Season 2: Episode Nine: The Sultana Disaster: Part 1

If you were to mention the word “Titanic” to a random stranger today, and asked them to tell you what that word means to them, there’s a very high chance that you would get one of the following responses from them…  That Celine Dion song that was overplayed to death...“I’m the king of the world”“Paint … Continue reading Season 2: Episode Nine: The Sultana Disaster: Part 1

Season 2: Episode Eight: Memphis Hoodoo & St. Paul’s Spiritual Holy Temple

Since it’s spooky season, I thought we could talk a little about a Memphis urban legend… What do you think is one of the most well known urban legends? I’d probably say, Voodoo Village.  That’s exactly what I was thinking. And I think pretty much everyone who grew up here or has lived here for … Continue reading Season 2: Episode Eight: Memphis Hoodoo & St. Paul’s Spiritual Holy Temple

Season 2: Episode Four: History of Memphis Breweries

Most Memphians will agree on one fact about their home city. Memphis has great tasting water. The water supply in Memphis comes from natural reservoirs hundreds of feet below the ground, and most of that water lies in sand aquifers that sit between layers of clay. The sand acts as a natural filter, slowly removing … Continue reading Season 2: Episode Four: History of Memphis Breweries

Episode Eight: Clara Conway & the Clara Conway Institute

Clara Conway was born in New Orleans, LA, August 14, 1844, to poor Irish immigrants, Margaret Riordan Conway and Thomas Conway, who came to America in the early 19th century. (I’ve read she came to Memphis in 1846, that she was brought to Memphis in 1855 when her parents died, but also that she simply … Continue reading Episode Eight: Clara Conway & the Clara Conway Institute