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What does liberty mean to you? Diane von Furstenberg narrates this groundbreaking, limited-series podcast about the often untold stories behind one of the world’s most famous landmarks: the Statue of Liberty. Listen as the sounds of history come to life through the fascinating stories told by historians Alan Kraut and Barry Moreno, and park ranger Melissa Magnuson-Cannady. You’ll learn about the Statue’s evolving meaning, how Joseph Pulitzer saved it from abandon, and how Lady Liberty stirs conversation and controversy. Raising the Torch is a production of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in partnership with FRQNCY Media.

Raising the Torch Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.4, 190 Ratings

What does liberty mean to you? Diane von Furstenberg narrates this groundbreaking, limited-series podcast about the often untold stories behind one of the world’s most famous landmarks: the Statue of Liberty. Listen as the sounds of history come to life through the fascinating stories told by historians Alan Kraut and Barry Moreno, and park ranger Melissa Magnuson-Cannady. You’ll learn about the Statue’s evolving meaning, how Joseph Pulitzer saved it from abandon, and how Lady Liberty stirs conversation and controversy. Raising the Torch is a production of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in partnership with FRQNCY Media.

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

Kramniwdog ,

Really great series

I learned a lot of fascinating info about the statue’s history through these digestible and entertaining episodes. Fun sonic experience.

TweedyTW ,

Love it!

So beautiful and immersive, listening is truly an experience. Love all the narrative coming straight from the historian's mouth. The third episode which explores the controversy surrounded by Lady Liberty is very powerful!

JessRamsO ,

Superb!

Grab your ear buds for this one! The soundscapes are subtle enough to allow the historians’ narrative to shine but rich enough to transport the listener to another time and place. The episode length allows for the unpacking of a lot of fascinating content while still keeping the subject material perfectly digestible. And the third episode reveals some pretty important perspectives that typically remain untold in the statue’s story. How moving! It’s an exciting time for audio and I look forward to more rich storytelling like this making its way mainstream.

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