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A weekly history podcast about the people, places and events that shaped the city of Atlanta, GA.

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    • History
    • 4.9 • 289 Ratings

A weekly history podcast about the people, places and events that shaped the city of Atlanta, GA.

    “Loserville” (Interview w/ Clayton Trutor)

    “Loserville” (Interview w/ Clayton Trutor)

    This week I am sharing my interview with Clayton Trutor, author of "Loserville: How Professional Sports Remade Atlanta - And How Atlanta Remade Professional Sports", which is available on February 1st. We talked about why the South lacked professional sports teams, who and what changed that, the origin stories of the Braves, Hawks, Falcons, Flames and Chiefs and the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and Omni Complex.


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    • 31 min
    Ida Elliott (Mini)

    Ida Elliott (Mini)

    Ida Elliott was a young working class girl from Bellwood, today the area along Marietta Street, from 8th North Avenues. Mule-drawn trolleys came to the area in 1882, electric streetcars in 1894 and was annexed into Atlanta in 1897. 


    In 1896, a sensational news story landed the neighborhood on the front page of the local papers. Since so much of our history is always about the successful, the rich, the prominent, and it’s not often that we know about the lives of the poor, or working class, or just regular everyday people from Atlanta’s past. 


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    • 9 min
    Abortion

    Abortion

    This week, we’re talking about three people, Dr. Grafton Gardner, Dr. Rosa Monnish and Otis Lee, that performed abortions in Atlanta, from the 1880s through the 1940s. Who they were, where they lived and work and what consequences they paid for their advocacy. 


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    • 18 min
    Fernbank Forest (Mini)

    Fernbank Forest (Mini)

    Fernbank Forest is a 65-acre, old-growth forest with white oaks, tulip poplars, loblolly pines, American beech, different oaks, hickory and maples, some that are several hundred years old. This week, I'm talking about the land, the family that once owned it and the push to preserve it for future generations.


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    • 7 min
    Grove Park

    Grove Park

    This week, we're talking about Grove Park, which with the new Quarry Park and Microsoft headquarters announcement, has been thrusted into the headlines recently. Named for patent-medicine-magnet Edwin Grove, it was platted first as West Atlanta Park, then later Fortified Hills, before being known as Grove's Park. I am covering the earliest school building, churches, community theater and integration issues of the 50s. 


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    • 19 min
    Nancy Hanks Train (Mini)

    Nancy Hanks Train (Mini)

    In 2021, there was a lot of conversation about establishing high speed rail between Savannah and Atlanta, and, like everything else in Atlanta’s history, we’ve tried it before! The first time, 129 years ago and then again 74 years ago. So this week, we’re talking about the Nancy Hanks train (the original and II). 


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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
289 Ratings

289 Ratings

Bentina ,

History for everybody who loves Atlanta

I didn’t discover this podcast until episode 140 or so about a month ago. But have binge listened to them all and even supported on her Patreon site. I love my adopted home of Atlanta and have been craving something like this. This is perfect. Episodes are well done and just short enough to enjoy but long enough give a good picture of the subject matter. It truly leaves you wanting to know more. I see Atlanta so much differently and appreciate it more now that I know the history.

Sophia E Terranova ,

Loving these stories about my neighborhood &city!

Been binging this podcast since I discovered when someone shared an image on social media of a photo connected to my neighborhood on Poncey Highland! The host is a terrific story teller with interesting tidbits as well as cues for orienting yourself in your head about where and what she is talking about. Really enjoying this podcast! Thank you so much!

Lady in ga ,

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I love this. Great story telling,,, would ya do a podcast about Waffle House ..papa Joe .. also keep up the great work.

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