SOMERS, N.Y. – The Bowery Boys, a blog and podcast dedicated to the history of New York City, will feature a story on the town of Somers this Friday (March 10). The episode is about the history of animals in circuses, in mourning for the final days of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, and will be framed around the story of Old Bet and Hachaliah Bailey (no relation to the circus).

Podcast episodes typically focus on the history of one person, place or event in New York City history. The Bowery Boys was launched by Thomas Meyers and Gregory Young in 2007 and has produced more than 200 episodes. It has been nominated for several podcasting awards in that time. Learn more or listen at boweryboyshistory.com.