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

Episode #205: Charles Leerhsen (“Ty Cobb”)

Charles Leerhsen (“Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty”) joins the show. First player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Craziest baserunner of all time. Racist. Murderer. We discuss the facts and myths about Ty Cobb that have grown since the superstar’s

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

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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Posted in Authors, Books, Episodes, Espionage, History, International, Interviews, Politics

Episode #201: Benjamin Johncock (“The Last Pilot”)

Benjamin Johncock (“The Last Pilot”) joins the show. We discuss the debut novel that tackles complicated domestic issues during the Space Race.     Show Notes You can purchase The Last Pilot wherever books are sold. Follow Ben on Twitter.

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Posted in Authors, Books, Episodes, Fiction, International, Interviews, Movies, Space

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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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 #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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