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.
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.
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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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.
Graphic designer and author Carolyn Porter gives Daniel Ford a crash course in typography and discusses her book Marcel's Letters.
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.
To learn more about Willard Sterne Randall, visit his official website.