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Flatbush + Main Episode 13: A Year of Podcasting Brooklyn History

By Julie Golia

Posted on April 27, 2017

In Episode 13 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia celebrate the podcast’s first birthday by looking back on the year’s most memorable segments and guests.


02:38 – Histories and Ideas
18:20 – Into the Archives
33:57 – Voices of Brooklyn

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Segment 1: Histories and Ideas

Revisiting interviews from episodes one, three, six, and eleven, Zaheer and Julie reflect on a year of brilliant guests and engaging conversation. They discuss the challenges and the value of understanding our current time through the lens of the past.

Segment 2: Into the Archives

Julie and Zaheer return to their favorite segments on archives from episodes two, four, and seven. They consider the stories that can be gleaned from different kinds of historical documents, and consider the archives as both a repository and as a process.

Segment 3: Voices of Brooklyn

Through different oral history clips from episodes seven and eleven, Zaheer and Julie consider the inherent tensions in curating and analyzing oral histories for this segment of the podcast.

Segment 4: Endorsements

Julie endorsed “Bringing Truth Back: Reporting Facts in a Post-Truth Era,” a BHS program on May 2, 2017 at 6:30pm. A panel including Laura McGann, deputy managing editor of the Politics and Policy desk at Vox; Brian Stelter, Senior Media Correspondent for CNN and host of the network’s media analysis series Reliable Sources; Nicole Hemmer, political historian and author of Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics; and Sopan Deb, culture writer for the New York Times and former embedded reporter on the 2016 Republican presidential campaign discuss what it means to report the news in the age of “alternative facts.” Get tickets here.

Zaheer endorsed “Talking Privilege with Hari Kondabolu and Jordan Carlos,” a BHS program on May 9, 2017 at 7pm. Comedians Hari Kondabolu and Jordan Carlos tackle the tricky topic of privilege in an unmoderated, one-on-one conversation. Get tickets here.

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1 comment

  • Declan

    Posted on November 15, 2018

    Thanks for the blog. He is really good

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