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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 #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 #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 #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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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 #160: Ryan Swanson

Ryan Swanson (“When Baseball Went White: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Dreams of a National Pastime”,¬†Assistant Professor and the director of the Lobo Scholars Program in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico) joins the show. We explore the history

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Episode #144: Greta Krippner

Greta Krippner (Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, “Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance”) joins the show. We discuss how the recent financial problems in America can be traced back to missteps from the

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