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Charleston Time Machine

By Nic Butler, CCPL

Dr. Nic Butler, historian at the Charleston County Public Library, explores the less familiar corners of local history with stories designed to educate, entertain, and inspire audiences to reflect on the enduring presence of the past in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

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    Episode 90: The Tail Of Washington's Horse | Charleston Time Machine11/09/2018
    30:13
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    Episode 89: Keeping Time in Charleston’s Past - Charleston Time Machine11/01/2018
    22:16
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    Episode 88: Buried Alive in Early Charleston - Charleston Time Machine10/26/2018
    28:05
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    Episode 87: The Akin Foundling Hospital Building - Charleston Time Machine10/17/2018
    18:03
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    Episode 86: The Forgotten Akin Family of Charleston - Charleston Time Machine10/11/2018
    23:31
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    Episode 85: Nearly 1,000 Cargos: Legacy of Importing Africans to Charleston10/04/2018
    24:24
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    Episode 84: Under False Colors: Politics of Gender Expression in Post-Civil War Charleston09/27/2018
    36:32
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    Episode 83: The Heads of the Two Toms in 1745 - Charleston Time Machine09/21/2018
    30:32
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    Episode 82: Murder at Four Holes Swamp in 1744 - Charleston Time Machine09/07/2018
    20:32
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    Episode 81: Squeezing Charleston Neck, from 1783 to the Present - Charleston Time Machine08/29/2018
    27:54
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    Episode 80: Grasping the Neck: Origins of Charleston’s Northern Neighbor - Charleston Time Machine08/23/2018
    26:53
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    Episode 79: The Great Memory Loss of 1865 - Charleston Time Machine08/16/2018
    29:19
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    Episode 78: Benne Seeds in the Lowcountry - Charleston Time Machine08/09/2018
    28:49
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    Episode 77: The Watch House: SC’s First Police Station, 1701–1725 - Charleston Time Machine08/02/2018
    30:50
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    Episode 76: The Trickster: Resurrection & Burial of Charles Barker Nixon - Charleston Time Machine07/26/2018
    28:14
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    Episode 75: The Slippery Enchanter of 1876: Charles Barker Nixon - The Charleston Time Machine07/19/2018
    24:44
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    Episode 74: Demilitarizing Urban Charleston, 1783–1789 - The Charleston Time Machine07/12/2018
    26:09
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    Episode 73: The Men who Built St. Michael’s Church, 1752–1754 - Charleston Time Machine07/05/2018
    23:42
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    Episode 72: Too-la-Loo for the Fourth of July - Charleston Time Machine06/28/2018
    20:33
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    Episode 71: Carolina Day 2018 - The Charleston Time Machine06/21/2018
    23:07
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    Episode 70: The Night Watch of Colonial Charleston, Part 2: 1696–1701 - The Charleston Time Machine06/13/2018
    20:49
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    Episode 69: Fish and Fishermen in 1888 Charleston - Charleston Time Machine06/07/2018
    21:07
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    Episode 68: The Zenith and Decline of Ferry Service across the Cooper - Charleston Time Machine05/31/2018
    22:41
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    Episode 67: The First Century of Ferry Service across the Cooper River - Charleston Time Machine05/25/2018
    24:43
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    Episode 66: The Medieval Roots of the Charleston Night Watch - Charleston Time Machine05/17/2018
    26:28
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    Episode 65: The Baird Brothers and Their Bicycles - The Charleston Time Machine05/10/2018
    28:03
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    Episode 64: The Rebellion of South Carolina: April 21st, 1775 - The Charleston Time Machine05/04/2018
    27:31
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    Episode 63: Stealing Lord Dartmouth's Mail - The Charleston Time Machine04/25/2018
    23:31
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    Episode 62: Prelude To The Revolution - The Charleston Time Machine04/20/2018
    26:11
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    Episode 61: You've Got (Colonial) Mail - The Charleston Time Machine04/12/2018
    25:11
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    Episode 60: Bicycling the Ashley River Bridge in 1897 - The Charleston Time Machine04/05/2018
    17:50
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    Episode 59: 10 Progressive Women of Early 20th Century Charleston - Charleston Time Machine03/28/2018
    24:45
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    Episode 58: Charleston Emigrant Society of 1795 - The Charleston Time Machine03/22/2018
    33:01
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    Episode 57: James Hoban's Charleston home - Charleston Time Machine03/13/2018
    21:19
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    Episode 56: Charles Town's Growing Pains - Charleston Time Machine03/07/2018
    30:35
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    Episode 55: The South Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1868 - Charleston Time Machine03/01/2018
    26:43
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    Episode 54: Denmark Vesey's winning lottery ticket - Charleston Time Machine02/22/2018
    24:31
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    Episode 53: Rhettsbury - Charleston Time Machine02/14/2018
    15:36
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    Episode 52: George Washington's Time in Charleston, 1791 - Charleston Time Machine02/08/2018
    28:39
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    Episode 51: Gadsden's Wharf - Charleston Time Machine02/01/2018
    28:23
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    Episode 50: End Of The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade - Charleston Time Machine01/25/2018
    27:01
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    Episode 49: Charleston's First Ice Age - Charleston Time Machine01/18/2018
    18:42
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    Episode 48: Firewood History - Charleston Time Machine01/11/2018
    18:46
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    Episode 47: New New Year - Charleston Time Machine01/04/2018
    20:20
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    Episode 46: Emancipation Day - Charleston Time Machine12/27/2017
    14:16
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    Episode 45: Charleston Victory Day Part 2 - Charleston Time Machine12/19/2017
    18:22
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    Episode 44: Charleston’s Victory Day, Part 1 - Charleston Time Machine12/13/2017
    17:08
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    Episode 43: Dart Library's 90th Anniversary - The Charleston Time Machine12/05/2017
    18:53
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    Episode 42: Carolinas Bajan Roots, part 2 - Charleston Time Machine11/29/2017
    18:53
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    Episode 41: Thanksgiving In Early Charleston - Charleston Time Machine11/21/2017
    14:16
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    Episode 40: Carolina’s Bajan Roots, Part 1 - Charleston Time Machine11/15/2017
    16:58
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    Episode 39: Anson and the Spanish Entourage - Charleston Time Machine11/11/2017
    22:38
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    Episode 38: High And Low Batteries Part 2- Charleston Time Machine11/01/2017
    20:33
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    Episode 37: High And Low Batteries Part 1 - Charleston Time Machine10/25/2017
    19:17
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    Episode 36: Shakeout 2017 - Charleston Time Machine10/18/2017
    11:40
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    Episode 35: A Short History of Philadelphia Alley - Charleston Time Machine10/12/2017
    17:20
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    Episode 34: Dutch Town - Charleston Time Machine10/05/2017
    26:19
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    Episode 33: Governor’s Bridge and the Sinkhole of 2017 - Charleston Time Machine09/27/2017
    17:08
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    Episode 32: Mr. Duncan’s Trees - Charleston Time Machine09/14/2017
    17:58
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    Episode 31: The Tornado of 1811 - Charleston Time Machine09/05/2017
    31:46
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    Episode 30: The Road Paradox - Charleston Time Machine08/29/2017
    19:02
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    Episode 29: The Omnibus Revolution(s) - Charleston Time Machine08/22/2017
    31:21
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    Episode 28: What (and Where) is Bee’s Ferry? - Charleston Time Machine08/16/2017
    22:07
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    Episode 27: The “South Carolina Hymn” of 1807 - Charleston Time Machine08/08/2017
    21:12
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    Episode 26: The Fall of the Urban Vultures - Charleston Time Machine08/02/2017
    24:20
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    Episode 25: The Rise of the Urban Vultures - Charleston Time Machine07/26/2017
    22:48
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    Episode 24: Huzzah For Bastille Day? - Charleston Time Machine07/19/2017
    13:01
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    Episode 16: How Longitude Lane Got Its Name - Charleston Time Machine07/13/2017
    11:57
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    Episode 17: Lord Adam Gordon’s description of Charleston, 1765 - Charleston Time Machine06/29/2017
    12:58
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    Episode 18: Carolina Day: A Primer for Newcomers - Charleston Time Machine06/22/2017
    23:37
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    Episode 19: Vendue Range: A Brief History - Charleston Time Machine06/08/2017
    18:24
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    Episode 20: A Brief History of Marion Square, Part 2 - Charleston Time Machine06/01/2017
    24:34
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    Episode 21: A Brief History of Marion Square, Part 1 - Charleston Time Machine05/25/2017
    25:12
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    Episode 22: The Life and Times of Thomas Grimball (1744–1783) - Charleston Time Machine05/18/2017
    24:52
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    Episode 23: 148 Years of Bicycling In Charleston - Charleston Time Machine05/11/2017
    20:29
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    Episode 15: German Palatines in Colonial Charleston - Charleston Time Machine04/26/2017
    29:37
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    Episode 14: A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 3 - Charleston Time Machine04/19/2017
    34:42
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    Episode 13: A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 2 - Charleston Time Machine04/13/2017
    22:30
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    Episode 12: A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 1 - Charleston Time Machine04/06/2017
    27:16
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    Episode 11: The Language of Libations - Charleston Time Machine03/30/2017
    25:06
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    Episode 10: John Laurens and Hamilton, Part 3 - Charleston Time Machine03/22/2017
    26:37
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    Episode 9: John Laurens and Hamilton, Part 2 - Charleston Time Machine03/15/2017
    19:40
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    Episode 8: John Laurens and Hamilton, Part 1 - Charleston Time Machine03/07/2017
    19:42
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    Episode 7: Ten Things Everyone Should Know about Lowcountry Rice - Charleston Time Machine03/01/2017
    29:53
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    Episode 5: Charleston’s First Orchestra: The St. Cecilia Society - Charleston Time Machine02/22/2017
    33:50
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    Episode 6: Charleston Alphabet Soup - Charleston Time Machine02/16/2017
    33:47
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    Episode 4: Lowcountry Hurricane History, Part 2 - Charleston Time Machine02/09/2017
    27:51
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    Episode 3: Lowcountry Hurricane History, Part 1 - Charleston Time Machine02/02/2017
    29:00
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    Episode 2: A Brief History of Benne in the Lowcountry - Charleston Time Machine01/23/2017
    27:29
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    Episode 1: Podcast Premiere: Invasion 1706! - Charleston Time Machine01/16/2017
    48:55

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