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How do we understand the places we visit (and even the places we’ve never been)? As a shorthand, we use agreed-upon touchstones - famous places, famous people famous foods, and, of course, dreams. Dreamed-up people and dreamed-up places and dreamed-up things. This podcast looks at a culture's icons - real and imagined - to see what they say about the culture itself, as well as the outsiders who've elevated those icons above all others.

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    • 4.8, 24 Ratings

How do we understand the places we visit (and even the places we’ve never been)? As a shorthand, we use agreed-upon touchstones - famous places, famous people famous foods, and, of course, dreams. Dreamed-up people and dreamed-up places and dreamed-up things. This podcast looks at a culture's icons - real and imagined - to see what they say about the culture itself, as well as the outsiders who've elevated those icons above all others.

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4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

michmazz17 ,

Delightful...SUBSCRIBE NOW!

I found this podcast while searching through my suggested podcasts and then clicking 10 times over until seeing something that seemed interesting. IT WAS! Seriously. Charles’ story about the real history of Plymouth Rock told from a variety of perspectives was such an enjoyable hour of listening. I WANT MORE.

thoopy ,

Impeccable

Charles does an absolutely impeccable job with this amazing pod

pkondo ,

Impressive new (to me) podcast

I'm a newcomer to this podcast mainly because season 2 is focused on Boston. I listened to the first episode about the Citgo sign and the Boston Marathon. I only equated that Citgo sign with Fenway Park. I never realized it was such a big deal for marathon runners. Nor did I realize how big the Boston marathon was vs other major marathons. I can't get past the fact that this podcast is done by only one person. Really well-done.

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