emerge from the pandemic, sell their house, and dig a privy.

Feb 10, 2022
Episode 24: Following Ennion Williams around Massachusetts

Melissa and Matt visit Boston and Salem for a concert but end up in a Boghouse inspired whirlwind tour of lesser known Revolutionary War locations

Dec 24, 2019
Episode 23: Annapolis, Kent Island, and Benjamin Mifflin

The first Boghouse travel show, in which Matt and Melissa accidentally journey to historical destinations in Maryland

Nov 14, 2019
Episode 22: Jed Levin Interview, pt 2

The second half of Matt and Melissa's interview veteran archaeologist Jed Levin about the president's house dig in Philadelphia

Oct 17, 2019
Episode 21: Another conversation with a real archaeologist, pt 1

Matt and Melissa interview veteran archaeologist Jed Levin about his work on the slave quarters at the president's house in Philadelphia

Oct 03, 2019
Episode 20: New Developments

Melissa goes full archaeologist at Dish Camp, Matt goes to an art gala in the World Trade Center

Sep 06, 2019
Episode 19: Q and A

Melissa and Matt answer listener questions

May 28, 2019
Episode 18: The Privy Diggers (part 2)

Matt and Melissa continue their conversation with Tom and Michael, then share a first-hand privy digging experience

May 17, 2019
Episode 17: The Privy Diggers (part 1)

Michael Frechette and Tom Salvatore have a fireside chat with Matt and Melissa Dunphy

May 06, 2019
Episode 16: Construction with Larry

Contractor Larry Alice joins Matt and Melissa to chat about post-privy-digging construction

Apr 29, 2019
Episode 15: Intermission

When a planned interview falls through, Matt and Melissa give a quick State of the Podcast

Apr 22, 2019
Episode 14: Conversation with a real archaeologist

Historical archaeologist and materials specialist Debbie Miller talks about her experience in the field

Apr 15, 2019
Episode 13: Murder and Mayhem in the Messuages

Stories of true crime in 19th century Philadelphia's Tenderloin district.

Apr 08, 2019
Episode 12: Supplement to Antoine Probst

A dramatic reading of The Life, Confession, and Atrocious Crimes of Antoine Probst.

Apr 07, 2019
Episode 11: The Atrocious Crimes of Antoine Probst

Antoine Probst, America's first true crime media sensation, drank lager right under I-95 after committing mass murder.

Apr 01, 2019
Episode 10: Quakers and Slavery

As Daniel Williams sells 103 Callowhill Street, it becomes apparent he is behind the curve on Quaker attitudes towards slavery.

Mar 25, 2019
Episode 09: War and Ennion

Continuing the story of Daniel Williams and his son Ennion during the Revolutionary War.

Mar 18, 2019
Episode 08: Introducing Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams: baker, merchant, man about town, and owner of 103 Callowhill Street.

Mar 11, 2019
Episode 07: Mifflin and Carpenter

Exploring the quirks of two colonials who first developed 103 Callowhill Street.

Feb 25, 2019
Episode 06: Hannah Callowhill

The Boghouse becomes a history podcast: first subject, Hannah Callowhill Penn.

Feb 18, 2019
Episode 05: Ceramics in America

Melissa and Matt get a visit from experts in the field of ceramics, and learn more about what they've found.

Feb 10, 2019
Episode 04: Dig

Melissa and Matt unearth old pottery, and make a strong effort to stop unearthing old pottery.

Feb 03, 2019
Episode 03: Demolition

Melissa and Matt tear down walls and make surprising discoveries.

Jan 27, 2019
Episode 02: Money

Melissa and Matt are frustrated by architects and banks. Will they prevail?

Jan 27, 2019
Episode 01: Introduction

Melissa and Matt consider investing in a live/work space and discover a real estate listing for a theater with a sordid past.

Jan 27, 2019