Flatbush + Main: A Podcast from Brooklyn Historical Society

Flatbush + Main: A Podcast from Brooklyn Historical Society

Published by: Zaheer Ali & Julie Golia, Brooklyn Historical Society
37 Episodes | First Released: Apr 24 '16 | 🇺🇸
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Bazini1
Mar 18
Rating:   2
What?

In the Blackout of 1977 Podcast the podcasters defended the people of the Brooklyn for setting fires and looting stores. Never did they describe exactly who set the fires and what happened to the store owners after being looted and burned out. That is why the neighborhood declined. They praised opening a store with merchandise that was stolen. It was minutes of basically saying it was not the people who perpetrated the crimes against the neighborhood fault. I found this highly offensive and would no longer subscribe or listen to anymore podcasts. In a civilized society citizens must be held accountable and not forgiven for egregious acts against people,property,and their neighborhoods as the podcasters praised.

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SlopeSister
Dec 31 '18
Rating:   8
Behind the Borough

I like the way hosts Ali and Golia weave several themes together through a historical event or topic. The episode on the 19th-century Brooklyn Theater Fire brought the idea of a public tragedy, aid for victims, and how the classes were treated together, while also tying it in with the AIDS epidemic and other contemporary tragedies. My one and only negative comment is that I wish the hosts didn’t use the word “like” quite so much. Otherwise, thanks for this terrific podcast.

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Code Name Dazzle
Nov 20 '18
Rating:   10
great local history

The diversity of subjects is so exciting!

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JJRROMI
Nov 4 '18
Rating:   2
Unlistenable

Great idea to cover Brooklyn history. But after listening to a few of these I’m deleting it. Here’s why. Creaky y’all from both hosts. They sound like little kids trying to whine their parents into an ice cream treat. Very distracting! Also content write a script people. Meander on your own time, not your listeners! Check out The Bowery Boys and compare. We aren’t a captive audience and I for one can’t fugeddaboudit.

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Proff2008
Mar 6 '18
Rating:   10
High quality history podcast

Great facts with context and retrospective analysis. Excellent.

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adam.j.sh
Jan 7 '18
Rating:   10
Great!

Zaheer and Julie make their deep scholarship on Brooklyn's past accesible, relevant and entertaining. Really great!

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cardsharkinale
Dec 10 '17
Rating:   10
Cannot get enough.

This is the kind of talkie where you work you way backwards so you can catch every episode.

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Ran8722
Dec 8 '17
Rating:   10
Entertaining and packed with information

Julie and Zaheer bring life to Brooklyn’s past in an interesting and humorous way. Always excited for the next episode!

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Park Slope Colleague
Dec 1 '17
Rating:   10
History and Empathy

I love the way this episode connects historical events with more contemporary voices and the universal qualities of empathy, across centuries.

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XOH Project
Nov 1 '17
Rating:   10
stay in touch Bk

Knowing that I won't be in Brooklyn routinely anymore, I'm grateful I can continue counting on this podcast to keep me feeling and thinking about the county of Kings. And the extra blog posts really complete the package with sights for the sounds. Keep the vintage oral history in all its noisy splendor. Tape hiss adds character!

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Blydro
Aug 20 '17
Rating:   10
a really good podcast

didn't think I'd like but but then I listened to it and liked it

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