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Hosts Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott return to the pages of history for stories that still matter today.

Aug 9, 2020

Albert Einstein was famously private. He came to Saranac Lake for the first time in July 1936 to spend his summer vacation from Princeton in relative anonymity. As the Times reported, Einstein said he was there to escape those who “peer into my windows.”

Listen as host Kelly Burdick explains the history of...


Aug 2, 2020

The Adirondack chair is a well-known rustic hallmark of outdoor relaxation, and in this week's episode, Kelly Burdick dives into its history and connection to New York's own Adirondack Mountains.

This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The...


Jul 26, 2020

People slept outside in parks, soaked themselves in water and tried desperately to stay out of the heat as blazing hot temperatures soared across New England and New York in 1911. The north country may have been spared the worst of the record-setting heat, but residents still struggled to stay cool.

Host Kelly Burdick...


Jul 12, 2020

The Watertown's City Hall stood from 1895 to 1966, when it was eventually torn down as part of urban renewal.

Host Kelly Burdick tells the story of old City Hall, from when city council approved D.D. Keiff’s architectural plans, to Mayor J.B. Wise’s dedication address in 1887, to the many structural problems that...


Jul 5, 2020

An apparent hot topic during the COVID-19 pandemic is the wearing of masks. The debate isn't unique to the 21st century. During the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, the mask rules faced resistance as well.

Host Kelly Burdick discusses this historical topic and how the issue continues to raise emotions today

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