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Flatbush + Main: A Podcast from Brooklyn Historical Society

Zaheer Ali & Julie Golia, Brooklyn Historical Society

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Flatbush + Main: A Podcast from Brooklyn Historical Society
Flatbush + Main: A Podcast from Brooklyn Historical Society

Flatbush + Main: A Podcast from Brooklyn Historical Society

Zaheer Ali & Julie Golia, Brooklyn Historical Society

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Flatbush + Main is a podcast dedicated to Brooklyn history. In each episode, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia, historians at Brooklyn Historical Society, talk to scholars and use archives and oral history to dive deep into Brooklyn’s past, tying it to the issues facing New Yorkers and Americans today.

Latest Episodes

Wandering Brooklyn with Walt Whitman

In Episode 35 of Flatbush + Main, we celebrate the 200th birthday of Brooklyn's bard, Walt Whitman. Whitman was a journalist, a poet, a lover, a wanderer, and a Brooklynite. We consider his experiences walking Brooklyn's streets and the inspiration he drew from the places and people he encountered.

40 MINJUN 18
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Wandering Brooklyn with Walt Whitman

Land and Labor in Agricultural Brooklyn

In Episode 34 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss Brooklyn’s long farming history, and the complex interplay of power, land, and labor in Kings County.

52 MINMAY 29
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Land and Labor in Agricultural Brooklyn

Queer Coney Island

In Episode 33 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia explore Coney Island's queer history.Guest Hugh Ryan joins Julie and Zaheer this episode. Hugh is the author of the new book, When Brooklyn Was Queer, and the co-curator, with Avram Finkelstein, of BHS's newest exhibition, On the (Queer) Waterfront.

54 MINAPR 5
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Queer Coney Island

Muslims in Brooklyn

In Episode 32 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia examine the history of Muslims in Brooklyn, drawing on BHS's groundbreaking public and oral history project that launched in 2017.

40 MINFEB 16
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Muslims in Brooklyn

The Blackout of 1977

In Episode 31 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss the infamous Blackout of 1977, the economic and social context that led up to the event, its impact on many Brooklyn neighborhoods, and its enduring legacy.

41 MINJAN 15
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The Blackout of 1977

Listening to Puerto Rican Brooklynites

In Episode 30 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss Brooklyn Historical Society's Puerto Rican Oral History Project (1973-1975), the institution's first oral history collection, which resulted in over 80 interviews with narrators born as early as the 1880s.

49 MIN2018 NOV 1
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Listening to Puerto Rican Brooklynites

Cholera in Brooklyn

In Episode 29 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, host Zaheer Ali and guest-host Erin Wuebker, fellow BHS historian, discuss the impact of cholera on Brooklyn, which led to the illness and death of thousands of residents in the 19th century.

61 MIN2018 SEP 28
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Cholera in Brooklyn

The New York City Draft Riots

In Episode 28 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss the impact on Brooklyn of the 1863 New York City draft riots, the largest domestic uprising in American history after the Civil War itself, resulting in the death of hundreds of Black New Yorkers. Zaheer and Julie consider the complex--and sometimes violent--racial dynamics that made Brooklyn a place of both refuge and danger for its Black residents during this perilous moment.

61 MIN2018 AUG 30
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The New York City Draft Riots

Factories in Brooklyn

In Episode 27 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia are joined by guest Joshua B. Freeman, author of Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World. They consider the impact of factories on Brooklyn's social and economic history, and discuss the experiences of factory workers that worked and lived in Brooklyn. For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main.

52 MIN2018 AUG 1
Comments
Factories in Brooklyn

The Police Killing of Arthur Miller Jr.

In Episode 26 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss the tragic 1978 killing of Crown Heights resident Arthur Miller Jr. by police, and consider his important legacy as a community leader, activist, and businessman. For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main.

51 MIN2018 JUN 13
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The Police Killing of Arthur Miller Jr.

Latest Episodes

Wandering Brooklyn with Walt Whitman

In Episode 35 of Flatbush + Main, we celebrate the 200th birthday of Brooklyn's bard, Walt Whitman. Whitman was a journalist, a poet, a lover, a wanderer, and a Brooklynite. We consider his experiences walking Brooklyn's streets and the inspiration he drew from the places and people he encountered.

40 MINJUN 18
Comments
Wandering Brooklyn with Walt Whitman

Land and Labor in Agricultural Brooklyn

In Episode 34 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss Brooklyn’s long farming history, and the complex interplay of power, land, and labor in Kings County.

52 MINMAY 29
Comments
Land and Labor in Agricultural Brooklyn

Queer Coney Island

In Episode 33 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia explore Coney Island's queer history.Guest Hugh Ryan joins Julie and Zaheer this episode. Hugh is the author of the new book, When Brooklyn Was Queer, and the co-curator, with Avram Finkelstein, of BHS's newest exhibition, On the (Queer) Waterfront.

54 MINAPR 5
Comments
Queer Coney Island

Muslims in Brooklyn

In Episode 32 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia examine the history of Muslims in Brooklyn, drawing on BHS's groundbreaking public and oral history project that launched in 2017.

40 MINFEB 16
Comments
Muslims in Brooklyn

The Blackout of 1977

In Episode 31 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss the infamous Blackout of 1977, the economic and social context that led up to the event, its impact on many Brooklyn neighborhoods, and its enduring legacy.

41 MINJAN 15
Comments
The Blackout of 1977

Listening to Puerto Rican Brooklynites

In Episode 30 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss Brooklyn Historical Society's Puerto Rican Oral History Project (1973-1975), the institution's first oral history collection, which resulted in over 80 interviews with narrators born as early as the 1880s.

49 MIN2018 NOV 1
Comments
Listening to Puerto Rican Brooklynites

Cholera in Brooklyn

In Episode 29 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, host Zaheer Ali and guest-host Erin Wuebker, fellow BHS historian, discuss the impact of cholera on Brooklyn, which led to the illness and death of thousands of residents in the 19th century.

61 MIN2018 SEP 28
Comments
Cholera in Brooklyn

The New York City Draft Riots

In Episode 28 of Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss the impact on Brooklyn of the 1863 New York City draft riots, the largest domestic uprising in American history after the Civil War itself, resulting in the death of hundreds of Black New Yorkers. Zaheer and Julie consider the complex--and sometimes violent--racial dynamics that made Brooklyn a place of both refuge and danger for its Black residents during this perilous moment.

61 MIN2018 AUG 30
Comments
The New York City Draft Riots

Factories in Brooklyn

In Episode 27 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia are joined by guest Joshua B. Freeman, author of Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World. They consider the impact of factories on Brooklyn's social and economic history, and discuss the experiences of factory workers that worked and lived in Brooklyn. For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main.

52 MIN2018 AUG 1
Comments
Factories in Brooklyn

The Police Killing of Arthur Miller Jr.

In Episode 26 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss the tragic 1978 killing of Crown Heights resident Arthur Miller Jr. by police, and consider his important legacy as a community leader, activist, and businessman. For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main.

51 MIN2018 JUN 13
Comments
The Police Killing of Arthur Miller Jr.
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