A New York Minute In History is a podcast about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is hosted by Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, and Don Wildman. Jim Levulis is the producer.
A New York Minute In History is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Archivist Media.
Support for the project comes from The Pomeroy Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Humanities New York Action Grant.
75 Years Later, NY Native Recalls Japan’s Surrender Aboard U.S.S. Missouri | A New York Minute In History
On September 2, 1945 the hostilities of World War II ended when Japan’s formal surrender was signed aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Aboard that ship 75 years ago was Bob Kennedy, a native of New York’s Steuben County who now lives in Saratoga Springs. WAMC’s Jim Levulis, the producer of A New York […]
The Inspirations Behind The Headless Horseman And Ichabod Crane | A New York Minute In History
In the third episode of our series: Legends and Lore of the Empire State, A New York Minute In History explores the inspirations behind Washington Irving’s “Headless Horseman” and “Ichabod Crane.” The Village of Sleepy Hollow lies along the eastern banks of the Hudson River about 25 miles north of New York City. If you […]
Who Is The Real Natty Bumppo? | A New York Minute In History
In the second episode of our series: Legends and Lore of the Empire State, A New York Minute In History explores the mystery of the inspiration for Natty Bumppo, one of the most recognizable characters from James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales series. A trip to Hoosick Falls wouldn’t be complete without a drive down Main […]
Remembering The Greatest Generation | A New York Minute In History
75 years after the end of World War II, the ranks of the so-called Greatest Generation are dwindling. Among those still able to tell their stories, is Lieutenant Colonel Harry Stewart Jr. Turning 96 on the Fourth of July, Stewart was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and is featured in National Geographic’s coverage of […]
The Legendary Lake Monster | A New York Minute In History
Join A New York Minute In History for the first episode of a special series on folklore. In this initial journey of our “Legends and Lore of The Empire State” series, co-hosts Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts explore the legend behind a storied lake monster in northern New York. If you happen to find yourself […]
Documenting A Pandemic In Real Time | A New York Minute In History
On this special episode of A New York Minute In History, we explore how historians are documenting the coronavirus pandemic in real time. Co-hosts Devin Lander, the New York Historian, and Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts are joined by Christine Ridarsky, the City of Rochester Historian and President of the Board of the Association of […]
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I’m really glad to see and listen to a podcast that not only shows New York City history, but also New York State! Very well put together show and hope that you keep them coming and cover every corner of the great state of New York!
These podcasts are like a very well produced audio documentary. Excellent content and delivery. Very enjoyable and informative. Please keep them coming!
Everything I want in a history podcast
High quality recording
Not theatrical, diluted or dumbed down