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Journalist Michael Ware joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss his interview with the Dalai Lama. Ware traveled to India to meet with the Dalai Lama for the National Geographic program "Explorer."
American Museum of Natural History biologist Bill Schutt joins the Steve Fast Show to discuss the history and practice of one of the biggest taboos in human history: eating one's own. Schutt is the author of "Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural H
In 2015, best-selling author Douglas Preston joined an expedition to find a long-lost city in the jungles of Honduras. "The Lost City of the Monkey God" held legendary status in folklore. Preston joined The Steve Fast Show to discuss what he f
Social psychologist Adam Alter joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss the latest research that suggests that the use of electronic devices, such as smart phones and tablet devices might be addictive.
Author Renee Rosen joins The Steve Fast Show along with Terry Chess, son of Phil Chess. Rosen's novel "Windy City Blues" is set at Chicago's legendary Chess Records, founded by Phil and Leonard Chess.
American Bar Association Journal editor Kevin Davis joins The Steve Fast Show to talk ab out the "broken brain" defense and the intersection between neuroscience and the courtroom.
The western "High Noon," is considered one of Hollywood's classics. But the production of the film was threatened when screenwriter Carl Foreman was called to "name names" by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Author Glenn Frankel join
What does it take for the police to root out "bad apples?" From 1996 through 2014 Charles Campisi headed New York City Police Deparment’s Internal Affairs Bureau. Campisi joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss some of the most infamous incidents
Veteran television producer Peter Engel's biggest hit was the teen sitcom "Saved by the Bell." Engel joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss how creating the show changed his life, and discusses some failed tv efforts, including a talk show hosted
Author Steve Sheinken joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss the small Native American school that produced one of America's greatest football teams. Carlisle Indian School was led by Jim Thorpe, who had one of the greatest performances in the hi
William T. McBride from the Illinois State University department of English discusses the free film series "Alfred Hitchcock - Master of Style" he is hosting at the Normal Theater.
Journalist Michael Ware, formerly of CNN and TIME, joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss two stories on which he's reported: the modern persecution of witchcraft in Papua New Guinea , and the emergence in Russia of a nationalist biker gang, the
Ray Kroc took the family burger stand of Dick and Mac McDonald and turned the fast food restaurant into a franchise juggernaut. New York Times and MSNBC reporter Lisa Napoli joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss Ray Kroc as well has his wife Joa
Journalist Mark Sundeen joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss people who have embraced the "off-the-grid" movement, rejecting everything from grocery stores to hospital care in exchange for a self-sustaining lifestyle
Before Edward Snowden’s infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by a U.S. Air Force sergeant whose espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. Journali
Former CIA Senior Analyst John Nixon was the first intelligence agent to interview Saddam Hussein after the Iraqi leader had been captured by coalition forces. Nixon joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss the surprising revelations that came from
Journalist and author Mark Weston joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss the history of "runner-up" presidencies, where the electoral college supersedes the popular vote. Donald Trump's victory in 2016 was only the fifth time in U.S. history tha
Acclaimed biographer and music historian Peter Guralnick discusses the early days of rock 'n' roll and Sun Studios founder Sam Phillips, the man who discovered Elvis Presley.
Hollywood icon Jimmy Stewart served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. His experiences flying bombing missions had a lasting impact on the actor. Biographer Robert Matzen says Stewart made the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life" while
"The Master of the Telecaster," Bill Kirchen is known for his twangy guitar style, exemplified by the hit song "Hot Rod Lincoln." Kirchen joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss his early career with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, deve
Rubik's Cube frustrated millions in 80's. And the obsession with solving the puzzle has led to a new generation of "speed cubers."Journalist and Cube-enthusiast Ian Scheffler joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss the origins, and resurgence, of
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced his company SpaceX has the goal of taking passengers to Mars. Journalist Joel Achenbach has covered this ambitious plan. Achenbach joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss the feasibility of setting up settleme
Author Craig Nelson discusses some of the overlooked aspects of the attack on Pearl Harbor, including a mystery warning the origin of which remains unsolved 75 years later.
Former Secretary of State and diplomat Henry Kissinger has been hailed as "indispensable" by some and a war criminal by others. Historian Niall Ferguson discusses Kissinger's unlikely rise to prominence and the roots of the ideology that info
Good Morning America advice expert Liz Pryor had a secret she kept from her friends and family for over 30 years. Pryor joins The Steve Fast Show to discuss her teenage pregnancy and her memoir "Look at You Now"
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