3 episodes

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

    • History
    • 3.4 • 276 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.

    3 - For the People: Controversy Arises

    3 - For the People: Controversy Arises

    Understand the mixed opinions surrounding the Statue of Liberty and how Lady Liberty became a universal reminder of liberty over time.

    • 13 min
    2 - By the People: Crowdfunding a Global Icon

    2 - By the People: Crowdfunding a Global Icon

    Learn about the fascinating fundraising tactics used to construct, transport, and erect the Statue of Liberty.

    • 15 min
    1 - Of the People: One Statue, Many Meanings

    1 - Of the People: One Statue, Many Meanings

    Journey back in time to learn about the Statue of Liberty’s creation and how its symbolism has evolved from upholding the importance of individual liberty to becoming a modern-day beacon of safe harbor.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
276 Ratings

276 Ratings

Bill Smyth ,

What happened?

What happened to this podcast? It had three good episodes, and then nothing else happened.

In Otter News ,

Cool Sound Design

But the storytelling sounded unnatural at times.

Hgbates ,

Very much informative & incredible

This podcast helps bring new understanding to such a historical beacon in our society.

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