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Hosted by British born host Dr. Alan Campbell, Watching America combines interviews, engaging audio, and deep dive talks in to our local and national culture through the eloquent and ever-curious lens of a ‘Brit’ who has spent over two decades ‘figuring it all out’; Watching America.

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Hosted by British born host Dr. Alan Campbell, Watching America combines interviews, engaging audio, and deep dive talks in to our local and national culture through the eloquent and ever-curious lens of a ‘Brit’ who has spent over two decades ‘figuring it all out’; Watching America.

    William Farrell: The Boy Crisis

    William Farrell: The Boy Crisis

    Author, academic, activist, and self-proclaimed feminist Dr. Warren Farrell says boys are suffering from a lack of purpose. Farrell has written extensively about men’s issues and how true equality between the sexes can be obtained—including in his international best sellers, Whey Men Are The Way They Are, and The Myth Of Male Power. Dr. Alan Campbell speaks to Farrell about his latest book, The Boy Crisis, co-authored by John Gray.

    Kelly AuCoin, AKA "Dollar Bill" Stearn

    Kelly AuCoin, AKA "Dollar Bill" Stearn

    Kelly AuCoin is one of the most interesting character actors on the some of the most compelling television shows today. As "Dollar Bill" Stearn on "Billions," he faced prison and betrayed family and friends to serve his company. As Pastor Tim on "The Americans," he threatened to unravel the KGB deep cover operation. In this episode of Watching America, he talks to Dr. Alan Campbell about his craft, his wife (Carolyn Hall), and how to make unforgettable television.

    Dianne Lake Remembers The Manson Family

    Dianne Lake Remembers The Manson Family

    At 14, Dianne Lake became the youngest member of Charles Manson's "family." She endured manipulation, psychological control, and abuse. As one of the members who was in the family the longest, she saw the darkness that became a national story. Now she tells Dr. Alan Campbell about her memories and her book, "Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties."

    Kristen Bell: The World Needs More Purple People

    Kristen Bell: The World Needs More Purple People

    Kristen Bell has created quirky, likable characters for "The Good Place" and "Veronica Mars." Her new book, "The World Needs More Purple People," is about unity and tolerance. She joins Dr. Alan Campbell to discuss the inspiration behind it, plus her new cartoon character on "Central Park," and her life.

    Adam (Ruins Everything) Conover

    Adam (Ruins Everything) Conover

    Adam Conover blows up myths and reveals surprising truths. He's the creator, writer and host of ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING, just wrapping up its final season. He also just launched the podcast, FACTUALLY!, where he interviews experts who reveal the secrets behind subjects from the US Constitution to mass incarceration to climate change. Dr. Alan Campbell welcomes Adam to a fascinating discussion about the great truths of our time.

    Terry O'Quinn Acts--and Sings

    Terry O'Quinn Acts--and Sings

    Terry O’Quinn, of Lost and Emergence fame, is one of the most compelling character actors of his generation. Dr. Alan Campbell explores the craft of acting with this singular talent. O'Quinn even plays a little guitar for Alan.
    This episode first aired on October 17, 2019.

Customer Reviews

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Jeff Manchego ,

As fun as it is smart

Every episode surprises you with the topics and questions. Easy to engage with, easy to listen to and never boring.

commprof65 ,

Consistently well done

An Insightful and engaging host.

Saint Robert Bruce ,

St. Andrew's Society

Very well done. Insightful and relevant. I love history and this presentation captures so much.

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