First Broadcast September 30, 2021
We’re back and while we can’t claim to be better than ever, we’re slathering ourselves in Cheez Whiz for a very special trip to Philadelphia and Carpenters’ Hall! We won’t say that host Rob Crean is eager to get out of town for our fourth episode but if self-proclaimed genius and unimpeachable role model Ben Franklin is to be believed, the best way to find success in Boston is to leave.
- Michael Norris, Executive Director at Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia.
- Barbara Clark Smith, author of The Freedoms We Lost and curator at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
This event is supported in part by the New England Women’s Club Fund at the Boston Foundation.
Tea Party Tonight is our first-of-its-kind history comedy talk show. Host Rob Crean welcomes special guests to discuss history, give a unique spin on current events, and play some very stupid games.
And hey, while you’re at it, take a look at this scientifically randomized clip from a past episode, why not?
Tea Party Tonight! Episodes
- Tea Party Tonight!DEC 17: Our history-themed comedy talk show returns for our fifth episode!Read more →
- VIDEO | Tea Party Tonight! Episode 4For our fourth episode, host Rob Crean is going forth to conquer… Philadelphia’s Carpenters’ Hall!Read more →
- VIDEO | Tea Party Tonight! Episode 3VIDEO: The third episode of our late-night comedy/history talkshow, with host Rob Crean!Read more →
- VIDEO | Tea Party Tonight! Episode 2EP 2: Host Rob Crean returns with guests Tory Bullock, Jacqueline Beatty, a short film by Tawanda Gona, games including Monumental Accessories, The Statue-lor, Boston Versus, a recipe for grog, and more!Read more →
- VIDEO | Tea Party Tonight! Episode 1EPISODE 1: Marking the 247th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party with guests William Fowler, Ben Carp, and Chernoh Sesay, games including Boston Nice, Past & Presents, and a drink you’ll absolutely flip for.Read more →
- Massacre and Memory TourA half-mile guided walking tour that explores the surprisingly small geography of colonial Boston to uncover the roots of the Boston Massacre and includes entry to the Old State House and Old South Meeting House.Read more →
- Changemakers: A History SlamJUNE 12: Our first-ever History Slam – a night full of raucous history presentations (we dare you!), music, drinks… and a little friendly competition!Read more →
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