A New York Minute In History

Series produced by WAMC Northeast Public Radio

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Image by: WAMC | NYS Museum 

The winner of a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a New York State Broadcasters Association Award, A New York Minute In History tells the unique tales of New Yorkers throughout American history. With the state’s hundreds of historical markers as a guide, join Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts as they explore the people, places, and experiences that made New York. How is the Erie Canal used today? Where did baseball get its start? And who inspired the story of the headless horseman?

AA New York Minute In History is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC, and Archivist Media, with support from The William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
The podcast is produced by Jesse King and Jim Levulis of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. Original episodes were co-hosted by Don Wildman of Mysteries at the Museum on Travel Channel.


15 Pieces

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On this episode, co-hosts Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts discuss how the poor conditions of female textile workers in Capital Region cities led to...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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On the this episode of a New York Minute In History, co-hosts Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts discuss a William G. Pomeroy marker recognizing a 190...

  • Added: May 17, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: New York State Museum, Credit: New York State Museum
In honor of Women’s History Month, Devin and Lauren highlight a Pomeroy marker in Tioga County and tell the story of Corporal Margaret Hastings, a ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Marker of Focus: Rapp Road Community Historic District, Albany County, Credit: Jesse King
On the latest episode of A New York Minute In History, hosts Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts delve into the history of Albany County’s Rapp Road Co...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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In the first episode of our new season, Devin and Lauren look to a William G. Pomeroy marker in Westchester County to learn about American patriot ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this episode, Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts discuss the public health industry that emerged in the 19th Century. As the understanding of medic...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Brown Farm State Historic Site, Credit: Jesse King
Devin and Lauren dive into the history of Timbuctoo, an African American settlement founded by philanthropist Gerrit Smith in response to an 1846 l...

Bought by WYAP and High Plains Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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We research the life of Audrey Munson, America’s first supermodel. Born in upstate New York, Munson was one of the most famous models of the Gilded...

  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: An illustration of the Battle of Trout River, Credit: Provided by Martha Gardner, town of Constable historian
On the latest episode of A New York Minute In History, State Historian Devin Lander and Saratoga County Lauren Roberts investigate the invasions of...

  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
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On this special episode of A New York Minute In History, we explore how historians are documenting the coronavirus pandemic in real time. Co-hosts ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 44:22
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On this episode of A New York Minute In History, co-hosts Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts take a crack at early baseball. Through interviews with J...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:30
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On this episode of A New York Minute In History, co-hosts Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts speak with author Mark Berger, Karen Quinn – the Senior A...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:29
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On the fourth episode of A New York Minute In History, we detail Henry Hudson’s exploration of what would become the Empire State and how his journ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 52:02
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On the third episode of A New York Minute In History we explore the Empire State’s most ambitious engineering feat…the Erie Canal. Completed in 182...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:30
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This episode of A New York Minute In History explores the Women’s Rights Movement from the Seneca Falls Convention in Central New York in 1848 to e...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio, WYAP, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KUAF Public Radio, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 5