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Matt and Melissa Dunphy buy a magic theater from a pedophile, discover treasure, and become accidental amateur archaeologists.

The Boghouse Matt and Melissa Dunphy

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 119 Ratings

Matt and Melissa Dunphy buy a magic theater from a pedophile, discover treasure, and become accidental amateur archaeologists.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Jilly S. ,

theatre artist

This is an amazing perpetual russian nesting doll of a podcast. Matt and Melissa Dunphy open up tangent after tangent of local Philly lore and history, American-revolution-era archaeology, dramatic interpretations of Colonial Americans, adventures in performing arts entrepreneurship and so much more. I had heard of what they found at the Callowhill property through the grapevine here in Philly, and when I tuned in, I did not expect so many parts of this story to delve into so many different areas. It's like Antiques Roadshow meets an HGTV renovation show meets mystery/murder thriller.
What I love best about this podcast are Matt and Melissa's ability to contextualize the stories they've researched and find equivalent takeaways in modern day circumstances. Every person they reference feels real, and not like a passive academic account obscured by a 300-year old timeline. Things come full circle in surprising ways. Even with all of the lore that has preceded the Hannah Callowhill Stage, I can't wait to see what this property will become, and what stories we will see in the years ahead.

Tricoloredduck ,

Engrossing

I think this might be my favorite podcast ever. The storytelling just draws you in. Their collective sense of humor and the way they play off of each other is just fantastic. I found this podcast when they had five maybe six episodes in the can. I binged those then I devoured tho other episodes the day they came available. Their laughter is infectious and I crave more. They are on hiatus now and I’m waiting with bated breath. I can’t wait for more episodes. More please Miss and kind Sir.

bdcmagic ,

Oh my god!

I performed in that theater! I’m giving this 5 stars based on the description alone. I can’t wait to listen to this podcast!

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