London's New York

An opinionated exploration of the greatest city in the world, starring historian, tour guide, and socialist agitator Daniel London

Episodes

Episode 2: Lenny’s Grave

We trek to Green-Wood Cemetery to find the final resting place of one of the all-time most quintessential New Yorkers, and talk about the the power (and limitations) of his quest to use the performing arts as a force for social progress.

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Episode 2: How to Know When It’s Time to Grow

The logistics and philosophy of turning your solo act into an orchestra, featuring Julie Van Such of J.VanSuch Studio (www.jvansuch.com)

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Episode 1: How to Fire a Client

The ins and outs of dealing with a difficult client, featuring Gerard Boucher of Boucher + Co. (https://www.boucherco.com/)

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Episode 1: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Our very first episode takes us uptown to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the strange pleasures of buildings designed to make you feel unimportant.

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1979 – The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

We wrap up the 1970’s with a total crowd pleaser (and Carolyn’s all-time fave), The Westing Game. Can our intrepid literary detectives put the clues together in time? Tune in to our remote broadcast from unit 4D of the world’s strangest apartment building to help solve the case!

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Ep.4. Lament

“Song for Sean Bell” b/w “Sleep”

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1978 – Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

And here it is folks… (drumroll)… the book that inspired us to begin with the 1970’s. Grab that rope swing and let’s dive in!

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Ep.3. The Buddy System

“Hey, Mama, Hey” b/w “Insides Bare”

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1977- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Tayor

Special guest Ashley Wilson joins for yet another visit to some of the less savory vistas in American history. Can she and Kerry convince Carolyn that this sojourn in the Jim Crow south is worth the trip?

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Ep.2. Medicine Music

“Restless/Reckless” b/w “Satisfied”

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Ep.1. Input for Output

“Pax” b/w “White Moon”

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Mind Your Own Business – Coming Soon!

“Mind Your Own Business with Mike and Matt”, featuring Michael Gansl and Matt Plociak of Voice of Reason Consulting, is the podcast for small business owners. How do I improve sales? Keep the books properly? Manage my staff? Market myself? The hosts have done it all, and they’re here to help! Submit your questions now to … Continued

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Album One Trailer

Composition Notebook, Album One drops May 2018.

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1976 – The Grey King, by Susan Cooper

Let’s face it, Kerry’s had it up to here with superheroics, children of destiny, and other forms of pseudo-mythological hooey. Can Carolyn convince her to lift the magic harp and join the battle against the darkness (despite the ever-increasing trail of dead dogs)? Gadewch i ni ddarganfod!

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1975: M.C. Higgins, The Great, by Virginia Hamilton

High-stakes musicology, puppy love at knifepoint, and a six-toed collector of live snakes – join us at the top of our 40-foot pole for a truly weird little Appalachian sojourn.

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1974: The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox

Gather ‘round, children, for a laugh-a-minute romp through the middle passage! Kidnapping, forced servitude, torture, and seasickness – what could be more fun?

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1973: Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

Which is going to prove to be the biggest problem for our favorite Inuit teenager: the Alaskan wilderness, white people, puberty, or her father? And could it be that Kerry and Carolyn actually agree about a book? Go north, listeners!

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1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O’Brien

Mrs. Frisby is just a single mother of four, trying her best to raise her half-mutant mouselings in the shadow of a mysterious past and some downright weird neighbors. Carolyn loves this book like rodents love shiny trash, but Kerry’s unconvinced. Let’s shift this cinderblock!

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1971: The Summer of the Swans, by Betsy Byars

Sara Godfrey is having the, like, worst summer ever. Pressing questions include hormones, puce shoes, and wait – where’s Charlie? Kerry fights to get Carolyn and special guest Steph Leke on board with the wild ride of puberty.

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Meet the Hosts

  • Daniel London

    Dan is a Ph.D. candidate in History at New York University. Jersey-born and Gotham-based, he has written about the class politics of bicycles, the political economy of post-war urban tourism, labor politics in the 1939 New York World’s Fair, notions of “public space” in the works of John Dewey, and the political effects of urban decentralization on Tammany Hall. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and leads tours New York City for Context Travel.

  • David Hoffman

    David is the founder and Creative Director of CitizenRacecar, and the Executive Producer of Racecar Radio.

    He lives in Queens with his wife and two kids, where he enjoys reading, cooking, birdwatching, 60’s soul music, and BBC detective shows.

Episodes

Episode 2: Lenny’s Grave

We trek to Green-Wood Cemetery to find the final resting place of one of the all-time most quintessential New Yorkers, and talk about the the power (and limitations) of his quest to use the performing arts as a force for social progress.

LISTEN →

Episode 2: How to Know When It’s Time to Grow

The logistics and philosophy of turning your solo act into an orchestra, featuring Julie Van Such of J.VanSuch Studio (www.jvansuch.com)

LISTEN →

Episode 1: How to Fire a Client

The ins and outs of dealing with a difficult client, featuring Gerard Boucher of Boucher + Co. (https://www.boucherco.com/)

LISTEN →

Episode 1: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Our very first episode takes us uptown to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the strange pleasures of buildings designed to make you feel unimportant.

LISTEN →

1979 – The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

We wrap up the 1970’s with a total crowd pleaser (and Carolyn’s all-time fave), The Westing Game. Can our intrepid literary detectives put the clues together in time? Tune in to our remote broadcast from unit 4D of the world’s strangest apartment building to help solve the case!

LISTEN →

Ep.4. Lament

“Song for Sean Bell” b/w “Sleep”

LISTEN →

1978 – Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

And here it is folks… (drumroll)… the book that inspired us to begin with the 1970’s. Grab that rope swing and let’s dive in!

LISTEN →

Ep.3. The Buddy System

“Hey, Mama, Hey” b/w “Insides Bare”

LISTEN →

1977- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Tayor

Special guest Ashley Wilson joins for yet another visit to some of the less savory vistas in American history. Can she and Kerry convince Carolyn that this sojourn in the Jim Crow south is worth the trip?

LISTEN →

Ep.2. Medicine Music

“Restless/Reckless” b/w “Satisfied”

LISTEN →

Ep.1. Input for Output

“Pax” b/w “White Moon”

LISTEN →

Mind Your Own Business – Coming Soon!

“Mind Your Own Business with Mike and Matt”, featuring Michael Gansl and Matt Plociak of Voice of Reason Consulting, is the podcast for small business owners. How do I improve sales? Keep the books properly? Manage my staff? Market myself? The hosts have done it all, and they’re here to help! Submit your questions now to … Continued

LISTEN →

Album One Trailer

Composition Notebook, Album One drops May 2018.

LISTEN →

1976 – The Grey King, by Susan Cooper

Let’s face it, Kerry’s had it up to here with superheroics, children of destiny, and other forms of pseudo-mythological hooey. Can Carolyn convince her to lift the magic harp and join the battle against the darkness (despite the ever-increasing trail of dead dogs)? Gadewch i ni ddarganfod!

LISTEN →

1975: M.C. Higgins, The Great, by Virginia Hamilton

High-stakes musicology, puppy love at knifepoint, and a six-toed collector of live snakes – join us at the top of our 40-foot pole for a truly weird little Appalachian sojourn.

LISTEN →

1974: The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox

Gather ‘round, children, for a laugh-a-minute romp through the middle passage! Kidnapping, forced servitude, torture, and seasickness – what could be more fun?

LISTEN →

1973: Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

Which is going to prove to be the biggest problem for our favorite Inuit teenager: the Alaskan wilderness, white people, puberty, or her father? And could it be that Kerry and Carolyn actually agree about a book? Go north, listeners!

LISTEN →

1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O’Brien

Mrs. Frisby is just a single mother of four, trying her best to raise her half-mutant mouselings in the shadow of a mysterious past and some downright weird neighbors. Carolyn loves this book like rodents love shiny trash, but Kerry’s unconvinced. Let’s shift this cinderblock!

LISTEN →

1971: The Summer of the Swans, by Betsy Byars

Sara Godfrey is having the, like, worst summer ever. Pressing questions include hormones, puce shoes, and wait – where’s Charlie? Kerry fights to get Carolyn and special guest Steph Leke on board with the wild ride of puberty.

LISTEN →