This week on The Historians Podcast, City Historian Christopher Leonard discusses Schenectady during the Second World War, plus he takes a look at Schenectady and the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Schenectady During The Second World War (Podcast)
New York State Podcasts
We publish several podcast announcements each week. You can find them all here.
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The Buffalo History Museum has announced the launch of “Experiencing Our Story” (EOS). Inspired by the Greek goddess of dawn, EOS offers history-based programs through podcasts, videos, virtual events, exhibits, and tours.
EOS programs, including a newly launched podcast, will feature stories about Buffalo and Western New York history, heritage, architecture, and personal accounts directly from the Museum’s professional staff, as well as featured guests.
The first episode features the story of the execution of the three Thayers Brothers, Buffalo’s only public execution. [Read more…] about Buffalo History Museum Launches New Podcast With Story Of City’s Only Public Execution
In this episode of The Historians Podcast, 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. [Read more…] about Schoharie Crossing on the Erie Canal (Podcast)
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Between 1760 and 1761, Great Britain witnessed one of the largest slave insurrections in the history of its empire. Although the revolt took place on the island of Jamaica, the reverberations of this revolt stretched across the Atlantic Ocean and into the British North American colonies.
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Vincent Brown, author of Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press, 2020), joins us to investigate Tacky’s Revolt and how that revolt served as an eddy within the larger current of Atlantic warfare.
The History Press has been publishing local history since 2004. Now an imprint of Arcadia Publishing, it’s a showcase for local and regional history, uncovering forgotten heroes, vanished industries, and intriguing stories from around the country.
Banks Smither is an Acquisitions Editor for the Press, focusing on the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. On this episode of the Long Island Project podcast he walks us through his process of finding and working with authors. He also explains what makes Long Island one of the best markets for local history books. [Read more…] about NYS History Press Acquisitions Editor Interview
This week on The Historians Podcast, highlights from 2020 episodes – Caryl Hopson on her book 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. [Read more…] about Historians Podcast 2020 Highlights
This week on The Historians Podcast, Vanderbilt University professor Thomas Schwartz discusses his book Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography (Hill and Wang, 2020). Learn about Kissinger’s early life and the successes and failures in the years Kissinger played a major role in American foreign policy. [Read more…] about Henry Kissinger: A Political Biography (Podcast)
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We live in an age where big businesses track our shopping habits and in some cases our work habits. But is the age of data new? When did the “age of the spreadsheet” and quantification of habits develop?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, Caitlin Rosenthal, an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management (Harvard University Press, 2019), leads us on an investigation into the origins of how American businesses came to collect and use data to manage their workers and their pursuit of profits.
Marilyn Cohen, Vice President of the Rockland County Chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV), discussed the national, nonpartisan group that has been doing active grassroots organizing for 100 years with the belief that voters should play a critical role in democracy.
We discussed the history of the LWV nationally and here in Rockland County. We also discussed what the LWV is doing now to prepare for the upcoming election. [Read more…] about League of Women Voters Celebrates 100 Years (Podcast)
By 1950, Satchel Paige was a star of the Negro Leagues and a World Series winner with the Cleveland Indians. He spent most of that year barnstorming across the United States which is what brought him to Riverhead Stadium on Long Island.
In this episode of the Long Island History Project, librarian and historian Fabio Montella relates his research into Satchel, Riverhead, and the deeper connections between Long Island and Negro League baseball. [Read more…] about Baseball’s Satchel Paige on Long Island