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NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY LAUNCHES ITS FIRST PODCAST
FOR THE AGES

Bi-Weekly Episodes Hosted by David M. Rubenstein
Feature In-Depth Conversations with Prominent Historians, Scholars, and Journalists

New York, NY—June 14, 2021—The New-York Historical Society, the oldest museum in New York, is proud to announce the launch of its first podcast, For the Ages, a History Podcast. Hosted by financier and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein and featuring conversations with renowned historians, scholars, and journalists, For the Ages explores the rich and complex history of the United States and beyond. Episodes cover a range of topics—from presidential biography to the nation’s founding to the people who have shaped the American story. The first episode, which looks at the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement, is currently available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, among other podcast platforms.

“We’re thrilled to join the podcast community with our own history-focused series, featuring fascinating conversations between David Rubenstein and some of the leading voices of our time,” said Dr. Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of New-York Historical. “We hope listeners will glean new insights from a variety of perspectives into the complexities of American history and how our nation developed. We’re grateful to David M. Rubenstein for hosting this series.”

New episodes of For the Ages will be added every two weeks. In celebration of Pride Month, the series premieres with David Rubenstein and award-winning author and renowned scholar Lillian Faderman discussing the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement from the 1950s to the fight for marriage equality and beyond (originally recorded in 2020).

Upcoming episodes will feature:

  • The late Cokie Roberts illuminates her family’s legacy in public service, her career as a journalist and political commentator, and the importance of highlighting the oft-forgotten stories of women and the integral role they played in the shaping of American history (recorded December 18, 2018);
  • Harvard University professor Philip Deloria exploring the social, cultural, and political histories of the relations among American Indian peoples and the United States and how these relationships impacted Indigenous peoples throughout history (recorded September 4, 2020); and
  •  Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, and Susan Glasser, a staff writer at the New Yorker, as they examine the life and lasting legacy of James A. Baker III, one of the most influential political power brokers in American history (recorded December 3, 2020).

About the Host
David M. Rubenstein
, an American financier and philanthropist, is co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Harvard Corporation, and a trustee of the National Gallery of Art.

About the New-York Historical Society
New York City’s oldest museum, the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library was founded in 1804. The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library—one of the most distinguished in the nation—fosters research through its outstanding collections, which include more than 10 million items. The Museum presents groundbreaking history and art exhibitions as well as public programs that convey the stories of New York and the nation’s diverse populations to the broadest possible public.

The New-York Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024. Information: (212) 873-3400. Website: nyhistory.org. Follow the museum on social media at @nyhistory on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr.

Press Contacts
Ines Aslan, New-York Historical Society | ines.aslan@nyhistory.org
Marybeth Ihle, New-York Historical Society | marybeth.ihle@nyhistory.org

Image credit: For the Ages podcast graphic. Courtesy New-York Historical Society

Date: 
Monday, June 14, 2021
Creative: Tronvig Group