Welcome to Pastcasts

“History never repeats itself, but the kaleidoscopic combinations of the pictured present often seem to be constructed out of the broken fragments of antique legends.”

Mark Twain, The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-Day

Pastcasts is about the creative interpretation of local history. We believe that it begins with a good story, not a litany of facts and figures. History is so rich in human pathos and wonder that we don’t need to rely on dog-and-pony shows or gimmicks at historic sites. As James Baldwin wrote, “American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.” This is great, important work that we do. It is our responsibility to tell those stories fairly, accurately, and creatively.

We invite you to visit our Pastcasts channel on YouTube.