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October 23, 2020

Rob Swigart

Friday, October 23, 2020-Episode 341-Rob Swigart is author of the historical novel “Mixed Harvest: Stories of the Human Past.”  The book describes how a prehistoric nomadic population transitioned to more permanent settlements.

October 16, 2020

Highlight Show 2

Friday, October 16, 2020-Episode 340-2020 Highlights Podcast #2: Buddy Levy on the triumphant and tragic Greely polar expedition, Richard Hamm on Prohibition’s greatest myths, Janny Venema on translating New Netherland Dutch, Dan Weaver on forgotten stories of the Mohawk Valley and a chat with space historian Margaret Weitekamp.

October 09, 2020

Jennet Conant

Friday, October 9, 2020-Episode 339-Jennet Conant discusses her book “The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster That Launched the War on Cancer.”  Also heard is film maker Nick Spark who lobbied for U.S. government recognition of medical doctor Stewart Alexander whose work chronicling the Bari disaster in southern Italy was the impetus to developing chemotherapy.

October 02, 2020

Jim Kaplan

Friday, October 2, 2020-Episode 338- Jim Kaplan tells the story of African American real estate entrepreneur Philip Payton, who helped develop Harlem as a center of black culture.

September 25, 2020

George Schweitzer

Friday, September 25, 2020-Episode 337-Retired network executive George Schweitzer on the history of the CBS Eye icon and his career promoting CBS television.  Schweitzer was recently profiled on CBS Sunday Morning.

September 18, 2020

Chris Leonard

Friday, September 18-Episode 336-Schenectady City Historian Christopher Leonard discusses Schenectady during World War II plus a look at Schenectady and the Erie Canal.

September 11, 2020

David Brooks

Friday, September 11, 2020-Episode 335-David Brooks of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter has Erie Canal lore to share.  He also tells of unrealized plans to make a canal out of the Sacandaga River.

September 04, 2020

2020 Highlight Show

Friday, September 4, 2020-Episode 334-Highlights from 2020 episodes of Historians Podcast-Caryl Hopson on “Murder and Mayhem in Herkimer County,” Peter Ward discusses the history of personal cleanliness, Kathryn Smith details the life of heiress and spy Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Matthew Costello on George Washington’s changing reputation and Christie Sausa looks at Lake Placid’s winter sports history.

August 28, 2020

Thomas Schwartz

Friday, August 28, 2020-Episode 333-Vanderbilt University professor Thomas Schwartz is author of the book “Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography.” Friday Podcast "29 Minutes"

August 21, 2020

Bert Nepaulsingh

Episode 332-Colbert Nepaulsingh discusses his book “Walter Elwood: ‘Glitter’ and Other Unpublished Plays.”  Amsterdam, N.Y.’s community museum is named for Elwood. Podcast "29 Minutes"

August 14, 2020

Joanne Blaauboer

Friday, August 14, 2020-Episode 331-Joanne Blaauboer has been researching the old Presbyterian Church graveyard in the hamlet of Fish House on Great Sacandaga Lake.  Church deacon Abraham Beecher is buried there.  He was the cousin of famous author Harriet Beecher Stowe  Blaauboer is Town of Northampton Deputy historian. 

August 07, 2020

Margaret Weitekamp

Friday, August 7, 2020-Episode 330-Margaret Weitekamp chairs the space history department at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.  She is author of “Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America's First Women in Space Program.”

August 05, 2020

Michael Cinquanti

Amsterdam Mayor Mike Cinquanti is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #19.  The Mayor talks about his current illness, the corona virus in Amsterdam and numerous city news topics.  This is the last episode of Extra Edition, a weekly interview with people in the news.  We will continue to produce weekly episodes of the Historians Podcast on topics relating to local, regional and national history.

July 31, 2020

Dan Weaver

Friday, July 31, 2020-Dan Weaver’s latest book contains 60 of his local history columns, most of which first appeared in the Amsterdam Recorder “Between the Cracks: Forgotten Stories of Amsterdam, N.Y. and the Mohawk Valley.”  Dan sells books and other historical items online at Friday Podcast "29 Minutes"

July 29, 2020

Matt Ossenfort

Thursday, July 30, 2020-Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort is the guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #18. 

July 24, 2020

Amy Catania

Friday, July 24, 2020-Episode 328-Amy Catania of Historic Saranac Lake explains how that upstate New York community became a center for the treatment of tuberculosis.

July 22, 2020

Mike Cinquanti

Amsterdam Mayor Mike Cinquanti is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #17.  The Mayor talks about the corona virus and topics including a roundabout the state plans to start work on this September in the city of Amsterdam. 

July 17, 2020

Tim Welch

Grant Cottage on Mount McGregor in northern Saratoga County is now open for the season.  For more information-  Episode 327-Tim Welch discusses Grant Cottage in northern Saratoga County where Ulysses S. Grant died after finishing his memoirs of the Civil War.

July 15, 2020

Matt Ossenfort

Thursday, July 16, 2020-Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort is the guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #16. Ossenfort reports an increase in corona virus cases in the county.

July 10, 2020

New Scotland

Friday, July 10, 2020-Episode 326-A look at the history of the Albany County town of New Scotland with Alan Kowlowitz, president of the New Scotland Historical Association, and town historian Bob Parmenter.

July 08, 2020

Michael Cinquanti 15

Amsterdam Mayor Mike Cinquanti is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #15.  The Mayor talks about the corona virus, the return of Amsterdam Mohawks baseball and city finances. 

July 03, 2020

Wayne Lenig

Friday, July 3, 2020-Episode 325-Archaeologist and historian Wayne Lenig is author of “Fort Plain, Fort Plank, Fort Rensselaer: The Revolutionary War Forts of Canajohary.”

July 01, 2020

Matt Ossenfort

Wednesday, July 1, 2019--The guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #14 is Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort.  Ossenfort has timely information on the COVID 19 virus outbreak among workers at a manufacturing plant in Fonda, a Buy Montgomery Campaign and more.

June 26, 2020

Janny Venema

Friday, June 26, 2020-Episode 324- Janny Venema came to Albany, New York, from The Netherlands 35 years ago and went to work translating New Netherland colony early Dutch manuscripts with project director Charles Gehring.  She is retiring now and heading back to The Netherlands.  Venema is author of “Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1664” and a biography, “Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1586-1643): Designing a New World.”


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