All Saints Day. It’s a day on which Catholics, Anglicans and some others celebrate all the saints, known and unknown.

All Saints Day has inspired us at Cityscape to put a show together with a “Saints” theme. This week, we'll talk with a Jesuit priest who knows all about the saints. Fr. James Martin is the author of the book, My Life with the Saints. We'll also hear about efforts to have the Brooklyn-born co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement declared a saint, as well as bring you other Saint-related segments.

Direct download: cs141101g.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

Demystifying Death

It’s a topic that a lot of people don’t like to think about.  But, death is an inevitable reality.

Attitudes toward death and dying have changed through the ages, and they continue to evolve.  On this episode of Cityscape, we’re looking at death from different perspectives. We'll take a look at how death is treated in 19th century song, as well as pay a visit to the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn.  The museum aims to demystify death with its exhibits and events.

Direct download: cs141025.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EST

All About Elevators

New York is a city of high-rises – and the buildings here keep getting taller and taller as the years go by.  Have you seen the 90-story condo and hotel tower that went up on West 57th Street in Manhattan?  That and every other skyscraper in the city would never have gotten off the ground if it weren’t for one invention – the elevator.

Without that technological innovation buildings would have likely been stunted at around 6 floors.  On this episode of Cityscape, we're delving into the history of the elevator with the founder of the Elevator Historical Society in Long Island City, Queens. We''ll also be bringing you a couple of other elevator-related segments.  

Direct download: cs141018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

Sex and Intimacy

Attitudes toward sex have no doubt changed over the years, and they continue to evolve. Perhaps no-one knows that better Shirley Zussman.  She’s a sex therapist on Manhattan’s Upper East Side who’s been practicing for a long, long time. More than 50 years in fact. 

On this episode of Cityscape, we're focusing on the more intimate side of our lives.  The program will feature an interview with the 100-year-old Shirley Zussman, as well as a visit to Manhattan's Museum of Sex and a look into the history of lingerie. The Museum at FIT currently features an exhibit on the topic.  

Direct download: CS141004.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EST





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