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Hometown History

Shane L. Waters

Welcome to Hometown History, where the forgotten past comes alive. Our mission? To unearth the hidden gems of history that do not make it into the textbooks. Whether it's a local legend that's been overlooked, a historical event that shaped a small town, or a mysterious occurrence lost in the annals of time, we dig deep to bring you the untold stories that deserve to be heard. more

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In this Hometown History episode, we explore the transformative Fatty Arbuckle scandal of the 1920s, which led to a critical examination of movie censorship. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's rise from adversity to comedy stardom and his subsequent fall foll... more

4 days ago

In this episode of Hometown History, we explore the legacy of Charles Brush, a pioneering inventor whose contributions predate even Edison's lightbulb. Brush's work with arc lighting and dynamos in the late 19th century brought electric light to city... more

11 days ago

In today's Hometown History episode, we explore the true essence of May Day, an emblem of workers' rights and social justice, born from the strife of the late 19th-century Industrial Revolution. Workers faced daunting challenges: grueling hours, meag... more

18 days ago

In this episode of Hometown History, we unravel the enigma of The Philadelphia Experiment, a story shrouded in mystery and conspiracy against the backdrop of World War II. At the center is the USS Eldridge, alleged to possess invisibility amidst a to... more

25 days ago


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4.7 out of 5 stars from 384 ratings
  • Poor writing

    Interesting topics but there’s a decisive lack of narrative flow. I don’t mind the host’s speaking style but the writing comes off as either AI generated or completely unreviewed. Flat narration makes this worse. Some episodes are nonsensical, jumping timelines and going from speculation and grandiose statements that don’t fit the preceding sections, back into the narrative without context or cues if this makes sense. Wish they would put some effort into better writing or hire someone to actuall... more

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    I wish I knew music
    United States2 months ago
  • Always looking forward to the next episode!

    I find this podcast so interesting and entertaining!

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    United States2 months ago
  • Was initially excited

    Flat narration, mispronounced and incorrect words, didn’t hold my attention. I tried but just couldn’t finish.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • The content is well researched, but…

    I love the content. It’s well researched and detailed. My problem is that the host doesn’t take as much care in properly pronouncing the words he wrote. Once the word “escape” was mispronounced numerous times in an episode, I stopped it and unfollowed.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • great

    i love hearing history about other parts of the united states. i loved hearing about H.H Holmes and the alcatraz episode. such a great narrative. cant wait to hear more. keep up the great work. more

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    Savannah Marchione
    United States2 months ago

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