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The Bowery Boys Live: Ghost Stories of New York TICKETS ON SALE (OCT. 26)

It’s never too late to start planning for the spooky season with all your seasonal favorites — new sweaters, pumpkin spice latte and Bowery Boys ghost stories podcasts. Our three shows at Joe’s Pub on Oct 27, 30 and 31 are sold out, but we have JUST ADDED one more show — on Thursday, October… Read More

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Every Bowery Boys History podcast in chronological order by subject

Sixteen years ago (officially on June 19, 2007) we recorded the very first Bowery Boys podcast, appropriately about Canal Street, the street just outside the window of Tom’s apartment on the Lower East Side. That’s right! If our podcast were a person, it could now legally drive in the state of New York. (For more information,… Read More

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Get Ready for Spring with Bowery Boys Podcast T-shirt and Mugs

The Bowery Boys Podcast merchandise store is back! Celebrate your love of New York City and the Bowery Boys podcast by choosing something from our merchandise store at Podswag with goodies featuring the 15th anniversary Bowery Boys logo. Tee-shirts just $25! In a variety of colors and sizes. There’s also water bottles and pint glasses.… Read More

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Miss Subways 2023: The historical pageant with a twist lands in Coney Island

New York City subway riders in the mid 20th century knew who Miss Subways was. The beauty pageant, spotlighting “every day” New York women, featured placards which hung on all the trains (like the one above for 1948 winner Thelma Porter). Well, Miss Subways is back, hosted by the City Reliquary Museum in a fabulous,… Read More

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The Bowery Boys 2022: A Year in Pictures

Had a wonderful time wandering the city researching shows for the Bowery Boys podcast. Here are a few of my favorite images from New York City and the Hudson River Valley in 2022. Happy New Year! — Greg Photos courtesy The Bowery Boys

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One Glorious Year: Your Favorite Bowery Boys Podcasts of 2022

What a way to spend our 15th year of podcasting! You’ve helped make it another fantastic year. Over the past twelve months, we’ve released 24 brand new episodes and even went back to the live stage twice (at Caveat and Joe’s Pub). On top of the extraordinary work by Carl Raymond of The Gilded Gentleman… Read More

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New Live Event: The Bowery Boys at Caveat (September 1)

Join Tom Meyers and Greg Young as they celebrate their 15th year of making the Bowery Boys Podcast with a special live podcast recording at Caveat on the Lower East Side.  Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 7pm. Greg and Tom will be joined at this show by special guest Hugh Ryan,… Read More

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Tom Meyers of the Bowery Boys joins HBO’s “Official Gilded Age Podcast”

Bowery Boys Podcast listeners will recognize a familiar voice on HBO’s “Official Gilded Age Podcast,” set to launch on Monday, January 24 as a companion podcast to the network’s upcoming TV series The Gilded Age. Tom Meyers, of the Bowery Boys Podcast, co-hosts the HBO podcast series alongside TCM’s Alicia Malone. “I think Bowery Boys… Read More

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Looking Back Again: Your Favorite Bowery Boys Podcasts of 2021

There’s one more new Bowery Boys Podcast to come in 2021 (look for it on New Year’s Eve) — but we wanted to take a moment to thank you for making 2021 another fantastic year. Twelve months, 28 brand new episodes and a live show. And of course — a new spin-off! It’s a pretty… Read More

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The Bowery Boys live at Joe’s Pub — Stream it for free this Halloween

Tom Meyers and Greg Young are returning to the stage of Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater this Sunday (October 31) for a special live Halloween edition of The Bowery Boys‘ Ghost Stories of Old New York. The show is sold out — but you can still watch it from home. Tune in on the… Read More

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Greg Young’s PBS Debut: Watch ‘Citizen Hearst’ on American Experience (Sept. 27)

So remember last year when we did a two part show on Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst? Here are the shows to refresh your memory: Part of the reason for that two-part episode last summer was because I was preparing to film my PBS debut for American Experience — a two-part series on the… Read More

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The Bowery Boys Podcast returns to Joe’s Pub — for one night only

We’re coming back to the live stage — at last! Following a sold-out run in 2018 and 2019, we’re bringing a new edition of our live Ghost Stories of Old New York show back to Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater — for one night only. But that night happens to be the best night — Halloween. If you like our… Read More

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The Bowery Boys Podcast takes over NYC Ferry on Instagram — Friday (June 25)

Do you follow the Bowery Boys on Instagram? Excellent! Or are you somebody who doesn’t use Instagram right now? Well tomorrow (Friday, June 25) would be a great day to check in. Because the Bowery Boys are taking over NYC Ferry for the day. No we will not be piloting ferries through the East River… Read More

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Join the Fun: Gay Bars That Are Gone PRIDE Edition Virtual Tour

This Thursday (June 10, 2021) — we have a very unique experience that you’re not going to want to miss. And you can do it from your own home. Gay history. Nightlife history. New York City history. Join tour leaders Michael Ryan & Kyle Supley on a virtual walk through some of New York’s most… Read More

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Join the Bowery Boys Podcast for a Gilded Age (Virtual) Dinner Party

You’re cordially invited to a virtual Gilded Age dinner party! Who: Food historian Carl Raymond, joined by Greg and Tom, hosts of the Bowery Boys Podcast When: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 5 pm (EST) How: We will send you a Zoom link on the day of the event Where: In the Gilded Age, so dress appropriately (if you… Read More