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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."


Mar 19, 2015


Mar 12, 2015

Mary Clocker

Mar 4, 2015

Going Home

Feb 26, 2015


Feb 19, 2015

The Iron Duke

Feb 12, 2015


Jan 30, 2015

Hetty Cary

Jan 22, 2015


Jan 14, 2015

The Explorer

Jan 8, 2015

The Bathtub Hoax

Jan 8, 2015


Dec 19, 2014

John Brown

Dec 4, 2014

Max Broedel

Nov 12, 2014

The Last Man

Nov 11, 2014

  Henry Gunther of East Baltimore is the last man to die in World War I. 

Gus Rice

Oct 16, 2014

The Pennant

Oct 2, 2014

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