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

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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 Episode 35: Wandering Brooklyn With Walt Whitman

    Flatbush + Main Episode 35: Wandering Brooklyn With Walt Whitman

    In Episode 35 of Flatbush + Main, we celebrate the 200th birthday of Brooklyn's bard, Walt Whitman. Whitman was a journalist, a poet, a lover, a wanderer, and a Brooklynite. We consider his experiences walking Brooklyn's streets and the inspiration he drew from the places and people he encountered.

    • 40 min
    Flatbush + Main Episode 34: Land and Labor in Agricultural Brooklyn

    Flatbush + Main Episode 34: Land and Labor in Agricultural Brooklyn

    In Episode 34 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss Brooklyn’s long farming history, and the complex interplay of power, land, and labor in Kings County.

     

    • 52 min
    Flatbush + Main Episode 33: Queer Coney Island

    Flatbush + Main Episode 33: Queer Coney Island

    In Episode 33 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia explore Coney Island's queer history.Guest Hugh Ryan joins Julie and Zaheer this episode. Hugh is the author of the new book, When Brooklyn Was Queer, and the co-curator, with Avram Finkelstein, of BHS's newest exhibition, On the (Queer) Waterfront.

    • 54 min
    Flatbush + Main Episode 32: Muslims in Brooklyn

    Flatbush + Main Episode 32: Muslims in Brooklyn

    In Episode 32 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia examine the history of Muslims in Brooklyn, drawing on BHS's groundbreaking public and oral history project that launched in 2017.

    • 40 min
    Flatbush + Main Episode 31: The Blackout of 1977

    Flatbush + Main Episode 31: The Blackout of 1977

    In Episode 31 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss the infamous Blackout of 1977, the economic and social context that led up to the event, its impact on many Brooklyn neighborhoods, and its enduring legacy.

    • 41 min
    Flatbush + Main Episode 30: Listening to Puerto Rican Brooklynites

    Flatbush + Main Episode 30: Listening to Puerto Rican Brooklynites

    In Episode 30 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss Brooklyn Historical Society's Puerto Rican Oral History Project (1973-1975), the institution's first oral history collection, which resulted in over 80 interviews with narrators born as early as the 1880s.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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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