The curious man Matt Crawford interviews authors and interesting people about topics ranging from history to politics to everyday stimulating topics. If you like to learn and are as curious as I am please join in!
Reagan Sova Interview
Matt Crawford speaks with Reagan Sova about his epic poem, Wildcat Dreams in the Death Light. This work has been described as an incantatory work of narrative poetry. Infused with hobo melancholy, Jewish lore, bloodshed, and hilarity, this epic poem is nothing short of a contemporary masterpiece. Set in 1910s America, Wildcat Dreams in the Death Light traces young
Mort Sloman’s odyssey to honor his jockey uncle—the only dead man ever to have won a horse race. But before Mort can organize a worthy funeral, he must acquire “the Locksmith keys”—a form of esoteric knowledge beyond the understanding of even graybeard rabbis. Sova and I describe what lies underneath his poetry and what influenced him to write this work. This is a literary journey that will force us all on our own path of discovery, I hope you will all come along for the ride. As has been said, this is a work that begs regular rereading and years of contemplation. I wholeheartedly agree!
Ronald Drabkin Interview
Matt Crawford speaks with author Ronald Drabkin about his book, Beverly Hills Spy: The Double Agent War Hero Who Helped Japan Attack Pearl Harbor. Frederick Rutland was an accomplished aviator, British WWI war hero, and real-life James Bond. He was the first pilot to take off and land a plane on a ship, a decorated warrior for his feats of bravery and rescue, was trusted by the admirals of the Royal Navy, had a succession of aeronautical inventions, and designed the first modern aircraft carrier. He was perhaps the most famous early twentieth-century naval aviator. So how did this hero end up working for the Japanese stealing American aviation trade secrets while living in a mansion in Beverly hills, throwing lavish parties for the Hollywood elite? Drabkin details all this through recently declassified FBI files and through exhaustive research through MI5 and Japanese Naval archives that few English speakers have access to, and sources thought to be lost to history. A book that reads like a novel this is one that should not be missed and will have you entranced!
Dr. Steven Lesk Interview
Matt Crawford speaks with Psychiatrist Dr. Steven Lesk about his book, Footprints of Schizophrenia: The Evolutionary Roots of Mental Illness. Schizophrenia remians one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses and thos that suffer from even more so. Dr. Steven Lesk brings over 40 years of expierience in the psychiatric field and reserach to posit a new theory of its causes and how we may better treat thos afflicted. A truly intresting read that shines a light on a dark corner of our soceity.
Jennifer Belle Interview
Matt Crawford speaks with author Jennifer Belle about her book, Swanna In Love. Set in the summer of 1982 14-year-old Swanna, is picked up late from camp by her mother Val, her lovable younger brother Madding and mom's boyfriend Borislav. Instead of heading home as expected they are dragged to Vermont—to an artist colony where kids are not welcome, and they are forced to sleep in the back of the truck. Swanna then meets Dennis, a handsome married father of two and she sets out to convince Dennis to help her by seducing him. But love seldom obeys rules, and even a tough, smart, city girl like Swanna might not be able to handle falling in love.
Peter McGraw Interview
Matt Crawford speaks with author Dr. Peter McGraw about his book, Solo: Building a Remarkable Life of Your Own. We live in a world built for two, think about renting hotel rooms, insurance and taxes. There are many benefits baked onto society when you are two but what about when you are one? Societal pressures make it almost unacceptable to be Solo. McGraw gives the Solos out there the blueprint to live their best life and enjoy their choices. For the so-called spinster or bachelor, Solo is the resource for people who are happily single.
David Head and Timothy Hemmis Interview
Matt Crawford speaks with editors and authors David Head and Timothy Hemmis about their book, A Republic of Scoundrels: The Schemers, Intriguers, and Adventurers Who Created a New American Nation. The founding of our nation is crowded with names like Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Hamilton. However, there are many names unknown to many that were of a different and some would say more unscrupulous nature, who had significant influence on how our nation was shaped. Head and Hemmis edit and contribute to this fantastic work that is sure to keep you reading.
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Excellent and informative, if you looking to learn something new and just want easy listening about interesting topics, I highly suggest the curious man podcast.