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Revisiting the Archive: Episode 13: Larah Helayne & Jean O’Leary

June 18, 2020 - 23:52
When high schooler Larah Helayne heard MGH’s episode with Jean O’Leary, it changed the course of her life. Plans to become a nun gave...

Introducing Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust — Leon Bass

June 14, 2020 - 28:14
MGH is Eric Marcus’s first love. But he also co-produces Those Who Were There. Have a listen to this episode featuring Leon Bass. He...

Revisiting the Archive: Episode 12: Bayard Rustin

June 7, 2020 - 26:26
Making Gay History stands with the countless Americans protesting systemic racism and the deaths of black and brown people at the hands...

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Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.

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Revisiting the Archive: Episode 13: Larah Helayne & Jean O’Leary

June 18, 2020 - 23:52
When high schooler Larah Helayne heard MGH’s episode with Jean O’Leary, it changed the course of her life. Plans to become a nun gave...

Introducing Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust — Leon Bass

June 14, 2020 - 28:14
MGH is Eric Marcus’s first love. But he also co-produces Those Who Were There. Have a listen to this episode featuring Leon Bass. He...

Revisiting the Archive: Episode 12: Bayard Rustin

June 7, 2020 - 26:26
Making Gay History stands with the countless Americans protesting systemic racism and the deaths of black and brown people at the hands...

Revisiting the Archive: Episode 11: Larry Kramer

May 29, 2020 - 22:32
June 25, 1935 - May 27, 2020. In the early ’80s, author and playwright Larry Kramer was one of the first people to sound the alarm about...

Revisiting the Archive: Episode 10: Perry Watkins

May 23, 2020 - 21:13
When Perry Watkins was drafted in 1968, he assumed the Army would reject him for being gay. They didn’t. When they got rid of him after...

Revisiting the Archive: Episode 9: Joyce Hunter

May 16, 2020 - 22:20
In 1939 Joyce Hunter was born into a world so hostile it’s a wonder she wasn’t crushed. Instead, the challenges and brutality she faced...