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Episode #224: Gabriel Urza (“All That Followed”)

Gabriel Urza (“All That Followed”) joins the show. We discuss Gabriel’s powerful debut novel that explores how startling situations unfold from small decisions.   Show Notes You can purchase All That Followed wherever books are sold. Follow Gabriel on Twitter.

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Episode #223: Chris Field and Katharine Mach (Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford)

Chris Field and Katharine Mach from the Carnegie Institution for Science – Department of Global Ecology at Stanford join the show. We discuss how the recent Paris talks have shaped the climate change discussion and what needs to happen moving

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Episode #222: Nick Berardini (Director of KILLING THEM SAFELY)

Nick Berardini (Director of KILLING THEM SAFELY) joins the show. We discuss his new documentary that explores how a seemingly great All-American company crafted a much different version of their backstory than the truth.   Show Notes Watch the official

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Episode #221: Jonathan Kirshner (Cornell University, “Urban Flight”)

Jonathan Kirshner (Cornell University, “Urban Flight”) joins the show. We welcome Jonathan back to the program to discuss his novel about New York’s past. 1975 was a year when the sprawling city felt completely helpless and residents felt trapped with

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Episode #220: Antony Loewenstein (Independent Journalist, “Disaster Capitalism)

Antony Loewenstein (Independent Journalist, “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe”) joins the show. We discuss how disaster capitalism has spread across the globe completely unchecked, and threatens every citizen on the planet.   Show Notes You can purchase

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Posted in Authors, Books, Business, Environment, Episodes, Finance, International, Interviews, Movies, Politics

Episode #219: Helen Phillips (“The Beautiful Bureaucrat”)

Helen Phillips (Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, “The Beautiful Bureaucrat”) joins the show. We discuss her novel that is an honest look at the disappointing but ultimate pleasure┬áthat can be felt when dealing with monotonous forces.  

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Episode #217: James Shapiro (“The Year of Lear”, Columbia University)

James Shapiro (“The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, Columbia University) joins the show. We discuss how William Shakespeare managed to write three iconic plays in a single year that were largely shaped by the current events of the day.

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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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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 #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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