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Episode #196: Brin-Jonathan Butler (“The Domino Diaries”)

Brin-Jonathan Butler (“The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost in the Last Days of Castro’s Cuba”) joins the show. We discuss his time in Cuba and his exploration of what makes some prominent athletes

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Episode #194: Hampton Sides (“In the Kingdom of Ice”)

Hampton Sides (“In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette”) joins the show. We discuss the world’s fascination with the North Pole in the 19th century as well as the people obsessed with

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Episode #189: Bart Elmore (“Citizen Coke”, Environmental Historian)

Bart Elmore (“Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism”, Environmental historian at University of Alabama) joins the show. We discuss the rich, fascinating, complex, and controversial history of Coca-Cola…which remains one of the most powerful brands in the world.    

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Episode #185: Liv Corfixen, Nicolas Winding Refn (Filmmakers, MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN, ONLY GOD FORGIVES)

Liv Corfixen (MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN) and Nicolas Winding Refn (ONLY GOD FORGIVES) join the show. We discuss Liv’s fascinating and intimate new documentary that explores the making of her husband’s most recent film.   Show Notes

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Episode #180: Neil Sagebiel (Golf Journalist, “Draw in the Dunes”)

Neil Sagebiel (“Draw in the Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World”) joins the show. Coming into the 1969 Ryder Cup, the British were losers of fourteen of the first seventeen outings. Some American golfers like

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Episode #178: Alexandra Popoff (“Tolstoy’s False Disciple”)

Alexandra Popoff (“Tolstoy’s False Disciple: The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov”) joins the show. We discuss the fascinating and strange relationship of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov that has been clouded in mystery for over a century.

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Episode #176: Martin Gayford

Martin Gayford (“Rendez-vous with Art”) joins the show. We discuss Martin’s travels exploring museums, galleries, and churches all over the world. Most importantly, examining why we enjoy and cherish art so much.     Show Notes You can purchase Rendez-vous

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Episode #170: Meline Toumani

Meline Toumani (“There Was and There Was Not: A Journey through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond”) joins the show. We discuss her time spent traveling throughout Turkey and Armenia in hopes of trying to find answers to

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Episode #166: Kieran Mulvaney

Kieran Mulvaney (HBO Boxing Reporter, freelance writer, “The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear”) joins the show. We discuss the upcoming slate of bouts happening on HBO and other boxing topics. Show Notes This

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Episode #164: Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins (“All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power”) joins the show. We discuss the intimate relationships that have developed over the years between bankers and politicians. For better or worse, Wall Street and the White

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