Chris Field and Katharine Mach from the Carnegie Institution for Science - Department of Global Ecology at Stanford join the show. We discuss how the recent Paris talks have shaped the climate change discussion and what needs to happen moving f
Nick Berardini (Director of KILLING THEM SAFELY) joins the show. We discuss his new documentary that explores how a seemingly great All-American company crafted a much different version of their backstory than the truth.
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 trapp
Antony Loewenstein (Independent Journalist, "Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe") joins the show. We discuss how disaster capitalism has spread across the globe completely unchecked, and threatens every citizen on the plan
Helen Phillips (Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, "The Beautiful Bureaucrat") joins the show. We discuss her novel that is an honest look at the disappointing but ultimate pleasure that can be felt when dealing with m
Matt Lewis ("Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas") joins the show. We discuss how Matt landed his dream job straight out of college, but ended up fighting for his life to survive the brutal and unforgiving
James Shapiro ("The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, Columbia University) joins the show. We discuss how William Shakespeare managed to write three iconic plays in a single year that were largely shaped by the current events of the day.
Judith Viorst ("Wait for Me: And Other Poems About the Irritations and Consolations of a Long Marriage") joins the show. We discuss how her long-standing marriage translates into poetry as well as our passion for books.
Adam Lazarus ("Hail to the Redskins: Gibbs, the Diesel, the Hogs, and the Glory Days of D.C.'s Football Dynasty") returns to the show. The Redskins haven't had much success in recent years, however, we discuss a period when the club set the gol
Kieran Mulvaney (HBO Boxing) returns to the show. We discuss how Gennady Golovkin's meteoric rise continues this weekend as he faces off against David Lemieux on PPV. Additionally, we look at some upcoming matchups on HBO this fall.
Joe Posnanski (NBC Sports, "The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus") joins the show. Despite reminding people of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Watson was the rare golfer who never feared Jack Nicklaus. The two went on to have an
Filip Bondy ("The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy") joins the show. We discuss how the intense playoff rivals in New York and Kansas City managed to stage a bi
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 country becomi
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.
Monte Burke ("Saban: The Making of a Coach", Forbes) joins the show. We discuss how University of Alabama's Nick Saban has made himself indispensable to so many organizations in his forty-plus years of coaching.
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'
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 Naz
Jenn Louis (“Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy's Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta”, executive chef) joins the show. We discuss all the different kinds of hand shaped pastas one can prepare at home to resemble the diverse palate of Italians.