18 episodes

New York 1835: A City at its tipping point. It’s ten years since the completion of the Erie Canal. New York City’s population is now over 270,000. Most of these people live below Fourteenth Street in wooden or brick buildings no taller than five stories. The gap between rich and poor is rapidly expanding as each week thousands of new men and women pour onto New York’s dangerously overcrowded streets. Many come to earn an honest living. Others for more nefarious reasons. Several historical lives converge in this scripted audio fiction series about the fastest growing city in the world, and the opportunists who shaped it.

Burning Gotham The WallBreakers

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

New York 1835: A City at its tipping point. It’s ten years since the completion of the Erie Canal. New York City’s population is now over 270,000. Most of these people live below Fourteenth Street in wooden or brick buildings no taller than five stories. The gap between rich and poor is rapidly expanding as each week thousands of new men and women pour onto New York’s dangerously overcrowded streets. Many come to earn an honest living. Others for more nefarious reasons. Several historical lives converge in this scripted audio fiction series about the fastest growing city in the world, and the opportunists who shaped it.

    Burning Gotham: Out Now

    Burning Gotham: Out Now

    Right now, experience New York City like you’ve never before.  Will you make the right deal? Or fall to greed? But whatever you choose, just make sure you get out in time.Out now on your favorite podcast app, Burning Gotham — The 2022 Tribeca Select audio soap opera about the fastest growing city in the world, and the opportunists who shaped it.Find out more at BurningGotham.com

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    Beyond Burning Gotham: Episode 4

    Beyond Burning Gotham: Episode 4

    Beyond Burning Gotham: Episode 4These episodes are the history compendium for the preceding Burning Gotham chapters. They’ll help paint the picture on what was really going on in 1835. Our characters live in a New York rapidly becoming the most important city in the western world. In this episode we’ll wrap up the first eight Burning Gotham chapters. Burning Gotham Chapter seven is called: Welcome To Hell Gate. ___________Download Episode Transcript___________Featured interviews:Greg You...

    • 24 min
    Burning Gotham 008: Midnight On South Street

    Burning Gotham 008: Midnight On South Street

    BURNING GOTHAM 008: MIDNIGHT ON SOUTH STREETAaron and Sorina have a tense meeting with Captain Jones. Chaos and violence soon erupts as Aaron receives bad family news. ___________Download Episode Transcript___________Written By:Olga Lysenko & James Scully___________The Entire Cast:Eirik GislasonAlain LaforestKacie LaforestRoland LaneMary MurphyAnna PirogovNancy PopGustavo RodriguezMatthew RoperJames Scully___________MusicThank you to both The Hesperus Early Music Ensemble and The Iti...

    • 17 min
    Burning Gotham 007: Welcome To Hell Gate

    Burning Gotham 007: Welcome To Hell Gate

    BURNING GOTHAM 007: WELCOME TO HELL GATEAaron, Wyndham, Sorina, and Raisa go to John Jacob Astor’s estate, only to find he isn’t receiving. Sorina is angry. Aaron and Wyndham argue about mortgaging their future money on $2 Second National Bank plates. ___________Download Episode Transcript___________Written By:Olga Lysenko & James Scully___________Cast:Eirik GislasonAlain LaforestKacie LaforestRoland LaneNancy PopGustavo RodriguezJames Scully___________Music:The Itinerant Band______...

    • 11 min
    Beyond Burning Gotham: Episode 3

    Beyond Burning Gotham: Episode 3

    Beyond Burning Gotham: Episode 3These episodes are the history compendium for the preceding Burning Gotham chapters. They’ll help paint the picture on what was really going on in 1835. Our characters live in a New York rapidly becoming the most important city in the western world. In this episode we’ll focus on The spoils system, John Jacob Astor, and development up Manhattan island. Burning Gotham Chapter five is called: Irving and Astor. ___________Download Episode Transcript__________...

    • 24 min
    Burning Gotham 006: I Pray For You Too

    Burning Gotham 006: I Pray For You Too

    BURNING GOTHAM 006: I PRAY FOR YOU TOOAaron Columbus runs a big errand for John Jacob Astor. It takes him to a rectory north of town. There, Brother Basil gives Aaron a tip on where to find genuine $2 Second National Bank plates. ___________Download Episode Transcript___________Written By:Olga Lysenko & James Scully___________Cast:Alain LaforestRoland LaneNancy PopGustavo RodriguezJames Scully___________Engineer:Josh Wilcox of Brooklyn Podcasting Studio___________Director & Post...

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Aimeeep ,

Historical Drama At Its Best!

James Scully is no stranger to presenting history based on his careful research. Burning Gotham is a fun and engaging listen that introduces you to New York in 1835. Can hardly wait for more episodes!!!!

The WallBreakers ,

So looking forward!

Can’t wait! Yay audio drama!!

tataka33 ,

Love this

I loved this! Everyone should give it a listen. Great plot and quality vocals!

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