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This week, we’re talking about Atlanta’s earliest surveyors and map makers. If you do enough historic research, you'll see the names of engineers and surveyors at the bottom of pla...

Franklin Garrett

Franklin Miller Garrett, Atlanta’s only, ever official historian, was born in 1906 and moved to Atlanta in 1914. You can’t “do” Atlanta history without running across Garrett’s nam...

The Crackers may sound familiar, but what about the Osceolas, Atlantans, Firecrackers, Windjammers, Deppens, Cubs and Panthers? This week, I’m talking about the parallel worlds of ...

1956 Sugar Bowl

The 1956 Sugar Bowl was played in New Orleans, LA, pitting the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets against the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. It was the first integrated bowl game in t...

For this Halloween, Liz Clappin (Tomb With A View) and I are are talking about Atlanta’s most prestigious funeral home, Spring Hill Mortuary, it’s creator, Hyatt Patterson, but als...

Numbers Game

The “numbers game” is a form of illegal gambling where the bettor attempts to pick three digits to match what will be chosen the next day. In Atlanta, we called it "playing the bug...

Atlanta Eagle - REPLAY

This weekend is Pride in Atlanta and while I would have loved a new episode, I couldn’t resist sharing one from two years ago this month, where I interviewed Charlie Paine and lear...

This week’s mini episode is all about Antoinette Farnsworth Drew, the little we know about her life, her artwork and the story of her unsolved murder. History is often unkind to wo...

Listener Q&A - Vol. 4

This month marks FOUR years of podcasting. Not to get too sappy, but this has been the most rewarding experience of my adult life - other than family related stuff, of course - and...

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