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Author Michael T. Keene to Host “Talking Hart Island” Podcast

August 29, 2019

Michael T. Keene is my kind of guy. He has written some really interesting, and macabre, books with titles like Question of Sanity: The True Story of Female Serial Killers in 19th Century New York and Mad House: The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th Century New York. These are just a few of the truly fascinating books he has written, signed copies of which are available for sale in the Fairport Historical Museum gift shop.

Now Mike has branched out and will debut his new podcast on September 15, 2019. “Talking Hart Island” is a half hour weekly podcast that explores the history of Hart Island, America’s largest mass graveyard, which has been used as New York City’s potter’s field since 1869. It is estimated there are over 1,000,000 people buried there.

Talking Hart Island

Because of recent advances in DNA and fingerprint technology though, we now have learned who some of these previously forgotten and anonymous people were. The results are truly shocking.

“Talking Hart Island” will interview a special guest each week selected from an extraordinary assembly of scholars, authors, and scientists in the fields of history, law, medicine and the arts as we unravel a secret kept hidden for over 150 years.


Michael T. Keene’s “Talking Hart Island podcast goes live on September 15, 2019. Don’t miss it! It’s sure to be a spine-tingler.

Additional information about Mike, his books and his podcast can be found on his website,

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