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Carl joins Alison Stewart on WNYC’s “All Of It” to discuss “The Real History of the Gilded Age” – Listen Here

On December 7, 2021, The Gilded Gentleman released its very first podcast — now almost two years and a half later — we have launched more than 70 episodes, more than 40 special guests and over 1.6 million downloads and made it as high as #21 on Apple’s top history podcasts.

The success of this first year is due to YOU my listeners and followers for whom I am very, very grateful.

And enormous thanks to The Gilded Gentleman production team (Craig, Kieran and Georgia) and most especially to Bowery Boys Media for producing the show and for their truly unending support.

Thank you all so much.

Here’s to an exciting Season Two — with, as always, a few surprises

The Gilded Gentleman History Podcast – a new podcast produced by The Bowery Boys!

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The Gilded Gentleman talks to The New York Times!

Tom Meyers and Greg Young, the Bowery Boys, and Carl Raymond, The Gilded Gentleman.

Welcome to the world of The Gilded Gentleman – Stories, Secrets, Style and Seduction from the Grand and Glittering Gilded Age!

Join me, Carl Raymond, for a look behind the velvet curtains of America’s Gilded Age, Paris’ Belle Époque and England’s Victorian and Edwardian eras.  Every two weeks, you are invited to join me and my occasional guests for a proper cup or two of tea and a chat about the society, culture, architecture, food, fashion, design, music and literature of these grand and glittering worlds.

Marble House, home of William K. and Alva Vanderbilt, Newport

We’ll be taking some intriguing journeys into the lives of some of the era’s most fascinating and curious characters from great writers such as Edith Wharton, Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Marcel Proust to royals including the Prince of Wales later King Edward the VII, great architects such as Stanford White, and fashion designers including the trendsetter for the late 19th century American and European fashion, Charles Worth.

Oscar Wilde

Upcoming episodes will take you to the dining rooms of Mrs. Astor, backstage at the Metropolitan Opera, into the drawing rooms of France’s aristocratic elite, and the country houses of England’s best and brightest lords and ladies.  With each episode, we’ll sip our tea together and discover little-known stories and secrets about just what did lie beyond all the glitter and the gold. 

As a special feature, The Gilded Gentleman will periodically delve deeply into the world of literature with The Gilded Page Book Club in which we will discuss books and authors written during and about the Gilded Age, the Belle Epoque and late 19th century and early 20th century England including Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and sections of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time along with many others.

IMAGE SOURCES Archival images: public domain; Contemporary images: Shutterstock

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