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September 15, 2019


  • “Talking Hart Island” is a half hour weekly podcast that explores the history of Hart Island, America’s largest mass graveyard.
  • Hart Island has been used as New York City’s potter’s field since 1869. It is estimated there are over 1,000,000 people buried there.
  • Because of recent advances in DNA and fingerprint technology though, we now have learned who some of these previously forgotten and anonymous people were. The results are truly shocking.
  • “Talking Hart Island” will interview a special guest each week selected from an extraordinary assembly of scholars, authors, and scientists in the fields of history, law, medicine and the arts as we unravel a secret kept hidden for over 150 years.


A compelling, and fascinating detailed history of Hart Island, the final resting place of lesser known and sometimes famous New Yorkers…Enriching…Rewarding

----Graham Russell Gao Hodges, Professor of History, Colgate University

Bringing to life the souls of the past that until now have been lost to history…Highly Recommended.

----Richard M. Ryan, Professor of Psychology, University of Rochester