Tuesday, May 11, 2010

On Hiatus

That's right. The history podcast is on a long-term hiatus.

And if you're coming upon the series for the first time? Explore. There's a steep learning curve to the podcast (production-wise, on this end). Where to jump in? I might start with Discovery, then try listening to The Books.

And if you want to leave feedback? Please do. I'll still be reading.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lenses

Lenses

History Radio
Episode 7

We look at the city from different starting points, through different lenses, narrowing our view to make sense of a big, old, complicated city. Peter Derrick traces the city's history from its subway map. Photographer, Joanna Ebenstein explains how the same artifacts can tell different stories. Hasia Diner examines the recastings of the Lower East Side. Finally, the Place Matters Project tackles the city point by point.

EXTRA, bonus feature -
Joanna Ebenstein talks more her project of photographing vintage anatomical models and other specimens from medical museums.


Photo: flickr/FlickrJunkie
Recorded, edited, and produced by Emma Jacobs

Friday, October 23, 2009

Discovery

Discovery

History Radio
Episode 6

In which we go exploring. The Dutch Onrust, which traveled the unmapped waterways of New Amsterdam, is resurrected through historical detective work. The owners of Luddite talk about the moment of discovery on the road. And Pam Epstein looks for answers in the 19th Century personals.



Photo: flickr/clevercupcakes
Recorded, edited, and produced by Emma Jacobs

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Breaking News

Breaking News

History Radio
Episode 5

We watch history unfold in the recent and not-so-recent past. Tom Hamilton recounts the first broadcast in America of sounds from space. Jeff Gomez, author of Print is Dead traces the changing horizons of print. Artist, Susan Gardner and Chris Cerrito and Mike Rosenthal (co-founder of The Tank) are watching big and small changes from the ground--a shifting neighborhood, a warming planet, and they're making art and simple machines to make sense of it.



Watch an audio slide show of Susan Gardner's story:

Photo: flickr/DistortedSmile
Recorded, edited, and produced by Emma Jacobs

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Things Change

Things Change

History Radio
Episode 4

We talk with New York Times Streetscapes Columnist, Christopher Gray about how a building changes. We visit one West Village bar, the historic islands in New York's harbor, and hit the streets of Brooklyn to look at how a city changes, and how we look at those transformations. ***Stay tuned for the final vignette after the credits.



Photo: flickr/backpackphotography

Recorded, edited, and produced by Emma Jacobs

Monday, April 27, 2009

Books

Books

History Radio
Episode 3

The Books are Paul de Jong and Nick Zammuto. This act debuted their unique sampling style with their 2002 debut album, Thought for Food. Since then, they've branched out. The Books stop in studio to talk about composing elevator music, about collecting old sounds, and what they do with them.

Photo: flickr/v.max1978
Produced at WKCR FM New York

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hands On

Hands On

History Radio

Episode 2

People see history firsthand, at the Natural History Museum, the antiquarian book fair circuit. Music critic, Amanda Petrusich talks about going on the road to write It Still Moves. Whitman impersonator Darrel Blaine Ford tells about the transformative effect of being on the scene of history--70 years ago. And we return to the City Reliquary to talk about objects: collecting them, holding them, sharing them.

Photo: flickr/JustUptown
Produced at WKCR FM New York