35 episodes

Flatbush + Main is a podcast dedicated to Brooklyn history. In each episode, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia, historians at Brooklyn Historical Society, talk to scholars and use archives and oral history to dive deep into Brooklyn’s past, tying it to the issues facing New Yorkers and Americans today. Learn more at brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main. Email: flatbushandmain@brooklynhistory.org.

Flatbush + Main: A Podcast from Brooklyn Historical Society Zaheer Ali & Julie Golia, Brooklyn Historical Society

    • History
    • 4.8, 51 Ratings

Flatbush + Main is a podcast dedicated to Brooklyn history. In each episode, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia, historians at Brooklyn Historical Society, talk to scholars and use archives and oral history to dive deep into Brooklyn’s past, tying it to the issues facing New Yorkers and Americans today. Learn more at brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main. Email: flatbushandmain@brooklynhistory.org.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings
51 Ratings
SlopeSister ,

Behind the Borough

I like the way hosts Ali and Golia weave several themes together through a historical event or topic. The episode on the 19th-century Brooklyn Theater Fire brought the idea of a public tragedy, aid for victims, and how the classes were treated together, while also tying it in with the AIDS epidemic and other contemporary tragedies. My one and only negative comment is that I wish the hosts didn’t use the word “like” quite so much. Otherwise, thanks for this terrific podcast.

Code Name Dazzle ,

great local history

The diversity of subjects is so exciting!

JJRROMI ,

Unlistenable

Great idea to cover Brooklyn history. But after listening to a few of these I’m deleting it. Here’s why. Creaky y’all from both hosts. They sound like little kids trying to whine their parents into an ice cream treat. Very distracting! Also content write a script people. Meander on your own time, not your listeners! Check out The Bowery Boys and compare. We aren’t a captive audience and I for one can’t fugeddaboudit.

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