The DepotCast

The DepotCast

By Durand Union Station
The podcast for the Michigan Railroad History Museum
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Depotcast 011: What is a Production Meeting?
Mike, Mackenzie, Mary, and Tim pitch ideas and decided this was a good podcast idea. We had fun, at least!
45:16
May 27, 2020
DepotCast 010: What is a Museum Exhibit?
Mike, Mackenzie, Mary, and Tim discuss how they make museum exhibits at the Depot. The short answer is "strangely." The long answer is "strangely, but everything works out!"
56:24
May 20, 2020
DepotCast 009: What is a Whistle Stop?
A rare episode in which Mike doesn't ruin the audio, but does discuss presidential whistle stops with Mackenzie and Mary. Special Guest: DUSI founding member Dan Brooks!
51:14
May 13, 2020
DepotCast 008: What are the Library and Archives!
Mike, Mackenzie, and special guests Curtis and Jerry discuss what goes on in our Library and Archives. This podcast also contains a technical screw up that is almost assuredly Mike's fault.
52:13
May 6, 2020
DepotCast 007: What is a Fireable Offense (in 1899)?
Mike, Mackenzie, and Mary dive into personnel records of the late 1800s to find out how you could get fired on the railroad back then. Turns out: destroying the engine is a very good way!
38:41
April 29, 2020
DepotCast 006: What was the Wallace Circus Wreck?
Mike, Mackenzie, and Mary discuss the 1903 Wreck of the Wallace Circus Train, which killed 26 humans and a dozen animals.
38:33
April 24, 2020
DepotCast 005: What is the Modern Depot?
Mike, Mackenzie, and Mary discuss how the Depot went from decrepit ruin to restored jewel!
39:34
April 24, 2020
DepotCast 004: What is the Internship Program?
Mike, Mackenzie, and former interns Daniel and Mallory discuss what the internship program is like at Durand Union Station and why Mike wasn't as bad of a boss as he thinks he is.
53:32
April 24, 2020
DepotCast 003: What is Railroad Days?
Railroad Days 2020 was canceled but that doesn't mean Mike and Mackenzie can't talk about what the event is and why Durand has it!
40:37
April 24, 2020
DepotCast 001: What is a Podcast?
Mike and Mackenzie were bored during quarantine and decided to try something new at work.
30:37
April 24, 2020
DepotCast 002: What is the Grand Trunk?
Mike (alone) discusses the history of the Grand Trunk Railway up to present day.
18:58
April 24, 2020