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Hoosier History Live is an independently produced new media project about Indiana history, integrating podcasts, website www.HoosierHistoryLive.org, weekly enewsletter, and social media. Its original content comes initially from a live with call in weekly talk radio show hosted by author and historian Nelson Price. You can hear the show live Saturdays from noon to 1 pm ET at WICR 88.7 fm or stream the show live at the WICR HD1 app on your phone, or at our website.

January 20, 2024

Preempted show for U Indy sports; movie directors show coming next week

Hoosier History Live will be preempted Saturday (Jan. 20) by WICR-FM for coverage of U Indy sports. But we will return Jan. 27 with a new, live show about "Movie and TV directors who are not household names". The filmmakers, who have connections to Indiana, range from the directors of movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood such as the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) and "To Have and Have Not" (1944) to popular hits like "The Amazing Spiderman" (2012). Goshen, Ind., native Howard Hawks directed "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953) starring Marilyn Monroe.

"Miracle on 34th Street" was directed by George Seaton, (1911-1979), who was born in South Bend. Although the movie has become a Christmas classic, it was not initially released during the holiday season and was not promoted with yuletide as a focus. Nelson's guest, Dan O'Brien, a screenwriter and former TV sportscaster based in Greenwood, will explain why. Our show will come amid Hollywood's award season; in addition to being a director, George Seaton was a screenwriter and won an Oscar for his screenplay for "Miracle on 34th Street".

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New show podcasts are up!

November 25, 2023- Ulen: The vagabond turned CEO and unusual Boone County town: encore  Click here for podcast.

For a complete list of show podcasts and show enewsletters, please go to ARCHIVES on our website.


Hoosier History Live is not created by AI!

We are all real life people doing the writing, researching, interviewing, and editing for Hoosier History Live. Our project includes live radio with call in, audio podcasts, and enewsletter and website. Plus, we are all Hoosiers! 

Ways you can support Hoosier History Live:

  • Like and follow Hoosier History Live on Facebook, and share our posts.

  • Subscribe to our Hoosier History Live podcasts wherever you get your podcasts, such as  Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

  • Call in during the live radio show at 317-788-3314.

  • Subscribe to our weekly enewsletter at our website, www.hoosierhistorylive.org, under the  "Contact us" tab.

  • Visit the yellow button on our website or enewsletter to support us financially!


Praise for Hoosier History Live's new direction 

"I love History History Live, and I'm so pleased that founder and producer Molly Head will be turning her attention in 2024 to making the show's online material more accessible and easily found on a variety of platforms. Molly and the show's superb host Nelson Price have treated us for years to the good, the bad and the quirky aspects of Indiana history, and they've introduced us to a range of Hoosiers about whom we had forgotten, never known or who – for better or worse – we should know. Keep tuning in to WICR (88.7 FM) at noon on Saturdays to listen to Nelson interview his myriad guests and add his own colorful nuggets of history. Out of broadcast range? Stream the show live at the WICR HD1 app on your phone. Then, spend the rest of the week scrolling through the archives to discover stories you missed – and, as a bonus, listen again to your old favorites."

Barbara Olenyik Morrow, author of seven books, most on Indiana history


We'd like to thank the following recent individual contributors who make this show possible. For a full list of contributors over the years, visit  Support the Show on our website.

  • Ken and Luan Marshall
  • Tom Swenson
  • Mike Freeland and Sharon Butsch Freeland
  • Dr. William McNiece
  • Serita Borgeas
  • Richard Stroup in memory of Robert W. Stroup
  • Bill Connor
  • Ann Frick
  • Charlotte Ottinger
  • John and Florence Stanton
  • Peggy Hollingsworth
  • Joseph Nield, in memory of history teacher John Michael Glover
  • John and Flo Stanton

Molly Head, executive producer (317) 506-7164 
Nelson Price, host and historian
Corene Nickel, web designer and tech manager

Richard Sullivan and Ryan DeRome, tech consultants
Pam Fraizer, graphic designer

Please tell our sponsors that you appreciate their support!

Facebook logo links to the Hoosier History Live! page.Acknowledgements to WICR-FM, Fraizer Designs, Monomedia, Henri Pensis, Maddie Fisher, Austin Cook, and many other individuals and organizations. We are independently produced and are self-supporting through organizational sponsorship and through individual contribution, either online at our yellow button on our newsletter or website, or by U.S. mail. For organizational sponsorship, which includes logos, links, and voiced credits in our podcasts and in our show, please contact Molly Head at (317) 506-7164 or email her at molly@hoosierhistorylive.org.

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