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 #028: Scott Stapp, Todd Rundgren & Bananarama's Sara Dallin

Episode #028: Scott Stapp, Todd Rundgren & Bananarama's Sara Dallin

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with former Creed frontman Scott Stapp, legendary producer and artist Todd Rundgren, and Bananarama co-founder Karen Dallin. Topics discussed -- beyond new music and tours -- included golf, the original U.K. punk scene, Hawaii and creativity.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.scottstapp.com, www.toddrundgren.com and www.bananarama.co.uk.

Episode #029: Ben Folds, Alice In Chains' William DuVall & MLW's Salina De La Renta

Episode #029: Ben Folds, Alice In Chains' William DuVall & MLW's Salina De La Renta

Episode #027: Backstreet Boys' Howie D, Gin Blossoms' Robin Wilson & The Coronas' Danny O'Reilly

Episode #027: Backstreet Boys' Howie D, Gin Blossoms' Robin Wilson & The Coronas' Danny O'Reilly