Former reporter launches new podcast focused on Detroit history

Ted Lindsay holds the Stanley Cup. The former Red Wing is featured in a new podcast episode from “The Detroit History Podcast.”

What does Ted Lindsay think of being the enforcer for the legendary 1950s Red Wings? How did Coleman Young make a name for himself in the Motor City? What did it sound like when the Beatles came to Detroit?

These questions are answered in an informative and fast-paced new podcast from former Detroit newspaper reporter Tim Kiska. Each episode of The Detroit History Podcast focuses on a historical topic in Detroit history. After listening to three of the episodes, I can tell you these pieces are packed with interesting information, audio clips, and interviews with important figures from the city.

Episodes are released on the second and fourth Monday of each month. The free podcast is available on all of the popular podcast marketplaces or on their website at

For more than three decades Kiska worked in Detroit as a reporter, first for the Detroit Free Press, then the Detroit News, and finally for WWJ-AM. Kiska’s journalistic teeth are still sharp, and clearly he has many more stories to tell. He serves as narrator and interviewer on the podcast.

In the most recent episode, They Bleed The Same As I Do: The Detroit Red Wings In The 1950s, Kiska welcomes Hall of Fame legend Ted Lindsay as well as many historians and observers who add their voice to a rich piece of content.

An example of the great nuggets of content is this delicious quote from Lindsay about Red Wing general manager Jack Adams, with whom he had many differences: “He [Adams] thought he was a magician,” Lindsay said, “he thought he was JC [Jesus Christ].”

Prior episodes focus on the Great Depression in Detroit, future mayor Coleman Young’s congressional testimony as a young labor organizer, the origins of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Detroit TV star The Ghoul. the podcast has a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

Listen to the latest episode, They Bleed The Same As I Do: The Detroit Red Wings In The 1950s >