Bowery Boys Archive: The Early Years
About This Show
This feed is specifically devoted to our older episodes (2007-2009), remixed and better sounding than ever. And specially illustrated with pictures of the people and places we're talking about. Check out our regular Bowery Boys feed for the newest shows.
The Bowery Boys, Greg Young and Tom Meyers, have lived in New York for the last fifteen years and have been curious about the city since the day they arrived. Join them for a fun take on history, a "romp down the back alleys of New York City."
Each week, they look into another fascinating aspect of the Big Apple -- the people, the places, its beginnings and effects on American culture.
Most Recent Episode
#85 Moses vs. Papp! A History of Shakespeare In The Park
2 days ago
What started in a tiny East Village basement grew to become one of New York's most enduring summer traditions, Shakespeare in the Park, featuring world class actors performing the greatest dramas of the age. But another drama was brewing just as things were getting started. It's Robert Moses vs. Shakespeare! Joseph Papp vs. the city! ALSO: Learn how the Public Theater got off the ground and helped save an Astor landmark in the process. THIS SHOW WAS ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON JUNE 18, 2009 -- MANY, MANY YEARS BEFORE LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA AND 'HAMILTON' HIT THE PUBLIC STAGE! THIS IS A SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED PODCAST -- Chapter headings with images have been embedded in this show, so if your listening device is compatible with AAC/M4A files, just hit play and a variety of pictures should pop up. The audio is superior than the original as well. (This will work as a normal audio file even if the images don’t appear.) www.boweryboyshistory.com