11 episodes

Porchtales is a podcast by HumanitiesDC, Washington's humanities council, and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each season we work with a guest producer to focus on a historic or cultural topic and dig deeper to learn and celebrate the unique experiences that shape our fascinating city. Whether jogging by the capitol or driving along the California coast, Porchtales listeners get to experience DC through the eyes of those who make up the fabric of our nation's capital. Have an idea or a question, send us a note at programs@humanitiesdc.org

*Any views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of HumanitiesDC or the project’s funders.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Porchtales is a podcast by HumanitiesDC, Washington's humanities council, and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each season we work with a guest producer to focus on a historic or cultural topic and dig deeper to learn and celebrate the unique experiences that shape our fascinating city. Whether jogging by the capitol or driving along the California coast, Porchtales listeners get to experience DC through the eyes of those who make up the fabric of our nation's capital. Have an idea or a question, send us a note at programs@humanitiesdc.org

*Any views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of HumanitiesDC or the project’s funders.

    Lanier: The Park

    Lanier: The Park

    At the end of Lanier, there is a park that began as wilderness that was walked by Native Americans. Then it was farmed, and later became home to two burial grounds. In the 1960’s, neighbors took control of the land and made a park. We go to the park in this episode- to Walter Pierce Park.
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     Porchtales is produced by HumanitiesDC in partnership with history, culture and arts experts and doers in the District. If you would like to share your DC story, find out more about what we do, or help support our programs, visit us at HumanitiesDC.org, email us at info@wdchumanities.org, or follow us on social media @HumanitiesDC. This season is made possible due to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of HumanitiesDC or the project’s funders. 
     
    To learn more about the latest news and events, check out HumanitiesDC’s Events Calendar at https://humanitiesdc.org/events/ 

    • 30 min
    Lanier: Snake Hill

    Lanier: Snake Hill

    A kid on a bike can go places and discover a neighborhood. Pedaling slow and pushing fast, they have perfect balance and the thrill of floating free down a steep hill known as “Snake Hill.” They feel free and in control. Katie Davis shares stories of a Fix-a-Bicycle summer camp that started on Lanier in July 2000.
    Did you enjoy this episode of Lanier hosted by HumanitiesDC Presents Porchtales? Tell a friend about it! Make sure you’re subscribed so you can know about future episodes and consider leaving a review.  
     Porchtales is produced by HumanitiesDC in partnership with history, culture and arts experts and doers in the District. If you would like to share your DC story, find out more about what we do, or help support our programs, visit us at HumanitiesDC.org, email us at info@wdchumanities.org, or follow us on social media @HumanitiesDC. This season is made possible due to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of HumanitiesDC or the project’s funders. 
     
    To learn more about the latest news and events, check out HumanitiesDC’s Events Calendar at https://humanitiesdc.org/events/ 

    • 25 min
    Lanier: Bring It Home

    Lanier: Bring It Home

    People know who causes trouble on their block. Who goes to jail or prison. Some criminals though return to the scene of their crimes to try to undo. We follow the story of Bobby, as he tries to make things right by coaching a little league baseball team in Adams Morgan.
    Did you enjoy this episode of Lanier hosted by HumanitiesDC Presents Porchtales? Tell a friend about it! Make sure you’re subscribed so you can know about future episodes and consider leaving a review.  
     Porchtales is produced by HumanitiesDC in partnership with history, culture and arts experts and doers in the District. If you would like to share your DC story, find out more about what we do, or help support our programs, visit us at HumanitiesDC.org, email us at info@wdchumanities.org, or follow us on social media @HumanitiesDC. This season is made possible due to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of HumanitiesDC or the project’s funders. 
     
    To learn more about the latest news and events, check out HumanitiesDC’s Events Calendar at https://humanitiesdc.org/events/ 

    • 23 min
    Lanier: Mayor of Adams Morgan

    Lanier: Mayor of Adams Morgan

    A lot of people just walked by the man on his porch. Turns out that John, the porch sitter, was the thread that kept his block together. Neighbors called him the Mayor of Adams Morgan, and they knew he wouldn’t let things get out of hand on his street. Meet this unexpected hero.
    Did you enjoy this episode of Lanier hosted by HumanitiesDC Presents Porchtales? Tell a friend about it! Make sure you’re subscribed so you can know about future episodes and consider leaving a review.  
     Porchtales is produced by HumanitiesDC in partnership with history, culture and arts experts and doers in the District. If you would like to share your DC story, find out more about what we do, or help support our programs, visit us at HumanitiesDC.org, email us at info@wdchumanities.org, or follow us on social media @HumanitiesDC. This season is made possible due to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of HumanitiesDC or the project’s funders. 
     
    To learn more about the latest news and events, check out HumanitiesDC’s Events Calendar at https://humanitiesdc.org/events/ 

    • 23 min
    Lanier: The Corner Store

    Lanier: The Corner Store

    Katie Davis takes us on a walk she has taken hundreds of times. Down Lanier Place to a corner store in Adams Morgan. It’s been called Wayne’s, Mattie’s and the Kim’s and each era has different stories. Katie Davis collects history on the street she grew up on in Washington D.C.-- the street she still lives on. It's a familiar walk, and yet one that constantly brings new revelations and lessons. 
    Did you enjoy this episode of Lanier hosted by HumanitiesDC Presents Porchtales? Tell a friend about it! Make sure you’re subscribed so you can know about future episodes and consider leaving a review.  
     Porchtales is produced by HumanitiesDC in partnership with history, culture and arts experts and doers in the District. If you would like to share your DC story, find out more about what we do, or help support our programs, visit us at HumanitiesDC.org, email us at info@wdchumanities.org, or follow us on social media @HumanitiesDC. This season is made possible due to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of HumanitiesDC or the project’s funders. 
     
    To learn more about the latest news and events, check out HumanitiesDC’s Events Calendar at https://humanitiesdc.org/events/ 

    • 25 min
    The Disappearing of Sister Koko with Prof. D. Boose - Freedom Ain't Free

    The Disappearing of Sister Koko with Prof. D. Boose - Freedom Ain't Free

    What becomes of a life of Black freedom activism? In this final episode of the series, Sister Koko recounts the resolution of the firearm charges against her, details ongoing FBI surveillance, and explains her trajectory from SNCC and the Black Panther Party to Pan African and anti-Apartheid activism.

    • 33 min

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