Cudmore to host history podcast

A Czech filmmaker, the director of an Albany house museum, an Albany tour guide and author of a book about the bridge dams that dot the Mohawk River will be the guests this June on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore.

The schedule, subject to change, will be as follows:

∫ Friday — Episode 269, Czech filmmaker Andrea Culkova discusses her current project, “The Magic Carpet.” The documentary is about a carpet manufacturer in the Czech Republic but Culkova’s research took her to Amsterdam for a video shoot and interviews about the years when Amsterdam was the Carpet City.

∫ June 14 — Episode 270, Deborah Emmons-Andarawis is executive director at Historic Cherry Hill, an 18th-century house museum on South Pearl Street in Albany. Hear about the lives of former residents including a tale of a murder at Cherry Hill.

∫ June 21 — Episode 271, Albany, tour guide Maeve McEneny will talk about her native city and tours she has created at historic landmarks, literature and even pubs. McEneny is education and heritage coordinator at the Albany Visitor Center.

∫ June 28 — Episode 272, A long stretch of New York’s Mohawk River became a canal in the early 1900s. Bridge dams made that possible and are still in use today. Michael Riley is author of “Bridge Dams on the Mohawk: David A. Watt’s Marvelous Creation.”

Listen and download The Historians Podcast on our home page,

RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind in Albany and the Hudson Valley, will air each episode Monday at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. at

The Historians Podcast is heard Saturday at 8:40 a.m. on WCSS 1490 AM and 106.9 FM in Amsterdam and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on WBDY (99.5 FM) in Binghamton.

For more information, call (518) 346-6657.

By Patricia Older

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