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A new podcast series about the people who built the rainbow, created space and held their own! Discover the artists and activists, performers and politicians and the pivotal moments that impacted how Queers live today. Featuring: Greg Malone of CBC's CODCO, Jane Rule with Linda Morra (PhD), Sex Garage, Small Town Prides, Hot Chocolate by Claudy Philius, author and AIDS historian Sarah Schulman, ACT UP MTL founders Blane Charles and Michael Hendricks, Montreal's 'Park of Hope' AIDS memorial, ...
 
Oral histories of Myanmar - life stories; some starting as far back as the late 1920’s.From my years of involvement in Myanmar I have become aware of the increasing scarcity of the generation of Myanma citizens who were born during the colonial period and have lived through the tumultuous years since that time. For me, these men and women are "national treasures" whose experience, perseverance and wisdom gained during their long lives will be lost unless we capture their stories in some way. ...
 
This is a series of recordings that took place at the Lee County Public Library between a group of Senior Citizens, twice a month (second and fourth Tuesdays of the month), regarding our towns histories and cultures. This meeting started in April 2017 and is still continuing today! So come on out and lets talk about our community and its origins!
 
Interested in what it's like to be born in the middle of a Yellowstone winter or raised in the heart of Yosemite Valley? Curious about the inner workings of parks or how people establish careers with the National Park Service? Hear firsthand accounts from former and current National Park Service employees that celebrate the history of our national parks and the role they've played in lives around the world. Thanks to the Association of National Park Rangers Oral History Project for making ma ...
 
Through a mix of interviews with LGBTQ community members, academics, and students, find out why Newark's LGBTQ history matters and how public history projects can combat queer erasure. This podcast is an offshoot of the Queer Newark Oral History Project, a community-driven endeavor supported by Rutgers University-Newark that collects and preserves the life stories of LGBTQ and gender nonconforming individuals in the city of Newark, New Jersey.
 
The Players’ Tribune is the first content platform created, curated and controlled by athletes, providing unique insight into the daily sports conversation. Founded by Derek Jeter, The Players’ Tribune publishes first-person content from athletes, bringing fans closer than ever to the games they love. The Players Tribune Oral History Podcast Series will take fans inside the journey of some of the most historic moments in sports, told by the players that played it and lived it.
 
These oral history interviews, conducted by Georgina Ferry, capture the stories of pioneering women at the forefront of research, teaching and service provision for computing in Oxford, 1950s-1990s. Themes throughout the interviews include career opportunities, gender splits in computing, the origins and development of computing teaching and research in Oxford, as well as development of the University of Oxford's Computing Service and the commercial software house the Numerical Algorithms Gr ...
 
In the late 1970s Dr James Gleeson AO, Australia’s leading surrealist painter, interviewed 98 Australian artists in their studios to discuss their works that had been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia. As an artist, curator, writer and administrator, Gleeson brought a unique perspective to these conversations. The recorded interviews form the basis of a significant resource on Australian visual arts. The recordings are accompanied by 2000 reference photographs of the artworks and ...
 
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This week’s guest, Dave Coker, was shopping at the original Tower Records location in Sacramento when he was 10 years old. When he started working at the Tower Broadway store in 1968, the San Francisco Tower store had just opened and soon the world of music retail would open itself up to Coker Dave. Going to College and doing Military service while…
 
This self-made black queen has one of the most fascinating origine stories you've ever heard. "Barbada de Barbades" has been exciting drag and comedy show audiences across Quebec for nearly two decades. She co-hosts Call me Mother across Canada on OUTtv, is always booked for drag story hour and is currently popping up in online French advertising o…
 
This special guest episode is from Revisionist History, Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast about things misunderstood and overlooked. Gladwell does a deep dive into the ’90s sitcom “Will and Grace,” which was quietly revolutionary in changing our collective beliefs around gay people and marriage equality. The episode also looks at how television’s ability …
 
This week’s guest has an extensive music retail resume. Prior to working at Tower Records Sharon Vitro worked for Record Town, a New England music retailer for six years. She ran stores in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts before quitting over a ridiculous corporate policy. The next day Sharon was working at Tower Records on 360 Newbury S…
 
If you had to bet which employee of Tower Records had visited the Playboy Mansion the most, who would you bet on? Russ Solomon? Robert Stapleton? Stan Goman? Robert Stapleton? Bob Feterl? If I could place an actual wager on this bet in Vegas, I’d take my life savings and bet it was Robert Stapleton. But I’d be very wrong and very poor. Clint Johns …
 
“He was the most important factor in any type of music education I had” says this week’s guest Kevin Cassidy in reference to his father. Kevin grew up on the streets of Philadelphia and pretty quickly grew into a jazz-loving, doo-wop appreciating, Beatles album buying, James Brown revering pre-teen and teenager. As a teenager Kevin quickly found a …
 
“It was all music, all the time” is the way our guest this week, Wendy Powell, describes growing up in a family where her father was a musician traveling around the country playing in a variety of bands and styles. That love of all things music led to Wendy working at Tower Records in Stockton, CA. Her first meeting with her boss from the future, S…
 
“I don’t think I ever recovered from Tower going away” Zev Feldman tells us towards the end of this episode. If you worked at Tower Records on the East Coast, you most certainly worked with Zev Feldman. Starting as a salesman for Polygram Distribution, young Zev covered Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. A visit from Zev Feldman…
 
With significant assistance from Professor John Ingleson and Dr Ian Black (then both at the University of New South Wales) I published the first edition of A Short History of South East Asia in the late 1990s. The current 6th edition was published in 2017 by Wiley and, if you are interested, is available for purchase on all the major ebook sites. T…
 
With significant assistance from Professor John Ingleson and Dr Ian Black (then both at the University of New South Wales) I published the first edition of A Short History of South East Asia in the late 1990s. The current 6th edition was published in 2017 by Wiley and, if you are interested, is available for purchase on all the major ebook sites. T…
 
You’ve gotten the call to go to Japan and run Tower Records Asian Operations…now what? In part two of our podcast interview with Keith Cahoon, he takes us through his journey navigating the record business in a place that originally didn't want Tower Records to succeed. In fact, initially, many of the major Japanese record companies would not sell …
 
With significant assistance from Professor John Ingleson and Dr Ian Black (then both at the University of New South Wales) I published the first edition of A Short History of South East Asia in the late 1990s. The current 6th edition was published in 2017 by Wiley and, if you are interested, is available for purchase on all the major ebook sites. T…
 
When you're a carpenter and it's getting into the rainy/cold season, what do you do for employment? If you're Keith Cahoon, you apply for a job at Tower Records, which you expect to last for a total of 3 months. Working at Tower, then leaving, then getting hired back and then leaving again was a regular occurrence for Keith. Staying with Tower Reco…
 
With significant assistance from Professor John Ingleson and Dr Ian Black (then both at the University of New South Wales) I published the first edition of A Short History of South East Asia in the late 1990s. The current 6th edition was published in 2017 by Wiley and, if you are interested, is available for purchase on all the major ebook sites. T…
 
With significant assistance from Professor John Ingleson and Dr Ian Black (then both at the University of New South Wales) I published the first edition of A Short History of South East Asia in the late 1990s. The current 6th edition was published in 2017 by Wiley and, if you are interested, is available for purchase on all the major ebook sites. T…
 
Rick Dorsey is a 20 year Tower Records veteran. Starting his career in West Covina in 1986, Dorsey also worked at, and then in May of 1992 (the first day of the LA riots) ran, the Westwood, Los Angeles store until 1995. Rick ultimately went back to West Covina where he worked until 2006 when Tower Records went out of business. But long before he wo…
 
Maurice Collis was born in Dublin in 1889, the son of an Irish solicitor, and went to Rugby in 1903 and then in 1907 to Oxford. He was posted to Burma in 1912. He had postings at Sagaing and elsewhere in Burma. In 1917, the British army raised a Burmese brigade with which Collis went to Palestine. In 1919, he went on leave and travelled in Europe. …
 
In 1984 Suzy Leydonfrost was attending the School of Visual Arts in NYC, when she decided that scene wasn’t for her. A friend who had a job at Tower Records in the Village told her she’d get her a job interview. What happened during that interview was pretty outlandish, but Suzy got the job and her journey with Tower Records began. In this episode …
 
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, a young man named Robert Stapleton applied for a job at Tower Records at the age of 15. He got the gig and he worked at the landmark Sunset Strip Store from 1970-1979. He was later store Manager of El Toro, CA and in the late 80’s ran the store on Newbury Street in Boston, as well as being the New England Regional Man…
 
Sao Noan Oo was born in 1931 in Shan State as a princess, being the daughter of the Sawbwa or Sao Hpa of Lawksawk, a state in the Federated Shan States or Mong Tai. Sao Noan Oo was studying in England at the time of the 1962 coup and her scholarship was cancelled. Given what happened to her family and other Shan families after that coup she has nev…
 
Terri Williams started working at Tower owned Central Valley Record Racks in 1975 at 15 years old. In 1978 when she talked about going to College, Russ Solomon told her “Stick with us, kid. I’ll make you a star!” Terri was hired by Chris Hopson in the newly formed Tower Advertising Department. For the next 32 years she helped Chris Hopson and Tower…
 
U Win Htein is an elder politician of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's right hand man, a former parliamentarian, army captain and businessman. U Win Htein has spent 20 years of his life in prison for his belief in democracy. He has written his autobiography entitled "Win Htein's story for posterity: Burma's odyssey from tyr…
 
Tim Devin started working record retail in the Bay Area for Wherehouse Records. On new release dates, he would have to drive to the Tower Records Campbell store on his lunch hour to pick up New Releases as Wherehouse wouldn’t receive theirs until 4 or 5 days later. Finally realizing he needed to be working for Tower, he applied at Tower Records Mou…
 
For someone who spent two years campaigning for a minimum wage job at Tower Records Rockville, Dalia Goldgor ended up with quite a career with the company. In this episode, we talk with Dalia about the role music played in her early life, surrounded by Ukrainian and Russian family members singing folks songs at dinner parties, her much older brothe…
 
Erik Flannigan is a writer, music archivist and Manager currently based out of Los Angeles. He started shopping at Tower Records in Tacoma, WA thanks to a yearly Gift Certificate a relative would send him each Christmas. He worked at Tower Records Tacoma for one year with Jeff Prey as GM and Tony Siegel as Assistant Manager. He would go on to be Ed…
 
Sao Noan Oo was born in 1931 in Shan State as a princess, being the daughter of the Sawbwa or Sao Hpa of Lawksawk, a state in the Federated Shan States or Mong Tai. Sao Noan Oo was studying in England at the time of the 1962 coup and her scholarship was cancelled. Given what happened to her family and other Shan families after that coup she has nev…
 
What made Stonewall different? How can we carry the lessons of the uprising with us today? Eric is joined by one archivist and four activists to answer those questions in an intergenerational conversation recorded at the Stonewall Inn on May 23, 2019. First aired June 27, 2019. Visit MGH’s episode webpage for background information, archival photos…
 
Joel Abramson had a unique & varied career with Tower Records. A native New Yorker, he found his calling in the City of the Angels, helped open up Tower Internationally by laying claim to Israel and finished his career at the Corporate Office in Sacramento as Director of Purchasing. Joel talks to us about the cocky (his words) first interview with …
 
Did you know? After the community protests against the violent 1990 raid of the queer loft party 'Sex Garage' (listen to episode 1 for details), Montreal police continued to harass protesters. Linda Dawn Hammond's photos put police brutality against 2SLGBTQ+ Montrealers in the headlines and that made her a police target afterwards. This episode's s…
 
Sao Noan Oo was born in 1931 in Shan State as a princess, being the daughter of the Sawbwa or Sao Hpa of Lawksawk, a state in the Federated Shan States or Mong Tai. Sao Noan Oo was studying in England at the time of the 1962 coup and her scholarship was cancelled. Given what happened to her family and other Shan families after that coup she has nev…
 
Sao Noan Oo was born in 1931 in Shan State as a princess, being the daughter of the Sawbwa or Sao Hpa of Lawksawk, a state in the Federated Shan States or Mong Tai. Sao Noan Oo was studying in England at the time of the 1962 coup and her scholarship was cancelled. Given what happened to her family and other Shan families after that coup she has nev…
 
Sao Noan Oo was born in 1931 in Shan State as a princess, being the daughter of the Sawbwa or Sao Hpa of Lawksawk, a state in the Federated Shan States or Mong Tai. Sao Noan Oo was studying in England at the time of the 1962 coup and her scholarship was cancelled. Given what happened to her family and other Shan families after that coup she has nev…
 
U Win Htein is an elder politician of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's right hand man, a former parliamentarian, army captain and businessman. U Win Htein has spent 20 years of his life in prison for his belief in democracy. He has written his autobiography entitled "Win Htein's story for posterity: Burma's odyssey from tyr…
 
U Win Htein is an elder politician of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's right hand man, a former parliamentarian, army captain and businessman. U Win Htein has spent 20 years of his life in prison for his belief in democracy. He has written his autobiography entitled "Win Htein's story for posterity: Burma's odyssey from tyr…
 
U Win Htein is an elder politician of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's right hand man, a former parliamentarian, army captain and businessman. U Win Htein has spent 20 years of his life in prison for his belief in democracy. He has written his autobiography entitled "Win Htein's story for posterity: Burma's odyssey from tyr…
 
Like so many other acts of LGBTQ resistance, the 1969 Stonewall riots could have become a footnote in history. But the protests and organizing that followed launched a new phase in the fight for LGBTQ rights. Hear how anger found its voice and how joy propelled the first Pride marches. First aired June 20, 2019. Visit MGH’s episode webpage for back…
 
This episode explores whether Canada already had its first gay Prime Minister, but missed them. In Canada's capital, there's a romantic statue of Sir Galahad on Parliament Hill. It was created in 1905 by then future prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, in memory of a heroic act by his dearest friend. Former MP, Bill Siksay, Canada's first o…
 
Diane Rea started out as a teenager with Tower Records in Oregon, but that wasn’t her first experience working in professional entertainment. Diane talks to us about her time at the Beaverton, OR store and what the phrase “Manager’s Meeting” meant, her move to San Francisco’s Columbus & Bay store after a disastrous interview with Ken Sockolov, and …
 
The Stonewall uprising began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969. Revisit that moment, and the hours and days that followed, with voices from the Making Gay History archive. Relive in vivid detail the dawning of a new chapter in the fight for LGBTQ rights. First aired June 13, 2019. Visit MGH’s episode webpage for background information, ar…
 
In this second interview with former Tower Records COO Stan Goman, he tells us about his transition from the field to the Main Office, his relationship with Russ Solomon, why Tower Records never opened stores in Florida, did Apple Computers approach Tower Records to sell the new iMacs in 1998, how fancy restaurants chosen by the record labels didn’…
 
Episode 4 of The Dream Season Podcast details the expectations of the team following the NIT Championship in 1988, the results of the 1988-89 season and some new recruits. GoFundMe for Willie McCloud Connect with the show via the following: Twitter: DreamSeasonPod Instagram: DreamSeasonPod Email: dreamseasonpodATgmail.com Leave a voicemail: (903) 8…
 
Conflict has context. In this first episode of Making Gay History’s Stonewall season, we hear stories from the pre-Stonewall struggle for LGBTQ rights. We travel back in time to the turbulent 1960s and take you to the tinderbox that was Greenwich Village on the eve of an uprising. First aired June 6, 2019. Visit MGH’s episode webpage for background…
 
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