It’s a long island with a long history. Want to hear it?
Then you’ve come to the right place.
The Long Island History Project is a bi-monthly podcast featuring interviews with researchers, authors, filmmakers, collectors and any person with a passion for the history of this riotous island. From tales of revolutionary spies to memories of one-legged stock car racers, we seek to bring you authentic voices with compelling stories to tell. We also aim to shine a light on those people and organizations working to preserve Long Island’s heritage.
Your hosts are:
Chris Kretz, academic librarian, researcher and feral audio producer. Chris has been podcasting since 2005 and is currently on the board of the Oakdale Historical Society. He is co-author of the book Oakdale and you can follow him on Twitter @cbkretz, particularly when AMC’s Turn is on.
Connie Currie, president of the Long Island Radio & Television Historical Society (LIRTVHS) and president of the Sayville Historical Society. A veteran of numerous Long Island preservation battles, Connie is an expert on the life and works of architect Isaac H. Greene and keeper of the flame of the Telefunken site in Sayville.
The Long Island History Project is produced with the generous support of the Long Island Radio & Television Society. Hard copies are archived in the LIRTVHS collection at the Sayville Public Library.
We also record most interviews at Sayville and we thank them and director Alice Lepore for the use of the space. We also thank Dowling College for their early support of the show.
Listen to the Library Pros podcast interview with Chris for the inside story of how the podcast started:
How to find things:
- Click on the Interviews tab at the top of the page to list them all
- Click on any of the broad categories to see interviews by topic
- Browse the tag cloud of related terms
- Search through the text of each blog post to find interviews
Each interview is an MP3 file that will stream in its own player and you can also download the complete file.
We welcome your feedback. Leave a comment on any post with your own memories or thoughts and let us know what else you’d like to hear.
And thanks for listening!