In media, Long Island is often painted out to be a New York City suburb. While technically true, Long Island has also been at the epicenter of many cultural movements over the past century. It was an important to the development of aviation during the early 20th Century, as Charles Lindbergh lifted off from Roosevelt Field in 1927. It was the place of origin for countless winners of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards. Hip-hop, punk rock, classic literature, and stand-up comedy all have roots in Nassau and Suffolk County. The Great GatsbyThe Godfather and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind are just a few of the influential works that use Long Island as a setting. 

Our website was launched in April 2016 with the mission of celebrating both the history of Long Island and what's ahead for it. Its main focus is on entertainment, from providing content that is entertaining, to featuring Island-related events and personalities. While written by Long Islanders -- past and present -- the content is intended for readers all over the world. We leave the politics and hard news to the other publications...unless they happen to be entertaining.

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Episode #020: William Zabka, Lucy Woodward, Reverend Peyton & Dan Rather

Episode #020: William Zabka, Lucy Woodward, Reverend Peyton & Dan Rather

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with Cobra Kai star William Zabka, singer Lucy Woodward and members of The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. As a bonus are some questions asked to legendary journalist and television host Dan Rather. Points of discussion include The Tonight ShowThe Karate KidCharlie Hunter, the Columbus Washboard Factory, fishing, music appreciation, and Clearwater, Florida.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.twitter.com/WilliamZabkawww.lucywoodward.comwww.bigdamnband.com and www.axs.tv/programs/the-big-interview.

Episode #021: Dionne Warwick, Grand Funk Railroad, Nils Lofgren, Jacques Torres & 311's Nick Hexum

Episode #021: Dionne Warwick, Grand Funk Railroad, Nils Lofgren, Jacques Torres & 311's Nick Hexum

Episode #019 featuring Susan Tedeschi, Counting Crows' Adam Duritz & Actress Kaley Cuoco

Episode #019 featuring Susan Tedeschi, Counting Crows' Adam Duritz & Actress Kaley Cuoco