The Bowery Boys Podcast In The Press

The Bowery Boys podcast and history website have been featured in newspaper and magazine articles, and in broadcast media, including TV and radio.

2024 Webby Award Honoree — Best Co-Hosts
(Tom Meyers and Greg Young)

Here are some recent press mentions:

June 21, 2024

NY1 The Rush Hour

‘The Bowery Boys’ podcast series explores Dutch influence in NYC

December 18, 2023

CNN/How It Really Happened

Tom Meyers appeared on two episodes of this series about the sinking of the Titanic.

All of It with Alison Stewart

Greg Young is joined by Carl Raymond of the Gilded Gentleman podcast to discuss all things Gilded Age

The NY Phil Story

Greg appears on several episode of this WQXR mini-series on the history of the New York Philharmonic

Time Out New York

January 3, 2023

The 15 Best History Podcasts


March 22, 2022

New York City History Podcast Explores How The City Developed Over Time


November 3, 2021

20 of the Best History Podcasts to Help Us Actually Learn From the Past


The best history podcasts: 14 shows that tell you forgotten stories

Washington Post

The Best Travel Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

New York Times

April 9, 2020

“Traveling by Ear: 13 Podcasts for Wandering Souls”

Video for Travel + Leisure Magazine

WNYC The Leonard Lopate Show

August 22, 2016

Curbed New York

July 15, 2016

“10 Fascinating New York City Secrets, Courtesy of the The Bowery Boys”

Brooklyn Magazine

August 1, 2016

Sherman’s Travel

July 22 , 2016

“Q&A: The Bowery Boys Dish on the Secret Side of New York”

WFUV’s Cityscape podcast with George Bodarky:

July 27, 2016

The New York Times

Guides to the Birds, Superlatives and History of the Hidden City

June 24, 2016

Patricia Wall/The New York Times
Patricia Wall/The New York Times

The New York Post

Explore the Secrets of Old New York

June 13, 2016


June 19, 2016

What We Learned About the Bowery Boys and Their New Travel Guide to Old NYC

The Travel Channel

10 Old-School NYC Sites: Visit Old New York with the Bowery Boys

Courtesy Benjamin Stone Photography

Time Out New York

The Bowery Boys’ new ‘historical guidebook’ comes out this week

Brick Underground

“The Bowery Boys Make NYC History Come To Life by Focusing on the ‘B’ Team

Marvel Comics – This Week In Marvel

“Map Out Marvel’s New York City with the Bowery Boys”
December 23, 2014

“Tom Meyers and Greg Young from the Bowery Boys podcast team-up with Ryan and Ben for a rousing discussion of Marvel’s history in New York City and much, much more!”

Wall Street Journal

“So Many Podcasts, So Little Profit”
November 15, 2013

“Seven years into producing his podcast “The Bowery Boys: New York City History,” Gregory Young wants to transform his time-consuming hobby into a sustainable business…”

Time Out New York

“NYC’s Top 10 Podcasts”
October 9, 2013

“Amateur historians Greg Young and Tom Meyers dig deep into NYC’s past for their monthly cast, often spotlighting ideas inspired by current events…”

The Village Voice

“Best of 2013 – Best Headphone History Lesson”
October 9, 2013

“Ever wonder why Stuyvesant Street is such a short, angled nub of nothing? Or how the Post reported on the failures of ghost-raising mediums? Or just how much beauty and strangeness the brownstones and churches and tenements you pass each day have witnessed? Then upgrade your walks with episodes of the Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast. …”

New York Observer

“Pod People: Cut Through The Babble — Our Favorite NYC-Centric Podcasts”
April 2, 2013

“Gregory Young and Thomas Meyers, hosts of The Bowery Boys, are not native New Yorkers, but they know more about the intricacies of the Big Apple than most would dream of. The subjects of recent episodes on this travel and history podcast include a look at the Great Blizzard of 1888 and an examination of the secret history of Herald Square. The Bowery Boys is delightfully old-fashioned without feeling recondite, like an episode of Car Talk without the car talk.”

The Verge

“You Should Be Listening To These Podcasts”
August 4, 2013

“There’s more to life than news and gadgets, and the shows below do a great job of telling stories that might otherwise slip past your radar….”


“10 Great Sites for Bored History Nerds”
August 28, 2013

“Whether you want to check how historically accurate an episode of Mad Men is, or you care about subjects like the  skewed history of New York City as depicted by the opening themes of 1970s TV shows, he Bowery Boys is probably already a site you visit regularly. If by chance it isn’t, we suggest you change that right now.”

National Public Radio, “Morning Edition”

‘Bowery Boys’ Are Amateur But Beloved New York Historians
March 12, 2013

“In the 19th century, the Bowery Boys were a street gang that ruled that small section of Manhattan. In the 21st century, the Bowery Boys are two best friends Tom Meyers and Greg Young who record a do-it-yourself podcast with the same name…”