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September 08, 2023

Gregg Ficery

Episode 491-The origin story of American football. Gregg Ficery traces what became the NFL back to teams which played in Ohio and Pennsylvania in 1892. Ficery is author of Gridiron Legacy.

September 01, 2023

Christopher C. Gorham

Episode 490-Christopher C. Gorham is author of Anna Rosenberg, The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America.

August 25, 2023

HighLights Episode 4-2023

Friday, August 25, 2023 Episode 489-Highlights edition #4 with excerpts from podcasts including the year that defined the American West; pre-Hollywood filmmaking in New York State; female war correspondent Dickey Chapelle and more.

August 18, 2023

Kiersten Marcil

Historians Episode#488 on the way to #500 this Fall. Kiersten Marcil, author of the American Revolution historical novel Witness to the Revolution.

August 11, 2023

Christina Baker Kline

Friday, August 11, 2023-Episode 487-Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train from 2015. Plus the debut of The History Mystery

August 04, 2023

Gazette Focus on History Stories

Friday, August 4, 2023- Episode 486-Bob Cudmore has Focus on History columns on soda bottlers, walking for sport, a submarine rescue, Amsterdam’s clock tower building and more.

July 28, 2023

Larry Gooley

Friday, July 28, 2023 On the road to our 500th episode. Larry Gooley wrote the history of Adirondack serial killer Robert Garrow. Gooley was interviewed in March 2015 on Episode 49 of The Historians Podcast.

July 21, 2023

Lorissa Rienhart

Friday, July 21, 2023-Episode 484-Lorissa Rinehart has written a biography of groundbreaking female photojournalist and war correspondent Dickey Chapelle titled First to the Front.

July 14, 2023

Audrey Kupferberg

Friday, July 14, 2023-Episode 483-WAMC radio film commentator, historian and archivist Audrey Kupferberg discusses pre-Hollywood filmmaking in New York State and other topics.

July 07, 2023

American Revolution Stories

Episode 482-American Revolution Stories. Eric Schnitzer and Nina Sankovitch, spoke at last month’s Revolutionary War conference sponsored by Fort Plain Museum. Schnitzer has written the text to artist Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga 1777. Sankovich discusses how the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy families of Braintree, Massachusetts fanned the flames of America’s revolution.

June 30, 2023

Chris Wimmer

Friday, June 30, 2023-Episode 481--Chris Wimmer is author of The Summer of 1876: Outlaws, Lawmen, and Legends in the Season That Defined the American West

June 23, 2023

HighLight Edition 3

HighLight Edition Three for the Year. 7 conversations all in one place(catch-up)

June 16, 2023

Cosby and Tom/American Revolution

Friday, June 16, 2023 – Episode 479 – Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle with songs of the American Revolution. Previously Cosby and Tom, who live in the Mohawk Valley have done musical programs with songs of the Erie Canal and other historical events.

June 09, 2023

Scott Haefner/Old Fort Johnson

Friday, June 9, 2023 – Episode 478 Scott Haefner of Old Fort Johnson historic site explains how this formerly fortified home of British Indian agent Sir William Johnson was preserved by a grass roots organization, the Montgomery County Historical Society.

June 02, 2023

Matthew Keagle

Friday, June 2, 2023-Episode 477- Curator Matthew Keagle discusses Fort Ticonderoga historic site this season. Visitors will experience 1760 at the fort and see how British soldiers and American provincials ensure military dominance on Lake Champlain and deep into the heart of French Canada.

May 26, 2023

Paul Kix

Friday, May 26, 2023-Episode 476-Journalist Paul Kix documents how the 1963 desegregation campaign in Birmingham Alabama changed race relations in America. Martin Luther King, Jr., was imprisoned and wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Kix’s book is titled You Have to Be Prepared to Die before You Can Begin to Live.

May 19, 2023

Phyllis Chapman

Friday, May 19, 2023-Episode 475-The Battle of Bennington preceded the 1777 Battle of Saratoga during the American Revolution. It was fought in the hamlet of Walloomsac in the Town of Hoosick New York on August 16 1777—about ten miles from Bennington, Vermont. Phyllis Chapman of Friends of the Bennington Battlefield describes the battle and its impact on the Battle of Saratoga.

May 12, 2023

Jim Kaplan/New York City History

Friday, May 12, 2023-Episode 474-New York City correspondent Jim Kaplan reports on how Harlem was economically developed in the early 1900s. Jewish financiers joined with Black realtor Phillip Payton to improve race relations in New York City.

May 05, 2023

Focus on History Stories

Friday, May 5, 2023-Episode 473-Bob Cudmore provides a Focus on History podcast with topics from his Daily Gazette and Amsterdam Recorder columns including an eccentric philosopher, the Demskys of Eagle Street, Amsterdam mayor Burt Deal and boxing in 1930s Amsterdam.


April 28, 2023

Meryl Frank

Friday, April 28, 2023-Episode 472-In Unearthed Meryl Frank tells the story of her cousin Frany Winter, a celebrated Yiddish actress in Vilna in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. Frank spent many years researching how her cousin Frany died.

April 21, 2023

HighLights Edition2(2023)

Friday, April 21, 2023-Episode 471-A highlights edition with excepts from: Steve Haggerty on Norman Rockwell’s models; Denise Van Buren on Beacon, New York; Kate Fagan on women’s basketball; Charles Evans on Valerie Andre, French surgeon and rescue pilot; Alan Maddaus, on the Prestons of Galway, a 19th century family; Maria Riccio Bryce, creator of Requiem: What Remains Is Love; Patrick Chaisson on aircraft production in New York State during WW II.”

April 14, 2023

Patrick Chaisson

Friday, April 14, 2023-Episode 470-Patrick Chaisson has written a multi-media presentation “Wings of Victory: Aircraft Production in New York State during WWII.” Patrick Chaisson is a retired (26 year) US Army Lieutenant Colonel now an author/historian from Scotia.

April 07, 2023

Maria Riccio Bryce

Friday, April 7, 2023-Episode 469- Composer, choral director and pianist Maria Riccio Bryce, creator of a new work called Requiem: What Remains Is Love. CD recordings are available at Amsterdam Free Library. On Friday May 26, the Requiem will be performed at St Paul’s Episcopal on Hackett Blvd in Albany; Saturday, May 27, at First Reformed on N. Church St in the Schenectady Stockade; and Sunday at 3pm on May 28, at Trinity Lutheran on Guy Park Avenue in Amsterdam.

March 31, 2023

Alan Maddaus

Friday, March 31, 2023-Episode 468-Alan Maddaus is author of The Prestons of East Street, the Story of a 19th century A merican Family. The lives of seven Preston family members from Galway, N.Y., were impacted by events including Civil War, the Second Great Awakening and the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the natural disaster claiming the most lives on US soil.
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