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.
Daring Dandies: Early 20th Century Men of Style and Scandal
Carl is again joined by Nathaniel Lee Adams to discuss dandies -- a most interesting breed of society's tastemaking men. Today they discuss dandies in the early 20th century, when a new brand was emerging - one with style, but also often tinged by scandal.
The Sculptor and the Angel: The Untold Story of Emma Stebbins
Biographer Maria Teresa Cometto joins The Gilded Gentleman to discuss the life of New York-born sculptor Emma Stebbins, whose iconic bronze statue, "The Angel of the Waters", was placed on Central Park's Bethesda Terrace in 1873.
The Real Mamie Fish with Ashlie Atkinson and Keith Taillon
Carl is joined by historian and writer Keith Taillon and actor Ashlie Atkinson, who portrays Mamie Fish in HBO's "The Gilded Age", for a look at the complicated and fascinating real-life Mamie Fish.
Edith Wharton's "The Age of Innocence" with Dr. Emily Orlando
In celebration of Edith Wharton's birthday on January 24, join the Gilded Gentleman and Wharton scholar Dr. Emily Orlando for a look into perhaps Wharton's most famous and most beloved novel, "The Age of Innocence".
Having a Ball: The Gilded Age's Most Outrageous Parties (ENCORE)
It's ball season! Time to call the carriage for your visit to the Gilded Age's greatest parties.
The Roeblings: The Family Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge (Bowery Boys Archive)
Viewers were introduced to Emily Roebling on the second season of The Gilded Age. Now learn the entire story of the Roebling family -- father, son, wife -- the engineers responsible for the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Like a quick catch-up on Gilded Age gossip over tea
I love listening to this podcast. It feels like I am invited to a group to gossip on the history of the Gilded Age as a friend. After listening to this podcast I feel life has a glint of gold in it.
Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence with Dr Emily Orlando
This is the first podcast I’ve listened to from The Gilded Gentleman and it was terrific!! Did not know much about Wharton but with Dr Olando providing insight and details I learned so much. Will be reading The Age of Innocence in the near future and listening to future podcasts from the Gilded Gentleman in the future. Would love to take a class with Dr Olando she was fantastic!!
Well-researched and fascinating pod. I LOVED the Edith Wharton episode The Age of Innocence is one of my all time faves and listening to the historian talk about it and Edith W was so gratifying. At one point it is mentioned that EW is “no Jane Austen,” and I say THANK GOD! EW’s stories are so real, her prose, exquisite. The stark reality of her stories is wrapped in layers and you need to peel them away one by one to appreciate the complexity of the human nature that she is conveying. I appreciate her subtleties, her gorgeous descriptions. Thank you for this wonderful conversation.