This week on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Czech filmmaker Andrea Culkova discusses her current work-in-progress, The Magic Carpet. The documentary is about a carpet manufacturer in the Czech Republic but Culkova’s research recently took her to Amsterdam, NY, for a video shoot and interviews regarding the years when Amsterdam was called the Carpet City. [Read more…] about Amsterdam, the Carpet City, Connects to Czech Republic
New York History Podcast Archives
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This week on The Historians Podcast, Beth Hill, president and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga discusses the historic site’s emphasis on the year 1758 in this year’s exhibitions, a year in which a large British army was unable to capture the fort, defended by a much smaller French garrison. [Read more…] about 1758 Remembered at Fort Ticonderoga
Every other year, Preservation Long Island compiles a list of endangered historic places in need of saving. Sarah Kautz, their Preservation Director, joins The Long Island History Project podcast to discuss the four sites chosen for 2019.
From a family farm in East Patchogue to a life saving station on Fire Island, each of these sites presents a unique case study in Long Island’s history and the many challenges involved in preserving historic structures. [Read more…] about Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places
In 1492, Christopher Columbus’ voyage across the Atlantic linked Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean. As Columbus’ sponsor, Spain became the first European Power to use the peoples, resources, and lands of the Americas and the Caribbean as the basis for its Atlantic Empire.
How did this empire function and what wealth was Spain able to extract from these peoples and lands? [Read more…] about Pearls and the Nature of the Spanish Empire
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore’s guest is Linda Thompson, author of the historical novel The Plum Blooms in Winter. The book is based on the 1942 American air raid on Tokyo led by pioneer aviator Jimmy Doolittle. [Read more…] about A Historical Novel on the Doolittle Raid
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Flora Fraser joins us for one of those conversations. We’ll talk about biography, and in doing so, she’ll tell us what it was like to grow up as the daughter and granddaughter of two famed, British biographers and about the genre of biography and how it developed in the United Kingdom. [Read more…] about Biography And A Biographer’s Work
On The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore has stories from the Mohawk Valley: Amsterdam’s downtown movie theaters, a syndicated journalist from Fonda and a Civil War surgeon who was born in Root, NY. [Read more…] about Theaters, a Journalist and a Prominent Mohawk Valley Doctor
You sent these questions for Episode 200: Everyday Life in Early America. You also said you wanted to know more about transportation in early America. [Read more…] about Post and Travel in Early America
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore’s guest is Leader Herald newspaper history columnist Peter Betz has stories about a murderer who wanted to hang and a salesman who stole the goods he was supposed to sell. [Read more…] about Peter Betz’s Stories from Fulton, Hamilton Counties
Benedict Arnold is an intriguing figure. He was both a military hero who greatly impacted and furthered the American War for Independence with his bravery on the battlefield and someone who did something unthinkable: he betrayed his country.
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Stephen Brumwell, an award-winning historian and the author of Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty (Yale University Press, 2018), joins us to explore the life and deeds of Benedict Arnold and Arnold’s stunning metamorphosis from hero to traitor. [Read more…] about Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty