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Chicago History Podcast

From theater, music, sports, and architecture to true crime, disasters and the people behind it all, we discuss Chicago history and learn a little bit more about the greatest city in the world.

Recent Episodes

Jan. 22, 2022

Episode 412 - Lager Beer Riot of 1855, The

In 1855, when city policies in Chicago threatened to interfere with livelihood of German and Irish immigrant saloon owners and th…

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Jan. 15, 2022

Episode 411 - Bizarre Story of the Missing Wheaton Bible College Coup…

In 1988, two attractive young students attending a prominent suburban Chicago religious school disappeared, setting off a frenzie…

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Jan. 8, 2022

Episode 410 - Chicago's Skid Row Flophouse Fires

In the late 1940s and well into the 1950s, Chicago was plagued by fires that had one key thing in common – they took place at oft…

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Jan. 1, 2022

Episode 409 - Soldier Field

It is the venue by the lake that has hosted music concerts, religious events, civil rights protests, sports competitions, and muc…

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Dec. 25, 2021

Episode 408 - "Lakefront" with authors Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W…

It is without a doubt one of the most amazing urban-built waterfronts anywhere, and it is right here in Chicago. In their book La…

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Dec. 18, 2021

Episode 407 - Chicago's Saint - Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini

Her last name is well known around the city, but do you know the story behind Chicago's Saint, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini? Lis…

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