Thursday, January 17, 2008

PODCAST: Peter Cooper and Cooper Union



Cooper Union is one of New York City's more storied institutions, not only fostering the best and brightest of art and architecture, but playing host to presidents and activists. Also, find out a little about its amazingly resourceful founder Peter Cooper



Listen to it for free on iTunes or other podcasting services. Or you can download or listen to it HERE









5 comments:

  1. Hey guys,

    I started listening to your show not long ago, and I loved the podcast on Cooper and Cooper Union.
    I only have one slight complaint.
    Why so short? There was so much to tell about this man and this building, and you rushed through the podcast so fast, I kept wanting to grab you and stop you to focus on one thing or another for more than a quick mention.

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the podcast a lot, but I would have loved to have heard some more info about both Cooper and the Union.

    A.

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  2. I was researching for a novel that I am writing when I came across Cooper Union, and in my usual bizarre manner, ended up getting all kinds of mapquest information, then information on Cooper Union, then information on Peter Cooper, and then YOUR BOWERY BOYS podcast. All I can say is Wow!!! I loved it.

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  3. I was researching for a novel that I am writing when I came across Cooper Union, and in my usual bizarre manner, ended up getting all kinds of mapquest information, then information on Cooper Union, then information on Peter Cooper, and then YOUR BOWERY BOYS podcast. All I can say is Wow!!! I loved it.

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  4. I love your podcast, this particular one hits close to home, and is way to short for such a great man and his profoundly significant institution. RIP to Peter Cooper's greatest creation...

    "This is not going to work (Tuition). What’s more, the trustees have to know, in their heart of hearts, that it is not going to work. Something which is romantic and beautiful when it’s free becomes simply shabby if you start trying to charge tens of thousands of dollars a year for it. The current students know it, the current faculty know it, and prospective students certainly know it: already applications to Cooper have plunged. The trustees know it too; but they will ultimately always vote in accordance with the preferences of their overpaid president, and his dreams of “building a global brand”.
    http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/01/11/the-shame-of-cooper-union/



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  5. I am a recent alumnus of the Cooper Union, a huge dork for NYC history, and I just found your podcast and this episode in particular. Thank you for your tribute to this amazing institution, which will never be the same again.

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