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A podcast dedicated exploring Kansas City's fascinating history and to sharing stories from its rich past. Homegrown KC is a podcast written and produced by Laura Darnell. I love history and wanted to share my passion with others, especially my passion for local history which is so rarely taught in schools. Every episode will delve into a person, place, or event from Kansas City’s multi-hued historical narrative. Be sure to listen and subscribe, rate and review. For more information you can visit my website: https://homegrownkc.wordpress.com/. I am also on Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, and Twitter as Homegrown KC. You can also find me on Audea. Go to https://audea.io/, create a free account, and then search for and subscribe to Homegrown KC. Patreon Subscribers will receive exclusive access to bonus interviews with other local historians, a shoutout on the show, and an item from Homegrown_KC_Store valued at $5 or less. ​Support the podcast: subscribe to Patreon or Redcircle: https://www.patreon.com/homegrownkc. Or you can simply give a one time donation at https://redcircle.com/shows/homegrownkc. Subscribers will receive exclusive access to bonus interviews with other local historians, a shoutout on the show, and an item from Homegrown_KC_Store valued at $5 or less. ​Visit https://www.zazzle.com/store/homegrown_kc_store for some cool swag like hats, shirts, beer glasses, and tote bags, all featuring the show's awesome hand-drawn logo, created by my sister-in-law, Sarah McCombs.

A podcast dedicated exploring Kansas City's fascinating history and to sharing stories from its rich past. Homegrown KC is a podcast written and produced by Laura Darnell. I love history and wanted to share my passion with others, especially my passion for local history which is so rarely taught in schools. Every episode will delve into a person, place, or event from Kansas City’s multi-hued historical narrative. Be sure to listen and subscribe, rate and review. For more information you can visit my website: https://homegrownkc.wordpress.com/. I am also on Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, and Twitter as Homegrown KC. You can also find me on Audea. Go to https://audea.io/, create a free account, and then search for and subscribe to Homegrown KC. Patreon Subscribers will receive exclusive access to bonus interviews with other local historians, a shoutout on the show, and an item from Homegrown_KC_Store valued at $5 or less. ​Support the podcast: subscribe to Patreon or Redcircle: https://www.patreon.com/homegrownkc. Or you can simply give a one time donation at https://redcircle.com/shows/homegrownkc. Subscribers will receive exclusive access to bonus interviews with other local historians, a shoutout on the show, and an item from Homegrown_KC_Store valued at $5 or less. ​Visit https://www.zazzle.com/store/homegrown_kc_store for some cool swag like hats, shirts, beer glasses, and tote bags, all featuring the show's awesome hand-drawn logo, created by my sister-in-law, Sarah McCombs.

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A podcast dedicated exploring Kansas City's fascinating history and to sharing stories from its rich past. Homegrown KC is a podcast written and produced by Laura Darnell. I love history and wanted to share my passion with others, especially my passion for local history which is so rarely taught in schools. Every episode will delve into a person, place, or event from Kansas City’s multi-hued historical narrative. Be sure to listen and subscribe, rate and review. For more information you can visit my website: https://homegrownkc.wordpress.com/. I am also on Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, and Twitter as Homegrown KC. You can also find me on Audea. Go to https://audea.io/, create a free account, and then search for and subscribe to Homegrown KC. Patreon Subscribers will receive exclusive access to bonus interviews with other local historians, a shoutout on the show, and an item from Homegrown_KC_Store valued at $5 or less. ​Support the podcast: subscribe to Patreon or Redcircle: https://www.patreon.com/homegrownkc. Or you can simply give a one time donation at https://redcircle.com/shows/homegrownkc. Subscribers will receive exclusive access to bonus interviews with other local historians, a shoutout on the show, and an item from Homegrown_KC_Store valued at $5 or less. ​Visit https://www.zazzle.com/store/homegrown_kc_store for some cool swag like hats, shirts, beer glasses, and tote bags, all featuring the show's awesome hand-drawn logo, created by my sister-in-law, Sarah McCombs.

Twitter:

@HomegrownKC

Language:

English


Episodes

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art part 2

7/18/2021
How the Nelson family estates and the Atkins estate came together to create a single art museum, and the initial planning and design of the museum. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:31:15

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art part 1

6/28/2021
The biographies of Mary Atkins, William Rockhill Nelson, Ida Nelson, Laura Nelson Kirkwood, and Irwin Kirkwood. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:37:46

The Country Club Plaza part 2

5/30/2021
The History of the Plaza from the 1950s to today. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:31:43

The Country Club Plaza part 1

5/30/2021
The history of the Country Club Plaza from 1920-1950. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:37:28

J. C. Nichols

4/12/2021
The biography of Jesse Clyde Nichols, real estate mogul of KC in the early 20th century. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:33:34

Missouri Valley Special Collections

4/6/2021
Interview with Matt Reeves, Education and Outreach Librarian in the Missouri Valley Special Collections of the Kansas City Public Library. We discuss historical interests, local history, and the role the Special Collection plays in preserving and sharing local history. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:01:05:17

The Western Auto Building part 2

3/14/2021
The history of the Western Auto Building in KC from the 1950s to present. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:32:24

The Western Auto Building part 1

3/1/2021
The history of the Western Auto Building from its creation in 1915 to 1951, and its close history to the founder of the Coca-Cola. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:37:15

The Plaza Lights

12/1/2020
Christmas Joy in Kansas City in 2020 Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:27:52

Legacy of the Confederacy Part 1

10/26/2020
This episode briefly examines the history of the KKK in KC in the 1920s and lynching in KC. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:25:53

Legacy of the Confederacy Part 2

10/26/2020
This episode focuses on memorialization of the Confederacy and its symbols. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:31:21

Civil Rights and Strife

10/21/2020
A brief examination of two stories from the Civil Rights Period in Kansas City: the desegregation of the Swope Park Swimming Pool and riots following the death of MLK. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:36:32

A City Divided

10/5/2020
We all know what the Troost Divide is, but do you know how it came to be? This new series will focus on stories related to racism and Civil Rights in KC. This episode will focus on the history of Redlining and other racist housing practices in KC's history. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:34:12

Madam Annie Chambers

8/9/2020
Queen of the Redlight District in the early 1900s Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:34:22

Pendergast Saga Part 5

8/9/2020
The end is come. Pendergast goes to prison and the Machine collapses. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:37:07

Pendergast Saga Part 4

7/27/2020
Pendergast's reign begins to crumble... Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:25:24

Pendergast Saga Part 3

6/23/2020
Pendergast’s unchecked and surging power in KC and the nation lasted until 1932. But everything changed in KC with the onset of the Great Depression. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:33:49

Pendergast Saga Part 2

5/4/2020
With Tom Pendergast stepping into Big Jim’s shoes as Alderman of the First Ward, he is continuing his predecessor’s practice of supporting and defending the downtrodden while introducing his own methodologies and stratagems to build and empire and become “King of Kansas City, Emperor of Missouri”.[1] [1] https://pendergastkc.org/collection/10553/shsmo-c0004-f04307-0001/ghosts-heart-america/34645 Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:36:39

Pendergast Saga Part 1

3/31/2020
Boss Tom was once the most powerful man in Kansas City and one of the most powerful in America. This is his origin story... Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:31:37

Prohibition

3/2/2020
Prohibition lasted from 1920 to 1933. Kansas City was known as a wide-open town during that time, meaning alcohol was still readily available. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/homegrownkc/exclusive-content

Duration:00:29:42