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How to listen to The Bowery Boys, The First and The Gilded Gentleman podcasts

Listen to episodes of both of our podcasts for free in any of the following ways:

1. The most popular way to listen to the show is through iTunes either played from your desktop or your mobile device:

The Bowery Boys on Apple Podcasts

The Gilded Gentleman on Apple Podcasts

The First on Apple Podcasts

2. However there are a great many ways to listen to these shows! Here are a sampling of streaming and downloading sites you can try. Most of these are for iOS and Android so search around to find the player that is right for you:

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As well as DoggCatcher, Podcast & Radio Addict, Podcast Republic and AntennaPod on Android. If you have Chrome, you can also use SmarterPod.

3. In addition, you can stream all of our shows directly through Omnystudios, our podcast hosting service

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23 replies on “How to Listen”

Brilliant work, my friends. Can you hear me clapping? I am a nutmegger, with 3 buckeye seedlings and truly enjoy your podcasts as my refreshment. Keep up the great work. If ever in wanting of details about Stebbins family, please contact me.

I would like to suggest having a podcast of Manhattan’s Little Italy which would explore it roots, transformation and current state (or lack of). And you could touch on Italian neighborhoods located in the outer borough such as Arthur Ave in the Bronx, Benson Hurst etc.


thanks so much for show on little italy…i live on spring st. and have for almost 40 years when lombardi’s restaurant was still on ground floor of my building.

very interesting facts…i, too, am always distressed at hearing the designation “nolita”…meaningless and dishonest other than to realtors who’ve made tremendous profit from it.

best, lydia cortes

My grandfather was born in 1878 in Little Italy and his father and then he worked at Bacigalupo’s funeral parlor right at the bend across from Columbus Park on Mulberry street.

Living now on mulberry street and Little Italy certainly has shrank over the years.

Thanks for a nice podcast reflecting on the history and current status of this disappearing neighborhood.

LOVE your show. Super inspiring. I love that a lot of our NYC history is STILL all around us TODAY. And YOU guys let us know where to find it.

You should do an episode on the IND Second System and the subway proposals that never were. By the way the IND Second System is what would have been if Moses didn’t get power.

Hello Bowery Boys!,
Great idea with the podcasts of NYC history! After this short story I’ll tell you the real reason I am writing this comment…………I got here because a friend gave me a flat brimmed hat like the ones that are so popular now. I wore it with the bill pointing up over my forehead and told the lady that gave it to me I looked like “Satchmo” from the Bowery Boys. Well, she said Satchmo was Lewis Armstrong……when I remembered she was right I figured out I had things a little confused. The guy I was thinking about was Huntz Hall from the Bowery Boys and his nickname was “Sach”. He wore his hat up in the front like I was thinking. She said she didnt like the way it looked up like that on me so I just put it higher to dig her a bit. She loved it…. I was hired by the lady who gave me the hat to be her Handyman while she was prepping her house for sale. Part of doing that over 3 months or so was helping with the yard sale. After 3 days of that yard sale, if you can believe it, there was a painting still unsold sitting it the leftovers. All the neighbor ladies were sitting around chatting including her sister who said she did some research on the painting and it was no big deal. Well, I had seen the painting all along but did not pay much attention until that exact moment at the end of the sale. Within just a few minutes I found it was a painting by the famed early American artist J G Brown and he was wildy popular and very talented. He was all over NYC and Manhattan during his time there from the middle 1800s to early 1900. She is going to auction the painting thru Freeman’s Auctions in Philadelphia on 6 Dec. Now the real reason I am here. Why not do a podcast on artists “then and now” so to speak. I have not looked at your video list yet so you may have covered it. But its just an idea and if you need info on J G Brown I bet a libary in NYC has a copy of the book “The World of J G Brown” by Martha Hoppin. This book is amazing guys with all of the detail about your city and the way things used to be. He was well known for painting street urchins and shoe shine boys who worked the streets of new York. He wanted to show the world the lives of these kids who made a living on the street. How about Podcasting kids working on the street today? (not the bad kind) If nothing else guys, go get that book and see how the info in it ties directly into the intro statement explaining about who you guys are and what you do preserving the History of New York. Bravo…..ok, off to your podcasts………….

Hi, I’m a Californian who has only recently discovered the wonders of NYC through my fiancé who is a NYC native – my first visit to NYC was only five years ago. His parents have always lived within 5 blocks of their Yorkville neighborhood and have never owned a car. Any who, I love history and enjoy reading fiction or nonfiction about the places I travel. So in the pursuit of reading material on NYC, which is boundless, I discovered your podcasts and I just love them. I’m learning about NYC history while walking my dog or driving in my car and your research is so interesting and your style very entertaining. I really appreciate that your podcasts often start in Dutch and Colonial times and then coming up to the present. NYC is coming alive for me thanks to your podcasts – Thank you and I look forward to taking walking tours with your many historical details.

Hi there, great podcast, thanks. I’m sure you are not short of podcast ideas but I’m interested in a building called the downtown athletic club and wonder if it might be a potentially podcast-worthy topic. I believe it once housed an indoor golf course and was also home to the heisman football trophy. Beyond that there is limited information, particularly as to why it fell into disrepair and thus victim to the curse of the condo conversion. Again, thanks for the great series.

Tom and Greg,
You had this San Francisco Bay Area resident hooked when I listened to my first Bowery Boys podcast. What I love about the show:

1. The fascinating information, of course;
2. You never argue or disagree about the subject matter, nor
are you ever rude to each other;
3. Tom’s puns always add a bit of fun to the podcast;
4. The degree of research you do is evident in every podcast;
5. The gay innuendo that peeks its head out in many episodes
6. The show is just as intriguing when hosted by only one
of you as it is when you’re both present;
7. My knowledge of NY history has been immeasurably en-
hanced by listening to so many episodes;
8. Each episode brings me back for more.
9. I feel like you’re both my longtime friends!

Hats off to both of you for a job VERY well done.

Gee Boggs
Sonoma, California

Why not do an episode on the New Jersey Meadows. For background see The New Yorker, 9 and 16 March 1957. Very interesting

I have been listening since 2014. I started off listening to all the Halloween episodes for a good fright, but I found that I loved how the Bowery Boys focus on historical facts. I love this podcast, I recommend it whenever I have a chance, to pretty much anyone. My favorite episodes are: 205, The Disappearance of Dorothy Arnold, #118 The Murder of Standford White, #157 Hotel Theresa, # 157 Early Ghost Stories of Old New York… there are next to none that will not gain your interest. I cannot wait for the next Halloween Episode!

Hey boys, how are you?
I’ve just recently gotten hooked on your content, so I’m still enjoying your Early Years Archive. It’s a whole lot of geeky fun and I’m having a great time.
However, I’ve noticed it stars on episode #5. I was hoping you could tell me where I could listen to the first four.
Thank you so much!

I love all your podcasts! Been listening for about a year…..still have many more to go. Would a podcast about high schools in nyc be of interest to you and others? I am interested in what used to be called, Girls Commercial High School in Brooklyn. It is located just across the street and down a block or so from the Brooklyn, on Classon Ave. I know there have been a few well known people who graduated from there……Susan Hayward, Rhea Perlman, Anne Klein and Kitty Genovese. My mother graduated from there in 1939. I understand it was built to house 5,000 students, which I found amazing for its time.
It’s closed as a comprehensive high school in 2006, but is now used for 4 separate specialized high schools. I would think there are some interesting stories about this school.