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Since 2002, ----Your Maryland---- hosted by Ric Cottom, has presented little-known human interest stories from Maryland's past. Beginning with accused witches and the murderous career of John Dandy in the earliest days of the colony, through Morgan State's fabled ----Ten Bears---- in the 1970's, the show covers nearly four centuries of heroes, scoundrels, floods, fires, riots, plots, athletes (two-and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts. All of that color, suspense, and humor is part of your Maryland.

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Since 2002, ----Your Maryland---- hosted by Ric Cottom, has presented little-known human interest stories from Maryland's past. Beginning with accused witches and the murderous career of John Dandy in the earliest days of the colony, through Morgan State's fabled ----Ten Bears---- in the 1970's, the show covers nearly four centuries of heroes, scoundrels, floods, fires, riots, plots, athletes (two-and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts. All of that color, suspense, and humor is part of your Maryland.

    "John Brown"

    "John Brown"

    On December 2nd, 1859, abolitionist John Brown met his end at the gallows in Charlestown, Virginia. 

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    • 4 min
    "Thanksgiving"

    "Thanksgiving"

    On this edition of Your Maryland, we explore the truth behind the origins of the feast day we all celebrate as "Thanksgiving." 

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    • 4 min
    "The Orator"

    "The Orator"

    On November 19th, 1863, at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, one of America's greatest orators of the time, Edward Everett, gave a grand speech. But it was Abraham Lincoln’s brief address, consisting of only 272 words, which will be remembered forever.

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    • 4 min
    "Mary Garrett"

    "Mary Garrett"

    In 1893, Mary Garrett, daughter of B&O Railroad magnate John Work Garrett, uses her fortune to fund the nation's first co-educational medical school at Johns Hopkins. 

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    • 4 min
    "Witchcraft in Early Maryland"

    "Witchcraft in Early Maryland"

    Early settlers of Maryland were wary of (and not always kind to) those they suspected of practicing witchcraft. 

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    • 4 min
    "The Bear"

    "The Bear"

    Meshach Browning was an early backwoodsman, hunter, and explorer of the watersheds of the North Branch Potomac and Youghiogheny Rivers. His memoir is Forty-Four Years of the Life of a Hunter. He has been celebrated as Maryland's most famous frontier hunter.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Montgomery Harford ,

5 Stars

Great stories, great podcast.

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🔥 show.

Just simply delightful.

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Classy.

Very tightly written. Unsentimental but beautiful. Makes you want to go down the rabbithole and learn all the rest yourself. Thank you so much!

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