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The Boston Book Blog’s Jessica A. Kent

The Boston Book Blog’s Jessica A. Kent

Jessica A. Kent, founder of The Boston Book Blog, joins Caitlin Malcuit and Daniel Ford on the show to discuss her love affair with history and literature, what’s she’s learned about Boston’s literary scene, and her future plans for the website.

Second Wind Author Nathaniel Philbrick

Sean Tuohy and Caitlin Malcuit chat about underrated sequels during a live recording from the PRX Podcast Garage (0:00-33:50), and then Daniel Ford talks to Nathaniel Philbrick (34:43-50:31) about his personal memoir Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor, an Island, and the Voyage That Brought a Family Together.

History and the water are intimately intertwined for me. I can’t do one without the other.
— Nathaniel Philbrick

To learn more about Nathaniel Philbrick, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Read our review of Second Wind in March’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar,” and listen to our first interview with Philbrick in Episode 126.

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The Republic for Which It Stands Author Richard White

Richard White, author of Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America and The Republic for Which It Stands - The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, talks to Daniel Ford about the historians that influenced him early on, his research and writing process, and how he incorporated the American West into The Republic for Which It Stands.

History is not a story. You need to make it a story.
— Richard White

To learn more about Richard White, read his Stanford University bio or follow Oxford University Press on Twitter @OxUniPress.

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Marcel’s Letters Author Carolyn Porter

Graphic designer and author Carolyn Porter gives Daniel Ford a crash course in typography and discusses her book Marcel's Letters.

The story felt bigger than me. It felt bigger than Marcel. It felt bigger than a font. It was a story that needed to be shared.
— Carolyn Porter

To learn more about Carolyn Porter, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @porterfolio.

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Unshackling America Author Willard Sterne Randall

Historian Willard Sterne Randall talks to Daniel Ford about how he caught the history bug, his favorite Revolutionary War figures, and what inspired his new book Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution.

Photo credit: Kathleen Landwehrle
If history is about change, then war is the heating up of history.
— Willard Sterne Randall

To learn more about Willard Sterne Randall, visit his official website.

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Friday Morning Coffee: Author John Garofolo

Friday Morning Coffee: Author John Garofolo

John Garofolo, author of Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: Photographs by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action, talks to Daniel Ford about what inspired him to explore and share Dickey Chapelle’s story.