Mark Robert Bowden is an American journalist and writer. He is a National Correspondent for The Atlantic. He is best known for his book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War about the 1993 U.S. military raid in Mogadishu, Somalia. It was adapted as a motion picture of the same name and received two Academy Awards.
Could driving while dehydrated be as dangerous as driving while drunk? This episode begins with some fascinating research that shows a link between dehydration and driver error – and the results are surprising. do you get a lot of things done without feeling overwhelmed? That’s what I discuss with time management expert Sam Bennett author of the book Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists ( She discusses how to take control of your day and accomplish the important tasks – and how NOT to be one of those people who is always complaining about how much they have to do and how busy they are.When you interact with other people you make judgments about them. You also make judgements about how they are judging you and what they are thinking. The interesting thing is that you are probably wrong according to human behavior expert Mark Bowden author of the book Truth & Lies: What People Are Really Thinking ( Listen as Mark explains how to size up situations and the people you deal with in a way that gets you closer to understanding what other people are REALLY thinking.Loneliness can feel very painful. And that turns out to be a good thing. Listen as we discuss how to use the pain of loneliness to not feel lonely anymore. Source: Dr. Pat Love author of Never Be Lonely Again ( Week's Sponsors:-Kong Box. Get your first box free when you donate $1 to help dogs in need. Go to to start your subscription.-Pindrop. Listen to the new podcast Pindrop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mark Bowden, author of 'Black Hawk Down,' talks about a turning point in the Vietnam War, the ferocious battle for the old imperial capital of Hue. Bowden interviewed dozens of participants in the battle as well as civilians who suffered terribly in the fighting. Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Murder on the Orient Express.'
North Korea is the subject of our 31st episode, with best-selling author Mark Bowden (“Black Hawk Down” and “Killing Pablo”), among others. His new reported piece for The Atlantic, “The Worst Problem in the World”, examines the complexity of the North Korea nuclear threat and evaluates all four policy options facing the United States. After a deep dive into North Korea, we discuss his other writing subjects, including Vietnam and Pablo Escobar, as well as his own process for writing, what future subjects he is considering, and what advice he has for young writers.
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Jul 17th, 1951
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2 hours, 14 minutes