PreserveCast is where the past and present meet to discuss how history impacts today – and tomorrow. Hosted by Nick Redding of Preservation Maryland.
Expertly Weaving History and Food Together with Christina Tkacik
Christina Tkacik has spent her career telling important stories – and has a talent for weaving history and food together as the dining reporter for the Baltimore Sun. From crabcakes to sno-balls to log cabins, Christina is doing her part to preserve our past in the pages of the Baltimore Sun and is serving up a tasty helping on this week’s PreserveCast.
[RE-RELEASE] Illuminating Southern Appalachian History At Foxfire Museum
Foxfire is the bioluminescence created by some species of fungi present in decaying wood. It is a wonderfully evocative word selected by a teacher and student over 50 years ago to be the title for their new project to document life in the southern Appalachians.
[RE-RELEASE] Elevating Authentic Stories from the Underground Railroad
On this week’s re-release of PreserveCast, we’re heading back to the brackish marshes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore to talk Tubman, slavery, and freedom.
Law, Policy & the Preservation of Place with Biden Nominee Sara Bronin
Sara Bronin has spent her career exploring, researching, and publishing on the intersection of law, policy, and preservation. Today, as the preservation community grapples with the challenges of equity, climate and inclusionary zoning – Sara’s research and expertise is filling an important role. Bronin was recently nominated by the Biden administration to chair the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and will have an opportunity to shape preservation policy at a seminal moment – a perfect guest for this week’s PreserveCast.
Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin & the Art of War
A two-time Pulitzer Prize winning artist, Bill Mauldin’s cartoons embodied the spirit of the infantryman during World War II before turning his critical pen to those in the political sphere. On this week’s PreserveCast, we’re talking with James Brundage, the curator of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library to explore the preservation of this unique art and how Mauldin’s message still resonates. I’ve personally always loved the art of Bill Mauldin – it’s honest, real and sometimes even a little cheeky. In many ways, the art has come to define the GI of World War II and colors our memory of that conflict. That’s why when the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, long-time friends of the podcast, approached us about their new exhibit, I felt it was a story perfect for PreserveCast.
[RE-RELEASE] The Role Models We Need: Architect Barbie
We all need role models – and we need to see ourselves represented – whether in film, print . . . or in Mattel’s iconic Barbie.Today’s guest, Despina Stratigakos, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence at the University at Buffalo, is a writer, historian, and professor. She is the author of three books that explore the intersections of power and architecture. Her most recent book, Where Are the Women Architects? confronts the challenges women face in the architectural profession.
A little bit of something for everyone
I initially subscribed to this podcast to better inform myself on preservation practices and issues in the US. Much to my delight, it covers that and so much more! This podcast does a great job of interviewing individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise and identifying subject matter that appeals to a variety of interests, proving that historic preservation is about more than just saving a building. Keep the episodes coming!
Interesting Perspectives on Historic Preservation
This podcast has greatly expanded its coverage to across the continent and from differing perspectives many of which are no traditional and show the avenues to inclusivity and progress in the field.
I learn something new every episode!
A great podcast for those interested in historical preservation and even if you’re not, it’s still worth listening to!