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Episode #198: Kent Babb (Washington Post, “Not a Game”)

Kent Babb (Washington Post, “Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson”) joins the show. We discuss what made Allen Iverson such an incredible basketball player, was also responsible for his eventual demise.     Show

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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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Posted in Authors, Books, Boxing, Episodes, International, Interviews, Sports

Episode #195: Dean Jobb (Journalism Professor, “Empire of Deception”)

Dean Jobb (Journalism Professor, “Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation”) joins the show. We discuss how Leo Koretz pulled off one of the largest and most expensive scams

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Episode #192: Jeffrey Rotter (Writer, “The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering”)

Jeffrey Rotter (“The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering”) joins the show. We discuss his new novel that is wildly original and creates a very unique portrayal of a futuristic America.       Show Notes You can purchase The Only

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Episode #191: Richard Fox (Professor, “Lincoln’s Body”)

Richard Fox (“Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History”, Professor of History University of Southern California) joins the show. We discuss how a completely unassuming man not only embodied the American spirit, but is still remembered as one of the truly iconic

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

Episode #190: Christian Kiefer (Writer, “The Animals”)

Christian Kiefer (“The Animals”) joins the show. We discuss his new novel that touches on some familiar themes in completely new surroundings.     Show Notes You can purchase The Animals wherever books are sold. More information about Christian available

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

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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Posted in Authors, Books, Business, Environment, Episodes, History, International, Interviews

Episode #188: Nikki Moustaki (Writer, “The Bird Market of Paris”)

Nikki Moustaki (“The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir”) joins the show. We discuss Nikki’s recently released memoir featuring her grandfather sharing his passion and lifelong love of birds.     Show Notes You can purchase The Bird Market of Paris

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Episode #187: Dave Revsine (Big Ten Network, “The Opening Kickoff”)

Dave Revsine (Lead Studio Host for the Big Ten Network, “The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation”) joins the show. We discuss how despite popular belief, the sport of football for better or worse has generally been

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Episode #186: Matt Sumell (Writer, “Making Nice”)

Matt Sumell (“Making Nice”) joins the show. We discuss his new novel featuring a protagonist as hilarious as he is heartbreaking.   Show Notes You can purchase Making Nice wherever books are sold. More information about Matt is available on

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