Found in Philadelphia

Found in Philadelphia

Latest Episodes

NEW Mini Episode No. 17 – Philadelphia Blue Stockings: Women and Baseball in the 19th Century
June 27, 2023

A 144-year old hotel register from Springfield, Ohio, sends us on the trail of the fly-by-night Philadelphia Blue Stockings. The pursuit will take us through

REBROADCAST Episode No. 4 – The Fight for Philly’s Streetcars
April 25, 2023

Were rebroadcasting this earlier episode about the Black communitys fight to integrate Phillys streetcars in the years following the Civil War 1865-1871. This story fits

Episode No. 16 – Civil War Flows through Philly Streets
March 28, 2023

Philadelphia, like the rest of the nation, was poorly prepared for war. When the Civil War broke out, the cobbled-together city became a key part

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