A new podcast dedicated the history of Hart Island is launching September 15! Hart Island is the site of New York City’s potter’s field, and according to the hosts, Mike Keene and Norma Jean Gradskay, it’s the largest mass graveyard in the country.
The podcast is called Talking Hart Island and you can see a list of upcoming guests here. His first guest is no less than Russell Shorto, author of magnificent history, The Island at the Center of the World. I was practically hyperventilating by the time I read through the entire roster. It’s just one impressive name after another (I’m in there, too, I am not worthy) and the topics include Hart Island-adjacent subjects, all utterly fascinating and I can’t wait to hear about everyone’s research.
Trust me, if you love history, read through the list. You’re going to just die.