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. https://wamcpodcasts.org/a-new-york-minute-in-history/


31 Pieces

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Caption: John Y. Beall, Credit: Library of Congress
On this month’s episode of A New York Minute In History, hosts Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts uncover a system of Confederate spies, guerillas, an...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 29:30
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On this episode, we explore the story of Plymouth Freeman, a black Patriot who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and d...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2024
  • Length: 29:30
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To start its latest season, the award-winning A New York Minute in History podcast celebrates Native American Heritage Month with a conversation ab...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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For our season finale, Devin and Lauren tell the story of the Fox sisters, who rose to fame as early practitioners of modern spiritualism in the 19...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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On this episode, Devin and Lauren learn about an enclave of restaurants, bars and resorts that catered to predominately Latin American clientele ne...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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On this episode, Devin and Lauren tell the story of the Florence Farming and Lumber Association, a settlement of free African Americans in Oneida C...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2023
  • Length: 30:30
Caption: FBI Agent, Credit: Camp DeWolfe
On this episode, Devin and Lauren tell the recently declassified story of a covert radio station built by the FBI on Long Island to deceive the Naz...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2023
  • Length: 30:30
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On this episode, Devin and Lauren delve into the history of the Dutch patroon system in New York state, and tell the story of the anti-rent movemen...

  • Added: May 02, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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For Women’s History Month, Devin and Lauren tell the story of Dr. Mary Walker: physician, heroine of the Civil War, and the only woman in history e...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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What does an illegal 19th century boxing match have to do with state borders? On the latest episode of A New York Minute in History, Devin and Laur...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: Mossell Family, Credit: Provided By: William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
Aaron Mossell and the Struggle to Integrate Lockport’s Schools On this episode, Devin and Lauren discuss a William G. Pomeroy marker recognizing t...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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Believe it or not, the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution is right around the corner. On this episode, Devin and Lauren discuss how some ...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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On this episode, Devin and Lauren tell the story of Verdelle Louis Payne from Ithaca in Tompkins County, who joined the Army Air Forces during WWII...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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In this live, special episode of A New York Minute in History, Devin and Lauren visit the annual Association of Public Historians of New York State...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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It’s a new season of A New York Minute in History! In this episode, Devin and Lauren dig into the 19th Century discovery of a mastodon skeleton in ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: The Fulton County Courthouse, Credit: New York State Museum
On this season’s final episode of A New York Minute in History, co-hosts Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts visit New York’s oldest continuously opera...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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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