Monthly Archives: August 2015

Episode #205: Charles Leerhsen (“Ty Cobb”)

Charles Leerhsen (“Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty”) joins the show. First player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Craziest baserunner of all time. Racist. Murderer. We discuss the facts and myths about Ty Cobb that have grown since the superstar’s

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Episode #204: Alex Kershaw (“Avenue of Spies”)

Alex Kershaw (“Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris”) returns to the show. We discuss how some ordinary people did extraordinary things to defy Hitler and the Nazi occupation

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Posted in Authors, Books, Episodes, Espionage, History, International, Interviews, Politics

Episode #203: Jenn Louis (Chef, “Pasta By Hand”)

Jenn Louis (“Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy’s Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta”, executive chef) joins the show. We discuss all the different kinds of hand shaped pastas one can prepare at home to resemble the diverse palate of Italians.  

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Episode #202: Bill Dettloff (“Ezzard Charles”, Ring Theory)

Bill Dettloff (“Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life”) joins the show. We discuss the remarkable career of boxer Ezzard Charles who despite being an all-time great in his era, largely has gone ignored.     Show Notes You can purchase Ezzard

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