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!
Matthew Hoh Interview
Matthew Hoh is a Senior Fellow with the Center for international Policy since 2010. In 2009 Matt famously resigned his post in Afghanistan with the State Department over the American Escalation of the war. In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss U.S Military Policy, veteran's issues and how the two are linked. We also speak about Matt's life, his service and his own struggles with PTSD, Depression, Moral Injury and thoughts of suicide. I hope you will all give it a listen and read some of his work.
Meriel Schindler Interview
Author Meriel Schindler speaks about her book The Lost Cafe Schindler. A family memoir that reads like a detective novel, Schindler takes us along for the ride as she tries to uncover the truth of her family's past. A history that traces back before WWI set in Innsbruck and featuring the Cafe Schindler, this is a story that will engulf you. Tracing her family's history and building up toward what they would endure and overcome during Nazi occupation, Schindler introduces and welcomes us into her family.
Cheryl Diamond Interview
Author Cheryl Diamond speaks about her book Nowhere Girl. Born on the run and being chased by the authorities, Diamond will have lived in more than a dozen countries, on five continents and under six assumed identities by the age of nine. Through all this intrigue and adventure though, is a heartbreaking story of loss but also of hope. And while we all may not have lived as exciting and traumatic a life as Diamond she writes in a way that will connect with us all. A powerful and inspirational read.
Judith Pearson Interview
Judith Pearson speaks about her book Belly of the Beast which recounts the harrowing tale of Naval Corpsman Estel Myers as a POW aboard the Japanese prison ship Oryoku Maru. Held for nearly three years in horrid conditions including suffocation, malnutrition, torture and disease that took the life or more than three quarters of the prisoners, this is an example of true courage and compassion. A book that transcends your imagination you will be put in the hold with those brave men. Please read this book!
William Hazelgrove Interview
Author William Hazelgrove about his book Morristown: The Darkest Winter of the Revolutionary War and the Plot to Kidnap George Washington. Valley Forge is often looked at as the worst winter of the Revolutionary War and while many did die, it was not because of the weather. Morristown details the harshest winter on record and the conditions our troops had to withstand. All while Britain plotted to kidnap Washington and end the war. A great winter read that is sure to warm you up.
Henry Gee Interview
In this episode I speak with Henry Gee about his book, A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth. As a paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and editor at Nature Henry Gee is in the unique position to describe those moments throughout this planets history that were most pivotal. Written in a lighthearted and hysterical fashion that will actually make you learn, while laughing out loud. The perfect book for anyone who is intimated by or thinks science is boring. I assure you this book will change your mind.
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