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Episode #203: Jenn Louis (Chef, “Pasta By Hand”)

Jenn Louis (“Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy’s Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta”, executive chef) joins the show. We discuss all the different kinds of hand shaped pastas one can prepare at home to resemble the diverse palate of Italians.  

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Episode #202: Bill Dettloff (“Ezzard Charles”, Ring Theory)

Bill Dettloff (“Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life”) joins the show. We discuss the remarkable career of boxer Ezzard Charles who despite being an all-time great in his era, largely has gone ignored.     Show Notes You can purchase Ezzard

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

Episode #200: Maggie Mitchell (“Pretty Is”)

Maggie Mitchell (“Pretty Is”) joins the show. We discuss her debut novel that takes readers on an extremely suspenseful ride and harrowing journey.     Show Notes You can purchase Pretty Is wherever books are sold. Follow Maggie on Twitter.

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Episode #199: Molly Knight (“The Best Team Money Can Buy”)

Molly Knight (“The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse”) joins the show. We discuss how the Dodgers went from a laughingstock to the most envied team in baseball with enormous

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Posted in Baseball, Books, Episodes, Interviews, Sports

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

Episode #197: Tyrell Cannon (“Speculative Relationships”, Comics)

Tyrell Cannon (“Speculative Relationships”, Comics) joins the show. We discuss his upcoming releases, the proper way to find a book in public, and what movies are appropriate to take your girlfriend to see. Among other things… Show Notes Support Tyrell’s

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Posted in Books, Comics, Episodes, Interviews, Movies

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 #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 #183: Sharma Shields (Writer, “The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac”)

Sharma Shields (“The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac”) joins the show. We discuss her new novel that introduces readers to a fresh and unique world spanning many decades.   Show Notes You can purchase The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac wherever books are sold.

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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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