Brooklyn Public Library publishes several regular podcasts and special audio miniseries from various departments—from oral histories of Brooklyn to conversations with the makers and creatives who frequent our Information Commons, we're producing new content regularly. Listen below or subscribe in iTunes to your favorite series.
Our Streets, Our Stories
Our Streets, Our Stories is a project of the Brooklyn Public Library's Department of Outreach Services that seeks to explore the Brooklyn that is and was, from the words of the community that lives here. Our hope is to create neighborhood-specific history archives based around interviews with Brooklyn residents. We seek to not only witness the change taking place all around us, but also to record and preserve the history of our neighborhoods before that history is forgotten. Our Streets, Our Stories was a nominee for the 2016 Guides Association of New York City Apple Awards, Outstanding Achievement in Radio Program/Podcast (Audio/Spoken Word).
BKLYN Mixtape is a podcast from the Shelby White & Leon Levy Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library. It is a show about everyday creators and makers just like you living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Listen to interviews, music, and audio shorts created in the Info Commons by staff and patrons. We're asking, what will you make today?
BrownsvillExcerpts is both the podcast and program for Young Adults at the Brooklyn Public Library's Brownsville Branch and Stone Avenue Branch. This podcast highlights stories about Brownsville, its neighbors and its libraries straight from the source. The program itself ran the summer of 2017 and participants learned about collective storytelling, Journalism, Broadcast Media and podcasting through guest speakers and hands-on training. With support from community organizations such as Made in Brownsville, Brooklyn Arts Council and The Brownsville Community Justice Center, the program was well received and we hope to nurture partnerships in the coming seasons.
KNRC Youth Radio
KNRC Youth Radio is a podcast from the Canarsie branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. It is a show by and about youth in Canarsie, Brooklyn. The first season features pieces produced by teens during a six week workshop series at the Canarsie Library. The theme of the season was current social issues. Special thanks to our young podcasters, librarian Marie Edwards at the Canarsie Educational Campus, audio and filmmaker Jamie Courville, Mark Pagán with Brooklyn Free Speech/BRIC, and the BKLYN Incubator.
BKLYN Outpost Redux
BKLYN Outpost Redux is an audio series developed to offer adult and young adult residents in family shelters the interest of expanding their digital knowledge through storytelling.
Who Tells Your Story?
Who Tells Your Story is a program and audio series aimed at increasing BPL’s outreach efforts to older adults; fostering digital literacy and promoting personal ownership of stories they can create.