DC's Urban Legends

DC's Urban Legends

Professional tour guide and author Robert Pohl debunks the truth behind some of the city's most persistent myths.

Was D.C. really built on a swamp? Was J Street skipped in the city grid because of a personal grudge? Professional tour guide and author Robert Pohl uncovers the truth behind some of the city's most popular myths. We talk with him about makes an urban legend and how the city's best stories have evolved--and persisted--over the years.

Guests

Robert Pohl

Professional tour guide; author, "Urban Legends and Historic Lore of Washington, D.C."

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