The Gilded Gentleman history podcast takes listeners on a cultural and social journey into the mansions, salons, dining rooms, libraries and theatres including the worlds above as well as below stairs of America's Gilded Age, France's Belle Epoque and late Victorian and Edwardian England.
Chicago's Bertha Palmer: More than Mrs. Astor
Bertha Palmer has been called "Chicago's Mrs. Astor", but as we shall hear today, she was so much more.
Where Dreams are Dreamt: The Gardens of Beatrix Farrand
Beatrix Farrand, Edith Wharton's niece, was born during New York's Gilded Age and went on to become the first successful female landscape designer of the early 20th century. This is her story.
Beneath the Gold: "The Gilded Age" with Tom Meyers of The Bowery Boys
Tom Meyers of "The Bowery Boys" and HBO's "Official Gilded Age Podcast" joins me to discuss the Gilded Age, both the historical period and Season One of the hit TV show.
English Country House Style: Nancy Lancaster and Nancy Astor
The American born women Nancy Lancaster and Nancy Astor entered upper-class British society in the early 20th century and brought the traditions of great Southern hospitality to some of England's greatest estates.
Dancing with the Green Fairy: The Mysteries of Absinthe
Absinthe was one of the most popular and most mysterious drinks of the Belle Epoque and late Victorian and Edwardian worlds. Myths sprang up that the elixir created dramatic hallucinations and even provoked ghastly crimes.
Creating Drama with Edith Wharton, Henry James and Jennie Jerome
The Gilded Gentleman is joined by playwright Anne Undeland to discuss how she dramatizes the characters of Edith Wharton, Henry James and Jennie Jerome in her plays.
An incredible woman
Loved this episode on Bertha Palmer. I hope more people learn about this fascinating, intelligent, wealthy woman who played a pivotal role in rebuilding Chicago after the city was destroyed by fire. Not one to remain an idle society lady she helped the poor and indigent and single handedly created Sarasota, FL. The reason I listen to this podcast is because I learn about people, places and events that are often not well known.
I love it when dear Carl does the podcast solo. He is so expert and informative, and I find guests a kind thought…but it’s a bit too much in the pot. Carl is great neat. 🌻
Love this podcast ! Carl you are so charming and knowledgeable