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June 24, 2020

Michael Cinquanti

Amsterdam Mayor Mike Cinquanti is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #13.  The Mayor talks about the corona virus and city finances. 

June 19, 2020

Wanda Burch

Friday, June 19, 2020-Episode 323-Historian Wanda Burch tells stories from her book “The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs.”

June 18, 2020

James Kaplan

Controversy over Charging Bull and Fearless Girl, two Manhattan statues, is the topic on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #12.  Jim Kaplan is the guest. Thursday Podcast "20 Minutes"

June 12, 2020

People of The Canyons

Friday, June 12, 2020-Episode 322- Archaeologists Kathleen O’Neal Gear and her husband W. Michael Gear have written over 60 novels about prehistoric North America.  Their latest book, set in what is now Utah, is “People of the Canyons.”

June 10, 2020

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Amsterdam Mayor Mike Cinquanti is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #11.  The Mayor talks about the Black Lives Matter demonstration in Amsterdam, the re-opening of city hall, the corona virus pandemic and other issues.

June 05, 2020

Audrey Kepferberg

Friday, June 5, 2020-Episode 321-Movie historian and SUNY Albany lecturer emeritus Audrey Kupferberg discusses film preservation.

June 04, 2020

Patricia Walsh Chadwick

What will the COVID 19 crisis mean for future generations? Some thoughts from Patricia Walsh Chadwick on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #10.  Chadwick previously appeared on Historians Podcast discussing her memoir, “Little Sister.” Podcast "21 Minutes"

May 29, 2020

Phil Weaver

Friday, May 29, 2020-Episode 320-Researcher and historic actor Phil Weaver discusses his new book, “The 3rd New Jersey in New-York: Stories from ‘The Jersey Greys’ of 1776.”

May 27, 2020

Mayor Michael Cinquanti

Amsterdam Mayor Mike Cinquanti is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Historians Podcast Special Edition #9.  The Mayor talks about issues facing the city in the wake of the corona virus shutdown.

May 22, 2020

Christie Sausa

Friday, May 22, 2020-Episode 319-Hear about the Miracle on Ice and more from sports journalist and skater Christie Sausa, author of the book “Lake Placid: Figure Skating, A History.”

May 21, 2020

Jim Kaplan

Thursday, May 21, 2020-Jim Kaplan lives in New Rochelle, the first hot spot in the corona virus outbreak in New York State.  He has the latest on efforts to save historic sites dedicated to American Revolution pamphleteer Thomas Paine in New Rochelle on Historians Podcast Special Edition #8.  For information on how you can help the Thomas Paine cause, email  

May 15, 2020

Nina Sankovitch

Friday, May 15, 2020-Episode 318-Nina Sankovitch talks about her new book on the American Revolution:  “American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution”

May 13, 2020

Michael Cinquanti

Amsterdam Mayor Mike Cinquanti is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #7.  The Mayor talks about how the easing of the virus restrictions in Montgomery County will affect Amsterdam, and other topics.  

May 08, 2020

Brad Balukjian

Friday, May 8, 2020-Episode 317-Brad Balukjian tracks down ballplayers from a single pack of 1986 baseball cards for his book “The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife”

May 07, 2020

Wanda Burch

Historians Podcast Extra Edition #6 features Wanda Burch with a presentation on the imagery and energy of dreaming.  Wanda is a 30 year breast cancer survivor and author of the book “Healing through Dreamwork.”  Wanda’s talk on this topic was part of a retreat for women with chronic illness that was cancelled because of the pandemic.

May 01, 2020

Richard Hamm

Episode 316-SUNY Albany history professor Richard Hamm on what really happened during Prohibition.  He is co-editor of “Prohibition’s Greatest Myths: The Distilled Truth About America’s Anti-Alcohol Crusade.” 

April 29, 2020

Michael Cinquanti 5

Amsterdam Mayor Mike Cinquanti is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #5.  The Mayor talks about food distribution, corona virus news from Amsterdam and the importance of the census.  He also covers other topics including an update on the situation regarding his daughter, about to give birth in Brooklyn. Episode #5 Recorded Wednesday, April 29, 2020

April 24, 2020

Kirk Douglas

Friday, April 24, 2020-Episode 315-A look back at movie star Kirk Douglas’s roots in Amsterdam, N.Y., featuring WGY radio audio from June 1, 1985, Kirk Douglas day in Amsterdam.  Then Governor Mario Cuomo spoke as a city park was named for the famous actor.

April 22, 2020

Matt Ossenfort

The guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #4 is Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort.  In an interview recorded, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11am Ossenfort has timely information on the COVID 19 virus.  Ossenfort has been working with hard hit dairy farmers.

April 17, 2020

Anita Sanchez

Friday, April 17, 2020-Episode 314-Environmental educator Anita Sanchez has history stories from the War of 1812 and the Civil War.  Malta historian Paul Perreault tells the tale of a missing metal eagle.  And local history authors are interviewed at the 2016 Chronicle Book Fair in Glens Falls.

April 15, 2020

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Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti has the latest local report on COVID 19 And other news on the Historians Podcast Extra Edition #3. Podcast "22 Minutes" Posted at 11am, Wednesday, April 15, 2020

April 10, 2020

Matthew Costello

Friday, April 10, 2020-Episode 313-Matthew Costello, author of “The Property of the Nation:  George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President.” 

April 09, 2020

Extra Edition 2

Thursday, April 9, 2020-Historians Podcast: Extra Edition #2-Marietta Carr, librarian at Schenectady County Historical Society, discusses how to keep track of the local history of COVID 19.  Author Nina Sankovitch talks about releasing her new history book “American Rebels” in the middle of the pandemic.

April 03, 2020

Susan Leath

Friday, April 3, 2020-Episode 312-Susan Leath, town historian of Bethlehem, N.Y.—did explorer Henry Hudson land there?  Plus, courtesy of WAMC public radio, Bob Cudmore is interviewed by Lucas Willard on the impact Kirk Douglas had on his hometown, Amsterdam, N.Y. 

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