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January 14, 2022

Jerry Snyder

 

Episode 405-Jerry Snyder of  Historic Amsterdam League has stories from a new booklet on Amsterdam’s arts, focusing on visual artists, actors, singers and more with ties to Amsterdam, New York. 

January 07, 2022

Jim Kaplan(December2021)

Friday, January 7, 2022-Episode 404-Evacuation Day was November 25, 1783, the day the British left New York City finally ending the American Revolution.  Attorney and historian Jim Kaplan discusses the significance of Evacuation Day and how the day has been commemorated through the years.

December 31, 2021

Highlights Edition 5

Friday, December 31, 2021-Episode 403-2021 Highlights Episode #5-The Lincoln assassination; reviving New York City’s Broadway theaters; an Adirondack lumber baron; a woman bandit from the Wild West; whatever happened to Judge Crater and Trancendentalism in Concord Massachusetts in the 1800s.

December 24, 2021

Marta McDowell

Friday, December 24, 2021-Episode 402-Marta McDowell on Unearthing the Secret Garden, a look at Frances Hodgson Burnett’s class.ic children’s book.

December 17, 2021

Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle

Friday, December 17, 2021-Episode 401-Musicians Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle have a new CD and concert featuring history songs about the labor union movement in America.

December 10, 2021

Robert Gross

Episode 400-Robert Gross, author of The Transcendentalists and Their World-Emerson, Thoreau and Concord, Massachusetts in the 1800s. 

December 03, 2021

Stephen Riegel

Episode 399 Stephen Riegel is author of Finding Judge Crater: A Life and Phenomenal Disappearance in Jazz Age NY.

November 26, 2021

John Boessenecker

Friday, November 26, 2021-Episode 398- John Boessenecker, author of Wildcat: The Untold Story of Pearl Hart, the Wild West's Most Notorious Woman Bandit.

November 19, 2021

Jim Kaplan(McManus)

Episode 397-New York City correspondent Jim Kaplan explains the role played by Democratic Party district leader Jimmy McManus in reviving the Broadway theater industry and the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan.

November 12, 2021

Travis Proulx

Friday, November 12, 2021-Episode 396-Travis Proulx discusses preservation efforts at the Adirondack home of lumber baron Theodore Basselin in Croghan, New York.

November 06, 2021

John Rhodehamel

Episode 395-John Rhodehamel is author of America’s Original Sin: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Assassination. 

October 29, 2021

HighlightsEpisode5

Friday, October 29, 2021- Episode 394-Highlights Episode-Jim Kaplan on Rich Rescorla’s heroism in the 2001 World Trade Center attack, Bob Cudmore has stories from his history columns in the Daily Gazette and Amsterdam Recorder, Joyce Stah on the history of WMHT’s audio service for the blind, Katie Turner Getty on Britain’s use of prison ships in the American Revolution, Dana Cudmore on the history of caving in Schoharie and Albany counties.

October 22, 2021

David Brooks

Friday, October 22, 2021-Episode 393-David Brooks of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter, N.Y., explains how Erie Canal boats were able to cross the fast-flowing Schoharie Creek.

October 15, 2021

Dana Cudmore

 

Dana Cudmore is the author of Underground Empires: Two Centuries of Exploration, Adventure and Enterprise in New York’s Cave Country.  Cudmore focuses on caves of Schoharie and Albany counties, including the Howe Caverns tourist attraction. 

October 08, 2021

Tessa Bridal

Episode 391-Tessa Bridal, a native of Uruguay, tells the stories of people who disappeared during South American political turmoil in the 1970s in her book The Dark Side of Memory. 

October 01, 2021

HighlightsEpisode4

Friday, October 1, 2021- Episode 390-A highlights edition with five podcast excerpts-Spiritualism in Lilydale; the Freethought Trail; race relations in Utica, NY; Pennsylvania industrialist Sarah Cochran; the Fourth of July 200 years ago in Johnstown, NY.

September 24, 2021

Mohawk Valley Stories

Friday, September 24, 2021-Episode 389-Bob Cudmore has stories from his Daily Gazette Focus on History columns including Amsterdam’s horse racing track, the life of a volunteer nurse in the Civil War and Amsterdam radio announcers who served in Armed Forces Radio.

September 17, 2021

Katie Turner Getty

Friday, September 17, 2021- Episode 388-Katie Turner Getty discusses the prison ships that England used to hold prisoners of war during the American Revolution.  Turner Getty, a Boston lawyer and independent historian, spoke this summer on this topic at a conference sponsored by the Fort Plain NY Museum. She writes articles that appear in the Journal of the American Revolution.

September 10, 2021

Joyce Stah

Joyce Stah, on the history of RISE, WMHT's radio information service for the blind and print disabled in New York's Capital Region and Hudson Valley. RISE volunteers read articles from newspapers, periodicals and books to audiences who would otherwise be unable to access such information.  RISE carries each episode of The Historians Podcast. 

September 03, 2021

Jim Kaplan August 2021

 

Jim Kaplan with the story of Richard Rescorla, security director of Morgan Stanley, who saved the lives of 2700 people at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

August 27, 2021

Tom Flynn

Friday, August 27, 2021-Episode 385- Tom Flynn of the Center for Inquiry tells about Central New York’s Freethought Trail, including the Dresden, N.Y. birthplace of the 19th century’s best known agnostic speaker, Robert Green Ingersoll.  More information on the Trail is here: https://freethought-trail.org  The Center for Inquiry reported Tom Flynn’s death on August 23.  He was 66.  His interview for Historians Podcast took place July 7.

August 20, 2021

Peter Betz(0621)

Friday, August 20, 2021-Episode 384- Leader Herald columnist Peter Betz has documented how Johnstown celebrated the Fourth of July 200 years ago with cannon shots, a parade and celebration at a local hotel.  Revolutionary War veterans were still alive for these festivities.  Betz also has details on Johnstown native Enos Throop who served as governor of New York from 1829 to 1832.

August 13, 2021

Kimberly Hess

Episode 383- Kimberly Hess discusses “A Lesser Mortal: The Unexpected Life of Sarah Cochran.”  Cochran lived in Pennsylvania and headed companies that processed coal and coke.  A distant ancestor of Hess, Cochran advocated for women’s suffrage and was a philanthropist.

August 06, 2021

Deirdre Sinnott

Episode 382- Deirdre Sinnott is author of The Third Mrs. Galway, a historical novel on race relations in the 1830s focusing on Utica, New York.

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