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Episode #214: Michael Golding (“A Poet of the Invisible World”)

Michael Golding (“A Poet of the Invisible World”) joins the show. We discuss his thirteenth-century story that is generating comparisons to “Siddhartha” and “The Arabian Nights.”   Show Notes You can purchase A Poet of the Invisible World wherever books

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Episode #213: Adam Lazarus (“Hail to the Redskins”)

Adam Lazarus (“Hail to the Redskins: Gibbs, the Diesel, the Hogs, and the Glory Days of D.C.’s Football Dynasty”) returns to the show. The Redskins haven’t had much success in recent years, however, we discuss a period when the club

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Episode #212: Kieran Mulvaney (HBO Boxing)

Kieran Mulvaney (HBO Boxing) returns to the show. We discuss how Gennady Golovkin’s meteoric rise continues this weekend as he faces off against David Lemieux on PPV. Additionally, we look at some upcoming matchups on HBO this fall.   Show

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Episode #211: Gwendolyn Womack (“The Memory Painter”)

Gwendolyn Womack (“The Memory Painter”) joins the show. We discuss her fascinating novel that features a love story spanning thousands of years across the globe.   Show Notes You can purchase The Memory Painter wherever books are sold. More information

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Posted in Authors, Books, Episodes, Fiction, Interviews, Science

Episode #210: Joe Posnanski (“The Secret of Golf”, NBC Sports)

Joe Posnanski (NBC Sports, “The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus”) joins the show. Despite reminding people of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Watson was the rare golfer who never feared Jack Nicklaus. The two went on

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Posted in Authors, Baseball, Books, Episodes, Interviews, Sports

Episode #209: Filip Bondy (“The Pine Tar Game”)

Filip Bondy (“The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy”) joins the show. We discuss how the intense playoff rivals in New York and Kansas City managed to stage

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Episode #208: John Ferling (“Whirlwind: the American Revolution and the War that Won It”)

John Ferling (“Whirlwind: the American Revolution and the War that Won It”) returns to the show. While many people still think the American Revolution is ongoing, we explore the early days of the movement and war that lead to the

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

Episode #207: H.W. Brands (“Reagan”, History Professor)

H.W. Brands (History Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, “Reagan: The Life”) joins the show. We discuss how a middling actor in Hollywood catapulted himself into becoming one of America’s most iconic political figures.   Show Notes You

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Episode #206: Monte Burke (“Saban”, Forbes)

Monte Burke (“Saban: The Making of a Coach”, Forbes) joins the show. We discuss how University of Alabama’s Nick Saban has made himself indispensable to so many organizations in his forty-plus years of coaching.   Show Notes You can purchase

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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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