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Episode #151: Doug Most

Doug Most (Special Projects Editor at the Boston Globe, “The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway”) joins the show. We discuss the incredible story of how the rival cities of Boston and

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Episode #149: Gregory Zuckerman

Gregory Zuckerman (Wall Street Journal, “The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of The New Billionaire Wildcatters”) joins the show. We discuss a group of people who risked their careers to prove the world wrong.     Show Notes The Frackers

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Episode #146: Joel McIver

Joel McIver (“Know Your Enemy: The Story of Rage Against the Machine”) joins the show. We discuss the formation of Rage Against the Machine and how they still remain relevant today, over twenty years after their start.     Show

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Episode #139: Jeff Pearlman

Jeff Pearlman (“Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s”) joins the show. We discuss how one of the greatest basketball teams ever assembled came together.   Show Notes You can purchase Showtime wherever books

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Episode #135: Nicholas Griffin

Nicholas Griffin (“Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World”) joins the show. We discuss the background to the landmark event as well as how table tennis grew to become so popular.   Show Notes You

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Episode #130: Randi Druzin

Randi Druzin (“Between The Pipes: A Revealing Look at Hockey’s Legendary Goalies”) joins the show. We discuss the exciting and sometimes controversial players that stand out as hockey’s greatest goalies.   Show Notes You can purchase Between The Pipes wherever books are

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Episode #129: John Taliaferro

John Taliaferro (Former Senior Editor at Newsweek, “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt”) joins the show. We discuss the remarkable career of John Hay. The man who was directly involved with people like

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Episode #126: Michael Gerhardt

Michael Gerhardt (Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of the UNC Center on Law and Government,  “The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy”) joins the show. We discuss America’s  forgotten presidents, who often ended up providing a blueprint for how

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Episode #123: Mark Cheathem

Mark Cheathem (Associate Professor of History at Cumberland University, “Andrew Jackson, Southerner”) joins the show. Andrew Jackson was an incredibly controversial and complex man. We discuss how Jackson’s southern identity has largely been ignored up to the present and what

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Episode #119: Edward Ball

Edward Ball (“The Inventor and the Tycoon: The Inventor and the Tycoon: The Murderer Eadweard Muybridge, the Entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the Birth of Moving Pictures”) joins the show. We discuss the very unlikely friendship between the man who invented stop-motion

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