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TALKING HART ISLAND PODCAST

Hart Island A Musical by Michelle Elliot and Danny Larsen

Episode 7 “Hart Island A Musical”: by Michelle Elliot and Danny Larsen. “Hart Island”, is the story of two people on the fringe of society. Their lives intersect on Hart Island, New York City’s public burial ground. Although marginalized by the rest of society, they come to appreciate each other’s humanity-a powerful action in a […]

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Forgotten Ellis island with Lorie Conway

Episode 6 “Forgotten Ellis island”: with Lorie Conway. The lost story  the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital saved tens of thousands of lives, as immigrants flooded onto Ellis Island over a century ago. It was here that the germs of the world converged. The hospital was both welcoming and foreboding to those too sick to enter […]

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Five Points with Professor Tyler Anbinder

Episode 5 “Five Points”: with Professor Tyler Anbinder. By the late 1820’s the Five Points had already been considered a slum where poor immigrant and African American’s came to live and toil amid filthy tenements and converted industrial dwellings. Author Charles Dickens visited Five Points in 1842 and noted, “So far, nearly every house is […]

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Bobby Driscoll with Dave Bossert

Episode 4 “Bobby Driscoll”: with Dave Bossert, Director/producer Disney Animation Studios. The clean cut child star with an impish, upturned nose, and beguiling expression was handpicked for an acting career by Walt Disney, himself—Of all the roles he played, Peter Pan seemed most like his alter-ego. He grew up—and worked—in Hollywood, but it might have […]

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Superstorm with Dr. David A. Robinson

Episode 3 “Superstorm”: with Dr. David A. Robinson, Professor at Rutgers University and the New Jersey Climatologist. What would become the largest Atlantic storm on record swirled violently from the Caribbean creating a devastating oceanic force that, at its zenith reached 900 miles across and 1000 miles long. It was called Super-storm Sandy. Sandy would […]

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The Treasure of Hart Island with Mike Monahan

  Episode 2 “The Treasure of Hart Island”: A Novel, by Mike Monahan. Hart Island is haunted by the spirits of the dead. It is used as a potter’s field for indigenous peoples. Each grave is dug by the convicts on nearby Rikers Island. Underneath its sandy shores lie bones and death….. It also holds […]

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Talking Hart Island Promo Trailer

“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 […]

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