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The places we pass by every day, re-examined, one address at a time.

Latest Episodes

The History of a House in Four Mishaps

We walk past dozens of houses, every day, and never realize that the people who have occupied them over the years were chock full of hopes, dreams, tragedies, dramas. That the people who occupy them, now and then, are each the center of their own human drama. This is true of every single house, and this is true of every single person. It's good to be reminded. We so often don't see each other. And so this is the story of one house, as told through four mishaps, from the 1890s through the 1940s, with a reminder that every person, and every house, has context. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

72 min1 w ago
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The History of a House in Four Mishaps

The Sign Series: Flowers

The story of a Japanese American family, and a little something called vitreous marble (with a million flowers, a baby-judging contest, and some 1930s cops who learned yawara-jitsu on the off-chance they would stop beating people upside the head thrown in for good measure) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

72 minAUG 25
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The Sign Series: Flowers

That Time JFK Came to Town

People tend to remember that time John F. Kennedy paid a visit to Dallas in 1963. But that quick visit, the speeches he gave (and didn't give), the crowds, even the convertible shared with a state governor - all of that was par for the course for this particular president. He visited many towns in nearly the same way. But in March of 1962, when he visited Alameda, CA, it turns out he was gearing up for a slightly more memorable week. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

64 minJUL 17
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That Time JFK Came to Town

The Flu: Conclusion (Part 4 of 4)

Not all stories have happy endings. People die, people split up, kids don’t go to college after all, women’s social clubs come to a quiet end. The good news is that the flu pandemic ended, never to return…Oh wait. Nevermind. At least I met some nice people at a church. The conclusion of our four-part series on the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, Dr. Arthur Shirmer Hieronymus, and the Ladies Adelphian Hall. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

36 minJUN 24
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The Flu: Conclusion (Part 4 of 4)

The Flu: Arthur Shirmer Hieronymus (Part 3 of 4)

We like our heroes to be straight out of the comic books: flawless, noble, and generally great. But sometimes really good things are accomplished by people who are kind of jerks. Alameda was lucky enough to have one such jerk, at just the right time. Meet Arthur Shirmer Hieronymus, aka Motorcycle Mike, aka your favorite High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons, aka Alameda’s City Physician during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

35 minJUN 24
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The Flu: Arthur Shirmer Hieronymus (Part 3 of 4)

The Flu: A Sidenote about Masks (Part 2 of 4)

An extended sidenote episode about mask-wearing (and non-mask-wearing) in the Bay Area during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

32 minJUN 3
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The Flu: A Sidenote about Masks (Part 2 of 4)

The Flu: The Adelphian Club (Part 1 of 4)

A Hospital that Was Never Meant to be a Hospital. A women's clubhouse inadvertently becomes a hospital during the 1918 Spanish Flu. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

26 minMAY 20
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The Flu: The Adelphian Club (Part 1 of 4)

The Crash

A 1973 plane crash, at the former Tahoe Apartments, re-examined. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

36 minAPR 28
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The Crash

Spite House

Spite House re-examined. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

29 minAPR 13
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Spite House
the END

Latest Episodes

The History of a House in Four Mishaps

We walk past dozens of houses, every day, and never realize that the people who have occupied them over the years were chock full of hopes, dreams, tragedies, dramas. That the people who occupy them, now and then, are each the center of their own human drama. This is true of every single house, and this is true of every single person. It's good to be reminded. We so often don't see each other. And so this is the story of one house, as told through four mishaps, from the 1890s through the 1940s, with a reminder that every person, and every house, has context. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

72 min1 w ago
Comments
The History of a House in Four Mishaps

The Sign Series: Flowers

The story of a Japanese American family, and a little something called vitreous marble (with a million flowers, a baby-judging contest, and some 1930s cops who learned yawara-jitsu on the off-chance they would stop beating people upside the head thrown in for good measure) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

72 minAUG 25
Comments
The Sign Series: Flowers

That Time JFK Came to Town

People tend to remember that time John F. Kennedy paid a visit to Dallas in 1963. But that quick visit, the speeches he gave (and didn't give), the crowds, even the convertible shared with a state governor - all of that was par for the course for this particular president. He visited many towns in nearly the same way. But in March of 1962, when he visited Alameda, CA, it turns out he was gearing up for a slightly more memorable week. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

64 minJUL 17
Comments
That Time JFK Came to Town

The Flu: Conclusion (Part 4 of 4)

Not all stories have happy endings. People die, people split up, kids don’t go to college after all, women’s social clubs come to a quiet end. The good news is that the flu pandemic ended, never to return…Oh wait. Nevermind. At least I met some nice people at a church. The conclusion of our four-part series on the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, Dr. Arthur Shirmer Hieronymus, and the Ladies Adelphian Hall. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

36 minJUN 24
Comments
The Flu: Conclusion (Part 4 of 4)

The Flu: Arthur Shirmer Hieronymus (Part 3 of 4)

We like our heroes to be straight out of the comic books: flawless, noble, and generally great. But sometimes really good things are accomplished by people who are kind of jerks. Alameda was lucky enough to have one such jerk, at just the right time. Meet Arthur Shirmer Hieronymus, aka Motorcycle Mike, aka your favorite High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons, aka Alameda’s City Physician during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

35 minJUN 24
Comments
The Flu: Arthur Shirmer Hieronymus (Part 3 of 4)

The Flu: A Sidenote about Masks (Part 2 of 4)

An extended sidenote episode about mask-wearing (and non-mask-wearing) in the Bay Area during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

32 minJUN 3
Comments
The Flu: A Sidenote about Masks (Part 2 of 4)

The Flu: The Adelphian Club (Part 1 of 4)

A Hospital that Was Never Meant to be a Hospital. A women's clubhouse inadvertently becomes a hospital during the 1918 Spanish Flu. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

26 minMAY 20
Comments
The Flu: The Adelphian Club (Part 1 of 4)

The Crash

A 1973 plane crash, at the former Tahoe Apartments, re-examined. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

36 minAPR 28
Comments
The Crash

Spite House

Spite House re-examined. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

29 minAPR 13
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Spite House
the END
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