37 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, 58 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
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Code Name Dazzle ,

great local history

The diversity of subjects is so exciting!

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.

Proff2008 ,

High quality history podcast

Great facts with context and retrospective analysis. Excellent.

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