Episode 6: The First Boston Revolution (Dec 4, 2016)12/04/16
Early one April morning, Boston rose up in revolt, overthrowing the widely hated royal governor. A provincial militia surrounded the city, while the Royal Navy backed British authorities. But this wasn't Lexington or Concord. This was the 1689 revolt...
Episode 5: Secret Nazis on Boston Harbor (Nov 27, 2016)
At the end of World War II, the Allied powers raced across Germany, competing to capture technology related to Nazi super-weapons and the scientists who developed them. The US military operated a secret program that located high-value scientists,...
Episode 3: Slower than molasses (Nov 13, 2016)
When an industrial tank collapsed in Boston’s North End in 1919, a wave of molasses destroyed the surrounding neighborhood. 21 people were killed and at least 150 were injured, along with an untold number of horses. This tragedy is made all the worse...
Episode 2: How Cotton Mather saved Boston (Nov 6, 2016)
When smallpox threatened Boston in 1721, Cotton Mather was a leading advocate of inoculation. How did this influential Puritan, best known for his role in the Salem witch trials, become an advocate for scientific medicine? Listen to this week’s...
Episode 1: Remember remember the fifth of November (Oct...
How did early Boston “celebrate” on November 5th each year? By drinking, brawling, and burning effigies of the Pope, of course. That story, and all the important historic anniversaries for October 31 to November 6 in our debut episode. Show notes at...
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