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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."

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

"Maryland Line"

Jul 2, 2014

The Vineyard Tournament

Jun 25, 2014

"The Flotillamen"

Jun 19, 2014


"Captain John Smith"

May 29, 2014
Chester River Water Trail.org

"Color Guard"

May 22, 2014

"The Mermaid"

Apr 10, 2014

"Ten Bears"

Apr 4, 2014


Mar 18, 2014

H. L. Mencken crusades against hypocrisy and censorship.