Since 2009, Chris Gondek has produced this podcast interviewing biographers about their work.
The Biography Podcast: John Wayne and John Ford
Nancy Schoenberger talks about the American film director John Ford and actor John Wayne
The Biography Podcast: Michael Kidson
Jamie Blackett talks about the life of British teacher, Michael Kidson
The Biography Podcast: Patience Gray
Adam Federman talks about the life of British food writer, Patience Gray
The Biography Podcast: Socrates
Andrew Downie talks about the legendary Brazilian footballer and political activist, Socrates.
The Biography Podcast: Tara Browne
Paul Howard talks about Swinging London icon Tara Browne.
The Biography Podcast: Genevieve DeGaulle
Paige Bowers talks about the life of French resistance member Genevieve DeGaulle.
Competes well with NYT and NPR book review podcasts.
Gondek is a good interviewer who picks interesting authors and books. To date this podcast has been sporadic in the timing of its publication. Interviews would be improved if the host had a deeper knowledge of literary history.
John Wayne is my favorite and I read and listen to everything I can get my hands on to learn more about this great American hero and icon. Yet your broadcast on December 1, 2017 had very bad sound quality. The lady who was talking sounded list she was spitting into the microphone. Was there no microphne filter? I had to turn it off. I hope your future broadcasts don't have the speaker sound like their spitting. Takes away from a speaker quality. Thank you. I'm sure you'll fix this problem. John Wayne would have been very disappointed to listen.
Excellent interviews of interesting authors. Consistently first rate.