redlining-episode-2-660x357 A Brief History of Redlining, Part 2

Part two of this discussion of redlining explores the language that assessors used when making color-coded maps of neighborhoods in segregated cities. These maps were used to determine whether mortgage lending in those neighborhoods was desirable.

redlining-1-P-600x350 A Brief History of Redlining, Part 1

Redlining is a word used to describe a lot of different patterns of economic discrimination. But during the Great Depression, real estate-related discrimination included systemized grading of neighborhoods based on the races that lived there.

Jason-Merrill-P-600x350 A Historically Inspired Gentleman’s Wardrobe

Jason Merrill of Blackbird Finery joins Holly in the studio to talk about adopting the styles and accessories of yesteryear into modern wardrobes.

Macario_Garcia-P-600x350 Macario Garcia

Macario Garcia was a Mexican-born soldier who served in the U.S. military in WWII, earning a Medal of Honor and a Purple Heart. But after his homecoming as a hero, he was involved in an incident which launched a debate about racial discrimination.

Rinker-Buck-P-600x350 The Oregon Trail: An Interview With Rinker Buck

Author Rinker Buck's new book details the trip he and his brother Nick made along the Oregon Trail. Holly chatted with Buck about his journey, his writing and his love of history.

Lisztomania-P-600x350 Lisztomania

Franz Liszt was a pianist, a composer and a conductor, and basically the first rock star who drove fans into fits of swooning and screaming. Some fans even stole the detritus of his life (unfinished coffee, broken piano strings) to carry with them. Read the show notes here.

6-Impossible-2-600x350 Six More Impossible Episodes

These are six (more) subjects frequently requested by listeners, but that aren't really workable as stand-alone episodes for one reason or another. From Sybil Ludington to Elizabeth Bathory, you'll get a little about each of these six popular topics.

BlackHoleCalcutta-600x350 The Black Hole of Calcutta

In 1756, after a skirmish between the British East India Company and the nawab of Bengal, dozens of captives were put into a holding cell intended for only a few people overnight. Most of them didn't make it out alive.

MFA-P-600x350 Asia and the ‘New World’: An Interview with Dennis Carr

It's easy to think of globalization as a new invention, but it really has its roots in the 16th century. Museum of Fine Arts Boston curator Dennis Carr talks to us about Asian influences on art in the colonial Americas thanks to this global trade.

Emmy-Noether-P-600x350 Emmy Noether, Mathematics Trailblazer

In the early 20th century in Germany, Emmy Noether pursued a career in mathematics, despite many obstacles in her path. She became one of the most respected members of her field, and developed mathematical theory that's still important today.

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