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Personally curated histories from hometowns around the globe.

Hometown History Shane Waters

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    • 5.0 • 490 Ratings

Personally curated histories from hometowns around the globe.

    Parker’s Cross Roads, TN

    Parker’s Cross Roads, TN

    I’d like to introduce one of my favorite voices among anyone I’ve ever interviewed.
    Parker's Crossroads, Tennessee is a small town of about 284 people, but it has a big history. This place factored in the life of one of the most controversial figures in all of American history, the Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forest, who would become the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan

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    • 30 min
    Parthenon

    Parthenon

    When you think of Ancient Greece, what images pop into your head?

    You probably think of the Olympics and philosophers like Plato and Socrates. You might think of stories like the Odyssey and the Iliad that you were forced to read in high school. And if you close your eyes and picture one Ancient Greek building, I would bet you are picturing the Parthenon, the iconic temple complex located on the high rocky hilltop overlooking the city of Athens. Surrounded by a towering ring of white marble pillars, this structure has become a picturesque symbol of Ancient Greece and, by extension, of Greek democracy.

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    • 21 min
    Sun Studio, Part 3

    Sun Studio, Part 3

    That’s the voice of Dewey Phillips hosting his radio show called “Red, Hot & Blue,” on WHBQ, a Memphis station. In the 1950s, more than 100,000 people listened to his primetime slot every day.

    If you couldn’t make out what Dewey was saying, don’t feel bad. I had to listen to it a few times myself. But for Memphians of that era, Dewey’s frantic and crazed cadence was just part of the experience.

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    • 16 min
    Sun Studio, Part 2

    Sun Studio, Part 2

    In 2015, musical artist Jack White paid $300,000 for a 78-rpm record at auction. The record was of Elvis Presley singing the songs “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.” It was the first record Elvis ever made.
    That $300,000 price tag is a far cry from the $4 that Elvis originally paid to make the record at Sun Studio, a place I visited recently.

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    • 25 min
    Sun Studio, Part 1

    Sun Studio, Part 1

    You’re hearing the song “Rocket 88,” widely considered to be the first rock and roll song ever recorded. It was recorded here, at Sun Studio, by Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats. The Delta Cats included Ike Turner, just one of the many legendary musicians to record here.

    Artists from many genres such as B.B. King, Roy Orbison, and Rufus Thomas all used Sun Studio. It was the home to one of the most legendary nights in music history when the Million Dollar Quartet – consisting of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis – recorded a spontaneous jam session.

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    • 18 min
    Fort Negley

    Fort Negley

    In December 1864, Confederate troops were moving toward Nashville with a plan. Union troops had occupied this southern city for the last two years, and Lieutenant General John Bell Hood wanted to take it back.

    Luckily, the Union army had prepared for this very moment by building a 180,000 square-foot fortress near downtown Nashville called Fort Negley

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
490 Ratings

490 Ratings

Little miss 313 ,

Former Michiganander

I love this podcast. Shane really captures my childhood, going on vacations to my grandmothers home in Isabella, in the U.P. Accurate! We camped on Isle Royale, too. Well done!

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