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Talking Hoosier History

Jun 15, 2022

On this episode of Giving Voice, host Lindsey Beckley speaks with Dr. Michella Marino about the intersection of motherhood and roller derby. Hear the answer to the burning question: was Leo Seltzer, founder and owner of roller derby, a feminist? You can see a transcript and read show notes for this episode...


May 26, 2022

In this episode, we skate through the history of the Roller Derby, and one Indianapolis woman's stand out career as she and her family stage a strike at the height of her game.

Find a transcript and show notes for this episode at podcast.history.in.gov. 


Mar 16, 2022

On this episode of Giving Voice, we speak with Gary Roosevelt alum Rosemary Anderson Davis. Gary Roosevelt, an all-Black high school in Gary, Indiana, faced Crispus Attucks in the historic 1955 IHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship game. Davis gives listeners some insight into what it was like to be on the other side...


Mar 2, 2022

In this episode, we explore how Crispus Attucks High School went from being excluded from the Indiana High School Athletics Association to being the first all-Black school to win a high school state basketball championship in the nation. 


Jan 12, 2022

On this episode of Giving Voice, we talk with Dr. Margaret King, who is the director of the Center for Cultural Studies and Analysis. She also wrote the seminal article on the theme park as an art form for the Journal of Popular Culture. We talk about the innovations of Disney, the difference between amusement parks...