Sunday, June 13, 2010
"The Bowery Boys" New York History Podcast Illuminates and Entertains
I have been a fan of New York history for a long time, and I recently discovered a podcast that I find somewhat addictive. "The Bowery Boys", no, not the infamous New York Gang nor a group of actors from the 1930s and 1940s, but two enthusiastic, quirky and friendly-sounding historians and commentators. So far, I have listened to their podcasts on Penn Station, some of the lesser-known islands surrounding Manhattan, and Robert Moses. Tom and Greg have a true gift for engaging their audiences. Their podcasts are holographic, in that each not only focuses on a particular topic, but tells the history of New York City, and often the United States, from a particular perspective. The podcasts are therefore highly complementary, and can be enjoyed in any order. For more information, see The Bowery Boys blog or subscribe using iTunes or other podcast aggregators.