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December 16, 2016

Peter Ames Carlin

Episode 142-Peter Ames Carlin, author of “Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon.” (Henry Holt, 2016)

December 14, 2016

Larry Gooley

From the Archives-Episode 49, March 2, 2015 Larry Gooley, author of "Terror in the Adirondacks," the story of serial killer Robert Garrow.

December 11, 2016

Duck and Cover/The Atomic Age

Episode 141-Bob Cudmore and Bob’s newspaper column readers look at the local history of “duck and cover”: Civil Defense in the atomic age. All the Bob Cudmore Podcasts are available on, Soundcloud/EastlineStudio, WMHT Public Radio in Albany and ITunes.

December 10, 2016

Talk of The Town/December 10, 2016

Bob Cudmore and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Magic590WROW. Also on 100.5FM

December 08, 2016

Kirk Douglas/WCSS/Amsterdam

Dan Weaver and Bob Cudmore talk about Kirk Douglas on WCSS 1490AM Amsterdam. Kirk Douglas is an American actor, producer, director, and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers with Barbara Stanwyck.

December 07, 2016

From the Archives/SCHS

From the Archives-Episode 80, October 4, 2015-Mary Zawacki, Michael Maloney and Kaitlin Morton-Bentley give an overview of the Schenectady County Historical Society at their two facilities: the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction and the Grems-Doolittle Library and Schenectady History Museum in the historic Stockade district of Schenectady.

December 03, 2016

Talk of The Town/Saturday, December 3, 2016

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Magic590WROW. Also on 100.5FM

November 30, 2016

Paul Grondahl /Albany TU

From the Archives-Episode 56, April 12, 2015-Times Union reporter and historian Paul Grondahl on CBS commentator Andy Rooney and Albany public relations man Ed Lewi. All the Bob Cudmore Podcasts are available on, Soundcloud/EastlineStudio, WMHT Public Radio in Albany and ITunes.

November 26, 2016

T. Martin Bennett/Wounded Tiger

Episode 139-T. Martin Bennett, author of “Wounded Tiger” (Onstad Press, 2016): The true story of the pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor, whose life was transformed by an American prisoner and by a girl he never met. Also on ITunes

November 22, 2016

From the Archives/Amsterdam Stories

From the Archives-Episode 113, May 27, 2016-Bob Cudmore discuss veterans’ housing projects built in Amsterdam and other New York cities after World War II. Bob also tells stories of two local connections to the 1912 sinking of the Titanic.

November 20, 2016

Chronicle Book Fair

Episode 138-Bob Cudmore interviews authors who attended the recent Chronicle Book Fair in Glens Falls. Topics include the Grant cottage in Wilton, the Battle of Lake George, a murder in the town of Palatine and the life of a woman who was an icon of the women’s suffrage movement.Also on ITunes

November 18, 2016

Talk of The Town/November 19, 2016

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Magic590WROW. Also on100.5FM

November 16, 2016

Dan Weaver/ The Bookhound

From the Archives-Episode 112, May 20, 2016-Dan Weaver tells the story of how Montgomery County men made it possible for Ulysses S. Grant to spend his last days writing his memoirs at Mount McGregor in Saratoga County. Dan Weaver owns Amsterdam’s Bookhound bookstore and writes a history column for the Amsterdam Recorder. Also on ITunes

November 12, 2016

Talk of The Town

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan with Bob Cudmore on Talk of The Town. Magic 590 WROW and 100.5FM Topics this week, the election and issues in the city of Albany.

November 11, 2016

Christopher Kelly/An Adventure

Episode 137-Christopher Kelly, editor of “An Adventure in 1914: The True Story of an American Family’s Journey on the Brink of World War I” by T. Tileston Wells. Also on ITunes

November 09, 2016

Mark Zwonitzer on The Historians

From the Archives, Wednesday, November 9, 2016- Episode 114, June 3, 2016- documentary filmmaker Mark Zwonitzer is author of “The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism.” Also on ITunes

November 04, 2016

Annette Libeskind Berkovits /The Historians

Episode 136-Annette Libeskind Berkovits is author of “In the Unlikeliest of Places.” The memoir tells the story of her father, Nachman Libeskind, who survived the Nazis in Poland and the gulags of the Soviet Union, ending up as a respected artist in the United States. Also on ITunes

November 02, 2016

Lincoln and the Jews

From the Archives- Episode 110, May 6, 2016-Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna has stories from his book “Lincoln and the Jews.” Also on ITunes

October 29, 2016

Talk of The Town/October 29, 2016

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Magic590 WROW. Also on 100.5FM

October 28, 2016

War on The Middleline/Jim Richmond

Episode 135-James Richmond, author of “War on the Middleline – The Founding of a Community in the Kayaderossras Patent in the Midst of the American Revolution.” (, 2016) Events described in Richmond’s book took place in Saratoga County, New York. Also on ITunes.

October 26, 2016

Schoharie Crossing

From the Archives-Episode 50, March 8, 2015-David Brooks has excerpts from an 1869 journal written by a Fort Hunter man. David is education coordinator at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter. Also on ITunes

October 21, 2016

Lost Radio Rounders

Episode 134-Tom Lindsay, who performs with Michael Eck as the Lost Radio Rounders, has songs from American Presidential elections going back to an 1840 musical tribute to Martin Van Buren. Also on ITunes

October 19, 2016

Mohawk Valley Conference/2015

From the Archives- Episode 60, May 10, 2015-Bob Cudmore with interviews from the 2015 conference on the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley: Jim Kirby Martin, Don Hagist, Kyle Jenks, Jacqueline Murphy, John Warren and Brian Mack. Also on ITunes

October 15, 2016

Talk of The Town/October 15, 2016

Talk of The Town with Bob Cudmore and Troy Mayor Patrick Madden on Magic590 WROW. Also on 100.5FM
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