Monthly Archives: June 2020

Turn The Page – Episode 95



Episode Ninety Five – Part 2: The Fall of Freedomland

Did you know that New York once had a Disneyland scale amusement park in THE BRONX? It’s true! But why did Freedomland U.S.A. only last five seasons? And when did its location become Co-op city? Join Mike Virgintino, Freedomland expert and Syosset Resident in the second part of this series of episodes celebrating the 60 year anniversary of the opening of Freedomland U.S.A..


Special Episode – 11



Special Episode – Gastro Obscura

We are joined by Annie Ewbank of Gastro Obscura — a foodie centric offshoot of Atlas Obscura. Annie chats with us about food experiences, strange eats, and how the pandemic has shifted the landscape of food tourism.


Turn The Page – Episode 94



Episode Ninety Four – Freedomland U.S.A. Part 1 – The Creation and Celebration

Did you know that New York once had a Disneyland scale amusement park in THE BRONX? It’s true! conceived by one of Disney’s closest colleagues (until they parted ways) Freedomland U.S.A. opened on June 19, 1960 — but it only lasted five seasons. Syosset Resident and Freedomland expert Mike Virgintino joins us for Part 1 of two episodes celebrating this lesser known part of NYC history.


Turn The Page – Episode 93



Episode Ninety Three – Julia Whelan

From child actor to prolific audiobook narrator to AUTHOR! Julia Whelan has done it all — and she is here to tell us all about it!


Turn The Page – Episode 92



Episode Ninety Two – Women Spies


Linda Maria Frank, author of the Annie Tillery series joins us once again to discuss women who have risked it all to become spies! From the Revolutionary War, to BOTH World Wars! Some names will be new, but others will surprise you (Julia Child was a SPY?).