Author and journalist Christine Kenneally joins me to talk about her new book, Ghosts of the Orphanage. We talk about how writing is in her blood, the shocking criteria for ending up in an orphanage, and how to keep yourself sane when investigating the worst of humanity. She’s amazing. Come listen!
New episode is up! Author Alexander Poots joins the podcast!
Let’s talk about the Emerald Isle! Author Alexander Poots joins me to discuss his new book, The Strangers’ House. We chat about his favorite poets, what’s Northern Ireland like now, and whether or not they’d let me in. Come listen!
New episode is up! Russia expert and author Mark Galeotti joins the podcast!
Let’s talk Russia! Russia expert (among other things) and author Mark Galeotti joins us to talk his book, Putin’s Wars, why the Ukraine War is going the way it is, and how much vodka is too much vodka. You’re going to love it. Come listen!
The amazing Lynne Olson joins the podcast to talk Empress of the Nile!
Let’s save some temples! The Queen of World War II literature, Lynne Olson, joins the podcast to talk about her new book, Empress of the Nile. We talk about branching out from World War II writing and what’s it like being complimented by government officials. Come listen!
Author Christopher Gorham joins the podcast!
Let’s confide! Author Christopher Gorham joins us to talk his new book, The Confidante. We talk about old high schools, World War II, and how Anna Rosenberg is kind of like Forrest Gump. Come listen!
Reporter and author Lou Raguse joins the podcast!
Let’s solve a cold case! Reporter and author Lou Raguse joins me to discuss his new book, Vanished in Vermillion, the perfect broadcast voice, and how to handle yourself when things go bad during an interview. You’re going to love it so come listen!
Military historian and author Robert Kershaw joins the podcast!
Let’s evacuate! Military historian and author Robert Kershaw joins us to talk his book Dunkirchen 1940 and his time in the British military. Come learn everything you never knew about the Miracle of Dunkirk.
Episode 4 is up! Author Steve Kemper joins us!
Let’s prepare for war! Author Steve Kemper joins us to talk his book, Our Man in Tokyo. We also discuss how you say, “Louisville” so you never have to get corrected again. Come listen!
Buddy’s Back! Episode 3 is up!
Let’s get cold! Friend of the pod, Buddy Levy, returns to talk his new book Empire of Ice & Stone. We discuss Buddy becoming a pandemic grandpa, being mocked by John Oliver, and opportunist expedition leaders. Come listen!
Let’s Talk Spain! Author Giles Tremlett joins us to talk about España!
Let’s talk España! Author Giles Tremlett joins the podcast to talk his book on the history of Spain, where you should stop if you go on a trip, and how he adopted the country as his own. ¡Este libro es genial! Come listen!