Ric Cottom

Host, Your Maryland

Ric Cottom, host of "Your Maryland," came to Baltimore more than four decades ago and never left. Formerly the editor and publisher at the Maryland Historical Society, he now runs the Chesapeake Book Company, publishing Chesapeake regional history, biography, and environmental studies.

Ric lives in historic Roland Park with his lovely wife Barbara. He loves Maryland seafood, Hopkins lacrosse, Ravens football, good books, tropical islands, and a dry martini, in no particular order.

From the shores of the Chesapeake to the Allegheny Mountains, "Your Maryland" brings you four centuries of colorful men and women who have called this state home. Join us on Thursdays at 5:30 during All Things Considered and discover—"Your Maryland."

"Titanic"

Apr 7, 2016

"Mouse" (Eubie Blake)

Mar 30, 2016

Jacob Gruber (Taney)

Mar 16, 2016

Ten Bears

Mar 10, 2016

In 1975,  the Morgan State  Lacrosse team pulls off an incredible upset win against Washington & Lee, stunning fans and the opposing team alike. 

"Lanier's Flute"

Feb 11, 2016

Whilst imprisoned at Point Lookout during the Civil War, Sidney Lanier played his flute and  provided a bit of comfort amidst the harsh conditions of the camp. 

"Goliath"

Feb 2, 2016

The story of one of the lesser known heroes of the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. 

"Diamond" Jim Brady

Feb 2, 2016

The story of "Diamond" Jim Brady, a man with an enormous appetite, a love of diamonds, and a very generous spirit.   

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