Your Maryland

Thursdays 5:30 pm

Since 2002, "Your Maryland" 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.

Ric Cottom, host of "Your Maryland," is a Pennsylvania native who came to Baltimore nearly four decades ago and never left. A professionally trained historian with advanced degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, and 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.

A dedicated, one could say obsessive, fan of Hopkins lacrosse who is generally unreachable on Saturday afternoons in the spring, Ric lives in historic Roland Park with his lovely wife Barbara. He loves (Maryland) seafood, tropical islands, Ravens football, good books, and a dry martini, in no particular order. Your Maryland can be heard Thursdays at 5:30.

Your Maryland
3:16 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

"The Mermaid"

Your Maryland 04-03-14
3:00 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

"Ten Bears"

Your Maryland 02-28-14
1:33 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

"The Dover Eight"

Your Maryland 02-20-14
11:21 am
Tue March 18, 2014


H. L. Mencken crusades against hypocrisy and censorship.   

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Your Maryland
2:49 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

"The Babe"

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.


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Your Maryland 03-06-14
3:58 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

"The Year Without a Summer"

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

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Your Maryland
4:21 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

"Tunnel Joe"

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

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