Hometown History

Hometown History

Personally curated histories from hometowns around America. Join Shane Waters as he travels to places of forgotten historical significance and shares these hometown stories with listeners. Like his visit to the Cherokee Nation in Cherokee, North Carolina where he interviewed the Cherokee at The Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Or when he traveled to The Biltmore Estate, the largest home in America, to share the time when some of the nation’s most prized artwork was hidden within their walls to protect them from the Nazi’s.

We all love hearing the unknown stories of the places we visit when planning a trip - like the Redwoods National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, or Sun Studio. But what about Parker's Cross Roads, Tennessee? Or the Island in Michigan where the only American King ruled? But if you also enjoy traveling vicariously then this is also a podcast for you.

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Award-Wining Podcast, new episodes weekly.

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Check out Shane’s true crime podcast Foul Play: Crime Series.  (https://link.chtbl.com/foulplay)

Recent Episodes

86: Pig War / San Juan National Historic Park, Part 1

Nov. 28, 2022

Have you ever had a fight with a family member over something stupid? Better yet, have you ever had that fight, only to realize it wasn’t so stupid after all? That behind that excuse for a fight was a real fight just waiting…

85: The North Cascades National Park

Nov. 21, 2022

After writing "On The Road," and before it was published, Jack Kerouac spent a long summer on Desolation Peak in what is now the North Cascades National Park. We'll be hearing from Kerouac and also our favorite Ranger, Jim B…

84: Crater Lake National Park

Nov. 14, 2022

Before we explore Crater Lake National Park, I’d like to share a few pieces of general advice. I hope this series has inspired you to see more of our national parks, so I asked Jim and Will from More Than Just Parks to offer…

83: Bring Back the Civilian Conservation Corps

Nov. 7, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps was founded by Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, and operated for roughly a decade until the program was ended in 1942. In this episode, Jim and Will Pattiz, from More Than Just Parks , explain why …

Our Team Presents: The Peripheral

Nov. 2, 2022

If you enjoy Hometown History, I suggest listening to another podcast our team creates called The Peripheral. Join host Justin Evans with a guest as they talk about some of their darkest and most cringe worthy moments in lif…

82: Lake Mead, America's First National Recreational Area

Oct. 31, 2022

If you're looking to learn about the history of the Lake Mead National Recreational Area and what to expect if you go, this will be an episode you won't want to miss. Ad-free episodes are available on our Apple Premium Chann…