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"The Historians" is a weekly audio interview podcast that features authors and other guests who discuss the rich heritage of the region and the nation.

Bob Cudmore is host and producer of “The Historians.”

Cudmore is author of three books, "The Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley" and "Stories from the Mohawk Valley," both published by History Press, and the self-published satirical collection “You Can’t Go Wrong.”

He writes the weekly Focus on History column for the Daily Gazette and has narrated and co-produced historical documentaries for WMHT television. From 2004 through 2014 he hosted the morning radio show in his hometown of Amsterdam, N.Y.

The most recent episodes of "The Historians" are archived here. To suggest guests or topics for the program or to discuss advertising, contact bobcudmore@yahoo.com.

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Audio Archives

February 11, 2016
Episode 98, February 14-Timothy Starr has written 15 books on Saratoga County and Capital District history. He focuses on the history of the town of Milton in this episode. Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
February 10, 2016
Episode 97-Bob Cudmore explores a sensational murder case that took place in 1895 in Amsterdam. Another topic: research done on a Walt Disney subsidiary that did cartoon TV ads for Mohawk Carpets in the early 1950s. Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
February 10, 2016
Bob Cudmore updates the 2016 Go Fund Me information. Thank You Download MP3
February 06, 2016
Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehen. Each week on Magic590WROW and now on 100.5 FM Download MP3
February 01, 2016
Episode 96-Danielle Sanzone of WMHT explains how the Capital District PBS station is sharing information on local people and their ancestry on social media in conjunction with the national program “Finding Your Roots.” Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
January 30, 2016
Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Talk of The Town. Magic590WROW and 100.5FM. Download MP3
January 27, 2016
Episode 95-Aja Raden on The Historians with Bob Cudmore Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World. As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious. What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire. Also on: Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
January 23, 2016
January 23, 2016 Bob Cudmore talks with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Magic590WROW Also on: Soundcloud.com/EastlineStudio Download MP3
January 20, 2016
Episode 94, January 20-Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss a landlocked “lighthouse” that helped motorists on a busy Mohawk Valley highway. Another topic: A quest to find recordings of radio talks done by a popular Amsterdam rabbi years ago. Also on: Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
January 17, 2016
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January 16, 2016
Bob Cudmore and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan share information each week on Magic590WROW Albany, New York Now on 100.5FM Also on: Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
January 13, 2016
Jerry Snyder talks about this year’s Historic Amsterdam League calendar focusing on that city’s vanished industries. Plus Kelly Farquhar and Norm Bollen report on a recently found letter from a Revolutionary leader in the Mohawk Valley that makes reference to the Boston Tea Party. Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
January 09, 2016
Talk of The Town/Bob Cudmore with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. Saturday January 9, 2016 Broadcast on Magic590WROW. Now on 100.5FM Also on Soundcloud.com/EastlineStudio Download MP3
January 06, 2016
Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene set the wayback machine back to 1947 for tales of carpet school, the mill shutdown and big bands. Also on Soundcloud.com/EastlineStudio Download MP3
December 23, 2015
Retired Fulton County historian and Leader Herald columnist Peter Betz has stories from 1890s Christmas letters to Santa. Also on: Soundcloud.com/EastlibneStudio Download MP3
December 19, 2015
Talk of The Town with Bob Cudmore and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. Broadcast each week on Magic590 WROW Albany. Also on Soundcloud.com/EastlineStudio Download MP3
December 16, 2015
Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene explore the history of the Great Sacandaga Lake in the southern Adirondacks. Plus a story about a Mohawk Valley man’s collections. Also on Soundcloud.com/EastlineStudio Download MP3
December 09, 2015
Craig Tolosky today on The Historians with Bob Cudmore. Craig Tolosky, secretary/treasurer of the East Line Union Cemetery in Malta, with his perspective on challenges facing cemeteries in New York State. Also on Soundcloud.com/EastlineStudio Download MP3
November 30, 2015
Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss three Amsterdam, N.Y. tragedies remembered by many: the Schuyler Street fire, the explosion on High Street and the deaths of eight Mexican railroad workers hit by a speeding train. Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
November 24, 2015
The Historians Podcast covers the Chronicle Book Fair The Historians Podcast debuts an audio report om the recent Chronicle Book Fair in Glens Falls, New York. Podcast host Bob Cudmore was among the writers at the well-attended event. Cudmore’s latest history book is “Lost Mohawk Valley.” History authors interviewed for the program included Larry Gooley, (“Escape from Dannemora”); Don Papson, (“Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City”); Sheila Myers, (the historical novel “Imaginary Brightness”); John Briggs, (young adult biographies of Pete Seeger and Judy Garland); and David Fiske, (“Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave”). Also interviewed were book fair organizer Cathy DeDe plus authors Chuck D’Imperio (“Unknown Museums of Upstate New York”); Barry Damsky (“The Peas Were Cold”); Russell Dunn (“Adventures Around The Great Sacandaga Lake”) and Jim LaBate (“Mickey Mantle Day in Amsterdam”). The Historians Podcast is found on www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians and on www.soundcloud.com, search for Eastline Studio. The program is aired twice a week by RISE, WMHT’s service for the visually impaired in the Capital District. Download MP3
November 21, 2015
Talk of The Town. Saturday November 21, 2015 Bob Cudmore and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. Magic590WROW Download MP3
November 16, 2015
David Pietrusza is the guest on The Historians with Bob Cudmore discussing his latest book: “1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny.” Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
November 14, 2015
Bob Cudmore and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. Magic590WROW Download MP3
November 09, 2015
Abby Chandler, a history professor at the University of Massachusetts, joins Bob Cudmore on The Historians Podcast. Chandler is the author of “Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750.” Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
November 01, 2015
Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene chat about two local history stories—pioneer radio broadcaster credited with saving historic church in Montgomery County and a superhighway, never built, that would have linked Amsterdam and northern Maine. Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
October 30, 2015
Bob Cudmore on The Roundtable on WAMC Albany Public Radio. WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9am to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more! Hosted by Joe Donahue and produced by Sarah LaDuke, The Roundtable tackles serious and lighthearted subjects, looking to explore the many facets of the human condition with civility, respect and responsibility. Also on: Download MP3
October 27, 2015
Today on The Historians with Bob Cudmore. Peter Feinman of the Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education says the New York State Path through History program has not lived up to its early promises. Also on Soundloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
October 24, 2015
Talk of The Town October 24,2015. Bob Cudmore talks to Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan each week on Magic590 WROW. Also on: Soundcloud.com/EastlineStudio Download MP3
October 22, 2015
Jerry Snyder of Historic Amsterdam League talks to Bob Cudmore about that group’s Green Hill Cemetery tour, Ghosts of the Past. ------------------------------------- Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
October 17, 2015
Each week on Magic590 WROW Bob Cudmore talks with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
October 14, 2015
Brian Mack from The Fort Plain Museum Today on The Historians with Bob Cudmore. The Fort Plain Museum features exhibits focusing on the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley. Brian Mack from the museum has stories from history and tells of efforts to encourage American Revolution tourism in the region. Podcast also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
October 13, 2015
Today on The Historians with Bob Cudmore Mary Zawacki, Michael Maloney and Kaitlin Morton-Bentley give an overview of exhibits and genealogical resources at the Schenectady County Historical Society at their two facilities: the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction and the Grems-Doolittle Library and Schenectady History Museum in the historic Stockade district of Schenectady. Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
October 10, 2015
Each week Bob Cudmore talks with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Magic590 WROW Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
September 28, 2015
More Lost Mohawk Valley Stories. Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Download MP3
September 23, 2015
Dennis Webster on The Historians with Bob Cudmore Dennis Webster has written “Old Main: New York State Lunatic Asylum in Utica, N.Y.” Opened it 1843, it was the first insane asylum in New York State and the second one in the nation. ------------------------ Bob Cudmores new book "Lost Mohawk Valley". Enjoy “Coffee with Cudmore” as Bob does his first book signing from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, September 26 at Old Peddler’s Wagon, 175 Church St. / Rt. 67 in Amsterdam. ----------------- Also on Soundcloud.com/Eastline Studio Produced at Eastline Studio Download MP3
September 22, 2015
On The Historians Podcast Michael Cinquanti, who publishes a daily blog celebrating birthdays of people born in his home town of Amsterdam, N.Y. http://amsterdamnybirthdays.com Cinquanti also keeps track of the birthdays of major sports stars. His Pinstripe Birthday Blog was the tenth most-read blog on the Major League Baseball Web site.. Listen or download at www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians or https://soundcloud.com/obudmore The Historians Podcast is also heard Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled. The program is produced at Dave Greene’s Eastline Studio in Ballston Lake. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Please support The Historians Podcast with a donation to www.gofundme/thehistorians or send a check to Bob Cudmore, 125 Horstman Drive, Scotia, N.Y. 12302. Bob Cudmore's books: Lost Mohawk Valley, Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley, Stories from the Mohawk Valley and You Can't Go Wrong Download MP3
September 06, 2015
Nick Bunker is author of “An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America.” The book is a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and is available at Amazon.com www.amazon.com/Empire-Edge-Brita…words=Nick+Bunker The Historians with Bob Cudmore www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians/ is produced at Eastline Studio. Also on Soundcloud.com More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
September 04, 2015
Dave Northrup is editor of Hugh Donlon's “The Mohawk Valley.” Written during the 1930’s when he was a reporter and columnist for the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, “The Mohawk Valley” is Donlon’s history of his native region from the end of the ice age to 1940. Part 1 Also on Soundcloud.com Eastline Studio The Historians is produced at Eastline Studio e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
September 04, 2015
Dave Northrup is editor of Hugh Donlon's “The Mohawk Valley.” Written during the 1930’s when he was a reporter and columnist for the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, “The Mohawk Valley” is Donlon’s history of his native region from the end of the ice age to 1940. Part 2 Also on Soundcloud.com Eastline Studio Produced at Eastline Studio e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
August 23, 2015
Capital District Genealogical Society-Part 1 Genealogy is the topic on The Historians Podcast, featuring Eric Johnson on African American history; Terri Moran with a family history that stretches from Upstate New York to Sweden; and Jim Richmond, author of The Middleline, the story of the founding of a Saratoga County community. All three are members of the Capital District Genealogical Society. Listen or download at www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians or https://soundcloud.com/obudmore The Historians Podcast is also heard Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled. The program is produced at Eastline Studio. Download MP3
August 23, 2015
Capital District Genealogical Society-Part 2 Genealogy is the topic on The Historians Podcast, featuring Eric Johnson on African American history; Terri Moran with a family history that stretches from Upstate New York to Sweden; and Jim Richmond, author of The Middleline, the story of the founding of a Saratoga County community. All three are members of the Capital District Genealogical Society. Listen or download at www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians or https://soundcloud.com/obudmore The Historians Podcast is also heard Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled. The program is produced at Eastline Studio. Download MP3
August 19, 2015
Bob Cudmore’s Historians Podcast features coverage of the first annual American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Conference. Recorded this past spring. The Historians Podcast may be downloaded at www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians and at www.soundcloud.com search for Eastline Studio. The show also airs Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled in Albany. The half hour episode features interviews with conference participants Jim Kirby Martin, co-author of “Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution; Jack Kelly, author of “Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence;” and Don Hagist, author of “The Revolution’s Last Men: The Soldiers Behind the Photographs.” Also on the program will be conference attendees Kyle Jenks of “Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama,” retired Montgomery County Historian Jacqueline Murphy and John Warren, editor of the New York History Blog. Brian Mack of Fort Plain Museum will be heard as well. Mack, Norm Bollen and other members of the Fort Plain Museum organized the first annual conference which included a full day of history talks held at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie and a bus tour of Revolutionary era historic sites in western Montgomery County. More than 100 people attended. Historic sites in western Montgomery County include Fort Plain Museum, Nellis Tavern, Fort Klock, Isaac Paris House, Van Alstyne Homestead, Stone Arabia Church, Palatine Church and the Margaret Reaney Library in St. Johnsville, all within minutes of Thruway Exit 29 in Canajoharie. Download MP3
August 10, 2015
Jane Spellman on The Historians with Bob Cudmore/Part 1. Jane Spellman is author of “Women Belong in History Books: Herkimer and Oneida Counties, 1700-1950.” Among the women in the book is Catherine Petrie Herkimer, mother of Revolutionary War hero Nicholas Herkimer. Download MP3
August 10, 2015
Jane Spellman on The Historians with Bob Cudmore/Part 2. Jane Spellman is author of “Women Belong in History Books: Herkimer and Oneida Counties, 1700-1950.” Among the women in the book is Catherine Petrie Herkimer, mother of Revolutionary War hero Nicholas Herkimer. Download MP3
August 04, 2015
David Claire Jennings Part 1-- David Claire Jennings on The Historians with Bob Cudmore today Sunday August 2, 2015. David Claire Jennings is author of the historical novel After Bondage and War. www.davidclairejennings.com The novel tells of people impacted by slavery through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Jennings returned to college at age 70 to study history. www.amazon.com/After-Bondage-War…nal/dp/0692466584 The Historians with Bob Cudmore is produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
August 04, 2015
David Claire Jennings Part 2-- David Claire Jennings on The Historians with Bob Cudmore today Sunday August 2, 2015. David Claire Jennings is author of the historical novel After Bondage and War. www.davidclairejennings.com The novel tells of people impacted by slavery through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Jennings returned to college at age 70 to study history. www.amazon.com/After-Bondage-War…nal/dp/0692466584 The Historians with Bob Cudmore is produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
July 29, 2015
Barbara Blaisdell has been portraying Susan B. Anthony for 24 years on behalf of The National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, N.Y. Barbara (and Susan B. Anthony) explore the opinions of the human rights leader on women’s rights, slavery, temperance and more on Bob Cudmore’s Historians Podcast. The Historians is produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
July 21, 2015
Jessica Parr on The Historians with Bob Cudmore. Jessica Parr is author of “Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon.” (Mississippi, 2015) Whitefield is regarded as a founding father of American Christian evangelicalism in the 1700s. Benjamin Franklin was impressed that Whitefield had a speaking voice that could be heard for ten city blocks. The Historians is produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
July 08, 2015
Sheila Myers is the author of the novel, “Imaginary Brightness: A Durant Family Saga.” The story is based on the family who marketed Adirondack great camps as vacation homes for wealthy American industrialists. Available on Amazon.http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00K2YTA0A Thanks to Sheila Myers for her donation to The Historians Podcast Go Fund Me Drive. The Historians is produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
June 30, 2015
Steven Engelhart of Adirondack Architectural Heritage is the guest on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore. Steven has fascinating comments on Adirondack structures--bridges, fire towers, great camps and even prisons.The Historians is produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
June 24, 2015
Bernard Cornwell is the author of “Waterloo:The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles.” (Harper, 2015) The author of best-selling historical novels, “Waterloo” is Cornwell’s first work of non-fiction. The Historians with Bob Cudmore is produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
June 19, 2015
Historian, Ken Davis, is the author of “The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah.” (Hachette, 2015) Davis is author of the Don’t Know Much About series of history books, with more than 4 million copies in print worldwide. Podcast produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
June 12, 2015
Performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch from Buffalo is Bob Cudmore's guest on The Historians Podcast.Hear Dave Ruch on The Historians Podcast on Bob Cudmore dot com and on Soundcloud, search Eastline Studio. The Historians also airs twice each week on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled.Podcast produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
June 06, 2015
Tom Calarco is an authority on the history of the Underground Railroad in which slaves sought to escape from captivity in the United States to Canada. Calarco and Don Papson are co authors of “Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City: Sydney Howard Gay, Louis Napoleon and The Record of Fugitives.” Podcast produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail greene@nycap.rr.com Download MP3
June 04, 2015
Liz Covart is host of “Ben Franklin’s World,” a history podcast focusing on the American Revolution and the early years of the American Republic. She is writing a book on the impact of the American Revolution in the Albany area. Ms.Covart earned a Ph.D. in history at the University of California in Davis. With her podcast, blogs and other writing she strives to bridge the gap between academic and popular history. Our Go Fund Me campaign continues at www.gofundme/thehistorians If you’d rather not donate online,you can send a check made out to Bob Cudmore, 125 Horstman Drive, Scotia, N.Y. 12302. If you have a topic idea, please email me. The program is recorded at Dave Greene’s Eastline Studio in Saratoga County. The Historians Podcasts are available at www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians and at www.soundcloud.com , search for Eastline Studio. And the program is heard twice a week on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled and can be accessed at http://www.wmht.org/radio/rise/historians/ Download MP3
May 20, 2015
This week The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore welcomes Daily Gazette features writer Bill Buell as the guest. Bill Buell is the author of history books on Schenectady and Albany; he is working on a book on Schenectady’s Socialist Mayor, George Lunn. A native of Glenville and resident of Schenectady's Stockade section, Bill is a 1971 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake graduate and a 2001 University at Albany graduate, with a degree in history. He started working with the Gazette as a sports writer in 1977. As a features writer he currently covers diverse topics including history, religion and the theater. The Historians Podcast is available on www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians and on www.soundcloud.com , search for Eastline Studio. The Historians Podcast is aired every Monday at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled in the Albany area.The Historians is produced at Eastline Studio. More information e-mail davegreeneproductions@gmail.com Download MP3
May 03, 2015
Bruce Dearstyne is a history professor and former director of the state archives. He is author of “The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State’s History." Sunday May 3 Download MP3
April 29, 2015
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April 26, 2015
"The Historians" podcast features David Fiske with the story of the “Old Chocolate Factory” in Ballston Spa. David also has the latest on his research on the life of Solomon Northrup, who was author of “Twelve Years a Slave. Listen or download at www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians or https://soundcloud.com/obudmore The Historians Podcast is heard on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled Wednesdays at 11 a.m. http://www.wmht.org/radio/rise/ The program is produced at Dave Greene’s Eastline Studio in southern Saratoga County. Help support The Historians Podcast with a donation to www.gofundme/thehistorians Or send a check by mail to Bob Cudmore, 125 Horstman Drive, Scotia, N.Y. 12302. Download MP3
April 19, 2015
On The Historians Podcast Victoria Tokarowski of the National Racing Museum in Saratoga Springs describes it's new exhibit on the horse breeding Sanford family of Amsterdam. Sam Hildebrandt, son of Sanford jockey Lou Hildebrandt, has more on efforts by the Friends of the Sanford Stud Farm to restore remaining buildings at the historic farm. Download MP3
April 13, 2015
Bob Cudmore was the guest on Dan Weaver’s Valley Vox on 1490 AM WCSS in Amsterdam, online at http://www.wcss1490.com/ Download MP3
April 12, 2015
"The Historians" podcast features author and Albany Times Union Reporter Paul Grondahl. Grondahl has an update on his biography-in-progress on CBS news commentator Andy Rooney. Plus Grondahl discusses the career of long time Albany promoter Ed Lewi. Grondahl collaborated with Lewi on the book “A Wild Ride: Bears, Babes and Marketing to the Max.” Grondahl has also written books on longtime Albany Mayor Erastus Corning and Theodore Roosevelt. The Historians podcast can be downloaded at www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians and at www.soundcloud.com , search for Eastline. And The Historians podcast is heard every Wednesday at 11 a.m. on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled in the Albany area. Download MP3
March 29, 2015
On The Historians podcast Heidi Hill of Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site and Albany attorney and educator Richard Bader tell the story of how founding father Alexander Hamilton married Elizabeth Schuyler from Albany. Hamilton wrote some of the Federalist Papers at Schuyler Mansion. Download MP3
March 22, 2015
Ann Peconie of the Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley talks about the lives of women factory workers years ago in Amsterdam’s carpet making industry. Ann also discusses the elephant’s foot and other objects at the museum, donated by the family of big game hunter Robert Frothingham. Download MP3
March 19, 2015
The Historians Podcast guest is Don Papson of Plattsburgh, one of the founders of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum. Papson and Tom Colarco are co-authors of "Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City: Sydney Howard Gay, Louis Napoleon and the Record of Fugitives." Download MP3
March 12, 2015
Peter Betz writes a history column for the Leader Herald and has stories in this episode about the Civil War and also a tale from the former Sacandaga Park in the Adirondacks. Download MP3
March 05, 2015
David Brooks has excerpts from an 1869 journal written by a Fort Hunter man. David is education coordinator at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter. Download MP3
March 02, 2015
Lawrence Gooley, author of "Terror in the Adirondacks," the story of serial killer Robert Garrow Download MP3
February 28, 2015
Enjoy history, click New York History blog.org Historical News and Views from the Empire State. Download MP3
February 13, 2015
Norm Bollen of Fort Plain Museum on the new Mohawk Country Heritage Association. The association promotes eight American Revolution-era historic sites in western Montgomery County. Download MP3
February 06, 2015
Maria Riccio Bryce tells of her musical Hearts of Fire that tells the story of the burning of Schenectady by the French and Indians in 1690. She has re-issued the CD of the original cast recording. Download MP3
January 23, 2015
Author Richard Norton Smith discusses “On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller” (Random House, 2014). Rockefeller was New York governor for 14 years and U.S. vice president for 3 years. Download MP3
January 09, 2015
The author of the novel Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline discusses the program that transported thousands of destitute children from New York and other Eastern cities to foster homes located mainly in rural areas of the Midwest. Kline’s novel is the 2015 book selection of Amsterdam Reads, based at Amsterdam Free Library. Download MP3
November 22, 2014
On this episode Jeff Wilkin of Daily Gazette on newspaper coverage of local history, Dan Weaver of Historic Amsterdam League and a few minutes from the final broadcast of Bob Cudmore's WVTL radio show on 11-14-14. Download MP3
November 07, 2014
Julia Blackwelder, history professor, Schenectady County native and author of “Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady” Download MP3
October 17, 2014
Former Assemblyman and historian Jack McEneny of Albany on politics, the Pine Hills, the Qauackenbush House and more Download MP3
October 17, 2014
Author Don Williams, "Adirondack Tales of Tragedy and Tidings Between the Sacandaga River Bridges" Download MP3
October 10, 2014
Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Larson, author of “The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789" (Harper Collins-William Morrow, 2014) Download MP3