The Club at the End of the World

The Club at the End of the World

SEASON 2  | EPISODE 4 What do you do when it’s December 31, 1999, and the end of the world is upon you? You celebrate at Birmingham’s iconic The Club of course, where the view of the apocalypse is unsurpassed. This is the story of the private club, “The Club” and the...
John Pratt – Inventor of the typewriter

John Pratt – Inventor of the typewriter

SEASON 2  | EPISODE 3 John Pratt lived in the sleepy town of Centre, Alabama where he was a writer, lawyer, and teacher. He eventually owned and edited the local paper. Pratt wrote a lot in his many careers. So much so that in an effort to cut down on the writer’s...
Gordie Howe Scores A Goal

Gordie Howe Scores A Goal

SEASON 2  | EPISODE 2 When you think of ice hockey, you don’t think of Birmingham, Alabama. At least you didn’t in the mid-1970s when the Birmingham Bulls of the WHA came to town. For the next few seasons, some of the greatest hockey players of all time would come to...
Fess Whatley

Fess Whatley

SEASON 2  | EPISODE 1 What do Erskine Hawkins, Sun Ra and Cleve Eaton all have in common? They were all students of Fess Whatley, famed Birmingham band leader at A.H. Parker High School. Whatley would end up training musicians that would populate some of the largest...
Alabama Short Stories Season Two Teaser

Alabama Short Stories Season Two Teaser

SEASON 2  | EPISODE 0 We have another season of great Alabama short stories that you may not have learned about in your Alabama Civics class or read in books.  We have stories about the inventor of the typewriter and the Janney coupler used on trains. Both men were...
Mary Anderson: Inventor of the Windshield Wiper

Mary Anderson: Inventor of the Windshield Wiper

SEASON 1  | EPISODE 10 Some of the people we will talk about on Alabama Shorts Stories are inventors. You may be surprised at all the items that were created right here in Alabama. The windshield wiper for instance. This simple idea was a game-changer and today we...