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

96: New Harmony, Part 2

Feb. 6, 2023

Today Jennifer Greene from the University of Southern Indiana is back with us. Jennifer is going to give us a little more insight on New Harmony, The Harmonist, and there way of life. Episode 2 of 3. Find us on all podcastin…

95: New Harmony, Part 1

Jan. 30, 2023

I'm talking with Jennifer Greene today about one of my favorite hometowns in all of America - New Harmony, Indiana. New Harmony was founded by a religious commune nearly 200 years ago and despite the fact that only 700 peopl…

94: Paradise Spring

Jan. 23, 2023

Long time listeners will know that we’ve been all over the country finding stories - from Florida to Washington State, from Texas to Minneapolis. All this time, there’s been one at the end of our street - literally at the en…

93: Our Visit to the Beat Museum, Part 02

Jan. 16, 2023

Last episode we sat down with Brandon at the Beat Museum in San Francisco to learn more about the Beat Movement and the way it forever changed the way Americans have thought about not only literature but life itself. This ep…

92: Our Visit to the Beat Museum, Part 01

Jan. 9, 2023

In High School I read Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road, like everybody else. So, when we were in San Francisco this past spring we stopped at the Beat Museum downtown, to learn more about the movement Kerouac helped found a …

91: Reno, Nevada: Divorce Mills and Lost Cities

Jan. 2, 2023

After our episode on “the Conqueror’s Curse,” we invited Richard Moreno back to the studio to talk more about the history of the city of Reno. One of the reasons I invited Richard back was to help introduce us to the real Re…