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Your Maryland

Thursdays 5:44 pm

Since 2002, "Your Maryland" hosted by Ric Cottom, has presented little-known human interest stories from Maryland's past.  Beginning with accused witches and the murderous career of John Dandy in the earliest days of the colony, through Morgan State's fabled "Ten Bears" in the 1970s, the show covers nearly four centuries of heroes, scoundrels, floods, fires, riots, plots, athletes (two-and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts. All of that color, suspense, and humor is part of your Maryland.

Rockets Red Glare Stories

Joshua Barney

Aug 20, 2014
United States Naval Institute

Barney and his Chesapeake fleet battle British forces.  

The Crack-up

Aug 13, 2014

"The Chausseur"

Jul 30, 2014

Privateer Thomas Boyle captains the The Chausseur, the clipper that would eventually become The Pride of Baltimore.

"Old Jube and Ben Hur"

Jul 18, 2014

"Gilmor's Raid"

Jul 10, 2014

"Maryland Line"

Jul 2, 2014

The Vineyard Tournament

Jun 25, 2014

"The Flotillamen"

Jun 19, 2014


"Color Guard"

May 22, 2014

"The Mermaid"

Apr 10, 2014

"Ten Bears"

Apr 4, 2014

"The Dover Eight"

Mar 20, 2014


Mar 18, 2014

H. L. Mencken crusades against hypocrisy and censorship.   

"The Babe"

Mar 14, 2014

In the spring of 1914, a young boy named George "Babe" Ruth from St. Mary's Industrial School in Baltimore gets his big league start playing for the Baltimore Orioles.


In the early 19th century, a series of volcanic eruptions resulted in some very strange weather. 

"Tunnel Joe"

Feb 27, 2014

"Tunnel Joe" escapes from prison in a creative way.