100 episodes

Second Look podcast returns to the pages of history for stories that still matter today. Take a closer look at New York state's largest, yet most sparsely populated, region and learn more about individuals who aren't that different from us today.

Second Look is produced by hosts Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott at the Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, N.Y.

Second Look: A paper's history of Northern New York Christina Knott

    • History
    • 3.8 • 19 Ratings

Second Look podcast returns to the pages of history for stories that still matter today. Take a closer look at New York state's largest, yet most sparsely populated, region and learn more about individuals who aren't that different from us today.

Second Look is produced by hosts Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott at the Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, N.Y.

    Kentucky Christmas gifts

    Kentucky Christmas gifts

    Host Kelly Burdick shares a story of a Christmas past where people in the north country helped bring the holidays to a family in the Appalachians Mountains, with the help of the Rev. Robert W. Bird and an enterprising young letter writer in 1965.
    This episode is hosted by Kelly Burdick and edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6.
    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown Daily Times at NNY360, visit nny360.com.
    You can also follow our affiliate link to get a free audio book from Audible.com and try it out for 30 days. Enter our promo code "secondlook" at Audible.com or visit www.audibletrial.com/secondlook

    • 16 min
    Ghost Army

    Ghost Army

    During World War II, American soldiers embarked on a mission to mislead and deceive the German Army. Their mission remained a military secret for decades. Now, a Family’s donation sheds light on the program at Pine Camp.
    Host Kelly Burdick discusses this formerly classified part of local history to go along with "The 'Ghosts' on Post" article written by Chris Brock for the Watertown Daily Times and NNY60.com.

    For more information ...
    http://www.ghostarmylegacyproject.org/overview1.html

    https://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/museum-campus-guide/hall-democracy/senator-john-alario-jr-special-exhibition-hall/ghost-army

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Army
     
    This episode is hosted by Kelly Burdick and edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6.
    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown Daily Times at NNY360, visit nny360.com.
    You can also follow our affiliate link to get a free audio book from Audible.com and try it out for 30 days. Enter our promo code "secondlook" at Audible.com or visit www.audibletrial.com/secondlook

    • 15 min
    Follow ups from Kelly

    Follow ups from Kelly

    This episode is hosted by Kelly Burdick and edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6.
    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown Daily Times at NNY360, visit nny360.com.
    You can also follow our affiliate link to get a free audio book from Audible.com and try it out for 30 days. Enter our promo code "secondlook" at Audible.com or visit www.audibletrial.com/secondlook

    • 12 min
    Planting for the future: Tree Cities in the north country

    Planting for the future: Tree Cities in the north country

    “You can gauge a country’s wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker
    Host Kelly Burdick talks about how people of the past helped grow a better future today.

    For more information:
    Tree City USA official website
    Psychology Today article: The benefits of indoor plants

    This episode is hosted by Kelly Burdick and edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6.
    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown Daily Times at NNY360, visit nny360.com.
    You can also follow our affiliate link to get a free audio book from Audible.com and try it out for 30 days. Enter our promo code "secondlook" at Audible.com or visit www.audibletrial.com/secondlook
     

    • 19 min
    War of the Worlds in the North

    War of the Worlds in the North

    This episode is hosted by Kelly Burdick and edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6.
    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown Daily Times at NNY360, visit nny360.com.
    You can also follow our affiliate link to get a free audio book from Audible.com and try it out for 30 days. Enter our promo code "secondlook" at Audible.com or visit www.audibletrial.com/secondlook

    • 15 min
    Dogs for Defense

    Dogs for Defense

    Host and local history fan Kelly Burdick talks about Dogs for Defense, a military program in which pet owners -- including those in the north country -- were asked to donate their pet dogs to help fight in World War II. 
    For more information ...
    The Dogs of War 
    DogsforDefense.com
    This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6.
    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown Daily Times at NNY360, visit nny360.com.
    You can also follow our affiliate link to get a free audio book from Audible.com and try it out for 30 days. Enter our promo code "secondlook" at Audible.com or visit www.audibletrial.com/secondlook

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Krushdig ,

Fun idea, Excellent Content

I may be partial since my father was one of the students of Grindstone Island’s School House and we come from a long line of Islanders....and my sister and I are named Kelly and Kristina. ;) But this content brings me home and educated me on the history of the area I don’t get to see or visit very often. Its perfect for a car ride to visit the river. Im subscribing now, really enjoying the work.

turnofthecenturies ,

Essential Resource

As a military wife and architectural historian, the history and geography I learn about Watertown and the North Country in this podcast is so appreciated!! With every move, I strive to (and relish) getting to know our new community, particularly in terms of its history and architecture! Kelly and Christina are providing a wonderful resource (both overview and in depth) to me, also a busy work-at-home mother to little ones. Thank you so much!! I love the podcast!

Hardcoretwo ,

Has potential, needs polish

Listening to the episode about the Davis Sewing Machine Company and it is a little cringe worthy. Please do some more research on the information you plan to use before you publish your episodes. Perhaps a rehearsal session, a script or something to make it a bit more professional sounding. You know the history of the Huffy bicycle company, but the location of a historic building in town just down the street from you, you get wrong right from the start of the episode. This just takes the listener out your podcast. You may want to visit the Jefferson County Historical Society to help you with your podcast about local history. Since they are sponsoring your show, you may want to walk the two buildings down the street and visit them to see what they have to offer. Please learn to pronounce local names of places such as Sewall Island. The neat thing is, you are recording this podcast so you can go back and re-record your sentence. It is more respectful of the history of the region if you pronounce the places correctly. Finally, a lot of overuse of the word actually. I like your program, but these are some things that when corrected would improve the program.

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