Flatbush + Main: A Podcast from Brooklyn Historical Society
About This Show
Flatbush + Main is a podcast dedicated to Brooklyn history. In each episode, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia, historians at Brooklyn Historical Society, talk to scholars and use archives and oral history to dive deep into Brooklyn’s past, tying it to the issues facing New Yorkers and Americans today.
Most Recent Episode
Flatbush + Main Episode 19: The Brooklyn Theatre Fire
In Episode 19 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia examine an important but long-forgotten tragedy in Brooklyn's past: the Brooklyn Theatre Fire of 1876, and discuss the Gilded Age, municipal reform, class relations, the culture of leisure, and the politics of memory in the 19th century - and today. For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main.