This week on The Historians Podcast, Dan Weaver discusses his latest book containing 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 (2020). [Read more…] about Forgotten Mohawk Valley Stories (Podcast)
New York State Podcasts
We publish several podcast announcements each week. You can find them all here.
If you produce a podcast about an aspect of New York State and want to have it noticed here, e-mail editor John Warren at [email protected]
Humanities New York’s (HNY) has announced the Amended podcast, a six-part series about the ongoing struggle for women’s voting rights.
Launching on August 26, 2020, Amended travels from the 1800s through to the present day to explore the quest for women’s full equality, one that has been as diverse, complex and unfinished as the nation itself. [Read more…] about ‘Amended,’ A Women’s History Podcast Series
As the first President of the United States, George Washington set many precedents for the new nation. One of the biggest precedents Washington set came in the form of the Cabinet, a body of advisors from across the U.S. government who advise the president on how to handle matters of foreign and domestic policy.
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, we investigate Washington’s creation of the Cabinet and how it became a government institution with Lindsay Chervinsky author of the book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution (Harvard Belknap Press, 2020).
This week on The Historians Podcast, Amy Catania of Historic Saranac Lake explains how that upstate New York community became a center for the treatment of tuberculosis. [Read more…] about A History of TB Treatment at Saranac Lake
Brad Kolodny started with some curiosity and an Instagram account but wound up with a coffee table book full of his images documenting synagogues from every corner of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
He tracked the evolution of the architecture, from simple buildings to post-modern masterpieces, as well as the growth of the Jewish community on Long Island itself. The post-Second World War boom led to a boom in synagogues as well.
On this episode of the Long Island History Project podcast, we discuss the history of Long Island synagogues, the role they play in their communities, and what drives a man to document their storied histories. [Read more…] about Synagogues of Long Island (Podcast)
This week on The Historians Podcast, former Capital Region television personality Tim Welch discusses Grant Cottage in northern Saratoga County where Ulysses S. Grant died after finishing his memoirs of the Civil War. Welch is president of Friends of Grant Cottage. The historic site has opened for the season. [Read more…] about Ulysses S. Grant’s Cottage in Saratoga County (Podcast)
Polygamy is not a practice that often comes to mind when many of us think about early America. But it turns out, that polygamy was a ubiquitous practice among different groups of early Americans living in 17th and 18th-century North America.
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Sarah Pearsall, a University Teaching Officer, Fellow, and Historian at the University of Cambridge, joins us to discuss the surprising history of polygamy in early North America, with details from her book, Polygamy: An Early American History (Yale University Press, 2019). [Read more…] about Polygamy: An Early American History
This week on The Historians Podcast, a look at the history of the Albany County town of New Scotland. Alan Kowlowitz, president of the New Scotland Historical Association and longtime Town Historian Bob Parmenter discuss New Scotland’s Onesquethaw Valley Historic District and more. [Read more…] about A Town of New Scotland, NY, History Podcast
This episode of Kaatscast features 85-year-old Nick Lyons, writer and publisher on fly fishing.
This episode was recorded at the Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection in Phoenicia, NY, as part of the “Sporting Legends of The Catskills” series. [Read more…] about Catskills Sporting Legend Nick Lyon (Podcast)
This week on The Historians Podcast, archaeologist and historian Wayne Lenig discusses Revolutionary War forts in the Mohawk Valley. Lenig is author of Fort Plain, Fort Plank, Fort Rensselaer: The Revolutionary War Forts of Canajohary (Fort Plain Museum, 2020). [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley Forts in the Fort Plain Era