Found in Philadelphia

Found in Philadelphia

Latest Episodes

Episode No. 15 – Streetcars Seize the Streets
February 28, 2023

In a remarkably short period of time, the newly consolidated city of Philadelphia was covered in rails. These rails ushered in a transit revolution: the

Episode No. 14 – Violence in the Streets: The Origins of our Modern City
December 06, 2022

What kind of city did Philadelphia want to be? There were lots of different opinions in the 1840s and 1850s, but everyone agreed: it did

Episode No. 13 – Steam, Steam (kind of) Revolution: Philly Streets in the 1830s and 40s
October 18, 2022

This episode is all about change and disruption. Early factories were changing the way Philadelphia worked, and it wasnt pretty. Dismal conditions brought workers together

Episode No. 12 – Philly Streets in the Early Republic
June 27, 2022

Life overflowed onto the streets of Philadelphia in the Early Republic. The streets were intensely social spaces, but could also be extremely dangerous. As the

Episode No. 11 – The American Revolution on Philly’s Streets
June 06, 2022

The United States of America was street tested in Philly. From the chaos of the American Revolution, to its role as the national capital of

Episode No. 10 – Philly Streets in the 1700s
May 23, 2022

Philadelphia in the 1700s is a tale of two cities. The city is innovative and forward thinking about improving public spaces. But the city is

Episode No. 9 – A Guide to Why Streets Matter, plus Philly’s Early Streets
May 09, 2022

Streets are our most basic, and fundamental, public spaces. Cities cant work without them. But we tend to take them for granted. The everyday-ness of

Episode No. 8 – History of the Street… Coming soon!
May 02, 2022

At long last the Found in Philadelphia podcast is back with a new series about the history of Phillys streets. Its been a pandemic. But

Episode No. 7 – Women and the Centennial
January 13, 2021

Women are organizing to fund raise for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, a moment when our city and our nation will be at the

Episode No. 6 – Philadelphia Public Schools and Caroline Le Count: Part 2
November 24, 2020

Philadelphia, 1867. A 21-year-old Black woman was recently appointed principal of a new public school on a small alley in the Seventh Ward. This woman