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Hot Corner History Podcast Launch

Image from Episode 1 Hot Corner Podcast, L-R

We're excited to share that the Hot Corner history podcast has launched! Episode 1 is out now, Episode 2 will be available today, June 15, and a new episode is being released each week.

The 6-part audio documentary, Hot Corner, is a story of what one block in Georgia shows about the dividing lines in our lives, and what Black communities have built in the spaces between. It is a contribution to ongoing efforts to document and share the history of Hot Corner, the storied Black business district in downtown Athens, Georgia. This project was created in partnership with Enlighten Media Productions and in consultation with the Hot Corner Association.

The Hot Corner series was reported, written, and produced by Alexander (Aleck) Stephens and Broderick Flanigan. Aleck Stephens edited and mixed the show. Anthony A. Hill (AKA P.O. The Priceless One) produced original music for the documentary and collaborated on the sound design.

You can listen to Hot Corner now on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Click “Follow” to get new episodes as soon as they are released each week.

Support for Hot Corner came from the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts and the Athens Historical Society.

At the UGA Libraries, the Richard B. Russell Library provided production assistance through the Athens African American Oral History Initiative, and the Brown Media Archives furnished clips from its WSB Newsfilm Collection.

For contact information and more about this project, visit the website,

You can find more from Enlighten Media Productions at

For more about the work of the Hot Corner Association and the annual Hot Corner Festival, visit

Broderick Flanigan is an Athenian artist, community activist, and business owner.

Local hip-hop artist Anthony Hill performs under the name P.O. the Priceless One. Hill recently premiered a self-produced EP, Self Reflection.

Aleck Stephens earned a Master of Arts in History at the University of Georgia in 2016, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in History at the University of Michigan.

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